iHAB-9 Launch Announcement

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  1. W0OTM

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    iHAB-9 Launch Announcement

    The iHAB Team is excited to announce the next launch of the iHAB Project! iHAB-9 is scheduled to launch February 16, 2013 at 16:00Z (9AM CDT). In conjunction with Engineers Week 2013, sponsored by Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club (CVARC), Collins Amateur Radio Club (CARC), and Rockwell Collins Inc in Cedar Rapids, the Iowa High Altitude Balloon Project.

    Engineers Week celebrates the positive contributions engineers make to society and is a catalyst for outreach across the country to kids and adults alike. Engineers Week is part of many corporate and government cultures and is celebrated on every U.S. engineering college campus.

    This year’s Engineers Week theme celebrates you—engineers, engineering students, and technicians—and all of the amazing things you do everyday to make the world a better place. Launch


    February 16th, 2013
    Webcast: 14:ØØZ - 8AM CDT
    Launch: 15:ØØZ - 9AM CDT

    Launch Location
    North of the Rec Center - Building 154 - on the Rockwell Collins Campus
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
    N 42. Ø314ØØ, W -91.6479ØØ

    Payload includes a new "micro" 20 Meter QRP CW beacon designed and built by Dave Cripe - NM0S, Hi-Def Video, and 1.2Ghz live video downlink. The CW beacon controller is a new version (not yet available for purchase) of the EZKeyer from 4SQRP. The EZKeyer v2 has expanded memories, AND beacon mode!

    Visit http://www.ihabproject.com/iHAB-9/ for updated Flight News, and Launch Information.
    === The launch of iHAB-9 will be webcast LIVE starting at/around 9:00AM CDT, so please plan to visit Mission Control. ===


    20M CW Beacon Signal Reports - Spot Here


    • WØGQ - Cedar Rapids, IA
    146.745 MHz -, No Tone
    Echolink Node : NONE

    Telemetry & Tracking:

    • APRS (legacy)
    Balloon Telemetry-> HERE
    Chase Vehicle Telemetry-> HERE
    Both Telemetry-> HERE

    600g He

    Payload #1:
    APRS - WØOTM-11
    Alinco DJ-C7 - VHF/UHF 3ØØ/5ØØmw

    2ØM QRP Beacon
    1.5 Watts
    14.057.85 +/- Mhz
    designed/built by Dave Cripe NM0S
    "W0OTM iHAB-9 Iowa High Altitude Balloon Project"
    AAØZZ EZKeyer (with v2 Chip)
    20M Signal Reports - Spot Here

    GoPro® HD HERO
    1080p HD video

    1.2Ghz live wireless downlink video

    Keep Looking Up!
    Marshall Dias - W
  2. BG2JMI

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    First come the top!
  3. K6MFW

    K6MFW Ham Member QRZ Page

    This all looks VERY INTERESTING, it has everything from HF to video, live chatroom, hope you all don't get blasted by a thunderstorm. Excellent way to celebrate engineers week!
  4. N6KZB

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    Good stuff, keep at it. True ham radio.:cool:
  5. W0IW

    W0IW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Your doing big things Marshall

    NICE JOB ... :eek:
  6. W0OTM

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    We have changed the 20M frequency that the CW beacon will operate on. 14.323.75+/-.

    20M Signal Reports - Spot Here

    Everything else is on schedule! See you then!
  7. W0OTM

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    [h=5]WooHoo - iHAB-9 payload was found! After almost 3 months after the launch in Feb, the iHAB-9 balloon and payload was found today in a farm field south of Aledo, Ill. More details to come later today.[/h]
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