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HabHub has been provided by Anthony Strik since 2011 – thanks Anthony! The HabHub Tracker, Predictor and Curst Calculator are now located on SondeHub. Thanks to Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) for supporting SondeHub! https://github.com/projecthorus/sondehub-amateur-tracker/wiki/Guide-for-HabHub-Users
Beau, K6EAURikke, KN6KZFSteve, K6WW Bio: Beau, Rikke, and Steve will share their experiences and antics of chasing WX balloons. There are thousands of balloons launched twice a day, at the same time, from sites all over the world, carrying radiosondes to capture and transmit weather data to ground stations. During their roughly two-hour flight, theirContinue reading “Falling from the Sky: Chasing WX Balloon Transmitters”
Most latex balloons are used to rapidly ascend to burst altitude and land gracefully with a parachute (aka burster, pop & drop, etc.) We tried something different. Last Sunday we tried a latex balloon for a high altitude float: K6RGG-14. It was a 100g Hwoyee with 5 g of net lift. The payload was 20Continue reading “Our First Latex Floater”
It didn’t happen if there aren’t pix, so: The W3HAC balloon flatted out overnight but is still beaconing from somewhere in DM36, which is a large area to search. W6MRR-26 was last reported over Algeria at ~42 K feet.
For some reason W6MRR-26 woke up today, but not yesterday. See the AMSAT Argentina site or APRS. So the trasnmitter is wonky but the altitude is looking good – 43K’. W3HAC also woke up today as it did yesterday but appears to by sitting on the ground in DM36II land. Stay tuned!
We will meet prior to HackaDay’s Supercon on Sunday, November 6 at 9 am in front of the the Los Angeles College of Music, 14 East Del Mar Blvd, Pasadena 91105 If all goes well you can track it on 20 m WSPR, WSPRnet.org or some of the alternate sites listed on WSPRnet as W6MRR &Continue reading “SF-HAB Launch @ HackaDay Superconference”
Kazu AG6NS and I have been working on a couple of trackers. One is a dual band 2/20 m APRS/WSPR with other modes coming. It is based on an ATMega1284 processor, which is a 328 (used currently) with more memory and and running at 10 MHz, the safe limit for 3.3 V operation. Kazu hasContinue reading “New Trackers Underway”
Peter W6DEI and I launched a new fangled Yokohama balloon with a standard tracker. The balloon had been stretched to 100″ diameter. You can track it here