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Some video I shot of the Key West NWS morning launch of a RS92-NGP radiosonde.
On 1676 MHz.  I optically tracked one launch all the way to balloon burst!



Apparently Mexico doesn't care if we fly radio sondes into their airspace.
This is the LAT/LON and altitude data I collected from tonight's KDRT launch on 1680 MHz.
The track below is well approximated by the CUSF landing predictor.



Has anyone used one of these kits before?
Might work on 1680 MHz...



In addition to the Radio Shack in-line satellite amplifer (Catalog #: 16-2565 ) with provides 15dB of 1680 MHz gain with a 3dB noise figure I also use the following product from Mini Circuits.  It runs nicely from three AA batteries and provides over twice the gain in dB. It also has SMA connectors instead of the F connectors found on the Radio Shack amplifer.



This is what a Mark IIa Micronsonde on 1680 MHz sounds like.
Signal is +/-75 KHz deviation FM.  9600, N, 8, 1 data.


First time receiving a Mark IIa Microsonde from KHYI airport.



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