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Project pagina voor het high altitude balloon tracking/listening station dat we voor de space aan het inrichten zijn.
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== Done ==
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=== Acquired Hardware ===
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* "ezcap USB 2.0 DVB-T/DAB/FM" dongle, RTL2838U, Fitipower FC0013 tuner, Supported gain values (23): -9.9 -7.3 -6.5 -6.3 -6.0 -5.8 -5.4 5.8 6.1 6.3 6.5 6.7 6.8 7.0 7.1 17.9 18.1 18.2 18.4 18.6 18.8 19.1 19.7
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* VK5QI HABamp
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* Raspberry Pi
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* Test payload, RFM22b sending RTTY strings on 434.250MHz. Code here: https://github.com/costyn/rfmtest/blob/master/rfmtest.pde
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=== Software ===
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* Sending test payload --> '''works!'''
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* Sending data from rtl_tcp on RasPi over the network --> '''works!''' (1024000 samples/second seems to go fine when both are on a wired connection)
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* gqrx to listen to audio --> '''works!'''
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* dl-fldigi RTTY decoding --> '''works!'''
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* Testing VNC performance with gqrx and dl-fldigi --> '''usable with JPEG compression and 8 bits of color'''
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'''Todo'''
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* Setting up a virtual machine with gqrx and dl-fldigi
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<code>
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revspace@habraspi:~$ rtl_tcp -a 10.42.43.20
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Found 1 device(s).
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Found Fitipower FC0013 tuner
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Using ezcap USB 2.0 DVB-T/DAB/FM dongle
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</code>
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[[File:Finaltestonpi.png|800px]]
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== Todo ==
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* Site survey roof, check if there is already some sort of lightning protection system, and see if we can add some metal construction to it ourselfs
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* Currently we have no antenna. Well need some heavy duty (directional?) antenna.
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** Do we make one or do we buy one?
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** What kind of antenna? (keep in mind we only have line of sight towards south/southwest)
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* Enclosure spec-en en aanschaffen
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* Routing 230v and Ethernet towards the roof
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* Your ideas, we love them!
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Latest revision as of 14:15, 7 August 2016

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