First, because I know all of you will be on the edge of your seats with anticipation, here's what I bought.
- A Heil Pro-7 headset. I paid about $10 too much for it because it was more expensive at the Heil booth than elsewhere. I did buy it directly from Bob though and he signed the box.
- An AMSAT membership
- RT Systems Software for my mobile radio (Icom IC-7100)
- A Raspberry Pi 2.0 model B, along with a cheap but effective plastic case and a breakout cable for the GPIO port.
- Ferrite chokes of various sizes including a couple of big ones for AC cables.
- A project box which I'll use for my Softrock RX II IF Lite
- A Power Pole chassis mount. Unfortunately too big for my project box. Also got some 16 gauge pins for dollar.
- Some interesting coax sealing tape from Times Microwave. It only sticks to itself so it's easy to remove. The guy in the booth gave me a roll of it for nothing after I asked him for a 6" piece to try out.
- A 1' SMA to N female cable
- 5 chassis mount connectors: 3 BNC female and 2 N female
|More Cubesats are on the way|
One thing that I find confusing is that the unit I saw at Dayton doesn't resemble the picture on the SatNOGS web site. The Dayton unit was about the size of two cubesats, one on top of the other, while the picture is more like an electrical utility box.