Archive for date: August 4, 2011

Schematic for tanjent’s “bliplace”

August 4, 2011 | electronics | By: Mark VandeWettering

Yesterday, I wrote about soldering together my bliplace kit. Today, I thought I’d have a peek at the code and the schematic. Here’s the schematic: Not much there, but a couple of interesting things. The microphone is an electret, which needs some power to be functional (supplied through the 10K RU resistor). To me, the […]

Antenna? Who needs an antenna?

August 4, 2011 | Amateur Radio, Amateur Satellite | By: Mark VandeWettering

Drew, KO4MA, didn’t let a little thing like the missing antenna on ARISSAT-1 keep him down. He aimed his antennas at the satellite, and recorded the following: What’s goin on here? Drew has a pretty good antenna setup, which includes an M2 CP42 for the uplink. That provides about 16.8db of gain. Since the ARISSAT-1 […]

Building tanjent’s “bliplace” kit…

August 4, 2011 | electronics, Music, My Projects | By: Mark VandeWettering

I was in the mood to melt some solder, but didn’t really have a lot of time and/or brainpower last night, so I turned to my box of little electronics kits that seems to have been growing over the last few years. I located a small plastic bag which contained tanjent’s “bliplace”, a tiny kit […]

ARISSAT-1 Update…

August 4, 2011 | Amateur Radio, Amateur Satellite | By: Mark VandeWettering

Okay folks, I’m sorry, I promised that I’d try to stay up late enough to record some of the first passes of ARISSAT-1, but physical need for sleep outpaced my natural enthusiasm and curiosity, and the first good pass found me sound asleep. Through some perverse quirk of fate, all the best passes of the […]