highaltitude.log.20060127

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[15:11] <Kybernetos> Hey.
[15:11] <Kybernetos> jcoxon. =)
[15:40] <malgar> hi
[15:43] <Kybernetos> malgar. =)
[15:44] <Kybernetos> another balloon-hobbyist?
[15:45] <malgar> mmh at the moment only flashed by this hobby. Nothing done.
[15:45] <malgar> you?
[15:45] <malgar> are you swedish?
[15:46] <Kybernetos> yepp I'm swedish. and yes, I'm trying to get one of those "UAV" balloons up. =)
[15:47] <Kybernetos> haven't started buying the actual parts yet, but uhm...
[15:47] <malgar> do you started a project? what do you have in mind?
[15:49] <Kybernetos> aluminium balloon, 6.000-8.000 meters for a few days... the "usual" stuff onboard; computer, gps, camera, plus a phone/sat-phone for data...
[15:49] <malgar> uhm this is different from jcoxon project. No helium? hot air?
[15:50] <Kybernetos> just put a blog-kinda thing up, but it just looks messy so I'll have to write a db/web interface to it... http://www.codewar.net/cs/
[15:50] <Kybernetos> helium.
[15:50] <Kybernetos> very similar to jcoxon's project. he's the one who recommended this chan to me after I wrote him an email. =)
[15:50] <malgar> but he reached a lot higher altitude with a latex balloon
[15:51] <malgar> 20k m
[15:51] <Kybernetos> I know, our goals differ. he wants to go high, I want to stay up for long.
[15:51] <malgar> and the flight lasted only 80 min
[15:51] <Kybernetos> true.
[15:52] <malgar> how do you know that your ballon will fly at 6000? because aluminium is heavier?
[15:52] <Kybernetos> got to go, the GF's on the way... BBL.
[15:52] Nick change: Kybernetos -> Kyb|afk
[15:53] <malgar> gf?
[15:53] <malgar> bye
[15:53] <Kyb|afk> amount of helium + control by dropping online "weights".
[15:53] <Kyb|afk> girlfriend. =)
[15:53] <malgar> wow
[15:53] <malgar> ahhh
[15:53] <malgar> go go
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[17:03] <jcoxon> arrrgghh
[17:03] <jcoxon> russian manufacturing is awful
[17:04] <malgar> ???
[17:04] <malgar> (geiger counter?)
[17:04] <jcoxon> i'm dissembling a geiger counter
[17:04] <jcoxon> yeah
[17:04] <malgar> ahah
[17:04] <malgar> i bet it
[17:04] <jcoxon> think i might have broken it aleady
[17:04] <jcoxon> already*
[17:04] <malgar> good
[17:04] <malgar> cost?
[17:04] <jcoxon> shame i missed Kybernetos
[17:04] <jcoxon> oh £10
[17:04] <jcoxon> i could get another one
[17:05] <malgar> are you good in electronics?
[17:05] <jcoxon> nope
[17:05] <jcoxon> awful
[17:05] <malgar> better than me
[17:05] <jcoxon> though i'm good at soldering
[17:06] <malgar> i know the theorical basics but i've done nothing practical
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[17:23] <jcoxon> hey Kyb|afk
[17:23] <jcoxon> sorry i missed you earlier
[17:25] <Kyb|afk> hey jcoxon!
[17:25] <Kyb|afk> no problem. =)
[17:25] Nick change: Kyb|afk -> Kybernetos
[17:25] <Kybernetos> how is life?
[17:25] <jcoxon> good apart from this awful russian geiger counter
[17:25] <jcoxon> its terribly made
[17:26] <Kybernetos> in what way?
[17:26] <jcoxon> lots of uninsulated single wires
[17:26] <jcoxon> which break when the case is removed
[17:27] <Kybernetos> so much for "russian engineering"...
[17:27] <jcoxon> hehe
[17:27] <jcoxon> i looked at the log you put up on the internet
[17:28] <Kybernetos> ok? the online one without html linebreaks, or the one I emailed?
[17:28] <Kybernetos> 8)
[17:29] <jcoxon> the html on
[17:29] <Kybernetos> oki.
[17:29] <jcoxon> the weren't any attachments on the email :P
[17:29] <Kybernetos> how did you like the "working name" of the project?
[17:29] <Kybernetos> no? weird...
[17:31] <jcoxon> Cloud Searcher is a nice name
[17:31] <jcoxon> i really like you project - its really cool - much more gracefull then gliders :)
[17:32] Action: jcoxon hides before phatmonkey and synco hear him
[17:32] <Kybernetos> lol
[17:32] Action: malgar prefers gliders :P anyway your long lasting ballon is a great project
[17:33] <Kybernetos> i think it's cool in different ways. i will never be able to stear my balloon...
[17:33] <Kybernetos> thanks. =)
[17:33] <jcoxon> really?
[17:34] <malgar> really who? me or Kybernetos :)
[17:34] <Kybernetos> i'm a bit worried about being able to send data back though... i think i might need a sattellite phone... =/
[17:34] <jcoxon> as in being able to steer the balloon
[17:34] <Kybernetos> not cheap!
[17:35] <jcoxon> why don't you look into the ham radio rules for sweden
[17:35] <jcoxon> if i had a the choice thats what i would do (and what they do in USA)
[17:35] <jcoxon> just here it is against the rules
[17:36] <Kybernetos> but what if it goes beyond range of HAM ?
[17:36] <Kybernetos> max output is like 2 Watts in sweden...
[17:37] <jcoxon> if it starts to push the range - its should failsafe and return down to a lower level
[17:37] <Kybernetos> hmm... I'm sorry to be popping in and out of the channel like this, but I have to go again for a bit... bbl... =/
[17:37] <jcoxon> no prons
[17:38] <jcoxon> probs*
[17:38] <Kybernetos> true. but what if it goes out over a sea or such? sweden is pretty surrounded by water...
[17:38] <Kybernetos> =)
[17:38] <Kybernetos> bbl.
[17:38] <jcoxon> cya
[17:38] Nick change: Kybernetos -> Kyb|afk
[17:58] <malgar> jcoxon, isn't hard to transmit telemetry data via ham radio? (i don't know anything about..)
[18:05] <jcoxon> not really
[18:05] <jcoxon> there is a special protocol for it APRS
[18:07] <malgar> well after this project i will become: an electronics expert, weather expert, ham expert, ebay bid expert
[18:07] <malgar> and then?
[18:07] <malgar> :P
[18:07] <jcoxon> not a russian electronics expert
[18:07] <jcoxon> totally different type!
[18:08] <malgar> lol
[18:11] <malgar> is aprs only for position telemetry?
[18:12] Action: malgar is googling
[18:46] Action: malgar now knows something about aprs
[18:46] Action: malgar needs to know more
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[23:07] <Kyb|afk> Wow, this channel is kind of hyperactive? ;P
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[23:07] <malgar> :)
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