Bill Brown, WB8ELK, has been an amateur radio enthusiast since the exploration of the edge of space began with astronaut Jordan Kittinger in Project Highman. This exploration sparked Bill’s interest in adapting amateur radio to high altitude weather balloons, and later to smaller pico balloons. Over the years, Bill has launched more than 600 high altitude balloons, which he has tracked with amateur radio beacons that he designs and fabricates for his balloon launches. As a result of his extensive experience and knowledge, Bill has become an expert in high altitude ballooning and amateur radio. He continues to be an innovator in the field, pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved with amateur radio and ballooning. Bill’s enthusiasm for amateur radio and ballooning has inspired many to explore the same passions.