Wirral Grammar School for Girls launch 434 MHz balloon

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.

Transmitter Details 

 Balloon with 434MHz telemetry and Slow Scan TV Launched by Wirral Grammar School for Girls

Balloon with 434MHz telemetry and Slow Scan TV Launched by Wirral Grammar School for Girls

Callsign: WG3
Frequency: 434.300 MHz
Mode: RTTY 50,7n2 470 Hz shift

Callsign: WG3TV
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