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This ATmega328P position-reporting board can track high-altitude balloons

The ArduinoTrack flight controller uses the APRS network to report location data. 

High-altitude balloons are unmanned, helium or hydrogen-filled balloons that are released into the stratosphere, generally ascending to heights between 60,000 to 120,000 feet. 302 more words

Makers Movement

APRS Tracking System Flies Your Balloons

Looking for a way to track your high-altitude balloons but don’t want to mess with sending data over a cellular network? and the others at Project Traveler may have just the thing for you: … 205 more words


Setting up Direwolf/Xastir on a Raspberry Pi

A long time ago I set up Soundmodem for Ubuntu. Recently, I tried setting up an igate using WB2OSZ’s Direwolf instead. Things are much nicer these days. 522 more words


APRS Receive-only IGate with the Raspberry Pi and a Realtek SDR Dongle.

Last year I finally decided to take a foundation and intermediate level amateur radio course. One of the reasons I got interested in amateur radio was APRS (Automatic Packet Reporting System), a system designed to track the position of radio amateurs, provide two way text messaging and alert messages. 1,288 more words

Need to Fill-in APRS in Barstow

I have been trying to test a balloon payload, but the coverage around here is not good. In fact you have to be a few miles away to get into a digi. 70 more words

APRS balloon heads for UK

An amateur radio balloon CNSP-22, call sign K6RPT-11, is crossing the Atlantic at an altitude of 11,150 metres and should reach the British Isles on Friday, February 27. 163 more words

Daily Updates

N1ZZZ Wins the ARRL QST Cover Plaque Award

Congratulations to Jeremy N1ZZZ on winning this month’s ARRL QST Cover Plaque award.

This award involves the same “A Seven Seas Shack” QST Magazine story that I recently blogged about… 171 more words

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