PS-65 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR - VK9WI WIA AGM

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PS-65 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR - VK9WI WIA AGM

Post by VK3YT » Sat May 28, 2016 8:48 am

Hi all,

FYI,

PS-65 is in the air, as part of the WIA AGM activities.

Solar powered custom balloon, 25mW TX
TX WSPR, JT9 on 30m only

Dial frequency 10.138700Mhz (standard WSPR dial frequency) for WSPR, JT9.
JT9 is at 1850Hz

See HF decoding info at http://picospace.net/?cat=34

Tracking as VK9WI on SNUS http://tracker.habhub.org/#!mt=roadmap& ... WI&q=VK9WI
WSPR call sign is VK9WI http://wsprnet.org/olddb?findcall=vk9wi

TX scheduling
Minute - Band - Mode - Condition
:00 - 30m - 2 mins WSPR then two x 1 min JT9 - mandatory
:04 - 30m - 1 minute of “WIA AGM VK9WI” - mandatory
:10 - 30m - 2 mins WSPR then two x 1 min JT9 - if batt full
:20 - 30m - 2 mins WSPR then two x 1 min JT9 - if batt full
:30 - 30m - 2 mins WSPR then two x 1 min JT9 - mandatory
:34 - 30m - 1 minute of “WIA AGM VK9WI” - if batt full
:40 - 30m - 2 mins WSPR then two x 1 min JT9 - if batt full
:50 - 30m - 2 mins WSPR then two x 1 min JT9 - if batt full


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Re: PS-65 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR - VK9WI WIA AGM

Post by VK2AZ » Sat May 28, 2016 10:00 am

Congratulations Andy on your WIA technical Award.

Well deserved.

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Re: PS-65 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR - VK9WI WIA AGM

Post by VK1KW » Sat May 28, 2016 11:04 am

http://www.hydrobead.com/
maybe other coatings too
possible option - not affiliated here.
Regards
Rob
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Re: PS-65 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR - VK9WI WIA AGM

Post by VK3YT » Sat May 28, 2016 5:47 pm

VK2IUW wrote:Congratulations Andy on your WIA technical Award.

Well deserved.

Hilary
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Hi Hilary,
I have no idea what that is about :)
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Re: PS-65 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR - VK9WI WIA AGM

Post by VK3YT » Sat May 28, 2016 6:08 pm

VK1KW wrote:http://www.hydrobead.com/
maybe other coatings too
possible option - not affiliated here.
Thanks Rob, that looks interesting but is probably a bit on the heavy side:
Net weight 11 oz (312 g), covers 20 sq. ft. (1.9 sq. meters)

Andy

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