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Habduino Tracker Flight 3

The third flight of our tracker this weekend and we were pretty confident that the habduino tracker as well as the Igate and tracking software in our chase car would perform as expected. We were once again flying on-board with our friend Robert Brand from Wotzup and Project Thunderstruck. Launch was from Weethalle in mid Western […]

Repairs complete and tracker ready to fly

Habduino Tracker Flight 2

After our issues with the tracker on the last flight we re-secured the antenna and taped the batteries into their holder before wrapping up the tracker again and testing ready for flight. Another flight with Robert from Wotzup on 1st November enabled us to put our tracker fixes to the test. We launched on a […]

The flight track based on data from the tracker

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 […]

Habduino packaged with on/off switch and dipole Antenna

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


Arduino based Tracker – Habduino

We have taken delivery of an Arduino based APRS and RTTY tracker called Habduino. The Habduino uses a 10mW UHF transmitter on 434.650Mhz and a 300mW VHF transmitter on 145.175Mhz for APRS. The Habduino was developed by Anthony Stirk.   We built a 70cm UHF dipole 1/2 wave antenna  and used our existing 2m VHF […]

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