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by VK3YT
Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: PS-68 PICO balloon APRS MEL-QLD
Replies: 2
Views: 1904

PS-68 PICO balloon APRS MEL-QLD

Hi all, PS-68 is planned for release at 7am Sat 27 Aug 2016 AEST. Solar powered party balloon, 10mW TX APRS on 145.175Mhz Olivia 8/250 with RSID on 434.649Mhz USB (Dial frequency) Tracking as PS-68 on SNUS https://tracker.habhub.org/#!mt=roadmap&mz=8&qm=1_day&f=PS-68 and VK3YT-11 on APRS.FI http://a...
by VK3YT
Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: PS-67 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR
Replies: 0
Views: 615

PS-67 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR

Hi all, PS-67 is in the air, chasing FEDOR the balloonist (http://konyukhov.ru/en/news.html) Solar powered party balloon, 25mW TX TX WSPR, JT9 on 30m only Dial frequency 10.138700Mhz (standard WSPR dial frequency) for WSPR, JT9. JT9 is at 1650Hz See HF decoding info at http://picospace.net/?cat=34 T...
by VK3YT
Sat May 28, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: PS-65 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR - VK9WI WIA AGM
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Re: PS-65 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR - VK9WI WIA AGM

VK1KW wrote:http://www.hydrobead.com/
maybe other coatings too
possible option - not affiliated here.
Thanks Rob, that looks interesting but is probably a bit on the heavy side:
Net weight 11 oz (312 g), covers 20 sq. ft. (1.9 sq. meters)

Andy
by VK3YT
Sat May 28, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: PS-65 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR - VK9WI WIA AGM
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Re: PS-65 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR - VK9WI WIA AGM

VK2IUW wrote:Congratulations Andy on your WIA technical Award.

Well deserved.

Hilary
VK2IUW
Hi Hilary,
I have no idea what that is about :)
Regards,
Andy
by VK3YT
Sat May 28, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: PS-64 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR - VK9WI WIA AGM
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Re: PS-64 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR - VK9WI WIA AGM

Thank you all for tracking,

PS-64 hit a weather front this morning and went down.
PS-65 is in the air, using the same SNUS call sign, and VK9WI as WSPR call sign.

Andy
by VK3YT
Sat May 28, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: PS-65 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR - VK9WI WIA AGM
Replies: 4
Views: 575

PS-65 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR - VK9WI WIA AGM

Hi all, FYI, PS-65 is in the air, as part of the WIA AGM activities. Solar powered custom balloon, 25mW TX TX WSPR, JT9 on 30m only Dial frequency 10.138700Mhz (standard WSPR dial frequency) for WSPR, JT9. JT9 is at 1850Hz See HF decoding info at http://picospace.net/?cat=34 Tracking as VK9WI on SNU...
by VK3YT
Fri May 27, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: PS-64 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR - VK9WI WIA AGM
Replies: 2
Views: 478

PS-64 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR - VK9WI WIA AGM

Hi all, FYI, PS-64 is in the air, as part of the WIA AGM activities Solar powered custom balloon, 25mW TX TX WSPR, JT9 on 30m only Dial frequency 10.138700Mhz (standard WSPR dial frequency) for WSPR, JT9. JT9 is at 1650Hz See HF decoding info at http://picospace.net/?cat=34 Tracking as VK9WI on SNUS...
by VK3YT
Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: PS-63 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR
Replies: 9
Views: 717

Re: PS-63 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR

Yes the battery would be the first to go, but we have seen the case where the payload transmits but the cold temp causes too much frequency drift to be decoded.
The higher altitude hopefully will keep the balloon out of most bad weather!
Andy


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by VK3YT
Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: PS-63 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR
Replies: 9
Views: 717

PS-63 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR

Hi all, FYI, PS-63 is in the air. Solar powered custom balloon, 25mW TX TX WSPR, JT9 on 30m only Dial frequency 10.138700Mhz (standard WSPR dial frequency) for WSPR, JT9. JT9 is at 1650Hz See HF decoding info at http://picospace.net/?cat=34 Tracking as PS-63 on SNUS http://picospace.net/tracker/new ...
by VK3YT
Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: PS-62 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR
Replies: 30
Views: 1801

Re: PS-62 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR

Hi all,
Looks like PS-62 went MIA after two days in the air.
Thanks for tracking, and see you at the next flight :)
Andy
by VK3YT
Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: PS-62 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR
Replies: 30
Views: 1801

Re: PS-62 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR

Thanks guys, balloon in the air
Andy
by VK3YT
Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: PS-62 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR
Replies: 30
Views: 1801

PS-62 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR

Hi all, FYI, PS-62 is planned to be launched this Sun 20th March 2016, around 7am. Solar powered party balloon, 25mW TX TX WSPR, JT9 on 30m only Dial frequency 10.138700Mhz (standard WSPR dial frequency) for WSPR, JT9. JT9 is at 1650Hz See HF decoding info at http://picospace.net/?cat=34 Tracking as...
by VK3YT
Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: PS-61 PICO balloon APRS Olivia
Replies: 5
Views: 685

Re: PS-61 PICO balloon APRS Olivia

VK3NFI wrote:Andy have got a good track on 61 at moment Ill leave it running most of the day for you, are you guys in the live chat if so what is it I cant find the link now..
Thanks Dean,

I will be in and out of the IRC chat at http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=picospace

Regards,
Andy
by VK3YT
Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: PS-61 PICO balloon APRS Olivia
Replies: 5
Views: 685

Re: PS-61 PICO balloon APRS Olivia

Looking ok now David, you are on the map!
Jason, it should be around 1000Hz for a dial frequency of 434.649Mhz

Regards
Andy
by VK3YT
Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: PS-61 PICO balloon APRS Olivia
Replies: 5
Views: 685

PS-61 PICO balloon APRS Olivia

Hi all, PS-61 is planned for release at 7am Sun 21 Feb 2016 AEST. Solar powered party balloon, 10mW TX APRS on 145.175Mhz Olivia 8/250 with RSID on 434.649Mhz USB (Dial frequency) Tracking as PS-61 on SNUS http://tracker.habhub.org/#!mt=roadmap&mz=5&qm=1_day&q=PS-61 and VK3YT-12 on APRS.FI http://ap...
by VK3YT
Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: PS-60 PICO balloon APRS Olivia
Replies: 17
Views: 1110

Re: PS-60 PICO balloon APRS Olivia

VK1JA wrote:What Hz should I be seeing PS-60 on the waterfall?
With the dial freq of 434.649Mhz the Olivia tones should start between 1100 and 1500hz
Regards,
Andy
by VK3YT
Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: PS-60 PICO balloon APRS Olivia
Replies: 17
Views: 1110

Re: PS-60 PICO balloon APRS Olivia

VK2QW wrote:Thanks Peter,

I should have realised that was the problem.

Cheers,

Tony VK2QW...
Yes Tony, looks like the issue was with the missing lat in a number of packets. I have a good number of samples from you and Peter that will help with finding out what happened.
Thanks
Andy
by VK3YT
Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: PS-60 PICO balloon APRS Olivia
Replies: 17
Views: 1110

Re: PS-60 PICO balloon APRS Olivia

Thanks for tracking guys,
Looks like there might be issue with missing lat in some of the telemetry, I will have a look and try to find out what happened.

Regards,
Andy
by VK3YT
Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: PS-60 PICO balloon APRS Olivia
Replies: 17
Views: 1110

PS-60 PICO balloon APRS Olivia

Hi all, The wind pattern looks interesting this weekend over the Eastern states and PS-60 will be up there to explore. Planned for release at 7am Sat 30 Jan 2016 Solar powered party balloon, 10mW TX APRS on 145.175Mhz Olivia 8/250 with RSID on 434.649Mhz USB (Dial frequency) Tracking as PS-60 on SNU...
by VK3YT
Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: PS-57 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR
Replies: 18
Views: 1447

Re: PS-57 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR

PS-57 went down last night after 4 week 1 day and 39,663km, with last packet received by Mal VK6MT

Thanks everyone for the massive tracking effort.

Regards,
Andy