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Project page for the high altitude balloon tracking/listening station have set up in the space.
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Project page for the high altitude balloon tracking/listening station have set up in the space.  
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This information is processed for the [http://spacenear.us/tracker/ spacenear.us] map
  
 
== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
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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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* Teamviewer ID: 675540724
  
 
== Todo ==
 
== Todo ==
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* Earth the antenna, to prevent static buildup
 
* Earth the antenna, to prevent static buildup
 
* Moar ferrite
 
* Moar ferrite
* Metal box for some shielding (DIY or be lazy and get something like [http://dutchrfshop.nl/behuizingen.html] or [http://www.velleman.eu/products/list/?id=344199])
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* Metal box for some shielding (DIY or be lazy and get something like [http://dutchrfshop.nl/behuizingen.html] or [http://www.velleman.eu/products/list/?id=344206])
 
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=== Software ===
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* Setting up a (virtual?) machine with gqrx and dl-fldigi.
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** Blokje told us we could use his machine for permanent setup
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*** 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 16:59, 26 May 2013

Project HAB Tracker Station
Status In progress
Contact User:Costyn_van_Dongen, Maxell, Bertrik_Sikken
Last Update 2013-05-26

Project page for the high altitude balloon tracking/listening station have set up in the space. This information is processed for the spacenear.us map

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 ;-)
  • Teamviewer ID: 675540724

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])

Pics

Derping around with hardware

Deel 1

Deel 2