highaltitude.log.20060502

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[09:53] malgar (n=malgar@adsl-ull-168-243.47-151.net24.it) left irc: "*** E' solo l'urto con un iceberg, che vuoi che sia, questa è una nave inaffondabile. *** 75$/barile"
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[11:41] <jcoxon> hey malgar
[11:41] <jcoxon> any news on your launches?
[11:44] <malgar> no
[11:44] <malgar> :)
[11:45] <jcoxon> hehe
[11:45] <jcoxon> oh well
[11:46] <malgar> as i told you many times here the landscape is covered by forests, so it's very easy that it would have land there
[11:46] <jcoxon> yeah
[11:47] <malgar> you have a sea of water, i have a sea of trees
[11:47] <malgar> :P
[11:47] <jcoxon> not sure which is worse
[11:48] <malgar> i have to so.. see you the next weekend
[11:49] <malgar> go
[11:49] <jcoxon> okay cya
[11:49] <malgar> ciao
[11:49] <malgar> :)
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[21:55] <jcoxon> la la la
[21:55] Action: jcoxon is bored
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[22:56] <jcoxon> hey robhouse
[22:57] <robhouse> hi everybody
[22:57] <robhouse> hey jcoxon
[22:57] <robhouse> I tested my GPS in a rocket again at the weekend
[22:58] <robhouse> Found a bug in the software on my smartphone, its stops sending SMS after about 3 or 4 :(
[22:58] <jcoxon> grrrr
[22:59] <robhouse> Everything else works perfectly though. I've reported the bug and there's another piece of software I could use.
[22:59] <robhouse> It managed to maintain a GPS lock through the flight and got a SMS back after the rocket had landed
[23:00] <robhouse> The NMEA log was pretty cool too.
[23:00] <jcoxon> :-D
[23:00] <jcoxon> i've been ordering parts for peg III
[23:00] <robhouse> hows your gumstix?
[23:00] <robhouse> :D
[23:00] <jcoxon> really good
[23:00] <robhouse> cool
[23:00] <jcoxon> gps just works,
[23:00] <jcoxon> linked up the phone
[23:01] <jcoxon> directly this time instead of via serial
[23:01] <jcoxon> much more reliable
[23:01] <robhouse> have you got an antennae for the GPS?
[23:01] <jcoxon> its coming...
[23:01] <robhouse> cool
[23:01] <jcoxon> was meant to arrive today but you know what happens when you expect a parcel
[23:01] <robhouse> yeah :(
[23:01] <jcoxon> managed to get a camera of ebay
[23:02] <jcoxon> its actually identical to Pegasus Is
[23:02] <jcoxon> camera
[23:02] <jcoxon> work well
[23:02] <robhouse> Thats reminds me, I've gotta chase up an Ebay auction I won about a month ago...
[23:02] <robhouse> cool
[23:05] <robhouse> Are you goign to use a 200gm balloon for Pegasus III?
[23:06] <robhouse> *going
[23:06] <jcoxon> plan to
[23:07] <jcoxon> its now actually pegasus III and Bellerophon
[23:07] <jcoxon> hehe
[23:07] <jcoxon> secondary payload
[23:09] <robhouse> cool
[23:12] <jcoxon> any further on the tethered approach?
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[23:22] <robhouse> no, i've been pretty busy at work. I need to send another email to the CAA, the guy wanted me to provide some more details.
[23:23] <jcoxon> oh right
[23:24] <robhouse> Having played with the GPS software on my smartphone, I'm actually leaning towards an un-tethered flight :D
[23:24] <jcoxon> :-D
[23:25] <icez> hey i was just wondering, does temperature affect the height a balloon would go?
[23:25] <robhouse> I've just sent an email to the developers of the GPS software i've been using. In the worst case scenario, i'll have a go at making a small program to rip the raw data from the log file and send a couple lines by SMS.
[23:26] <jcoxon> icez, yeah, the warmer the helium the more lift
[23:26] <jcoxon> robhouse, yeah, doubt it would be difficult
[23:28] <jcoxon> my new gumstix has 16mb of flash instead of 4
[23:28] <jcoxon> so i'm debating whether i should just log the raw data
[23:29] <jcoxon> or just position and altitude
[23:29] <robhouse> cool
[23:30] <icez> what other kind of data can you save?
[23:32] <jcoxon> things like no. of satelites, lock or not
[23:32] <jcoxon> i think speed
[23:34] <icez> speed could be good
[23:34] <jcoxon> perhaps i'll log everything
[23:35] <jcoxon> and then just send position, altitude and time by sms
[23:35] <defy> jcoxon no cf or mmc?
[23:35] <jcoxon> nope
[23:35] <jcoxon> i've a connex but i'm not adding cf
[23:35] <jcoxon> don't trust the 92pin connector
[23:35] <robhouse> Time, Date, Speed, Number of Satellites in view, fix quality, relative accuracy, etc....
[23:35] <defy> i know, its horrible :(
[23:36] <robhouse> Won't a glue gun solve the problem :p
[23:36] <defy> lol
[23:36] <jcoxon> hehe
[23:40] <jcoxon> 16mb is just fine
[23:44] <jcoxon> perhaps once my aerial arrives i'll leave my gumstix logging for a good couple of hours and see what happens
[23:45] <defy> what are you using as a gpsd client?
[23:46] <jcoxon> gpsd and my own adapted gpsdlog
[23:46] <jcoxon> borrowed and adapted from someone else
[23:47] <robhouse> i need sleep! i'll catch up with you guys soon.
[23:47] <jcoxon> cya robhouse
[23:47] <defy> ah okay, i'm think i'm going to try get 2.32 working so I can keep a persistant gps connection and not worry about having to re-obtain a lock if the client disconnects
[23:48] <robhouse> cya
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[23:48] <jcoxon> i'm confused
[23:49] <jcoxon> so you want to use gpsd running all the time
[23:49] <jcoxon> and then log in and get commands occasionally?
[23:50] <jcoxon> right i'm off to bed as well
[23:51] <jcoxon> if you want the source for the gpsdlog i can provide it
[23:51] <jcoxon> (actually i've progressed far enough to program it myself
[23:51] <jcoxon> _
[23:51] <jcoxon> )
[23:51] <jcoxon> night all
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