highaltitude.log.20080116

[00:01] <kc0wys_> that's impressive...
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[00:02] <fnoble> mmm, shame the radio we have doesnt have enough bandwidth
[00:02] <jcoxon> for what?
[00:06] <jcoxon> fnoble, when is nova 6 being launched?
[00:07] <fnoble> for recieving apt
[00:07] <fnoble> erm, we dont know when nova 6 is going up
[00:07] <fnoble> still need to renew insurance and get new payload together
[00:08] <jcoxon> oh, damn insurance
[00:08] <fnoble> are you flying anything soon?
[00:08] <jcoxon> now that i have a radio yeah, firefly2
[00:08] <jcoxon> but it won't be till feb, and need a launch site
[00:11] <natrium42> are you using the sat radio for firefly2?
[00:11] <jcoxon> no no :-D
[00:11] <jcoxon> my new radio is 70cm band
[00:12] <jcoxon> so i can receiver 430 - 440mhz
[00:12] <jcoxon> which is the freq we use for radio stuff
[00:12] <fnoble> so does firefly2 still use the telit module?
[00:13] <jcoxon> yeah
[00:13] <jcoxon> with a morse code radio controlled with a gpio
[00:14] <fnoble> pulse shaped?
[00:14] <jcoxon> no
[00:15] <fnoble> the telit modules do look super sweet
[00:15] <jcoxon> can't get the accuracy without another micro
[00:15] <jcoxon> and that means more of everything
[00:15] <jcoxon> but now i can test the radio before the launch i should be able to refine the morse
[00:15] <fnoble> why did you decide to go with a radio as well as the sms?
[00:16] <fnoble> i mean, is the sms reliable?
[00:16] <jcoxon> cause the blackout of waiting for hte sms is terrible
[00:16] <jcoxon> yes very much
[00:16] <fnoble> cool
[00:16] <fnoble> sounds like a very neat payload
[00:17] <jcoxon> it should be
[00:17] <jcoxon> there are very few parts
[00:17] <jcoxon> if only the gps worked above 24km, then i would go for an altitude record
[00:18] <fnoble> hmm, does the gsm transmitter exceed the 10mw limit? :)
[00:18] <jcoxon> yes
[00:18] <fnoble> well, you could always use an external backup gps
[00:18] <jcoxon> definitly
[00:18] <jcoxon> yeah
[00:18] <fnoble> naughty naughty
[00:18] <jcoxon> actually i've made it only transmit when in reception
[00:18] <jcoxon> the beauty of the module
[00:18] <fnoble> or "modify" your sirf
[00:20] <jcoxon> hmmmm
[00:20] <jcoxon> well its something to add to later flights
[00:20] <jcoxon> get the main bit working first
[00:20] <fnoble> indeed
[00:21] <fnoble> we have a gps experiment to send up when henry sends it to us
[00:21] <jcoxon> i thought it was here already
[00:21] <fnoble> which has a whole bunch of gps' on it, to see which ones are limited
[00:21] <fnoble> no, unfortunately not
[00:22] <jcoxon> oh right
[00:23] <jcoxon> i better be off, have stuff for tomorrow
[00:23] <jcoxon> night all
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[09:23] <neontube> hey jcoxon
[09:23] <neontube> how goes it ?
[09:23] <neontube> Lucie says:
[09:23] <neontube> In the man last night's words...if he adored me as much as he says, he wouldn't be living with another woman.
[09:23] <neontube> oops shouldn't have pasted that
[09:24] <neontube> http://www.neontube.plus.com/weathersat2.jpg - noaa 17
[09:24] <neontube> http://www.neontube.plus.com/weathersat3.jpg
[09:24] <neontube> noaa 15 @ 4am
[09:24] <neontube> http://www.neontube.plus.com/weathersat4.jpg
[09:24] <neontube> noaa 15 @ 6am
[09:30] <jcoxon> wow
[09:30] <jcoxon> so all set up now?
[09:31] <jcoxon> damn it, going to have to dash
[09:31] <jcoxon> will be around soon!
[09:31] <jcoxon> :-)
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[17:48] <neontube> evening all
[18:03] <natrium42> hey
[18:04] <neontube> how goes it
[18:05] <natrium42> pretty good, you?
[18:06] <neontube> still messing about with the weatersat box
[18:08] <neontube> getting some better results now
[18:08] <neontube> www.neontube.co.uk/wxtoimg
[18:09] <natrium42> very cool
[18:09] <neontube> bbl
[18:09] <natrium42> so some pc software overlays the clouds over a map?
[18:34] <neontube> yer
[18:34] <neontube> u put in your grid reference
[18:36] <neontube> and it does all the rest
[18:36] <natrium42> i see
[18:36] <neontube> including auto start stop times for recording based on sat pass info
[18:36] <natrium42> how many passes are there per day?
[18:36] <neontube> it even does the ftp and web page creation
[18:37] <neontube> 2-5
[18:37] <neontube> there could be others, but i havn't got the tuneing crystals for them
[18:38] <neontube> i need a 137.1Mhz cystal and i can pick up another 2 i think
[18:40] <natrium42> bbl
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[23:42] <jcoxon> evening all
[23:53] <kc0wys_> hello
[23:54] <jcoxon> hey kc0wys_
[23:54] <jcoxon> hows it going?
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