I and the rest of The Register’s LOHAN team will be doing a test flight this Monday about 2pm local time. There will be a total of 4 trackers, one sending SSDV images, plus a batc video stream from the ground.

Launch site is about 150km west of Madrid. We would REALLY appreciate help tracking this one, so if you happen to be within range of the flight, or know anyone who is, or know how to contact Spanish/Portuguese radio hams, please do!!

All trackers will be sending telemetry via USB RTTY. The tracker IDs and frequencies will be:

CHAV on 434.075MHz
BUZZ on 434.200MHz
ZURG on 434.250MHz
SPEARS on 434.650MHz

CHAV will be 300 baud 8 data bits, no parity, 2 stop bits, and will be sending SSDV packets as well as telemetry.

All the others will be 50 baud, 7 data bits, 2 stop bits

CHAV images will go to http://ssdv.habhub.org/CHAV

BATC stream at http://www.batc.tv/streams/regspb

If you can help but haven’t tracked before, please read The UKHAS Tracking Guide for instructions. Anyone in Spain, Portugal or SW France should be in range for some of the flight at least.


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