We had a successful launch of a Yokahma balloon using Kazu’s AG6NS new Raspberry Pi RP2040 based tracker. We launched from the Paragliding Meeting Spot in the Ed R. Levin Santa County Park on Saturday, May 13 at 9 am.
The balloon has been floating from 41 k to 43 k feet. This is the past week’s travels.
The recent shoot down of the large Chinese spy balloon is nothing new. There is a proud history of Balloon Busters. The F-22 that shot down the Chinese spy balloon had a radio callsign of “Frank01” in honor of Frank Luke WWI Medal of Honor winner.
We are launching AG6NS-11, Saturday April 22 at 8:00 am at Cannery Park. We are test flying Kazu AG6NS’s new Raspberry Pi RP2040 based GPS 20 m/2 m beacon. It will be sending on 20 m WSPR only and will be transferred to APRS.fi as AG6NS-11. Please join us.
Tinkerfest is a one-day event that celebrates the creative, curious, and inventive spirit in all of us. Tinkerfest will bring together makers, artists, and tinkerers to showcase their work and invite attendees of all ages to join in on the DIY fun. Activities are geared towards a family audience, but we welcome all visitors to experiment and learn with guest speakers, demonstrations, and fun hands-on activities!
SF-HAB will have a table at TinkerFest 2023. We will fly several tethered balloons with fun payloads. Transmissions will be displayed & decoded along with the received audio. It should be fun for all!