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

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

Post by VK3YT » Fri May 27, 2016 10:58 am

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 http://tracker.habhub.org/#!mt=roadmap& ... WI&q=VK9WI
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
:04 - 30m - 1 minute of “WIA AGM VK9WI” - 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
:34 - 30m - 1 minute of “WIA AGM VK9WI” - if batt full
: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

Please track, and have fun!

Andy

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

Post by VK4ALF » Fri May 27, 2016 7:45 pm

Last jt9 was at 07.04

0702 -24 -0.8 1659 @ VK3YT0653CTW5

0703 -21 -0.8 1660 @ 1/5520U?5401P

0704 -22 -0.7 1659 @ WIA AGM VK9WI

Battery voltage was 3.75 volts
Should see it again when the sun comes out .Good signals off the side of my antenna

Thanks Andy
Len Falknau VK4ALF

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

Post by VK3YT » Sat May 28, 2016 8:56 am

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

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