Category Archives: Ham Radio

GPS Antenna Distribution Amplifier

In doing some recent repair and testing work on a few GPSDOs (GPS Disciplined Oscillators), I was looking to have multiple devices running at the same time without switching antennas. There are of course generic splitters, which can be a … Continue reading

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2019 Balloons Launch

2019’s launch included a single balloon which reached 101,433 feet. The flight carried carried a number of student payloads, the 900MHz voice telemetry system, a commercial APRS tracker board, my custom IRIS board, as well as a Raspberry Pi Zero … Continue reading

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Black Rock 2018

After having to cancel the trip last year due to poor weather conditions, we were able to make the trip down again this year to the Black Rock desert in the northwest corner of Nevada. We had a bit of … Continue reading

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New POES Receiver Setup

For the last few years I have off and on run a receiver dedicated to picking up the image transmissions from NOAA’s POES series of satellites. The POES satellites are polar orbiting weather satellites that transmit image data down, and … Continue reading

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Surface Mount Toaster Oven

As part of my continued work on my Homebrew GPSDO, I’ve been working on a new circuit board design to both add new functionality, improve existing functionality, and consolidate a bunch of the parts in the last revision, onto a … Continue reading

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