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* "ezcap USB 2.0 DVB-T/DAB/FM" dongle (RTL2838U, Fitipower FC0013 tuner)
 
* "ezcap USB 2.0 DVB-T/DAB/FM" dongle (RTL2838U, Fitipower FC0013 tuner)
 
* VK5QI HABamp
 
* VK5QI HABamp
* Raspberry Pi (+ power supply)
 
 
* Antenna: Diamond X-50N
 
* Antenna: Diamond X-50N
  
 
=== Software ===
 
=== Software ===
* Raspbian: revspace/geheim
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* Windows XP, hostname "habtracker", IP 10.42.44.94 (MAC 00:21:70:02:62:0f)
** IP: 10.42.43.20
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** Start the machine with a magic WoL packet: 'wakeonlan -i 10.42.255.255 00:21:70:02:62:0f; ping habtracker'
** SSH/Mosh: revspace/geheim
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** VNC: geheim ;-)
* running rtl_tcp on port 1234 (default)
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** Make sure you are on a wired connection, or else latency will ruin everything
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== Todo ==
 
== Todo ==
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=== Software ===
 
=== Software ===
* Setting up a (virtual?) machine with gqrx and dl-fldigi.
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* Replace the Raspberry Pi with the desktop.
** Blokje told us we could use his machine for permanent setup
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** We should make a nice metal(!) enclosure for the dongle and habamp first, to prevent going up there twice.
*** This requires us to move the [[SpaceSoundSystem]] towards something like a Cubieboard
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**** Preferred to setup a complete NAS at the same time, this idea has been floating around for a while too
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== Pics ==
 
== Pics ==

Revision as of 02:29, 21 April 2013

Project HAB Tracker Station
Status In progress
Contact User:Costyn_van_Dongen, Maxell, Bertrik_Sikken
Last Update 2013-04-21

Project page for the high altitude balloon tracking/listening station have set up in the space.

Overview

800px

Done

Hardware

  • "ezcap USB 2.0 DVB-T/DAB/FM" dongle (RTL2838U, Fitipower FC0013 tuner)
  • VK5QI HABamp
  • Antenna: Diamond X-50N

Software

  • Windows XP, hostname "habtracker", IP 10.42.44.94 (MAC 00:21:70:02:62:0f)
    • Start the machine with a magic WoL packet: 'wakeonlan -i 10.42.255.255 00:21:70:02:62:0f; ping habtracker'
    • VNC: geheim ;-)

Todo

Hardware

  • Earth the antenna, to prevent static buildup
  • Moar ferrite
  • Metal box for some shielding (DIY or be lazy and get something like [1] or [2])

Software

  • Replace the Raspberry Pi with the desktop.
    • We should make a nice metal(!) enclosure for the dongle and habamp first, to prevent going up there twice.

Pics

Derping around with hardware

Deel 1

Deel 2