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SOhio 2017-1 Downward Camera

The SOhio 2017-1 mission included a downward facing camera.  This was a Canon A495, running a CHDK intervalometer program.  Pictures were taken at roughly 20 second intervals.  About 380 in-flight pictures were taken. Additional information on the flight is contained in a previous post, Picam in the Sky. However, some relevant flight information is: Launch … Continue reading SOhio 2017-1 Downward Camera

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Planned High Altitude Balloon Flight, August 5, 2017 – Postponed to Aug 12

  Update 8/12/2017:  Flight complete and retrieved. Report to follow. Flight path (enlarge the screen for full path) Update 8/9/2017: I'm planning to launch from Wyandot County Airport (56D), on Aug 12, at 9:45AM EDT. The APRS call sign has been corrected to KB8PVR-3. Present predictions are for a 60 mile flight toward the west, … Continue reading Planned High Altitude Balloon Flight, August 5, 2017 – Postponed to Aug 12

A Raspberry Pi WiFi Access Point for HiBal Missions

A Raspberry Pi WiFi Access Point for HiBal Missions Abstract: During Pre-flight checkout, and post-flight data dumps, I’d like a balloon payload flight computer to function as a stand alone wireless access point. I show how to setup a Raspberry Pi as a stand alone wireless access point, and include shell scrips to switch between … Continue reading A Raspberry Pi WiFi Access Point for HiBal Missions

QST article on Bill Brown

The May QST has an article on: "Bill Brown, WB8ELK, Master of High-Altitude Balloon Projects " Bill has an Ohio connection. He began launching his balloon projects from Findlay, OH. From almost 10 yrs ago. 20th anniversary ARHAB speech https://youtu.be/Z2CGKD7kBdU 20th Anniversary Superlaunch https://youtu.be/oEQNjpzJCro     Another view of the launch https://youtu.be/gmxFcEYz7vg   Sorry  about … Continue reading QST article on Bill Brown