Project Space Balloon PSB-5 – This Saturday

I received this email from the PSB team, I hope to listen and capture the signals saturday. The website has more detail.


Our PSB-5 balloon launch will be from Bendigo this Saturday, 16 November 2013 at 11am.
The details:
– 434.65MHz USB for telemetry and SSDV images. RTTY 450Hz shift, 300 baud, 8 bit ASCII, no parity, one stop bit.
– HF for telemetry, on 20m, 30m and 40m in alternate time slots. The protocols are WSPR, JT65 and THOR4.
– Hardware includes a Raspberry Pi computer with Pi-Cam, and 25mW UHF tracker.
Balloon positions will be uploaded to
SSDV images will be available at, or on dl-fldigi if you receive SSDV directly.
On the day we will have a co-ordinator in #PSB IRC chat room on
To receive balloon data you will need access to SSB HF and UHF radios.
Dl-fldigi can be used to decode THOR4 and RTTY/SSDV.
JT65 and WSPR requires their own softwares
Please see for details.
Pre-flight test HF transmissions were received from as far as VK6 for JT65 and USA for WSPR.
The reception range for HF transmissions from the balloon should be all around Australia and NZ when the condition is good.
Assistance with tracking is greatly appreciated.
Andy VK3YT
Expected Path

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