HAB Tracker Station

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Project HAB Tracker Station
Status In progress
Contact User:Costyn_van_Dongen, Maxell, Bertrik_Sikken
Last Update 2013-04-10

Project page for the high altitude balloon tracking/listening station have set up in the space.

Overview

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Done

Hardware

  • "ezcap USB 2.0 DVB-T/DAB/FM" dongle (RTL2838U, Fitipower FC0013 tuner)
  • VK5QI HABamp
  • Raspberry Pi (+ power supply)
  • Antenna: Diamond X-50N

Software

  • Raspbian: revspace/geheim
    • IP: 10.42.43.20
    • SSH/Mosh: revspace/geheim
  • running rtl_tcp on port 1234 (default)
    • Make sure you are on a wired connection, or else latency will ruin everything

Todo

Hardware

  • Earth the antenna, to prevent static buildup
  • Moar ferrite
  • Metal box for some shielding (DIY or be lazy and get something like [1] or [2])

Software

  • Replace the Raspberry Pi with the desktop.
    • We should make a nice metal(!) enclosure for the dongle and habamp first, to prevent going up there twice.

Pics

Derping around with hardware

Deel 1

Deel 2