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{{Project
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#REDIRECT [[RevRadio]]
|Name=HAB Tracker Station
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|Status=Completed
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|Contact=User:Costyn_van_Dongen, Maxell, Bertrik_Sikken
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}}
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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
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== Overview ==
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[[File:RevSpaceHABtracker.png|800px]]
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== Done ==
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=== Hardware ===
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* "ezcap USB 2.0 DVB-T/DAB/FM" dongle (RTL2838U, Fitipower FC0013 tuner)
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* VK5QI HABamp
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* Antenna: Diamond X-50N
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=== Software ===
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* Windows XP, hostname "habtracker", IP 10.42.44.94 (MAC 00:21:70:02:62:0f)
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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'
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** VNC: geheim ;-)
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* Teamviewer ID: 675540724
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== Todo ==
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=== Hardware ===
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* See if disconnect PC-ground from the antenna ground inproves noise figure
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* Moar ferrite
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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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== Pics ==
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=== Derping around with hardware ===
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<gallery>
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File:Finaltestonpi.png|One of the first decoding on dedicated machine tests
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File:IMAG0857.jpg|We are not using the Raspberry Pi anymore for rtl-tcp
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File:IMAG0860.jpg
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File:IMAG0864.jpg|The antenna: 'Diamond X-50N'
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</gallery>
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=== Deel 1 ===
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<gallery>
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File:Zonnecollector Frame 1.jpg|Coax will leave/enter the building trough the little chimney
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File:UH4jTew.jpg|The ideal antenna mounting spot; the old zonnecollector
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File:4vLbEty.jpg|Enclosure almost ready to rock
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File:N2wnt9R.jpg|The magic pipe
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File:8CEENu3.jpg|Almost the same as having the Raspi on the roof
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File:Sdtd8bY.jpg|Power and network connected
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File:LZVCxte.jpg
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File:0r5ffXS.jpg|Not sure what happened with the other hole there
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File:YRv3kUe.jpg|The smell was't that bad
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File:Eqagifp.jpg|It pings!
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File:WNtwDZG.jpg|The open pigtail even picks up our payload...
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</gallery>
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=== Deel 2 ===
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<gallery>
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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
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File:MQWEHh1.png|Coax entering
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File:QvAsY3B.png|oh hi
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File:RzGxD7t.png|Look at the beautiful stainless steel bolts!
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File:LUsffcP.png|Oooooh!
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File:4mcwHHD.png
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File:XOABzL1.png
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File:SaZOJpU.png|The beauty
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</gallery>
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