It's looking likely there will be a high-altitude balloon launch on the 26th of May (Tuesday), launching around 11:30AM CST.
The launch is being conducted by some staff and students from the Willunga High School in Willunga, South Australia, launching from the school oval. I'm helping out with tracking and recovery.
This will be a regular up & down launch, reaching about 25km altitude.
There will be multiple tracking payloads flying, the primary being a 50 baud RTTY tracker, details below:
- Frequency: 434.450MHz USB (+/- 2KHz or so)
- Telemetry: 50 baud 8N1 RTTY, callsign VK5ARG-1
I'm also flying an experimental payload using a LoRa modem. This is going to be transmitting at around 300 baud, using the LoRa 'chirp' mode. This will be centered on 431.650MHz, with a 125KHz bandwidth. I've set up a remote ground station, which I'll be using along with a receiver in the main chase car. Unless you have the same hardware and software as my ground station you won't be able to decode it, but if anyone can see it on a SDR i'd be interested to know.
The current predictions have the payload landing somewhere near Coonalpyn, SA: http://predict.habhub.org/#!/uuid=9922c ... 46fea60134
As always, any assistance with tracking will be greatly appreciated!