highaltitude.log.20101213

[00:00] <Dan-K2VOL> iNatrium, we had to nix pic uploads due to the no-nuclear-reactors-on-ballooons-for-power treaty :-P
[00:00] <fsphil> ah well - the internet connection at the launch site will be very slow anyway, I doubt it could handle megapixel images :)
[00:00] <iNatrium> Dan-K2VOL: launch pics
[00:00] <iNatrium> :)
[00:00] <iNatrium> it scales them down
[00:01] <fsphil> I'll try and get a webcam running anyway, got a quickcam 9000 pro which can take pretty good images
[00:01] <Dan-K2VOL> we'll see, we're going to have live ustream
[00:02] <iNatrium> oh, cool
[00:04] <SpeedEvil> I was looking for some data on my 9000, and found that the logitech 9000 is the camera of choice for the discerning camgirl.
[00:05] <iNatrium> lol
[00:06] <Nigey> :o
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[00:31] <Nigey> Meh
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[01:11] <juxta> i think Darkside has used a logitech 9000 at our launches with good success
[01:14] <SpeedEvil> It's a good cam.
[01:14] Action: SpeedEvil wishes there were some webcams without rolling shutters.
[01:21] <fsphil> yea that would be nice
[01:21] <fsphil> or at least faster rolling shutters
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[02:59] <Zuph> I will code balloon flight computers no more forever.
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[04:59] <Dan-K2VOL> this is gruelling, but fun
[04:59] <Dan-K2VOL> haha brad
[05:11] <Zuph> Heh
[05:12] <Zuph> According to cloc, our flight computer software is over 1800 lines of code
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[05:35] <Dan-K2VOL> On top of the jet stream, all covered with frost, we lost our poor speedball, when my software freezed
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[07:07] <Darkside> ehehe
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[11:04] <m1x10> Hi all
[11:07] <fsphil> morning m1x10
[11:10] <fsphil> ooh, saturday will be a busy day in HAB land: http://www.southgatearc.org/news/december2010/habex3_1312.htm
[11:12] <m1x10> Hello fsphil
[11:14] <jonsowman> morning all
[11:17] <m1x10> fsphil I ordered USBtinyISP AVR Programmer
[11:17] <m1x10> http://www.adafruit.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=16&products_id=46
[11:18] <fsphil> cute
[11:18] <fsphil> they're very handy to have
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[11:20] <m1x10> yes I want to flash my own bootloader on the atmega644p
[11:20] <m1x10> so to change the crystal freq
[11:20] <fsphil> that should do the job
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[11:27] <m1x10> mhh, It comes in parts? not soldered?
[11:29] <fsphil> hmm. it's not really clear on that, but "Kit includes all parts necessary" suggests it comes in bits
[11:31] <fsphil> yea, on the faq it says it's not assembled
[11:31] <fsphil> time to practice your soldering :)
[11:38] <fsphil> the predictor seems to have die again
[11:38] <fsphil> +d
[11:50] <m1x10> mhh
[11:50] <m1x10> thats crap
[11:50] <m1x10> I just finished eating beans :P
[11:51] <m1x10> and this morning i got my first picture in front of the missisles at -5C !
[11:52] <fsphil> Why so cold?
[11:55] <m1x10> its 500m altitude mountain
[11:57] <m1x10> ping fsphil, dcc get
[12:00] <fsphil> yeesh, that's more snow than we got
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[12:11] <jonsowman> fsphil: having predictor issues?
[12:12] <fsphil> yea, it seemed to go a bit weird on me - predictor would run but return with an empty map
[12:12] <jonsowman> interesting
[12:12] <fsphil> lemme try again, and get a link
[12:12] <jonsowman> got a uuid?
[12:12] <jonsowman> ta
[12:13] <fsphil> http://habhub.org/predict/#!/uuid=a57fe1be75bb0b6dfab0d7b666eab1290b4dd218
[12:14] <jonsowman> 2 secs, having ssh keys issues
[12:17] <jonsowman> http://habhub.org/predict/#!/uuid=a57fe1be75bb0b6dfab0d7b666eab1290b4dd218
[12:17] <jonsowman> there you go :)
[12:18] <fsphil> ah brilliant
[12:18] <fsphil> bad cache?
[12:18] <jonsowman> yep
[12:20] <fsphil> can you fix the wind too? ;)
[12:20] <jonsowman> hehe
[12:21] <fsphil> how accurate do you think a prediction for saturday would be?
[12:21] <jonsowman> not very
[12:21] <jonsowman> I'd start trusting it at the 12z model on Thursday
[12:22] <fsphil> yep - hopefully it moves away from the coast a bit
[12:23] <jonsowman> fingers crossed
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[12:55] <Nigey> meh
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[14:15] <eroomde> greeting s Dan-K2VOL
[14:15] <eroomde> all - does anyone have build instructions for dl-fldigi on OSX?
[14:15] <eroomde> I want to try something
[14:15] <eroomde> I know jcoxon does but he's busy chopping people's limbs off
[14:16] <fsphil> I failed miserably when I tried it on osx
[14:16] <fsphil> couldn't get past some libcurl errors
[14:17] <eroomde> mmm. I'm pre-empting that altogether by asking
[14:17] <eroomde> I often get stressed at spending two days trying to make something build successfully
[14:17] <eroomde> and get really thoroughly upset with osx package management
[14:17] <eroomde> and end up not bothering
[14:18] <fsphil> I know it involves Macports
[14:18] <fsphil> for the dependencies
[14:19] <eroomde> macports drives me up the wall
[14:20] <eroomde> i got it to install couchdb and it downloaded and build an erlang version as a depency but it built a version of erlang that was incompatible with the version of couchdb
[14:20] <eroomde> that's not package management
[14:20] <eroomde> that's package mismanagement
[14:20] <eroomde> I've been told 'homebrew' is now the package manager of choice for OSX. I will give it a whirl
[14:23] <russss> it's highly recommended, the author is a good friend of mine
[14:25] <jonsowman> I must try it
[14:26] <jonsowman> been using fink for a bit
[14:26] <jonsowman> which seems alright
[14:26] <Dan-K2VOL> morning eroomde
[14:26] <eroomde> thanks for the recommendation russss
[14:28] <Nigey> nooooo we have snow on friday :(
[14:29] <eroomde> Is all still on track Dan-K2VOL ?
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[14:38] <Dan-K2VOL> not so much eroomde, zuph and I worked till 3am local time on the onboard code, but there's a lot that remains. There's a lot of people in LVL1 that chose to try to fly by this winter (against my recommendataion to target next winter), but they just aren't willing to commit the time I warned them they'd have to commit
[14:39] <Dan-K2VOL> so it falls to a few to pick up the slack, as I'm sure you and the others here are familiar with, ballooning requires a ton of work
[14:41] <Dan-K2VOL> we have many more people involved than we did for SNOX, but also are attempting a much more advanced electronics system, and they're also going from zero experience to attempting to nail the most advanced performance in the world in 3 months
[14:41] <Dan-K2VOL> so, considering that, we're doing smashingly well
[14:42] <Dan-K2VOL> all main electrical subsystems are built, and code is written for all small subsystems
[14:43] <Dan-K2VOL> the only thing that remains incomplete are the two complex modules - the comm controller, and the flight computer
[14:43] <Dan-K2VOL> and the backend data systems aren't finished
[14:50] <eroomde> that sounds very familiar
[14:51] <eroomde> and of course systems integration takes the other 90% of the time
[14:51] <eroomde> amazing how connecting point a to point b with a wire causes more problems than anything else
[14:53] <eroomde> Dan-K2VOL: are you building multiples of each board?
[14:54] <SpeedEvil> Laurenceb: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polybenzimidazole_fiber
[14:56] <Laurenceb> interesdting
[14:57] <SpeedEvil> http://www.pbiproducts.com/en/icp
[15:00] <Laurenceb> not very strong tho
[15:02] <SpeedEvil> No. Astounding that it's got a working temp as a fabric up to 550c though
[15:03] <SpeedEvil> I wonder about as a filler in an ablative nozzle
[15:03] <Laurenceb> silica goes higher
[15:03] <Laurenceb> way higher
[15:03] <SpeedEvil> hmm - true
[15:04] <Laurenceb> silica phenolic seems to be the ultimate ablative
[15:04] <Laurenceb> well for pure heat proofing
[15:21] <eroomde> I LIKE HOMEBREW
[15:21] <eroomde> oh whoops
[15:21] <eroomde> well anyway, the emphasis is perhaps justified in this case
[15:24] <eroomde> Dan-K2VOL: who's the guy who looks like he's having the time of his life in this shot? http://yfrog.com/h4bfqxj
[15:28] <Nigey> lol he looks very .... unamused
[15:31] <Laurenceb> the young RMS
[15:31] <eroomde> It reminds me of the cusf project we did last year
[15:31] <eroomde> 4am every single morning, this is what people looked like
[15:32] <eroomde> knowing there was another 2 months of this shit
[15:33] <Nigey> ouch
[15:33] Action: Laurenceb feels like that atm
[15:36] <jonsowman> eroomde: recommend homebrew then? over fink?
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[16:05] <eroomde> jonsowman: based on installing only about three things, yes
[16:05] <eroomde> I might get myself a new hdd and do a clean OSX install, infact
[16:05] <eroomde> and re-install everything via homebrew
[16:06] <eroomde> my 120GB 5400 original is creaking a lot
[16:06] <eroomde> bbiab
[16:07] <jonsowman> hehe ok
[16:08] <jonsowman> what sort of things do you use ports/fink/homebrew for?
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[16:33] <Dan-K2VOL> eroomde: we have multiples of each board, but aren't assembling them until we know they the design is good :-)
[16:33] <Dan-K2VOL> gtg all, ttyl
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[16:41] <eroomde> jonsowman: bigger packages like octave, latex
[16:41] <eroomde> libs that are needed as dependencies for whatever reason
[16:41] <eroomde> and random unixy untilities that don't come with osx but that would be nice
[16:41] <eroomde> like wget (just as lots of scripts assume it)
[16:41] <jonsowman> yea
[16:41] <jonsowman> just installed homebrew and installed wget with it
[16:41] <jonsowman> really fast
[16:41] <eroomde> and random python blobs
[16:42] <eroomde> yeah
[16:42] <jonsowman> not as many packages as macports though
[16:43] <eroomde> no indeed
[16:43] <eroomde> though that should grow, hopefully, with time
[16:44] <jonsowman> yea
[16:44] <jonsowman> seems to be under fairly active development
[16:45] <eroomde> i'll use macports as a fallback
[16:45] <jonsowman> and the whole git model with people forking and writing their own "formulas" and then having them pulled into upstream is a great idea
[16:45] <eroomde> although maybe even contribute a package to homebrew if i need it
[16:45] <jonsowman> yea
[16:45] <jonsowman> I know no Ruby
[16:45] <jonsowman> another language I'd like to learn
[16:45] <jonsowman> at some point.
[16:46] <eroomde> same
[16:46] <eroomde> although am not in such a hurry to learn it
[16:47] <eroomde> trying to learn lisp, or rather work through the SICP book
[16:48] <LazyLeopard> Aye. wget is a particularly irritating MacOSX omission...
[16:49] <eroomde> well curl Is The Future
[16:49] <eroomde> but like of wget just seems to break loads of things
[16:52] <jonsowman> yea
[16:53] <jonsowman> installed now
[16:53] <eroomde> lack*
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[16:54] <eroomde> the only thing is I'm damned i i can find my keynote dvd and the few other bits of software i've paid for. this is the only thing holding me back from re-installing osx
[16:54] <eroomde> it's toooo long ago and university has come and gone and none of my stuff survives university
[16:56] <jonsowman> haha
[16:56] <jonsowman> you got hold of a new radio yet?
[16:57] <jonsowman> I lost track of what's happening with cusf radios
[17:00] <eroomde> no not yet
[17:00] <eroomde> maybe i should though for dan's launch
[17:01] <eroomde> i'm just being a bit untechnical at the moment
[17:01] <jonsowman> don't blame you at all lol
[17:01] <eroomde> baking, walking, travelling, reading, more baking
[17:01] <jonsowman> there is a new IC-7000 in the lab
[17:01] <jonsowman> I don't know if that will be/is yours
[17:01] <eroomde> oh?
[17:01] <eroomde> that must be mine I think
[17:01] <jonsowman> along with at least one new PSU for the IC-7000
[17:01] <eroomde> yep
[17:01] <jonsowman> I think there might be two new PSUs
[17:01] <eroomde> that'd be the one
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[17:02] <jonsowman> :)
[17:02] <eroomde> i need to knock up a mobile 40m antenna in that case
[17:05] <jonsowman> :)
[17:05] <jonsowman> oh yay the htop from brew doesn't segfault when you try to change the SortBy column
[17:05] <jonsowman> \o/
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[17:08] <eroomde> I might try and make a 40m magnetic loop antenna
[17:08] <eroomde> that'd be a really good use for those vacuum variable capacitors in the lab
[17:14] <jonsowman> sounds good
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[17:40] <fsphil> Geminids meteor shower peaks tonight .. above all that cloud, grr
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[18:42] <jonsowman> eroomde: `brew install cowsay` :D
[18:45] Nick change: laurence_ -> Laurenceb_
[18:45] <Laurenceb_> finally got the parts from moonraker
[18:48] <eroomde> jonsowman: explain before i do
[18:49] <eroomde> dw, googles
[18:49] <eroomde> googled*
[18:49] <jonsowman> hehe
[18:50] <jonsowman> it's a pity `fortune` is not also available
[18:50] <eroomde> vrms
[18:50] <jonsowman> `fortune | cowsay` is probably the best thing about linux
[18:50] <eroomde> brew install vrms
[18:51] <jonsowman> will do
[18:51] <jonsowman> i'm installing imagemagick at the mo
[18:51] <jonsowman> also ssh-copy-id, I've missed that on osx
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[18:57] <fsphil> ping natrium42
[19:00] <fsphil> lol: http://habhub.org/predict/#!/uuid=f6a976097ec585ebd35e53d9e8f5fc84f258016a
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[19:01] <eroomde> wtf?
[19:01] <LazyLeopard> Straight up, straight down? Weird...
[19:01] <jonsowman> oh dear
[19:02] <jonsowman> fsphil: http://habhub.org/predict/#!/uuid=f6a976097ec585ebd35e53d9e8f5fc84f258016a
[19:02] <jonsowman> sorry, it's having a bad day
[19:02] <fsphil> ta - yea I've had it doing all sorts today
[19:02] <fsphil> noaa problems?
[19:03] <jonsowman> I think so
[19:03] <jonsowman> it's been fine (well, no complaints) for a few weeks
[19:03] <jonsowman> today is all broke...
[19:03] <jonsowman> heh
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[19:19] <jonsowman> eroomde: no vrms?
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[19:27] <Nigey> evening jcoxon
[19:29] <jcoxon> evening
[19:37] <Nigey> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BfU-wMwL2U
[19:37] <Nigey> i want 1 of those !
[19:53] <jonsowman> oh wow, fortune is in brew :D
[19:55] <jonsowman> and ddate
[19:55] <jonsowman> lol
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[19:58] Nick change: laurence_ -> Laurenceb_
[19:59] <Laurenceb_> anyone know much about edge detectors?
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[19:59] Action: Laurenceb_ is really pissed off
[20:00] <Laurenceb_> everything ive tried leaves the edges full of holes
[20:00] <Laurenceb_> theres got to be something that works?
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[21:17] <Lunar_Lander> hello
[21:18] <jonsowman> hello
[21:19] <Lunar_Lander> how's life?
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[21:23] <jonsowman> yeah not too bad
[21:23] <jonsowman> yourself?
[21:24] <Lunar_Lander> I'm OK too
[21:24] <Lunar_Lander> we will have a flight from NL in the next days
[21:33] <jonsowman> :D
[21:33] <Lunar_Lander> yea
[21:34] <Lunar_Lander> I wrote them an e-mail
[21:34] <Lunar_Lander> as they wrote in the blog "help is needed"
[21:34] <Lunar_Lander> xD
[21:37] <Lunar_Lander> by the way
[21:38] <Lunar_Lander> do you know the NCAR Scientific Ballooning Handbook?
[21:38] <jonsowman> I don't
[21:38] <Lunar_Lander> it is a great read
[21:39] <Lunar_Lander> it is mostly about zero-pressure balloons, but the data can be derived for rubber balloons
[21:49] Nick change: DagoRed -> dr_fuds
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[22:00] <eroomde> greets
[22:01] <jonsowman> hello eroomde
[22:02] <SpeedEvil> ?Hello!
[22:03] <Lunar_Lander> hello
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[22:10] <Zuph> Good Evening #ha!
[22:15] <natrium42> fsphil, you pung me?
[22:15] <Lunar_Lander> hello Zuph
[22:17] <natrium42> atlas launch soon?
[22:17] <stilldavid> hey Zuph !
[22:19] <Zuph> Hola Lunar_Lander, stilldavid
[22:25] <eroomde> jonsowman: your new machine is based on a 6 core amd cpu right?
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[22:26] <jonsowman> yes
[22:26] <Lunar_Lander> hi jcoxon
[22:26] <jonsowman> Phenom X6 1055T
[22:26] <jcoxon> hey
[22:26] <Lunar_Lander> how are you?
[22:26] <jonsowman> eroomde: why?
[22:26] <natrium42> yo jcoxon
[22:26] <jcoxon> Lunar_Lander, surviving
[22:26] <eroomde> jonsowman: might build a new machine. was wondering if you've found it
[22:26] <eroomde> sorry, how you've found it
[22:26] <Lunar_Lander> same here
[22:27] <Lunar_Lander> eroomde do you remember mentioning superpressure balloons?
[22:27] <eroomde> yes
[22:27] <jonsowman> eroomde: fantastic so far, seriously, seriously fast
[22:27] <Lunar_Lander> well superpressure balloons seem to have great characteristics
[22:28] <Lunar_Lander> a superpressure balloon launched from Australia stayed aloft for 212 days before coming down
[22:28] <eroomde> yep, diffusion is all you have to worry about
[22:28] <jonsowman> eroomde: it's roughly comparable to the i5 750/760 for games
[22:28] <eroomde> and you can minimise that with the right kind of materials
[22:28] <jonsowman> but for my uses, the extra two cores are more useful
[22:29] <eroomde> jonsowman: ok cool. are you running windows on it?
[22:29] <jonsowman> I've got W7 installed as I have a retail copy
[22:29] <jonsowman> but I haven't even booted into it yet
[22:29] <eroomde> what are your uses?
[22:29] <jonsowman> using Ubuntu 10.10
[22:29] <eroomde> i can only really see myself using loads of cores if i pass -j6 to gcc
[22:29] <eroomde> actually I guess handbrake video encoding...
[22:30] <jonsowman> yea, that and video/audio conversion
[22:30] <DanielRichman> but when you do, then you realise it's worth it
[22:30] <eroomde> DanielRichman: lol
[22:30] <DanielRichman> and don't forget ophcrack
[22:30] <eroomde> my c++ projects are not really the kinds of things that take appreciable amounts of time to compile
[22:30] <jonsowman> also, the X6 was cheaper than the i5 quad
[22:30] <jonsowman> at the time I bought it (due to special offers)
[22:30] <DanielRichman> mmm AMD
[22:31] <eroomde> except this one time, in band camp, i used some template metaprogramming to generate gaussian kernals for this bayesian signal processing thing. that took the cmpiler 2 hours
[22:31] <DanielRichman> :O
[22:31] <Randomskk> blimey
[22:31] <eroomde> wow that reads like gobledeygook. it wasn't really, was just getting it to do some signal processing for me
[22:31] <DanielRichman> 2 hours on your macbook, or...?
[22:31] <eroomde> on my asus eeepc :D
[22:31] <jonsowman> ah
[22:31] <Randomskk> haha ah right
[22:31] <eroomde> but it was the kernal generation that was a total abuse of the compiler
[22:32] <fsphil> ello natrium42
[22:32] <eroomde> kernal in the matrix of numbers sence, rather than the operating system sense
[22:32] <fsphil> can you send me the url for pushing images to the tracker?
[22:33] <fsphil> I thought i still had it on my laptop, but there's no sign of it
[22:33] <jonsowman> budget-wise I couldn't stretch to an i7, so the six-core AMD seemed like the most sensible option
[22:33] <eroomde> i was thinking about an i5
[22:33] <eroomde> 750
[22:33] <jonsowman> Randomskk has one I believe
[22:33] <Randomskk> I had to check
[22:33] <Randomskk> but yes
[22:33] <jonsowman> we also have one in our family computer at home
[22:33] <Randomskk> I have an i5 750
[22:34] <eroomde> but actually i think my money now will go on upgrading my mbp with an ssd and second big spinning hdd in place of the optical drive
[22:34] <jonsowman> mmm SSD
[22:34] <eroomde> there's a very good looking kit that allows this
[22:34] <eroomde> and my hdd is almost full and i'm nowehere near being able to afford a new mbp atm
[22:34] <jcoxon> hmmm some reason the latest log file from zeusbot tries to open as a binary file on firefox
[22:34] Action: Randomskk is sitting on 2tb hdd space now
[22:35] <Randomskk> jcoxon: probably weird encoding chars somewhere?
[22:35] <jcoxon> ping Zuph
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[22:35] <Zuph> jcoxon: you rang?
[22:36] <jonsowman> eroomde: sounds sensible
[22:36] <DanielRichman> there's some binary trash in the first line of the log, as far as i can see
[22:36] <Randomskk> yaaay
[22:36] Action: Randomskk got a bench psu for christmas
[22:36] <jcoxon> Zuph, was wondering if i could had access to make a white star wiki page for HF
[22:36] <eroomde> how do you know already?
[22:36] <Randomskk> 2 channels, 30V 5A per channel, can series or parallel them together
[22:36] <jcoxon> as i'm running that apparently
[22:36] <eroomde> Randomskk: I beleive I might have the same one
[22:37] <eroomde> white with a useful soft handle on the top?
[22:37] <Randomskk> yes
[22:37] <Randomskk> http://uk.farnell.com/caltek/psm2-5a/psu-laboratory/dp/1270465
[22:38] <eroomde> ah mine isn't exactly that one but basically the same
[22:38] <eroomde> very useful
[22:38] <Randomskk> yea
[22:38] <Randomskk> now that I've got a scope too I'm super set
[22:38] <eroomde> dual makes life so much easier, especially with anything to do with analogue that needs dual rails
[22:38] Action: Randomskk just needs a network and spectrum analyser now
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[22:38] <eroomde> i am seriously keen for a network analyser
[22:39] <eroomde> would be so useful for tuning
[22:39] <Randomskk> eietl have one, kind of
[22:39] <Randomskk> 50kHz upper frequency though
[22:39] <eroomde> that's a spectrum analyser
[22:39] <eroomde> that's just for control engineers to draw pretty graphs
[22:39] <eroomde> or ugly graphs, if it's generating nyquist diagrams
[22:39] <Randomskk> it can also operate as a network analyser
[22:39] <eroomde> you ever seen what an actual measured nyquist diagram looks like?
[22:40] <Randomskk> no
[22:40] <Randomskk> I can guess they don't look much like what we plot
[22:40] <eroomde> it looks like a toddler with a crayon and graph paper
[22:40] <Randomskk> hah
[22:40] <eroomde> at high freques the snr plummets and it just becomes a squiggly mess
[22:41] <eroomde> bbc4 at 11
[22:41] <eroomde> 'the joy of stats'
[22:41] <eroomde> sounds questionable until I tell you that it's Hans Rosling presenting it
[22:42] <eroomde> him of the most famous TED talk
[22:42] <eroomde> definitely going to watch!
[22:42] <jcoxon> eroomde, successfully compile dl-fldigi?
[22:45] <Zuph> jcoxon: Just create an account on Wiki.whitestarballoon.com.
[22:45] <eroomde> jcoxon: i haven't, no
[22:45] <Zuph> jcoxon: I'm currently vetting all account creations, but I'll let yours through :-p
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[22:46] <jcoxon> Zuph, done
[22:46] <jcoxon> eroomde, any issues?
[22:47] <Zuph> jcoxon: You're approved
[22:47] <jcoxon> do i get an email with a password?
[22:49] <Zuph> You should, but it might be spam filtered.
[22:50] <Zuph> We're hosted on AWS, and some email providers block email from our server
[22:50] <jcoxon> good point
[22:50] <Zuph> if it isn't in your spam folder, let me know, and I'll manually alter it.
[22:50] <jcoxon> found it
[22:50] <Zuph> cool
[22:51] <jcoxon> should it go anywhere in particular
[22:52] <jcoxon> i'll use: http://wiki.whitestarballoon.com/doku.php?id=hardware:radio:wb8elkwhitestarn17
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[22:53] <Zuph> That's the page for the hardware/interface spec for the radio. Feel free to use that, or another dedicated page for volunteers.
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[23:23] <jcoxon> Zuph, http://wiki.whitestarballoon.com/doku.php?id=hardware:radio:wb8elkwhitestarn17
[23:27] <Zuph> jcoxon: That looks fantastic
[23:29] <jcoxon> i lifted a lot from the ukhas wiki
[23:29] <Zuph> heh
[23:29] <jcoxon> might update some of the pictures with the latest latest version
[23:29] <Zuph> What works, works :)
[23:29] <jcoxon> especially teh switch button
[23:30] <jcoxon> as that'll be super useful
[23:30] <Elwell> re strobe for whitestar -- would something like http://www.aquaspec.co.uk/da/14379 be acceptable?
[23:30] <jcoxon> are we still looking for go this weekend?
[23:30] <Elwell> ah wait - think they're fixed not flashing
[23:30] <Elwell> shame cos they're small
[23:32] <Zuph> Elwell: We're looking at modifying one of those (possibly)
[23:33] <jcoxon> night all
[23:33] <jonsowman> night jcoxon
[23:33] <Zuph> night
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