Hello Keith, Bdale & everybody,
I recently bought a new TeleMini and just sat down to mount it to an avbay. I noticed the switch terminal block is loose. The solder joints look good and the internal metal posts don’t move when I wiggle it. It looks like the only parts that move are the green case, the screws and the clamps. There is a space between the PCB and the bottom of the green case (maybe 0.75mm on one side). I’m hoping I can just put a dab of epoxy between the green case and the PCB to secure it.
I’m planning on using this in a record attempt in a few weeks. The rocket will get a fairly abnormal amount of abuse with multiple 80G launches that weekend. I don’t think it’ll be a problem, but I wanted to be sure.
Here’s a video showing how much it moves. The ejection charge block is solid. The switch one moves…
Soooo…epoxy it & move on?
I need some help with my TeleMega. I have had the unit for 11 months, but have been unable to fly due to Covid and a lack of a Ham license.
I finally got my license and fired up my TeleMega this afternoon (SN 6671) and my TeleBit (SN 7098). I had previously downloaded the 1.9.6 on my MacBook Pro running Catalina 10.15.7. I was able to connect the TeleBT to my Apple iPhone with no trouble. The TeleBT connected right up to the TeleMega. The GPS came online and the iPhone announced everything just fine. I was able to run two recovery simulations.
Hard switch connected to bottom left "Switch"
Lipo / Pyro jumped
Fully charged 3.7 Volt 950 mAh battery connected to the onboard power connector
I decided to update the firmware before I tested the Apogee and Main pyros with a couple of e-matches.
I updated the Mac software first. It came right up and I checked to ensure I was now running 1.9.7
I Flashed the memory of the TeleMega. When I updated the firmware, I noticed the RF Calibration numbers for the new Firmware were different. I changed the numbers to the ones on the TeleMega: 56965. I flashed the TeleBT.
I hooked up the two e-matches, turned on the TeleMega and the TeleBT did not connect. I tried rebooting all of the components several times in different orders. I reflashed all the components firmware and nothing. I came back to it an hour later and the the TeleBT connected right up. I was picking the unit up so I suspected the switch. I decided to remove the hard switch and replace it with a wire. The unit came up again. Thinking I had isolated the problem, I connected the two ematches and the unit again failed to connect. I do not get a continuity beep nor have I at anytime the e-matches are connected.
I am at a loss as what to do next.
I removed the switch
My old Radio Shack Pro-164 scanner that I used for DFing to my TeleMinis just died. My only HT is a crummy Baofeng with a worthless signal meter. I’m headed to Hartsel to fly in a few weeks, so I need a replacement soon. What’s everyone’s favorite (still in production & available) HT with a good signal meter for hunting down TeleMini-avbay’ed rockets?
For antennas, I’m using an Arrow 440-3, fox hunt loop and their offset attenuator (all BNC connectors). I’ve read through sites like homingin and others - I’m looking for real world rocket people recommendations please.
I’d like to stay under $300, but I can go over if I need to. That said, I don’t want to spend money just to spend money. I’d like to get an HT instead of just a receiver/scanner so that I can ditch my Baofeng, but I don’t have any other real requirements aside from being a good DFing unit with my existing antennas.
Yaesu VX-6R maybe? What about the much cheaper FT-4XR? Any others?
Thanks a ton!
Today I upgraded the main gag.com server, which hosts the various Altus
Metrum virtual machines, the lists.gag.com mailing list service, etc, to
the new Debian GNU/Linux "bullseye" stable release. Along the way, the
lists.gag.com service got a major upgrade, too.
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Please let me know if anything in the Altus Metrum service sphere seems
to be working oddly.
At a recent launch I used my Telemetrum for the first time using the
TeleBT hooked to a Yagi Antenna from Arrow Antenna. Connected to the TeleBT
was my MacBook running AltosUI via
a USB Cable and my Samsung S20 Ultra+ via BlueTooth using AltosDroid.
Now with both devices connected and reporting telemetry through the voice
synthesizer, the AltosDroid's voice was a clear sounding female voice. It
was like listening to a real person. Whereas the AltosUI voice sounded more
like an old school computer speaking, think of the movie WarGames "Shall we
play a game". So my question is there a way, or to put in a request for the
next firmware update, that AltosUI get the same voice as the AltosDroid
loaded in as a choice? The female AltosDroid voice seems far superior to
the AltosUI voice.
Here is my launch with both the AltosDroid and AltosUI voices going at the
same time. Although with the launch Director speaking, it makes it hard to
hear, you can make out both voices in the last 10 seconds of the video
Hello. Does anyone foresee any issues wiring a single pyro battery (7.4V
Lipo) between these two computers? Each device's pyro circuit will fire
the primary and secondary stage ignition circuits on a two stage rocket.
The pyro events are set one second apart. (Each device uses its own
independent battery for power.)
With the TM and EM both having explicit pyro battery circuits would this be
My MicroPeak software has stopped working on Mac (OS 10.14.6). Would that be some Java update that I did? I looked for an update to that program on the Altus Metrum site and it looks like the only thing available is AltosUI. (?) But I don’t see a MicroPeak interface there. Am I missing something?
I would like to set my Easy Timer to start timing sustainer ignition from booster burnout. Do I check off "After motor number" and type in "1", do I check off "Flight state after" and select "Boost" or do I need to do both?