Archive for date: February 19, 2009

Johan reports Ohio Rocket Launch

February 19, 2009 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Johan, ON5EX, reported that he had detected a rocket launch on the Ohio grabber. He gave the following screenshot: Scanning back through my own records, I see that I detected the same launch! I wish the brave astronauts on WA5DJJ good luck. Addendum: Okay, it’s just a bit of thermal drift. As his transmitter warms […]

WA5DJJ Beacon Transmitter

February 19, 2009 | Amateur Satellite | By: Mark VandeWettering

Bill Meara over at Soldersmoke pointed me over to the webpage detailing the QRSS transmitter of David, WA5DJJ this morning. Check it out, it’s very inspiring. As it would happen, I’m currently receiving his FSK signal here in CM87ux: Currently my rendering software is saving JPG files at 1 pixel per second. This makes it […]

Homebrew Software for QRSS

February 19, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Last night, I got home, made my wife some pork tenderloin with maple glaze, and then about 9:30 settled in with my laptop and started to think about what I should do about getting my QRSS software ready for release. I was pretty pleased with my “record” program: it had been steadily receiving and recording […]