YERRA radio status

The YerraLoon project team at the ANU invites radio enthusiasts to help us track flights above the ACT and regional NSW.  Anyone with the right equipment can join the team and upload live telemetry and imagery to the Habhub community tracker.

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Upcoming flights

The next YerraLoon flight will be Friday 20 December 2019. Release will be around 11:00 from Mt Stromlo. The balloon will travel north, landing somewhere between Murrumbateman and Yass.

RTTY 434.250 MHz USB, 300 baud, 750 Hz carrier shift, ASCII-8, no parity, 2 stop bits

Anyone with a UHF sideband receiver or simple software-defined radio dongle can decode tracker messages (and sometimes images) during the flight.  This data can be uploaded to the ‘Habhub’ community servers via free software.  More information can be found in the UKHAS tracking guide. The balloon’s current position and all active ground stations are shown on Habhub’s public tracker map.

Live updates will be posted on the Mount Stromlo Facebook page and/or on Twitter with the hashtag #YerraLoon.

Flight and chase cars can be viewed on the Habhub community tracker (callsign ‘YERRA’) and live images can be viewed on the Habhub SSDV feed.