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[08:42] <rjharrison> Any sign of life on here yet?
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[10:47] <robert_asus> moring all
[10:47] <robert_asus> Just tested my beacon on the way to the ball park with the kids
[10:47] Nick change: robert_asus -> rjharriso1
[10:48] Nick change: rjharriso1 -> rjharrison_
[10:48] <rjharrison_> thats better
[10:48] <rjharrison_> Beacon now checks that there appears to be a valid lat and long before updating the tx string
[10:49] <rjharrison_> If not the last known value is tx'ed and an E added to indicate that it is an estimate
[10:53] <rjharrison_> ICARUS 093455 52.23323 -1.4343 128 180.5 55.34
[10:53] <rjharrison_> ICARUS 093455 52.23323 -1.4343 128 180.5 55.34 E
[10:54] <rjharrison_> Like that
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[10:56] <rjharrison_> Moring ed
[10:57] <rjharrison_> Congrats on your ham
[10:57] <rjharrison_> What did you get on the intermetiate exam?
[10:57] <rjharrison_> intermediate
[10:58] <rjharrison_> Launch this w/e is abandoned then?
[11:01] <rjharrison_> ... --- ... --- ...
[11:10] <rjharrison_> ding dong ding dong
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[11:24] <rjharrison_> !learn add foo This is often used along with 'bar' as a default file name or variable. It's use was widely publicised through Kernigan and Ritchies C Programming book.
[11:26] <rjharrison_> Looks like the zeusbot isn't playing ball this morning
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[12:34] <edmoore> rjharrison: yo
[12:34] <edmoore> no launch today
[12:34] <edmoore> don't know what I got
[12:34] <edmoore> i think I got 4 wrong
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[15:35] <neontube> word up
[15:35] <neontube> how is everyone
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[19:40] <rjharrison> Evening all
[19:40] <rjharrison> Anyone out there tonights
[19:40] <rjharrison> Anyone out there tonight
[19:45] <edmoore> yes
[19:45] <rjharrison> Hi ed
[19:46] <rjharrison> Shame about the weather
[19:46] <rjharrison> You'll have to get a decent radio now with CTCSS and we'll be able to have a chat
[19:46] <rjharrison> Apparently there is a nice ICOM 7000 out there :)
[19:53] <edmoore> :)
[19:53] <edmoore> one day!
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[19:56] <Laurenceb> hello
[20:03] <Laurenceb> I was reading an interesting article about inflatable space towers
[20:04] <Laurenceb> not 100% sure it would work, but it appears to be orders of magnitude easier that a space elevator
[20:05] <Laurenceb> it would need polymer nanofiber composites
[20:11] <Laurenceb> also active stabilisation to stop buckling
[20:17] <natrium42> http://notalwaysright.com/chippendales-the-golden-years/1280
[20:17] <natrium42> XD
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[20:46] <Laurenceb> http://wiki.ukhas.org.uk/code:parafoil_tests
[20:49] <Laurenceb> seems to work ok :D
[20:52] <natrium42> nice Laurenceb
[20:54] <Laurenceb> I thought I'd bricked the gps
[20:54] <Laurenceb> it would get sats, but never give a lock
[20:54] <Laurenceb> looks like the battery backed ram was corrupted
[20:55] <Laurenceb> I removed the battery and left it for a few minutes
[21:06] <Laurenceb> the altitude is amazingly stable compared with sirf2
[21:07] <Laurenceb> I'm so tempted to get one of those cheap rc panes with two motor differential throttling and put this on
[21:14] <natrium42> which chipset are you using?
[21:14] <natrium42> sirf III?
[21:15] <natrium42> Laurenceb
[21:17] <Laurenceb> lassen iq
[21:18] <Laurenceb> I'm still not 100% sure it wasnt my confuguration settings that screwed it up - I commented them out as well as clearing the BBRAM
[21:19] <Laurenceb> odd thing is it hung on startup
[21:20] <natrium42> oh right
[21:20] <Laurenceb> the avr that is - it got to rprintfProgStr(PSTR("Test ground control function\r\n"));
[21:20] <Laurenceb> http://wiki.ukhas.org.uk/code:parafoil_tsip
[21:20] <Laurenceb> I think it got stuck in that loop, but I'm not sure why, as L should have been zero
[21:24] <Laurenceb> for(;L;L--) shouldnt run if L=0 right?
[21:26] <natrium42> correct
[21:27] <Laurenceb> hmm I dont know
[21:27] <Laurenceb> all ram is supposed to be initialised to 0
[21:27] <Laurenceb> so as L is in main it should have been zero
[21:28] <rjharrison> Anyone used mose code for tracking payload in the past
[21:28] <rjharrison> morse :)
[21:28] <rjharrison> I was wondering how fast it was being sent!
[21:29] <natrium42> ;L looks like a weird smiley
[21:29] <natrium42> i would use variable D
[21:30] <Laurenceb> haha
[21:31] <natrium42> oooh --> http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/news_center/news/110708.php
[21:31] <natrium42> "SETI Radio Telescopes Track New Horizons"
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[22:40] <Laurenceb> bbl
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[23:37] <Laurenceb> any matlab users?
[23:37] <Laurenceb> I'm trying to make a for loop
[23:37] <Laurenceb> but it doesnt seem to work :(
[23:45] <Laurenceb> oh it does work
[23:45] <Laurenceb> its just stupidly slow
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