Project Horus High altitude balloon project


More deliveries

Another visit from the postman today - this time with my ICOM 706 Transceiver! :)

Didn't have much time to play with it, but powered it up and had a quick poke around & whipped up a power cable for it - the seller didn't have the regular power cable, but was good enough to include a suitable plug and pins. My cable still needs fuses, which I'll sort out tomorrow. Transceiver seems to run OK on a 12AH 12V SLA battery which I can put in a backpack to take it mobile when we recover the payload, though unsure what the battery life will be on this battery.

Also got hold of an SD card for the Kodak camera - I bought a 2GB card, but it turns out the camera doesn't support any larger than 1GB. Swapped the card with a friend & the camera seems to be working fine. Movie mode only manages to record ~1 hour of film on the 1GB card, so continuous filming throughout the flight is a no go. Will probably have it capture a minute of video every few minutes.

Here's a fullsize photo snapped by the Kodak, not as bad as I had expected for about $15.

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