Magic valley Astronomical Society Near Space
Balloon Program


Equipment
   Kimberly IGATE
   KD7VKZ Tilt/Pan
   K6ZVA Trailer
   K6ZVA Flight-Tracker
   K6ZVA ATV Transmitter
   K6ZVA Cut-Down
   KD7VKZ Tracker
   Alt/Az -> HA/Dec
   Kenwood TH-D7
Missions

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Magic Valley Hams
It was great fun, but there has been no new balloon activity since 2006, and I don't expect anything new.

KD7VKZ Kimberly IGATE


This is the Kimberly Igate as it currently exists. This computer case has been modified to hold the radio and tnc, but it is the only system I have that has ISA sockets and can run Windows XP. The case and motherboard are going to be used for the tilt/pan project, and the igate will move into the case beside it.

   

Computer & TNC

Computer & TNC

This image shows the computer running the IGATE, with the TNC mounted in one of the five inch drive slots. Eventually I plan to install a Radio Shack HTX-242 inside the computer for the radio. Right now it is using the HTX-202 handheld sitting on the computer beside it. There is a network switch sitting on top of the computer, and a HP Laserjet 4 printer beside it.
   

Tabletop

Tabletop

This gives you a better view of the radio, along with the keyboard, mouse and monitor. This monitor is also used by other computers, both the server beside the IGATE and computers that come into the shop for service.
   

Screen Shot

Screen Shot

The IGATE is running UI-VIEW software.

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