TMRO inspiring Space


#21

Hey Freda!

I also have my Foundation amateur radio license in Australia (call sign VK6FLMO). I gave that hobby up a while ago though, and I never tried receiving SSTV - awesome work!!!

I did a SpacePod on the ARISS program a couple years back too:


#22

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#23

This might be of interest to you:


#24

@Faulx, thanks for the tip. I do have an arduino board and a stepper motor, so maybe I could cobble something. Even though this suggests a different board, etc. either way, yes I agree this is a great project. I will dig more into this first, and possibly report back my progress. Alternate: a similar servo pointer to keep a small Yagi antenna pointed at a passing amateur radio satellite. Yikes, where is TMRO:Kits when we need it ? :sunglasses:


#25

My plan for a while has been to build a very light weight antenna rotator elevator for small hand held (arrow type) antennas for portable use on my ex MOD portable poles … as with everything its just on the list of things to do … the plan was also to add magnetrometer, GPS and Barometer so it can self configure … i will now most likely use a ESP32 which can wifi or bluetooth to my phone to get updated KEPS and pass predictions … but first i have the ongoing hardware and coding project for my dad and the Patreon screens to finish for @Bencredible. I have at least now got a new desk sorted and am right this second bringing my desktop pc up to-date so coding by mid week i hope :slight_smile:


#26

Here is something to check out that I will be doing as well:


#27

Good for you, getting your development environment up to date is a big chore. It’s a lot easier to keep motivated if you can actually produce a tangible result.


#28

Indeed … also dealing with a RAID Card failure … lucky all backed up just gotta wait for the new one to get here. Lots of grumbling on my account.


#29

Inspired to use Amatuer Radio apps to track Crew Dragon as it zips toward splashdown this morning 20190308. Cloudy… impossible for a visual look.


#30

I have acquired a Raspberry Pi Zero W. Yikes… now all I need is 38-hour days. I understand there are interesting Space applications for the Pi.


#31

I can’t remember the show number and my google fu fails me at the moment but TMRO did do a show where they interviewed someone who used a Raspberry Pi that tracked when the ISS was overheard though i think it was the full fledged version. I don’t know if it can also be done on the zero which may IIRC be a bit cut down. But in my failed search i did find this link to a project on the raspberrypi.org site if you do find any of those 38-hour days :wink:

https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/projects/where-is-the-space-station

Edited to add

And of course 5 mins after posting i remember the right search terms

It was a show about http://www.issabove.com

And was in TMRO 10.19 YouTube