PS-62 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR

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PS-62 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR

Post by VK3YT » Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:25 pm

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 PS-62 on SNUS http://picospace.net/tracker/new
WSPR call sign is VK3YT http://wsprnet.org/olddb?findcall=vk3yt

TX scheduling
Minute - Band - Mode - Condition
:00 - 30m - 2 mins WSPR then two x 1 min JT9 - mandatory
:10 - 30m - 2 mins WSPR then two x 1 min JT9 - if batt full
:20 - 30m - 2 mins WSPR then two x 1 min JT9 - if batt full
:30 - 30m - 2 mins WSPR then two x 1 min JT9 - mandatory
:40 - 30m - 2 mins WSPR then two x 1 min JT9 - if batt full
:50 - 30m - 2 mins WSPR then two x 1 min JT9 - if batt full

Prediction:
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Assistance with tracking is appreciated.

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Andy VK3YT

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Re: PS-62 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR

Post by VK4ALF » Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:37 pm

Kool i was having withdrawals

Thanks Andy
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Re: PS-62 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR

Post by VK3KCX » Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:18 am

Excellent, I'll be listening.
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Post by ZL3MH » Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:44 am

I will be ready to go Sunday at 0900 NZDST. I will ring ZL3OF Ian so I hope
plenty of people will be tracking and auto reporting etc

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Post by ZL3MH » Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:18 am

My gear is on and I am ready to go!

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Post by VK3YT » Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:44 am

Thanks guys, balloon in the air
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Re: PS-62 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR

Post by ZL3MH » Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:32 am

Nothing here yet is the 1650 off set right for JT9

Thnks Murray ZL3mh

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Post by ZL1RS » Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:39 am

ps62_1.jpg
PS-62 signals on WSJT waterfall
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Re: PS-62 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR

Post by VK3DXE » Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:50 am

Nice and strong here!

I was wondering why I wasn't decoding the JT9, then realised I had WSJT-x configured for the TS-2000 which rarely visits HF. Now waiting for the next block of telemetry to see if it's all working here.
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Re: PS-62 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR

Post by ZL3MH » Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:10 pm

Just getting a slight trace here now on JT9 but no decodes yet!

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Post by VK4ALF » Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:24 pm

Same here Murray . I don't think propagation is doing us any favors this weekend
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Post by VK3KCX » Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:28 pm

Conditions locally depressed at the moment. - http://www.sws.bom.gov.au/HF_Systems/6/9/1

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Re: PS-62 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR

Post by VK1KW » Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:37 pm

Being flattered by other huge +signals on WSPR 30m
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Post by VK3DXE » Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:12 pm

VK1KW wrote:Being flattered by other huge +signals on WSPR 30m
They're telling you you're too sexy for your shirt, are they Rob? :-)
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Re: PS-62 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR

Post by VK2HRX » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:54 am

I received a couple of VK3YT packets on WSPR overnight. Latest ones had it in QF45 then QF55.
Last one was :
1530 -23 0.3 10.140229 0 VK3YT QF55 30
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Post by ZL1RS » Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:41 am

The JT9 data showed the battery was near the low voltage shut off level at 15:30UTC. Seems it "went to sleep" and has just "woken up" again now (20:30 UTC) with sun on the solar panels.
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Re: PS-62 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR

Post by VK2HRX » Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:16 am

Anotherjust in. I dont belive that I am currently able to upload WSPR spots.

2100 -28 -0.6 10.140230 -1 VK3YT QF65 30
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Re: PS-62 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR

Post by ZL3MH » Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:26 pm

Data Last night while I was asleep

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Re: PS-62 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR

Post by VK4ALF » Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:38 pm

My dipole runs NE - SW and PS-62 has been on the end of the dipole so i havent seen it but it has just popped up as it heads east .


Timestamp Call MHz SNR Drift Grid Pwr Reporter RGrid km az
2016-03-21 04:30 VK3YT 10.140212 -27 0 QF65 1 VK4ALF QG63lk 885 0
2016-03-21 04:20 VK3YT 10.140212 -22 0 QF65 1 VK4ALF QG63lk 885 0
2016-03-21 04:10 VK3YT 10.140212 -23 0 QF65 1 VK4ALF QG63lk 885 0


Looking forward to heading home and having a play

i see there have been no JT9 reports on HABHUB for 45 minutes
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Re: PS-62 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR

Post by ZL1RS » Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:22 pm

VK4ALF wrote:... i see there have been no JT9 reports on HABHUB for 45 minutes
JT9 decodes are being received and forwarded to Andy's server but not making it through the system to update Habhub for some reason. Hopefully he can find time while busy with work to correct that.
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