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Project page for the high altitude balloon tracking/listening station have set up in the space.  
 
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
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This information is processed for the [http://habitat.habhub.org/mobile-tracker/ habhub.org] map
  
 
== Done ==
 
== Done ==
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* Power the HABAmp from the the rtl-sdr dongle's USB connection, so we don't need so sacrifice a USB port for it.
 
* Power the HABAmp from the the rtl-sdr dongle's USB connection, so we don't need so sacrifice a USB port 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])
 
* 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])
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* Coax stub filter for 430.350 MHz (PI2HGL) FM voice repeater. It causes the rtl-sdr to overload when TXes.
  
 
== Pics ==
 
== Pics ==

Revision as of 18:03, 25 November 2014

Project HAB Tracker Station
Status Completed
Contact User:Costyn_van_Dongen, Maxell, Bertrik_Sikken
Last Update 2014-11-25

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

Done

Hardware

  • "ezcap USB 2.0 DVB-T/DAB/FM" dongle (RTL2838U, Fitipower FC0013 tuner) w/ input protection diode
  • VK5QI HABAmp
  • Antenna: Diamond X-50N 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

  • Power the HABAmp from the the rtl-sdr dongle's USB connection, so we don't need so sacrifice a USB port for it.
  • Metal box for shielding both the HABAmp and the rtl-sdr dongle. (something like [1] or [2])
  • Coax stub filter for 430.350 MHz (PI2HGL) FM voice repeater. It causes the rtl-sdr to overload when TXes.

Pics

Current setup

Old setup