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[aprssig] N1VG-11 balloon launch

scott at opentrac.org scott at opentrac.org
Wed Nov 8 20:37:05 UTC 2006


Hardware:

Tracker2 (proto A board)
Two 2.1 MP CMOS cameras, 256 MB each
Garmin GPS 18 LVC
Heathkit HTX-202 at 1 watt
Twinlead J-pole antenna (unless I swap it out for a vertical)
8xAA lithium battery pack
MR6 clone transmitter (147.500 MHz) with CR123A battery
Parachute, radar reflector, and Kaymont KCl 1200 balloon

Will have temperature and voltage telemetry, plus an external temperature
probe if I can find where I put it.  Oh, and an experimental cutdown device
if I have time to finish setting it up.

I hear they don't allow any balloon flights as all down there in Oz.  Too
bad...

Scott
N1VG

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Andrew Rich
> Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2006 12:23 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List; 'Stephen H. Smith'
> Subject: RE: [aprssig] N1VG-11 balloon launch
> 
> Will it be flying a tinytraker ?
> 
> Sorry I just had to throw that in.
> 
> Hardware run down please Scott
> 
> Jealous 
> 
> -----------------------------------------
> Andrew Rich
> Amateur radio callsign VK4TEC
> email: vk4tec at tech-software.net <mailto:vk4tec at tech-software.net> 
> web: http://www.tech-software.net
> Brisbane AUSTRALIA 
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: scott at opentrac.org [mailto:scott at opentrac.org]
> Sent: Thursday, 9 November 2006 5:58 AM
> To: 'Stephen H. Smith'; 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
> Subject: RE: [aprssig] N1VG-11 balloon launch
> 
> 
> Probably around 100,000 feet.  I don't think any amateur 
> balloons have made
> it much beyond 120,000.
> 
> Scott
> N1VG
> 
> > What altitude do you think this thing is likely to reach?   
> > (I'm trying 
> > to set an appropriate range of altitude color-coding for 
> > UI-HeightTrack.)  
> 
> 
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