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by jcims
Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: High Altitude Ballon
Topic: DIY High Altitude Balloon
Replies: 9
Views: 6684

Re: DIY High Altitude Balloon

Panorama from stabilized payload: https://www.flickr.com/photos/91049302@N00/11835230124/in/set-72157632733154985/ https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2869/11835230124_a599ab3ac9_h.jpg Dig around his sets, there are three different HAB projects, his '2017' project is using a brushless gimbal and using to...
by jcims
Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Amateur Radio & SDR
Topic: HF without upconverter?
Replies: 4
Views: 2901

Re: HF without upconverter?

I think it would be cool to send a dongle up in the payload to see what it can pick up at altitude...that and a wifi adapter with a parabolic pointed straight down. I saw you mention somewhere that you don't have a ham license yet. I think the process is a little bit different for Canada than it is ...
by jcims
Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Amateur Radio & SDR
Topic: Numbers Stations!
Replies: 2
Views: 1820

Re: Numbers Stations!

Check reddit.com/r/rtlsdr, christ0ph has been picking one up out of Cuba that you should be able to get without any trouble.
by jcims
Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Amateur Radio & SDR
Topic: HF without upconverter?
Replies: 4
Views: 2901

Re: HF without upconverter?

I've been using it recently. I've also done the direct sampling mod but I think this works better (there is at least some filtering in the front end) and of course you don't need to mod the hardware. I've been using it in sdrsharp, but i imagine it works elsewhere just as well. Grab a recent build o...
by jcims
Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: High Altitude Ballon
Topic: DIY High Altitude Balloon
Replies: 9
Views: 6684

Re: DIY High Altitude Balloon

Also just bumped into this on the internets - http://www.theregister.co.uk/Wrap/lohan/

Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator - Some kind of balloon with rocket plane thing.
by jcims
Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: High Altitude Ballon
Topic: DIY High Altitude Balloon
Replies: 9
Views: 6684

Re: DIY High Altitude Balloon

Bummer on the weather. The payload is looking great though! I've been watching a few launch/flight vids recently trying to figure out what I want to try to do this summer. A couple of observations and thoughts regarding tethering that may or may not have any basis in reality. You've probably already...
by jcims
Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:41 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: Pi FM
Replies: 2
Views: 2198

Re: Pi FM

Hey Eric! It's not good enough that i spam the heck out of your youtube channel, lol! I have tinkered with PiFM a bit. It doesn't compete quality-wise with purpose built transmitters, but it certainly gets the job done. However, if you fire up your rtl while you're running it and surf up the spectru...