Mar
25
2012

Foundation Amateur Radio Licence

In Australia we need to be licenced to use APRS for balloon tracking. Over the last few weeks we have been studying for the foundation amateur radio license . The foundation licence is the entry level licence for an amateur radio operator. Today both Mark and I sat the theory, regulation and practical exams for […]

Mar
01
2012

SPOT Testing in Polystyrene Container

We are still working on the backup tracking until we get our licenses for amateur radio and can start work on our primary aprs tracking. We are expecting temperatures of -50 degrees C at altitude and SPOT’s operating range is only down to -30 degrees C. OurĀ initialĀ hamster ball SPOT container has lots of holes to […]

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