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; If you want to get involved or learn more or contribute to the program...  
 
; If you want to get involved or learn more or contribute to the program...  
: Subscribe to the Spaceblimp email list http://hacdc.org/mailman/listinfo/spaceblimp
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: [http://hacdc.org/mailman/listinfo/spaceblimp Subscribe to the Spaceblimp email list]
  
 
== Launch Details ==
 
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| Probably along US 81 Between Hagerstown, MD and Edinburg, VA.  
 
| Probably along US 81 Between Hagerstown, MD and Edinburg, VA.  
Specific location, directions and coordinates will be posted on HacDC.org by 7:00 AM day of event.  
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Specific location, directions and coordinates will be posted on [http://hacdc.org/ HacDC.org] by 7:00 AM day of event.  
 
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| Tiny Track 4 with 0.5 W transmitter on 144.390 MHz, call sign W3HAC-11.  $3 GPS module
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| Tiny Track 4 with 0.5 W transmitter on 144.390 MHz, call sign W3HAC-11 ([http://aprs.fi/?call=W3HAC-11 map]).  $3 GPS module
 
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!align="right"| Secondary Beacon:  
| Son-of-WhereAVR with ublox GPS.  Yaesu VX-1 handi-talkie with 1 W Transmitter, call sign WE3HAC-12, Frequency TBD
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| Son-of-WhereAVR with ublox GPS.  Yaesu VX-1 handi-talkie with 1 W Transmitter, call sign W3HAC-12 ([http://aprs.fi/?call=W3HAC-12 map]), Frequency TBD
 
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If you spot something you can handle or wish to learn about, we'd love to have your help. (Seriously, meeting more people like <u>you</u> is major goal of HacDC.)
 
If you spot something you can handle or wish to learn about, we'd love to have your help. (Seriously, meeting more people like <u>you</u> is major goal of HacDC.)
 
* Blog about upcoming flight
 
* Blog about upcoming flight
* Document SB-1 on wiki  
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* Document [[HacDC Spaceblimp 1]] on wiki  
 
* Build primary & secondary beacon antenna
 
* Build primary & secondary beacon antenna
 
* Altimeter selection & purchase
 
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=== Contact Info: ===
 
=== Contact Info: ===
Who do you contact if you would like to help? <br/>
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If you would like to help, contact spaceblimp@hacdc.org.
I have no idea, ha! <br/>
 
For the moment, leave a note on this page's [[Talk:HacDC_Spaceblimp_3|discussion page]].
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
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Revision as of 01:47, 3 November 2010

If you want to get involved or learn more or contribute to the program...
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Launch Details

PLEASE NOTE - NEW DATE!

Logistics planning and radio check meet: Monday Nov 8, 7:00 PM at HacDC
Planned launch date: Saturday, November 13, 2010 (Rain date November 14).
Launch time: 9:00 AM, Launch should take less than an hour.
Launch Location: Probably along US 81 Between Hagerstown, MD and Edinburg, VA.

Specific location, directions and coordinates will be posted on HacDC.org by 7:00 AM day of event.

Coordination/Talk-in: 146.685 MHz repeater input, 146.415 MHz simplex
Planned Altitude: TBD
Planned Ascent Rate: TBD
Primary Beacon: Tiny Track 4 with 0.5 W transmitter on 144.390 MHz, call sign W3HAC-11 (map). $3 GPS module
Secondary Beacon: Son-of-WhereAVR with ublox GPS. Yaesu VX-1 handi-talkie with 1 W Transmitter, call sign W3HAC-12 (map), Frequency TBD
Other sensors: Recording accelerometer, air pressure based altimeter, cosmic ray counter


Help Wanted:

If you spot something you can handle or wish to learn about, we'd love to have your help. (Seriously, meeting more people like you is major goal of HacDC.)

  • Blog about upcoming flight
  • Document HacDC Spaceblimp 1 on wiki
  • Build primary & secondary beacon antenna
  • Altimeter selection & purchase
  • Purchase 32 GB SDHC memory card for video
  • Build battery pack for video
  • Make weatherproof labels/tags for capsule recovery (laminate, 3d print, laser cut, etc.)
  • Work on CHDK scripts for still cameras
  • Build capsule/rigging/chute
  • Vacuum test Geiger counter
  • New software for additional sensors (add small μC?)


Contact Info:

If you would like to help, contact spaceblimp@hacdc.org.

HacDC Spaceblimp Project:
Main Page Press Page First Launch (Found) Second Launch (Successful)
Third Launch (Successful) Fourth Launch (Successful) Fifth Launch (3% short of goal) Sixth Launch (Successful) Seventh Launch (Successful)


HacDC Spaceblimp Team Contact Info:
spaceblimp@hacdc.org
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