Advanced Rocketry

Brother JohnThese are technical articles written by ROC members for ROC members. If you would like to contribute (hint hint), please contact us via the Contact page. We can help edit and format articles for the web, so you don’t have to worry about that. Ideas for articles you would like to see are helpful, but it might be awhile before we can rope anyone, that is, find anyone interested in writing it.

Several of the documents in this collection are in the Adobe Acrobat PDF format and as such, require the Acrobat Reader for viewing. If you do not have it, you may download it from the Adobe website.


“Level 1 Success” by Jeff Gortatowski – Keep It Simple!
“Level 1” by Brother John (Van Norman), Ministry of the Rocketeer
“More on Level 1” by Brother John (Van Norman), Ministry of the Rocketeer
“Level 1 Observations” by Kerry Garrison

Apogee Rockets Video on Level 1 Certification

Level 2, Some Information and Suggestions, by David Smith

“Carbon Copy” (Level 3 Docs & Fin Attachment for Min. Diameter) by Brad Ballreich (PDF)
“So You Want To Be a Level 3?” by Mark “Dok” Hanson
“Photon” Level 3 Documentation by Stephen Roberson(PDF)

Rocket Tracking

Rocket Tracking Basics, Using Onboard Radio Transmitters, by David P Smith, W6DPS

Receiving APRS Data using a Droid Phone and Simple Receiver Interface , by David Smith, W6DPS

Mounting a Big Red Bee GPS Tracker in Your EBay, by David Smith, W6DPS

Some Youtube instructional videos from Apogee Rockets:

More to come…