Latest Update on the Stratos Project (Eclipse Balloon Launch)
Fleet Thomas Belknap and his engineering colleagues have the following update on their project:
-Funds raised, as of April 3, were $1130 toward a goal of $1700
-The Raspberry Pi and half of the sensors are purchased
-The initial Python program has been written with two additional programs under development.
For more updates on the Stratos Project visit their Facebook page at:
To donate to the project visit their GoFundMe page at:
The team have a forum thread on QRZ at:
An article was recently published on Hamsci about the project. That article is located at:
Their latest video is available at: https://youtu.be/3KZWgAtIovk
Solar Eclipse High-Altitude Balloon Project
Our own Fleet Belknap (KJ4ZWA), and several of his engineering program
colleagues are planning to launch a balloon to capture live stream video, and other data, for the solar eclipse that will occur on 21 August 2017.
The balloon will be lifting equipment intended to send back APRS, VHF, digital, live stream video and other data using ATV.
The estimated funds needed to “get this project off the ground” are approximately $1650. If you would like to donate to this project, send your contributions to Fleet as follows:
Fleet Belknap, Project Coordinator
108 Pine Lane
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Make your checks payable to: Anthony Cuenca IEEE PSSB
(This ensures the project contributions are correctly tracked for tax and legal purposes.)
If you have any questions, contact Fleet at the following e-mail address:
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I’m sure I’m not alone …I would like to Thank those involved in getting the 61 machane back online.
Special thanks to Landon Pack (KG4WNP) and Johnny Allison (WD4DYH) for going up the mountain last night to make repairs.
If you were not able to get to the meeting to see the FLdigi presentation or if you did and would like a hard copy of the presentation. Here is the link to download a ODG file, you can open this file with LibreOffice.
Here is a PDF File Click Here
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