Launch on September 4th at 9am

We’re launching a pico balloon this Sunday morning, September 4th at 9:00 AM pacific time. If you’re in the area and would like to see the launch, please join us in the Milpitas, CA area in the Ed. R. Levin County Park. See the map link below for the exact location. K6RGG, K6RGG-15 APRS HABContinue reading “Launch on September 4th at 9am”

Launch on May 14th at 9am

We’re launching a pico balloon this Saturday morning, May 14th at 9:00 AM pacific time. The callsign on WSPR will be K6RGG-14. If you’re in the area and would like to see the launch, please join us at the Berkeley Marina on the north side on Marina Blvd. See the map link below for theContinue reading “Launch on May 14th at 9am”

Launch on April 23rd at 9am

We’re launching a pico balloon this Saturday morning, April 23rd at 9:00 AM pacific time. If you’re in the area and would like to see the launch, please join us at the Berkeley Marina on the north side on Marina Blvd. See the map link below for the location. https://goo.gl/maps/MMQV1r6QkAc6164D6 The balloon will be reportedContinue reading “Launch on April 23rd at 9am”

Launch on April 17th at 9am

We’re launching a pico balloon this Sunday morning, April 17th at 9:00 AM pacific time. If you’re in the area and would like to see the launch, please join us at the Berkeley Marina on the north side on Marina Blvd. See the map link below for the location. https://goo.gl/maps/MMQV1r6QkAc6164D6

Pico Balloon SSTV on 20 m – First Light

Last Sunday Kazu AG6NS and I tried putting up a tethered pico balloon up flying Kazu’s SSTV code on a ESP-32. It was sending “Martin-1” mode SSTV directly modulating a Si5351 clock generator chip. Due to slow but steady light winds it spent most of the time flying horizontally. We will have something ready toContinue reading “Pico Balloon SSTV on 20 m – First Light”

SSTV Tethered Balloon – Sunday, March 6 @ 11:00AM @ Berkeley Marina

We’re trying something new this time: floating a tethered balloon with an ESP32-CAM that will transmit SSTV images on 20m, frequency 14.236MHz USB Mode Martin-1. This is a project that Kazu AG6NS has been working on recently, with some help from Martin W6MRR. To see this in person, go to the northern area of theContinue reading “SSTV Tethered Balloon – Sunday, March 6 @ 11:00AM @ Berkeley Marina”

Launch on February 27th at 9am

We’re launching a pico balloon this Sunday morning, February 27th at 9:00AM pacific time. Additionally, there may be testing of a separate SSTV camera equipped payload. The launch site is on the south-west side of the Berkeley Marina. See the map below for the position. https://goo.gl/maps/EfSxrt9wGARLZXMJ8