Here are some photos from the August 18, 2010, Completion and Final Test Meeting.
Dualing Laptops! Payload Masters John AB5SS and Tom K5SAF Get It On!
HSMM-MESH Guru Ron AG5RS joins the fray. We need RESULTS - NOW!
John shows his new SDR-1500. Can we fly it? No?!? Why NOT??? It's just ANOTHER BOX!?!
Payload Masters Tony N5RPQ and Tom K5SAF load up the Minnow Bucket. We need to stuff this thing with the W5ACM-BLT-26 HSMM-MESH router, power amplifier, web server, camera and APRS system. It WILL be TIGHT!!
Isn't anyone paying attention to the ANALOG stuff? The MAIN payload still looks like a MESS!
Ah! I KNEW that Bird Wattmeters were good for something! Payload Coordinator Mike WA5TWT has been busy. He has loaded the circular-polarization HSMM-MESH antenna with epoxy, and it is setting up. The Bird gives serious weight to the process...
Launch happened at high Noon on August 21, 2010 from the Wharton Intergalactic Spaceport. We were There!!!