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APRS system build

For the first flight, we built an APRS system consisting of the BARBE_1 transmitter, a TinyTrak3, our home built 2-meter dipole, two LiPo batteries, and a small GPS module from SparkFun. The following picture shows them all wired together..


and here is some captured data sent from the system:


The journey begins….

In this Blog, I chronicle my experiments with High Altitude Ballooning.

My name is Jerry (K3JLE), and earlier this year, my brother Steve (K3SWE) and I decided to replicate what many have done before. To fly high altitude balloons to the edge of space using ham radio equipment for tracking, telemetry, and recovery of the experimental equipment.