Pupils at Wirral Grammar School for Girls have launched a High Altitude Balloon with 434 MHz telemetry and Slow Scan Digital Video (SSDV) transmitters
Launched on Wednesday July 16 2014 at around 11:00 BST from Middletown Hill near Welshpool. The balloon will be a 1200g Hwoyee with Helium.
Frequency: 434.300 MHz
Mode: RTTY 50,7n2 470 Hz shift
Frequency: 434.350 MHz
Mode: RTTY 300,8n2 610 Hz shift SSDV + telemetry
The balloon will carry a Raspberry Pi A with RFM22B based daughterboard. The radio coverage area could extend up to a radius of 700 km which would make it receivable throughout the British Isles.
Online real-time tracking of balloons - http://spacenear.us/tracker/
Beginners Guide to Tracking using dl-fldigi software - http://ukhas.org.uk/guides:tracking_guide
Received SSDV images - http://ssdv.habhub.org/
Slow Scan Digital Video (SSDV) Guide - http://ukhas.org.uk/guides:ssdv