highaltitude.log.20080629

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[03:43] <Kornholijo> Hello ;)
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[11:46] <jcoxon> morning edmoore
[12:04] <Laurenceb> edmoore: got a lock with your lassen iq yet?
[12:05] <Laurenceb> mine is on my windowsill atm, but no sats :-S
[12:10] <Laurenceb> hmm maybe there is a low e coating on these windows... but I dont think so
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[14:11] <jcoxon> AMAZING
[14:11] <jcoxon> Got packet radio working on my gumstix
[14:13] <jcoxon> its been a marathon of a hack
[14:27] <Laurenceb> nice
[14:27] <Laurenceb> what frequency/power?
[14:27] <Laurenceb> or is it using the audio in?
[14:29] <jcoxon> Laurenceb, its using hte soundcard as the TNC
[14:29] <jcoxon> so i haven't plugged it into the radio yet, lots still to do
[14:29] <jcoxon> and i've only set up audio out right now
[15:19] <Laurenceb> sounds promising
[15:19] <Laurenceb> what application are you using?
[15:20] <jcoxon> soundmodem
[15:20] <Laurenceb> I was looking at the source for fldigi
[15:20] <Laurenceb> but its soooo complicated
[15:21] <Laurenceb> its really annoying that my lassen iq cant get a lock, I think it might be my windows
[15:22] <Laurenceb> have you experienced double glazing blocking the signal?
[15:22] <jcoxon> nope
[15:23] <Laurenceb> the windows at uni block it, but I wouldnt have thought the ones on my house were new enough to have low e coatings
[15:24] <Laurenceb> bbl
[16:06] <kornholijo> oi!
[16:11] <kornholijo> jcoxon: oi!
[16:11] <kornholijo> Laurenceb: oi!
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[17:30] <jcoxon> hehe, slightly slow oi kornholijo
[17:34] <jcoxon> hey edmoore, finally got the gumstix audio working
[17:34] <jcoxon> can hear the packets
[17:49] <edmoore> jcoxon, cool
[17:49] <edmoore> jcoxon, can you get xchat aqua to go bing when you are mentione?
[17:54] <edmoore> nvm, got it
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[21:14] <Laurenceb> edmoore: can you get a lock with your lassen iq ?
[21:15] <edmoore> yep
[21:15] <Laurenceb> how good a signal does it need?
[21:17] <Laurenceb> as in how much sky, indoors?
[21:18] <edmoore> sat antenna on the window
[21:18] <edmoore> seemed quite happy
[21:18] <Laurenceb> also what is your fix status? mine is 3 even tho it doesnt seem to have locked
[21:18] <edmoore> leave it for a good hour to build up almanac
[21:18] <Laurenceb> oh god
[21:19] <edmoore> i don't remember off the top of my head
[21:19] <Laurenceb> do you need a battery to retain that?
[21:19] <edmoore> fergus has everything in his room atm
[21:19] <edmoore> yep :)
[21:19] <edmoore> or offload it
[21:19] <Laurenceb> oh ffs
[21:19] <edmoore> batt backup is A Good Thing
[21:20] <Laurenceb> well I have fix status 3, tracked sats 0
[21:20] <Laurenceb> lat 0.0000, long 0.00000
[21:20] <edmoore> lol
[21:20] <edmoore> not quite
[21:20] <edmoore> I'm not sure - leave it for a bit
[21:21] <edmoore> send a full reset command if it's not happy after, say, 1h
[21:21] <Laurenceb> status 3 is 2D fix in the tsip reference
[21:21] <Laurenceb> so I dont get it
[21:21] <Laurenceb> I'll take a look at the datasheet for the module
[21:22] <Laurenceb> guess a battery holder could be soldered on veroboard
[21:25] <Laurenceb> http://pastebin.com/m5eb5bcc8 <--- test code I'm using
[21:30] <Laurenceb> hmmm I guess if you soldered a button cell holder on the tracked side on veroboard you could use it
[21:30] <Laurenceb> omfg 1 sat
[21:30] <Laurenceb> edmoore you were right :P
[21:30] <edmoore> maybe there is a plasma forcefield around your house
[21:30] <Laurenceb> 2 sats
[21:30] <Laurenceb> its all going on now
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[21:31] <edmoore> they say it normally takes from 15 mins to 45
[21:31] <Laurenceb> 13 minutes atm
[21:32] <Laurenceb> I'd guess you could only see 2 sats from my desk anyway
[21:32] <Laurenceb> yeah I forgot about the almanac
[21:35] <edmoore> your opengps idea would rock
[21:35] <edmoore> if you could make cheap and easily do-able hardware
[21:35] <edmoore> like lqfp fpgas
[21:35] <Laurenceb> yeah
[21:36] <Laurenceb> I need to improve my skills a bit first
[21:36] <edmoore> there would be a lot of interest. You could make a heckuva website that would teach people a lot of stuff
[21:36] <edmoore> well you've got 3 years on that lined up :)
[21:36] <Laurenceb> hehe
[21:38] <Laurenceb> I'm not sure if you would want some ram as well, guess it depends if you want it to run linux or a RTOS
[21:45] <edmoore> isn't linux a bit heavy?
[21:45] <edmoore> might give you more points though for the sorts that like things to run linux
[21:46] <Laurenceb> well it would allow you to get fuller use of your hardware I suppose
[21:48] <Laurenceb> those superbright leds from sparkfun are impressive, I'm lighting up the ceiling with 2ma
[21:57] <edmoore> lol
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[22:40] <Laurenceb> cant seem to pick up more than 2 sats in here so its not getting a lock, guess I'll have to try it outside with a battery fitted
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