FYI for anyone who may be interested in this iHAB-9 launch and tracking.
Subject: Fw: Video Payload: iHAB-9 T-minus 3 Days
1. iHAB-9 Launch Announcement
The iHAB Team is excited to announce the next launch of the iHAB
Project! iHAB-9 is scheduled to launch February 16, 2013 at 16:00Z (9AM
CDT). In conjunction with Engineers Week 2013, sponsored by Cedar Valley
Amateur Radio Club (CVARC), Collins Amateur Radio Club (CARC), and
Rockwell Collins Inc in Cedar Rapids, the Iowa High Altitude Balloon
Engineers Week celebrates the positive contributions engineers make to
society and is a catalyst for outreach across the country to kids and
adults alike. Engineers Week is part of many corporate and government
cultures and is celebrated on every U.S. engineering college campus.
This year’s Engineers Week theme celebrates you—engineers, engineering
students, and technicians—and all of the amazing things you do everyday
to make the world a better place.
February 16th, 2013
Webcast: 14:ØØZ - 8AM CDT
Launch: 15:ØØZ - 9AM CDT
North of the Rec Center - Building 154 - on the Rockwell Collins Campus
Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
N 42. Ø314ØØ, W -91.6479ØØ
Payload includes a new "micro" 20 Meter QRP CW beacon designed and built
by Dave Cripe - NM0S, Hi-Def Video, and 1.2Ghz live video downlink. The
CW beacon controller is a new version (not yet available for purchase)
of the EZKeyer from 4SQRP. The EZKeyer v2 has expanded memories, AND
for updated Flight News, and Launch Information.
=== The launch of iHAB-9 will be webcast LIVE starting at/around 9:00AM
CDT, so please plan to visit Mission Control. ===
20M CW Beacon Signal Reports - Spot Here <http://www.qrpspots.com/
PLEASE SPOT ON CLUSTER
- WØGQ - Cedar Rapids, IA
146.745 MHz -, No Tone
Echolink Node : NONE
Telemetry & Tracking:
- APRS (legacy)
Balloon Telemetry-> HERE <http://aprs.fi/?call=a/W0OTM-11
Chase Vehicle Telemetry-> HERE <http://aprs.fi/?call=a/W0OTM-2
APRS - WØOTM-11 144.39Mhz
OpenTracker+ Alinco DJ-C7 - VHF/UHF 3ØØ/5ØØmw
2ØM QRP Beacon 1.5 Watts 14.057.85 +/- Mhz designed/built by Dave Cripe NM0S
"W0OTM iHAB-9 Iowa High Altitude Balloon Project"
AAØZZ EZKeyer <http://www.wa0itp.com/aa0zzkeyer.html
> (with v2 Chip)
20M Signal Reports - Spot Here <http://www.qrpspots.com/
PLEASE SPOT ON CLUSTER
GoPro® HD HERO 1080p HD video
1.2Ghz live wireless downlink video
Keep Looking Up!