This week is set to be a busy one - after the successful launch and recovery of Horus 5/SARP on Tuesday, we'll be launching Horus 6 on Saturday the 28th, and Horus 7 on Sunday the 29th of August!
Horus 6 will be flying Adrian VK5ZSN's simplex repeater payload - we'd like to invite everybody to try and make contacts through the repeater - it will be listening on 145.275MHz, requiring a CTCSS tone of 107.2Hz to activate. The repeater is able to record 60 seconds of audio - please keep in mind that it's a simplex parrot repeater, so you will hear yourself rebroadcast after ending your transmission.
Predictions for Horus 6 on Saturday the 28th are looking good:
On Sunday we will be launching Horus 7, a photographic payload. Predictions are also looking good for Sunday:
As usual, Adrian VK5ZSN, myself (VK5VZI) and any other chase cars will be contactable via radio on the VK5RSB, VK5RAD or VK5RMB repeaters.
Both Horus 6 and Horus 7 will be broadcasting telemetry data (300b RTTY) on 434.650MHz USB - if you would like to assist in tracking, please refer to the tracking guide for instructions.