highaltitude.log.20060215

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[13:28] <Neutrino> Hi !
[13:28] <malgar> hi
[13:36] <Neutrino> I have been emailing James from the Pegasus 1&2 balloon project he pointed me in this direction
[13:38] <Neutrino> I have started a balloon project myself and a few others, called Answer1 (atmospheric near space weather exploration robot)
[13:40] <malgar> ah cool! james is ofter here
[13:40] <malgar> can i know something more about your project?
[13:54] <Neutrino> http://www.freewebs.com/answer1/ (still under construction)
[13:55] <Neutrino> still early days, as I design radiation monitors, I am insterested in sending up radiological monitoring sensors.
[13:59] <malgar> wow! very advanced!
[14:00] <malgar> do you will use aprs?
[14:02] <Neutrino> Not sure, yet. Something inside me says make it disposable and loose it, another says make it recoverable with GPS Trouble is our launch site is near the sea so...
[14:07] <Neutrino> have you got a project on the go?
[14:09] <malgar> not really.. i've mailed a lot of email to know about laws/permissions.. here in italy nobody knows about.. :\
[14:09] <Neutrino> Yes it's a real 'mine field' they certainly don't make it easy to stay withing the law.
[14:11] <Neutrino> Here in the UK you can't transmit on Ham radio from a balloon, which is a serious problem, but there are bands availible for telemetry, I will most likely use 403Mhz.
[14:13] <malgar> heh, my problem is that i have no idea about what is legal or not..
[14:17] <Neutrino> European frequency allocations are supposidly harmomised, (cept) so maybe you could look at the frequency allocations of a neibouring country?
[14:21] <Neutrino> do you have a ham radio licence?
[14:25] <malgar> no but this is a secondary problem.. firstly i have to know if my balloon can fly
[14:27] <Neutrino> have you tried http://www.anacna.it/index.php?newlang=english
[14:28] <Neutrino> someone there ought to know...
[14:31] <malgar> uh! no! i wrote to http://www.enac-italia.it/ (italian civil aviation authorithy) but in the website that you posted i've not already tried
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[19:13] <jcoxon> hey all
[19:38] <phatmonkey> hi!
[19:38] <phatmonkey> jcoxon: what college are you in at cambridge?
[19:39] <phatmonkey> I've been starting to think about it, and I can't really see much difference between them
[19:41] <jcoxon> St Catharine's
[19:41] <jcoxon> (though its always refered to as Catz)
[19:42] <jcoxon> to tell you the truth you'll fit into whichever college you choose
[19:43] <phatmonkey> okay
[19:43] <phatmonkey> I've been chatting to somebody who did computer science at churchhill
[19:43] <phatmonkey> churchill rather
[19:43] <jcoxon> yeah churchill is very sciencey
[19:44] <phatmonkey> apparently the colleges out of town get better rooms!
[19:44] <jcoxon> up to you if thats a good thing or a bad thing
[19:44] <jcoxon> the rooms are usually bigger but new and concretey
[19:44] <jcoxon> but its a long walk!
[19:44] <phatmonkey> yeah
[19:44] <jcoxon> which is annoying
[19:45] <jcoxon> catz is a central college but its 2nd year is out next to the UL which is a 10 minute walk into town
[19:45] <jcoxon> very annoying when you only need to get milk
[19:46] <phatmonkey> yeah
[19:46] <jcoxon> for compsci churchill has the most places
[19:46] <jcoxon> but i reckon it would be more fun at a more mixed college
[19:47] <jcoxon> i know that the compscis in queens' get formal paid for every weds.
[19:47] <jcoxon> which would be cool
[19:48] <phatmonkey> churchill is right next to the new computer facilities isn't it?
[19:49] <jcoxon> yeah i think so
[19:50] <phatmonkey> neat...
[19:50] <phatmonkey> which college has the fastest internet connection? ;)
[19:52] <phatmonkey> very important stuff
[19:56] <phatmonkey> brb... 10.4.5
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[20:07] <jcoxon> well all college internet connections go through the uni
[20:08] <jcoxon> so when i do my ubuntu updates from the isle of man i can hit 5mb per sec :-P
[20:08] <jcoxon> but most things are a little slower
[20:36] <phatmonkey> hehe
[20:38] <jcoxon> it doesn't matter what college you are at regarding speed of connection
[20:38] <jcoxon> what they let you do is another matter such as BT and DC
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