Last minute test flight opportunity came up to fly some of our hardware on board a SpacePort Indiana flight.
Time: November 5, 2010 at 8AM EDT
Video: To view the stream: http://www.batc.tv click on Members Streams….then select WB8ELK from the list and hit View Stream.
38.93214,-85.63551 8:32 tdmart05: after a 2 hour flight 8:32 wb8elk: actually when I call his iPhone it goes off Ustream 8:32 wb8elk: I just hung up so it should be back in a minute 8:33 doughecka: wb8elk, how do you stream to that UK site? flash? 8:37 wb8elk: Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder - free program 8:37 wb8elk: but you have to join the BATC to use their streaming video 8:37 wb8elk: it's about $6 a year though 8:38 doughecka: awesome.... I use the same software, or wirecast for more advanced stuff. 8:39 doughecka: wee, sounds like a payload is powered up 8:39 doughecka: dominoex + rtty 8:45 doughecka: $$WB84LK,6,12:44:09,3912.33,-08555.06,182,07,6.14,14*68 8:48 wb8elk: yes...I'm able to copy the DominoEX16 off the Ustream feed and post it to <URL removed> 8:51 wb8elk: RTTY is 110 baud 8-bit no parity 1 stop bit 8:51 doughecka: and I grabbed it 8:51 wb8elk: if using FLdigi you have to set that up as Custom RTTY 8:51 wb8elk: under the RTTY menu section 8:52 doughecka: yep 8:53 ronlandrus: Video and audio are good here Ron wb8yfl 8:53 doughecka: whitestarwikiwebsite/doku.php?id=launches:highball:captured_telemetry_data 9:08 kdkaiser: What frequency will the DominoEX16 be on? 9:09 doughecka: 144.340 MHz 9:09 doughecka: 9:09:44 9:10 tdmart05: yep 9:10 kdkaiser: 13:09:47 UTC 9:21 doughecka: nice 9:27 tdmart05: 9:26:45 EDT 13:26:45 UTC 9:30 doughecka: is someone recording audio? 9:30 ronlandrus: Good launch! 9:31 doughecka: http://ap<remove>rs<addperiod>fi/?call=a%2FWB8ELK-11 9:44 wb8elk: Dan is recording audio at the launchsite 9:44 wb8elk: he'll be back streaming in a minute 9:46 wb8elk: altitude field shows 6943 meters on that screen 9:46 wb8elk: 08 satellites tracked 9:46 wb8elk: 07 satellites now 9:46 wb8elk: 7694 meters 9:50 doughecka: whats the distance its planned to travel across land? 9:50 kb9zwl: 29309ft @ 13:49 9:51 tdmart05: ~28 miles 9:52 tdmart05: bearing 147 10:00 tdmart05: those number are base on w3Baltrak Output 10:08 kb9zwl: 49862ft @ 14:08z 10:15 tdmart05: we have sat coverage 10:18 doughecka: 61000ft 10:24 kb9zwl: sure looks just like my handheld lol 10:25 doughecka: heh... hopefully that battery has a good charge 10:25 doughecka: I can't remember the last time it was charged. 10:33 doughecka: it looks like it popped? 10:33 kb9zwl: appears so 10:34 kb9zwl: 14:29z 70041ft 10:34 doughecka: pretty good 10:36 kb9zwl: seems we've lost tracking last i have i 57181 @ 14:29z 10:47 tdmart05: falling about 1400 ft/min 10:47 tdmart05: 450m /min 10:47 doughecka: pretty quick 10:48 zuph: Finally set some data to the sat modem 10:51 zuph: Received an SENT ACK 10:51 doughecka: sweet 10:51 zuph: Heh 10:51 zuph: That just means the packet has been sent by the satellite network 10:52 tdmart05: seems to falling over Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuage at 21000 ft 10:52 doughecka: antenna worked pretty well last night 10:52 zuph: Good 10:52 zuph: Sorry I couldn't make it to the meeting 10:52 doughecka: amazing what happens with a real dipole minus 24 feet of lossy coax 10:53 tdmart05: no problem 10:53 zuph: heh 10:53 zuph: Stupid lossy feedline. 10:54 tdmart05: should have touchdown in 10 mins 10:59 doughecka: is dan going to get it? 10:59 tdmart05: no idea 11:00 tdmart05: hey brad does this chat log get saved? 11:02 wb8elk: <URL removed> 11:03 wb8elk: to track the chase vehicle: N9QGS-9 11:04 tdmart05: on BATC? 11:05 wb8elk: <URL removed> to track 11:05 doughecka: http://aprs<addperiod>fi/?call=N9QGS-9 11:05 wb8elk: and enter N9QGS-9 11:05 doughecka: its removing the url 11:05 doughecka: http:// aprs<addperiod>fi/?call=N9QGS-9 11:06 zuph: Heh 11:07 zuph: I turned links on :) 11:07 doughecka: http://aprs.fi/?call=N9QGS-9 11:08 doughecka: I'ved dumped the chat log to the piggyback wiki