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|Name=HAB Tracker Station
 
|Status=Completed
 
|Contact=User:Costyn_van_Dongen, Maxell, Bertrik_Sikken
 
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Project page for the high altitude balloon tracking/listening station have set up in the space.
 
This information is processed for the [http://spacenear.us/tracker/ spacenear.us] map
 
 
 
== Done ==
 
=== Hardware ===
 
* "ezcap USB 2.0 DVB-T/DAB/FM" dongle (RTL2838U, Fitipower FC0013 tuner) w/ input protection diode
 
* VK5QI HABAmp
 
* Antenna: <strike>Diamond X-50N</strike> Apparently not a Diamond, might be a Comet. We'll go with "collinear antenna for 70cm", N connector, three ground plane radials.
 
 
 
=== 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 ===
 
* Grab 5 volt power supply from the rtl-sdr dongle, so we don't need a separate usb connection for it.
 
* Metal box for shielding both the HABamp and the rtl-sdr dongle. (something like [http://dutchrfshop.nl/behuizingen.html] or [http://www.velleman.eu/products/list/?id=344206])
 
 
 
== Pics ==
 
=== Current setup ===
 
<gallery>
 
File:IMAG0864.jpg|The collinear antenna
 
File:Zonnecollector Frame 1.jpg|Coax will leave/enter the building trough the little chimney
 
File:UH4jTew.jpg|The ideal antenna mounting spot; the old zonnecollector
 
File:N2wnt9R.jpg|The magic pipe
 
File:LZVCxte.jpg
 
File:0r5ffXS.jpg|Not sure what happened with the other hole there
 
File:YRv3kUe.jpg|The smell was't that bad
 
File:Eqagifp.jpg|It pings!
 
File:MQWEHh1.png|Coax entering
 
File:QvAsY3B.png|oh hi
 
File:RzGxD7t.png|Look at the beautiful stainless steel bolts!
 
File:LUsffcP.png|Oooooh!
 
File:4mcwHHD.png
 
File:XOABzL1.png
 
File:SaZOJpU.png|The beauty
 
</gallery>
 
 
 
=== Old setup ===
 
<gallery>
 
File:4vLbEty.jpg|
 
File:8CEENu3.jpg|
 
File:Sdtd8bY.jpg|
 
File:WNtwDZG.jpg|First HAB decoding
 
File:YJkKJx3.png|We took out the Raspberry Pi. We still use the enclosure for the rtl-sdr dongle and HABamp
 
</gallery>
 

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