Radio Distance and Reliability Test 6

A project log for High Altitude Balloon - Phonenix 1

Design and build a high altitude balloon

Joseph TurnerJoseph Turner 08/20/2014 at 10:370 Comments

Did an extremely successful radio test on the 4th of May from Port Douglas to Buchans Point. The distance between these two locations is 35km. With the help of my wonderful neighbour we were able to :-

The great thing about this test is that the Fresnel zone was 65% which means in the real launch, we would expect even better radio transmission results. There is no shadow of doubt that the link distance (as per rfd900 specs) of 40km is reliable and that the max link distance of 50km is probably easily achievable.

I see no reason to continue on with other aspects of the project.