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BlueNinja

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Has anyone used one of these? I was kinda hoping to get a ham radio license and this looks like it would be an option for rocket recovery if i were to get said license... Adept claims 15miles LOS, I assume this is in perfect conditions like, say, Black Rock?



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We're making some of our own transmitters in the 433mhz range. Don't know the absolute range yet but we figure it's probably in the 1.5-2.5 km range cuz we have a pretty powerful transmitter. The only place I'll need it is in the West where the closest town is 30km away. No one will notice!:)
 

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Hmm- are you going from plans? The ones I've seen didn't look all that long range, I'll have to check that site. (Jbgizmo I think)
 

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nope, custom done. We tested them to 400 yards but there was a lot of intereference from power lines. Hope to test further on Sunday.
 

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I found a neat looking DIY job on JBgizmo, the temp and alt modules look kinda boring but I could probably set up the tracker.... Too many thoughts, so little time.....
 

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I just looked at that thread, what is the range on those?


I am more interested in the Jbgizmo telemetry project, looks pretty simple if I leave out the temp/alt module, only problems are a 2500ft range on the ham frequencies and the schematic is a bit hard to understand.... Can't tell where to join wires and where not to.
 

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Range for the JBGizmo kits depends on several things like battery strength, receiver strength and attenna direction. The range is typically about a mile, if you get a more sensitive reciever you should be able to detect the signal at a longer range.

I just noticed the altimeter and telemetry transmitter plans, guess I'll have to warm up my soldering iron.

Bruce S. Levison, NAR #69055
 

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