Details copied from the launch card filled out at the launch site.
|Description||Joey-M Test Launch & Squirrel RTTY & SSTV|
|WX||Sunny, ~23C, 3mph ground wind w/ gusts|
|Balloon Size||800g Totex|
|Target Neck Lift||2.6kg|
|Target Asc. Rate||4.2m/s|
|Parachute Details||30“ Spherachute|
|Estimated Burst Altitude||28km|
|Telemetry Details||Joey - 50 baud RTTY on 433.975MHz, Squirrel - 50 baud RTTY on 434.650MHz & Martin 1 SSTV|
|Notes from Launch Card||Flow meter not used due to time constraints|
|Sea Level Descent Rate||8m/s|
|Flight Computer Log|
A fairly successful first flight for Joey but being below 434MHz receivers suffered a lot with ISM band noise. Work to commence on Joey to bring it to a frequency above 434Mhz to avoid that problem on the next flight. Everything else worked very well, GPS kept a lock and nav mode was set up correctly. Temperature drift of the Micrel MICRF112 radio was worse than NTX2 but acceptable, better than expected. Shift was very stable.