Re: My floating balloon plans
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I'd be happy to have you duplicate (or, better yet, improve upon) what I'm doing. If others are interested, it would make sense to combine orders to save on shipping. I'd be happy to coordinate this if others want to give it a go.
Most of the links to what I've purchased are in my Notes document - https://docs.google.com/
You'd need to purchase the following:
You'll also need basic Arduino programming/wiring components (micro USB cable, breadboard, jumpers, wire, etc.). And SMA adapters (mated to whatever End Launch Connectors you get) to plug into a 20m antenna for testing. I also bought a cheap high accuracy scale - http://a.co/8fD1Fnu
I'm still not sure how I'm going to put everything together on the payload. My current thinking is to mount on a small sheet of coroplast or styrofoam. I just need to balance it so the panels face up.
I'd hate for you to get too far along on this if my plan isn't a solid one, but I should know in a week or so if it's going to work. If you want, you could do an APRS version instead of, or in addition to, WSPR. You could also do JT9 or JT65 by changing just a couple variables.
On Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 7:46 PM, <ag1t@...> wrote: