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Re: TrackSoar

Barry
 

In the Arduino ISD showing line numbers is one of the options that can be set on or off.

 

Barry
VE6SBS

 

From: GPSL@groups.io [mailto:GPSL@groups.io] On Behalf Of L. Paul Verhage KD4STH
Sent: Monday, April 01, 2019 9:04 AM
To: GPSL@groups.io
Subject: Re: [GPSL] TrackSoar

 

I am looking at the sketch and see that it doesn't number it's lines. I assume I just count code lines and not blank or comment lines?

 

On Mon, Apr 1, 2019, 7:10 AM Clif Brown <cliff.brown@...> wrote:


There are two versions of the Tracksoar.

They are very different designs (and run different f/w) so you need to be sure with one you have.

I've flown version one, it worked fine without much fuss.

I recently purchased version two, and am experiencing the problems that KD4STH described.

I contacted Tracksoar and they suggested I add "delay(500) to line 61 of the sketch.

That seemed to help (the led's are operating more or less like my version 1), and I can hear the squelch tripped on my handheld with PTT goes bright, but I don't hear the FSK data.

I put it aside at that point as I'm also trying to get a DIY LoRa tracker working, and I have Version 1 to use.

Be very interested if someone gets Version 2 working.

-Cliff

Re: TrackSoar

Clif Brown
 

There is a way to turn the line numbers on, but the delay(500); was added just under the call to sensors_setup(); 

just before if (APRS_SLOT >= 0)  .......

Re: TrackSoar

Clif Brown
 

In the Arduino IDE, you can turn on line numbers under FILE->Preferences.  Its a checkbox that says "Display line numbers"   

FI - On the tracksoar, there is a GPS LOCK led that will flash at one second intervals once GPS lock is attained.  I've seen it take as long as 10 mins to achieve lock in both versions.  Helps to have a clear view of the key (i.e. outdoors).


I believe this LED flashes independently of the micro, but the sketch will not send out a fix until lock has been achieved.


-Cliff
KW4CL

Re: LightAPRS Tracker

Hank Riley
 

Mustafa,

I wrote you a private email through the groups.io system within this GPSL list.  That was about a week and a half ago.  I inquired about the LightAPRS Tracker you were telling us about in March.

Wondering if you got that email and if you read it yet.  I can't find an email for you on QRZ or anywhere else.

Please reply to GPSL or to me directly at n1ltv at yahoo dot com.  The reason for not writing the email the regular way is that web-only users will not be able to see my address.  Group.io suppresses all terms that look like an email address (the presence of the @ symbol is the main clue for the server).

Hank

What do you use for tracking?

Bruce Coates
 

Hi

I'm working with a group at the University of Saskatchewan who want to start flying balloons as part of one of their grad student programs.  One of the items on their to-do list is to build up a dedicated tracking station.  They've had a Kenwood TM-D710G suggested to them as an option.  As much as I like these, there are some caveats like needing a 12v power source, limited funtionality if only using the front panel display, sheer complexity for non hams, and not least of all, needing to disable transmit so it can be used by non-hams. Rather than sink that much money into a single dedicated piece of gear, my thought are they could get a lot more functionality for less.  I'm throwing the door open for suggestions of good solutions or crazy ideas. 

To start with, what do you use for tracking?   I use:

TM-D710 in the car.
Garming GPS Map 60CX for both a gps source and plotting positions.
Windows laptop connected to the D710 via serial
I could run with Dire Wolf for sound card decoding like I do at home
APRSIS/32
My own Balloon Telemetry program (it announces balloon position via pc speaker or the car radio via AUX input)

TH-D72 for tracking on foot.

Doppler RDF antenna and receiver for homing in on a CW beacon if necessary. 

73, Bruce - VE5BNC
SABRE - http://ve5aa.dyndns.org/balloon

Re: What do you use for tracking?

AE5IB (Kip)
 

It depends on what you want to do, and how much you want to spend.

If you only want to receive the track, then a cheap $25 Baofeng UV5R HT will receive the APRS Signals. Use a good magnetic mount antenna on your car. 

I use a cheap USB GPS. I got mine from China for $15. It took a month, but it was $15. It has a mag mount, so I put it out the window on the roof, and tape it down with the blue masking tape.  It also works on the dash, but there is nothing metal for it to stick to, and the GPS signal is not as good, but it works. 

You can use a Raspberry Pi and a TNC-X or TNC-Pi, or I have also used a Winbook $89 tablet PC with TNC-X.  

I connect the computer to the WiFi on my phone, and become an I-gate, so the information can be seen on aprs.fi, or a phone application like APRSdroid. That way people without a license or who do not have an APRS receiving system can also see the balloon system. 

I use a mobile radio at 25W, and both I-gate and Digipeat. It helps everyone when the balloon is on the ground and the antenna is lying horizontally on the ground. If I am closest and get the packet, everyone else can get it also.  

Kip


 

On Wed, Apr 10, 2019 at 11:09 PM Bruce Coates <bruce.coates@...> wrote:
Hi

I'm working with a group at the University of Saskatchewan who want to start flying balloons as part of one of their grad student programs.  One of the items on their to-do list is to build up a dedicated tracking station.  They've had a Kenwood TM-D710G suggested to them as an option.  As much as I like these, there are some caveats like needing a 12v power source, limited funtionality if only using the front panel display, sheer complexity for non hams, and not least of all, needing to disable transmit so it can be used by non-hams. Rather than sink that much money into a single dedicated piece of gear, my thought are they could get a lot more functionality for less.  I'm throwing the door open for suggestions of good solutions or crazy ideas. 

To start with, what do you use for tracking?   I use:

TM-D710 in the car.
Garming GPS Map 60CX for both a gps source and plotting positions.
Windows laptop connected to the D710 via serial
I could run with Dire Wolf for sound card decoding like I do at home
APRSIS/32
My own Balloon Telemetry program (it announces balloon position via pc speaker or the car radio via AUX input)

TH-D72 for tracking on foot.

Doppler RDF antenna and receiver for homing in on a CW beacon if necessary. 

73, Bruce - VE5BNC

Re: LightAPRS Tracker

Hank Riley
 

We're in touch now.

Call for GPSL Presentations

Mike, n0mpm
 

GPSL 2019 is June 13,14,15 in Pella, IA.
 It is time to start developing a presentation you would like to share with the group.  There has been a lot of ballooning activity over the past year and I am excited for you share your experiences, results, successes and failures!  
Key Presentation Topics that would be of interest include:
1.  Education and STEM outreach
2.  ARHAB experiments and results
3.  Pico Ballooning 
4.  Advances in tracking systems
5.  Other interesting stuff !!
Please Email me with your Topic and estimated time required.  If possible, presentations should be on PowerPoint so we can share them to all participants.
The success of GPSL depends on YOU !  Thanks for taking the time that will make 2019 GPSL one to remember!
73,
Mike N0MPM
Pella Explores Near Space

GPSL 2019 Registration Reminder

Mike, n0mpm
 

GPSL is just around the corner.  Things are shaping up for a great weekend, but we need your registration information soon.  Please register on the  Superlaunch.org web page.
Also, get your hotel reservations soon.  The preferred pricing is expires as follows:
Country Inn and Suites:  May 12
Super 8 Motel:  May 12
AmericInn and Suites:  May 1
You can find Hotel Information under the Venue tab on the Superlaunch.org web page.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in Pella...
Mike N0MPM

Tinytrak or Opentracker for sale?

Michael
 

Hi all,

Our team is flying Paul V's flight computer for GPSL2019. We need a backup tracker...anyone have a Tinytrak or Opentracker to sell? 

Thanks,
Mike KD0MEQ

Re: Tinytrak or Opentracker for sale?

Zack Clobes W0ZC
 

I have one ArduinoTrack left in stock.  It's set up for the Australian APRS frequency but I do have an extra 144.39 module here if you would prefer.  



Zack


On Tue, Apr 30, 2019, 8:41 AM Michael <moody.michael@...> wrote:
Hi all,

Our team is flying Paul V's flight computer for GPSL2019. We need a backup tracker...anyone have a Tinytrak or Opentracker to sell? 

Thanks,
Mike KD0MEQ

2019 GPSL Hotel Registration

Mike, n0mpm
 

Just a reminder that preferred prices for the Country Inn/Suites and the Super 8 hotels expires on May 12.  If you haven't made your room reservations yet, NOW is the time...
Looking forward to seeing you all in Pella...
mike

2019 GPSL Call for Presentations

Mike, n0mpm
 

We have room for 2 more presentations for our Friday Symposium.  Please consider sharing your ARHAB experiences and plans.
Email me with your topic and details....Your participation is the Key reason GPSL has been so interesting and successful....
Don't be shy!
mike

Getting excited for GPSL!

Michael Hojnowski
 

I'm getting excited!!

Re: 2019 GPSL Hotel Registration

Chris Krengel
 

Mike could you please send the registration for the activities link again. I need to pay for all of that good stuff!



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S8+, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "Mike, n0mpm" <morgamp52@...>
Date: 5/6/19 8:22 PM (GMT-07:00)
To: GPSL@groups.io
Subject: [GPSL] 2019 GPSL Hotel Registration

Just a reminder that preferred prices for the Country Inn/Suites and the Super 8 hotels expires on May 12.  If you haven't made your room reservations yet, NOW is the time...
Looking forward to seeing you all in Pella...
mike

Re: 2019 GPSL Hotel Registration

Nick
 

Chris,

 

Here’s the info on the motel and GPSL registration.

 

Nick

MOTEL

 

Hi GPSL’ers,

 

Short, but important update.

 

We’re going to stay at the Country Inn in Pella.

                https://www.countryinns.com/pella-hotel-ia-50219/iapella

 

Their reservation number is 641-620-1111.

 

The rate for GPSL attendees is $109 per night.  I spoke with our host for GPSL, Mike Morgan, this morning, and he told that rate only holds to May 1st.  So you need to give them a call soon. 

 

When you do call mention that you are calling for a room in the GPSL block of rooms.  That block number is 0619GRPLSL.  The block covers the nights of 12, 13, 14, & 15 June.

 

While I had no problem getting a reservation at $109 per night, Mike also mentioned that if they hesitate on the rate tell them that he had been to the Country Inn and negotiated the $109 rate with them.

 

Nick

 

GPSL REGISTRATION

 

Hi Folks,

 

You’ll need to individually register for GPSL.  The fee for the Friday tech session is $30.  My guess is that includes part of the rental for the conference room, coffee and sticky buns in the AM, lunch, and snacks in the afternoon.

 

You must register in advance and the fee is paid via PayPal.  Here’s the link to the web site:

                https://www.superlaunch.org/registration 

 

There are also options for a Thursday evening meal at what looks like a pizza place and a Friday banquet after the tech session.  For those spending Saturday night in Pella, there’s a group dinner also. 

 

Assuming our motel is agreeable and has a meeting room, on Thursday there will be an after dinner gathering at the motel.  In the past other GPSL attendees have joined us. 

 

Genelle Morgan is setting up a ladies day for Friday so the ladies don’t need to register for the tech session.  Unless of course they’d like to attend the session.

 

We’ll plan as EOSS to attend the Thursday and Friday night dinners.  It’s of course optional if you’d like to do something different. 

 

KØSCC and I will be departing after the flight Saturday so WAØGEH will be the EOSS POC after the flight.  He and Sharon will be attending the Saturday night dinner, and he’ll coordinate a departure time from the motel for Sunday morning.  However, the Griffins are planning on stopping in Omaha to see family on Sunday.  So some conversation about plans for the drive to Denver (e.g., where to stop on Sunday night) may be in order.

 

 

73,

Nick

 

 

From: GPSL@groups.io [mailto:GPSL@groups.io] On Behalf Of Chris Krengel via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 09:42
To: GPSL@groups.io
Subject: Re: [GPSL] 2019 GPSL Hotel Registration

 

Mike could you please send the registration for the activities link again. I need to pay for all of that good stuff!

 

 

 

Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S8+, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone

 

-------- Original message --------

From: "Mike, n0mpm" <morgamp52@...>

Date: 5/6/19 8:22 PM (GMT-07:00)

To: GPSL@groups.io

Subject: [GPSL] 2019 GPSL Hotel Registration

 

Just a reminder that preferred prices for the Country Inn/Suites and the Super 8 hotels expires on May 12.  If you haven't made your room reservations yet, NOW is the time...
Looking forward to seeing you all in Pella...
mike

Re: 2019 GPSL Hotel Registration

Bill Brown
 

We will also be staying there at Country Inn and Suites. Looking forward to seeing u all -Bill WB8ELK


On May 7, 2019, at 11:31 AM, Nick <ndhanks@...> wrote:

Chris,

 

Here’s the info on the motel and GPSL registration.

 

Nick

MOTEL

 

Hi GPSL’ers,

 

Short, but important update.

 

We’re going to stay at the Country Inn in Pella.

                https://www.countryinns.com/pella-hotel-ia-50219/iapella

 

Their reservation number is 641-620-1111.

 

The rate for GPSL attendees is $109 per night.  I spoke with our host for GPSL, Mike Morgan, this morning, and he told that rate only holds to May 1st.  So you need to give them a call soon. 

 

When you do call mention that you are calling for a room in the GPSL block of rooms.  That block number is 0619GRPLSL.  The block covers the nights of 12, 13, 14, & 15 June.

 

While I had no problem getting a reservation at $109 per night, Mike also mentioned that if they hesitate on the rate tell them that he had been to the Country Inn and negotiated the $109 rate with them.

 

Nick

 

GPSL REGISTRATION

 

Hi Folks,

 

You’ll need to individually register for GPSL.  The fee for the Friday tech session is $30.  My guess is that includes part of the rental for the conference room, coffee and sticky buns in the AM, lunch, and snacks in the afternoon.

 

You must register in advance and the fee is paid via PayPal.  Here’s the link to the web site:

                https://www.superlaunch.org/registration 

 

There are also options for a Thursday evening meal at what looks like a pizza place and a Friday banquet after the tech session.  For those spending Saturday night in Pella, there’s a group dinner also. 

 

Assuming our motel is agreeable and has a meeting room, on Thursday there will be an after dinner gathering at the motel.  In the past other GPSL attendees have joined us. 

 

Genelle Morgan is setting up a ladies day for Friday so the ladies don’t need to register for the tech session.  Unless of course they’d like to attend the session.

 

We’ll plan as EOSS to attend the Thursday and Friday night dinners.  It’s of course optional if you’d like to do something different. 

 

KØSCC and I will be departing after the flight Saturday so WAØGEH will be the EOSS POC after the flight.  He and Sharon will be attending the Saturday night dinner, and he’ll coordinate a departure time from the motel for Sunday morning.  However, the Griffins are planning on stopping in Omaha to see family on Sunday.  So some conversation about plans for the drive to Denver (e.g., where to stop on Sunday night) may be in order.

 

 

73,

Nick

 

 

From: GPSL@groups.io [mailto:GPSL@groups.io] On Behalf Of Chris Krengel via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 09:42
To: GPSL@groups.io
Subject: Re: [GPSL] 2019 GPSL Hotel Registration

 

Mike could you please send the registration for the activities link again. I need to pay for all of that good stuff!

 

 

 

Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S8+, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone

 

-------- Original message --------

From: "Mike, n0mpm" <morgamp52@...>

Date: 5/6/19 8:22 PM (GMT-07:00)

Subject: [GPSL] 2019 GPSL Hotel Registration

 

Just a reminder that preferred prices for the Country Inn/Suites and the Super 8 hotels expires on May 12.  If you haven't made your room reservations yet, NOW is the time...
Looking forward to seeing you all in Pella...
mike

Re: 2019 GPSL Hotel Registration

Chris Krengel
 

Thanks Nick! I already registered. Found the link in your rev 1 booklet!
Good work!



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S8+, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Nick <ndhanks@...>
Date: 5/7/19 10:31 AM (GMT-07:00)
To: GPSL@groups.io
Subject: Re: [GPSL] 2019 GPSL Hotel Registration

Chris,

 

Here’s the info on the motel and GPSL registration.

 

Nick

MOTEL

 

Hi GPSL’ers,

 

Short, but important update.

 

We’re going to stay at the Country Inn in Pella.

                https://www.countryinns.com/pella-hotel-ia-50219/iapella

 

Their reservation number is 641-620-1111.

 

The rate for GPSL attendees is $109 per night.  I spoke with our host for GPSL, Mike Morgan, this morning, and he told that rate only holds to May 1st.  So you need to give them a call soon. 

 

When you do call mention that you are calling for a room in the GPSL block of rooms.  That block number is 0619GRPLSL.  The block covers the nights of 12, 13, 14, & 15 June.

 

While I had no problem getting a reservation at $109 per night, Mike also mentioned that if they hesitate on the rate tell them that he had been to the Country Inn and negotiated the $109 rate with them.

 

Nick

 

GPSL REGISTRATION

 

Hi Folks,

 

You’ll need to individually register for GPSL.  The fee for the Friday tech session is $30.  My guess is that includes part of the rental for the conference room, coffee and sticky buns in the AM, lunch, and snacks in the afternoon.

 

You must register in advance and the fee is paid via PayPal.  Here’s the link to the web site:

                https://www.superlaunch.org/registration 

 

There are also options for a Thursday evening meal at what looks like a pizza place and a Friday banquet after the tech session.  For those spending Saturday night in Pella, there’s a group dinner also. 

 

Assuming our motel is agreeable and has a meeting room, on Thursday there will be an after dinner gathering at the motel.  In the past other GPSL attendees have joined us. 

 

Genelle Morgan is setting up a ladies day for Friday so the ladies don’t need to register for the tech session.  Unless of course they’d like to attend the session.

 

We’ll plan as EOSS to attend the Thursday and Friday night dinners.  It’s of course optional if you’d like to do something different. 

 

KØSCC and I will be departing after the flight Saturday so WAØGEH will be the EOSS POC after the flight.  He and Sharon will be attending the Saturday night dinner, and he’ll coordinate a departure time from the motel for Sunday morning.  However, the Griffins are planning on stopping in Omaha to see family on Sunday.  So some conversation about plans for the drive to Denver (e.g., where to stop on Sunday night) may be in order.

 

 

73,

Nick

 

 

From: GPSL@groups.io [mailto:GPSL@groups.io] On Behalf Of Chris Krengel via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 09:42
To: GPSL@groups.io
Subject: Re: [GPSL] 2019 GPSL Hotel Registration

 

Mike could you please send the registration for the activities link again. I need to pay for all of that good stuff!

 

 

 

Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S8+, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone

 

-------- Original message --------

From: "Mike, n0mpm" <morgamp52@...>

Date: 5/6/19 8:22 PM (GMT-07:00)

To: GPSL@groups.io

Subject: [GPSL] 2019 GPSL Hotel Registration

 

Just a reminder that preferred prices for the Country Inn/Suites and the Super 8 hotels expires on May 12.  If you haven't made your room reservations yet, NOW is the time...
Looking forward to seeing you all in Pella...
mike

Re: 2019 GPSL Hotel Registration

Marty Griffin
 

Hi Bill.  Glad you could make it and we are looking forward to hearing of your adventures and shaking your hand.

- Marty, WA0GEH, EOSS

 

From: GPSL@groups.io <GPSL@groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Brown via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 11:37 AM
To: GPSL@groups.io
Subject: Re: [GPSL] 2019 GPSL Hotel Registration

 

We will also be staying there at Country Inn and Suites. Looking forward to seeing u all -Bill WB8ELK


On May 7, 2019, at 11:31 AM, Nick <ndhanks@...> wrote:

Chris,

 

Here’s the info on the motel and GPSL registration.

 

Nick

MOTEL

 

Hi GPSL’ers,

 

Short, but important update.

 

We’re going to stay at the Country Inn in Pella.

                https://www.countryinns.com/pella-hotel-ia-50219/iapella

 

Their reservation number is 641-620-1111.

 

The rate for GPSL attendees is $109 per night.  I spoke with our host for GPSL, Mike Morgan, this morning, and he told that rate only holds to May 1st.  So you need to give them a call soon. 

 

When you do call mention that you are calling for a room in the GPSL block of rooms.  That block number is 0619GRPLSL.  The block covers the nights of 12, 13, 14, & 15 June.

 

While I had no problem getting a reservation at $109 per night, Mike also mentioned that if they hesitate on the rate tell them that he had been to the Country Inn and negotiated the $109 rate with them.

 

Nick

 

GPSL REGISTRATION

 

Hi Folks,

 

You’ll need to individually register for GPSL.  The fee for the Friday tech session is $30.  My guess is that includes part of the rental for the conference room, coffee and sticky buns in the AM, lunch, and snacks in the afternoon.

 

You must register in advance and the fee is paid via PayPal.  Here’s the link to the web site:

                https://www.superlaunch.org/registration 

 

There are also options for a Thursday evening meal at what looks like a pizza place and a Friday banquet after the tech session.  For those spending Saturday night in Pella, there’s a group dinner also. 

 

Assuming our motel is agreeable and has a meeting room, on Thursday there will be an after dinner gathering at the motel.  In the past other GPSL attendees have joined us. 

 

Genelle Morgan is setting up a ladies day for Friday so the ladies don’t need to register for the tech session.  Unless of course they’d like to attend the session.

 

We’ll plan as EOSS to attend the Thursday and Friday night dinners.  It’s of course optional if you’d like to do something different. 

 

KØSCC and I will be departing after the flight Saturday so WAØGEH will be the EOSS POC after the flight.  He and Sharon will be attending the Saturday night dinner, and he’ll coordinate a departure time from the motel for Sunday morning.  However, the Griffins are planning on stopping in Omaha to see family on Sunday.  So some conversation about plans for the drive to Denver (e.g., where to stop on Sunday night) may be in order.

 

 

73,

Nick

 

 

From: GPSL@groups.io [mailto:GPSL@groups.io] On Behalf Of Chris Krengel via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 09:42
To: GPSL@groups.io
Subject: Re: [GPSL] 2019 GPSL Hotel Registration

 

Mike could you please send the registration for the activities link again. I need to pay for all of that good stuff!

 

 

 

Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S8+, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone

 

-------- Original message --------

From: "Mike, n0mpm" <morgamp52@...>

Date: 5/6/19 8:22 PM (GMT-07:00)

Subject: [GPSL] 2019 GPSL Hotel Registration

 

Just a reminder that preferred prices for the Country Inn/Suites and the Super 8 hotels expires on May 12.  If you haven't made your room reservations yet, NOW is the time...
Looking forward to seeing you all in Pella...
mike

GPSL 2019 Hydrogen Available for Purchase

Zack Clobes W0ZC
 

The Hydrogen has been published for sale for next month's GPSL.




And as a reminder, if you haven't done so already, please register!!!  REMEMBER, Mike needs all meals pre-paid in order to reserve you spot.  





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