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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
* Antenna: Diamond X-50N
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=== Deel 2 ===
 
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File:YJkKJx3.png|Without the HABamp the USB cable is a bit short
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File:YJkKJx3.png|We took out the Raspberry Pi. We still use the enclosure for the rtl-sdr dongle and HABamp
 
File:MQWEHh1.png|Coax entering
 
File:MQWEHh1.png|Coax entering
 
File:QvAsY3B.png|oh hi
 
File:QvAsY3B.png|oh hi

Revision as of 19:08, 19 October 2013

Project HAB Tracker Station
Status Completed
Contact User:Costyn_van_Dongen, Maxell, Bertrik_Sikken
Last Update 2013-10-19

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 Apparently not a Diamond, might be a Comet. "collinear antenna for 70cm"

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

  • See if disconnect PC-ground from the antenna ground inproves noise figure
  • 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