This is a Moxon Antenna I just made from .25″ square balsa wood spars, superglue, and 5mm Copper Tape. The dimensions were calculated by the Moxon Antenna Project’s MoxGen Software. I designed this little light weight antenna to assist in reaching some distant repeaters in my area. It works quite well!
We are starting a HAB Forum for everyone interested in learning about or teaching what they have learned in the field of high altitude ballooning. We also have Kaymont Balloons and Javi from Trackuino on answering questions. Come by and check it out!
The launch was a success!
Here are the photos from the payload…
These are the new trackuino shields I have been working on. Javier Martin is completing a newer updated version of these shields. Also a new version compatible with the chipkit32 is on the way. A new flight is planned for later this summer with two other hams. We should have 3-4 balloons aloft that day.
Keep checking back for details!
|Payload Mass (g)||745|
|Balloon Mass (g)||1428|
|Neck Lift (g)||4090|
|Maximum Altitude (ft)||68,593 at 16:06:32Z|
|Flight Duration (min)||85|
|Flight Distance (miles)||33.36|
I purchased a couple of military surplus weather balloons from ebay. We will soon see “weather” (lol) they work or not. I had to remove the latex skirt and end piece that came attached to the balloon.
Original Mass (aprox) 2200 grams
Final Mass with Bag 1551 grams
Bottom Nozzle with Bag 123 grams
Latex Skirt 693 grams
Aprox Balloon Mass 1428 grams