Monthly Archives: May 2014

Obtaining a Spot Messenger

As usual, it pays to do ones due diligence before purchasing components; and the Spot Messenger is no exception. The Spot Messenger will provide a means of locating the HAB while it is below 6500 metres. This will allow us … Continue reading

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Radio Test 6

Did an extremely successful radio test on the 4th of May from Port Douglas to Buchans Point. The distance between these two locations is 35km. With the help of my wonderful neighbour we were able to :- Confirm that the … Continue reading

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Balloons at Parachute Arrived!

My Parachutes and Balloons have arrived! I have purchased:- 1 x 800G balloon 2 x 350G Ballons I got these all from the UK. Below a peek at one of them. I haven’t taken it out because I don’t want … Continue reading

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New Ground Station PSU

The problem I have had issues with the BeagleBone Black turning off after a period of operation. The exact reason I’m not too sure. The rest of the electronics seemed to be on, but I admit I did not check … Continue reading

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