The flight track based on data from the tracker
Oct
20
2014

Habduino Tracker Flight 1

We flew our tracker when Robert from Wotzup gave us the opportunity to fly our tracker as a secondary tracker on his balloon recently. It was a great opportunity to test the tracker as well as the new APRS iGate in the Defender We launched from Weethalle in Country NSW, the balloon reached a height […]

2m Tape Measure Yagi
Oct
17
2014

2m Tape Measure Yagi

This design has been around for a long time and we thought it woudl be good to have a 2m Yagi antenna to use to find the tracker if all our other tracking methods fail This design was by Joe Leggio WB2HOL who has a great write up here on how to build one so […]

Laptop running iGate Software connected to THD72A with antenna on the roof
Oct
16
2014

iGate mounted in 4WD

Our iGate is now mounted in the 4WD. – The laptop has a custom wooden mount which sits on the centre console of the defender – The Kenwood TH-D72A sits in the drinks holder. An antenna mounted on the roof racks provides great reception – A custom mount for the Inverter, Laptop power supply and […]

Habduino packaged with on/off switch and dipole Antenna
Oct
15
2014

Habduino Tracker packaged & Ready to fly

Our Habduino tacker has been through a lot of testing including tied to the front of the 4WD and driven at 100km/hr. It packaged in a foam container with the GPS antenna and radio antenna attached. This configuration includes string loops for connection to the inline balloon string

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