Keith and I both hope to be able to attend "Thunda Down Under" in
2015, and I've sent the organizers email requesting information on what
it takes to be treated as an on-site vendor.
Of course, it's always more fun to be at a launch when you have something
interesting to fly! Thus, while Keith and I might each show up with a
modest "travel rocket" of some sort... I've started pondering possible
larger "Altus Metrum" group projects. Since transporting a large
airframe to Australia would be a hassle, I wonder if a group project to
build an airframe in-country makes more sense? To that end, I'd be
pleased to know if any of our friends and customers in Australia want to
sign up to help with such a project?
My thoughts would be to engage in some group-think about project scope
and goals, then hope friends in-country would take on the sourcing and
preparation of suitable airframe materials. Depending on who wants to
participate and how tasks get taken up, we might plan to arrive a bit
early to help with any final assembly or other preparations,
installation of suitably fresh Altus Metrum electronics, etc.
So, to all our Aussie friends... does this sound like fun? If so,
please chime in with a reply. I don't expect the email associated with
such a project to be too heavy a load for this list to carry, but we can
always spawn a dedicated lists.gag.com list if I'm wrong.
it seems to me that the export flight data function, does not export all data from the Telemega, for example the tilt angle is not exported to cvs, as far as I can see it.
And there is also a problem with the generation of a kml-file.
It seems the software takes the decimal mark somewere from the operating system. In germany the komma is the decimal mark, but even if I change it to a point it does not work:
I get coordinates like:
but I need:
This is also a problem for the download of the maps if I choose some launch sites form the list.
Here I could resolve it, by changing everything on my operating system to an english layout, but this is quite annoying.
I think there is no need to read the decimal mark from the operating system, because the point is always the right one for geographic coordinates for google earth.
Not working here. I tried the D72A and paired a Mobilinkd TNC1 to a Nexus 7 with a plain H/T.
Packets come across but nothing is decoded. With the Mobilinkd, I made certain it was decoding APRS packets properly off the air on 144.390 and then used a 70cm Beeline GPS. All worked fine there including packets transmitted from the D72A and off-frequency D7's.
I could "hear" the data packet on the TeleGPS coming in but no decode. Does a separate
APRS packet get sent in between the GFSK data bursts or is it mixed in with the data bursts?
If it's separate I do not hear anything that resembles the APRS sound. If it's "mixed in" with the
Altus metrum format, it sorta sounds like an APRS packet but is not decoded.
Nonetheless, if my settings are appropriate, I believe the TeleGPS I have is not behaving up
to spec if it's supposed to be able to send an APRS packet. I'll wait till I hear from Keith or
B'dale and see what they say about my settings.
I've used three rigs to attempt to decode packets (although I didn't expect much from the off
frequency D7) two of which work fine with 2 meter and 70cm off-air packets. I'm stumped.
From: Douglas Bertelsen <douglas.bertelsen(a)gmail.com>
To: Kurt <ksaves2(a)sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2015 9:26 AM
Subject: Re: [altusmetrum] Contact Form
Those settings gave me good packets. All else failing, can you record the audio from the radio during transmissions and post it if those settings don't work? I can compare it to what I hear and maybe give some insight.