More Than Radios – AMSAT MPPT

The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation, AMSAT, recently designated RadFxSat as AO-91 after its successful deployment from a Delta II rocket as a secondary payload to NASA’s JPSS-1. RadFxSat is the first of several AMSAT satellites which are flying a Maximum Power Point Tracker (MPPT) designed and built by Brent and I as a continuation of Read more about More Than Radios – AMSAT MPPT[…]

KB1LQC-2 telemetry dashboard

FaradayRF Telemetry

Few radio amateurs use the telemetry functionality of APRS. We count telemetry as any standard or BASE91 telemetry packet. Over a 24 hour period we’ve observed around 44 distinct stations with an average of 13 stations sending telemetry over 5 minute periods. This pales in comparison to the entire APRS-IS stream which in 24 hours Read more about FaradayRF Telemetry[…]

Introducing aprs2influxdb

We’ve been hard at work on #LaunchWithFaraday moving ever so closer to an awesome ham radio buoy. This pushed us to focus to improve telemetry support. In doing so we realized that remote telemetry is one of the things that amateur radio can absolutely thrive at. The current support for it in the hobby is Read more about Introducing aprs2influxdb[…]

Raspberry Pi Gets A Faraday & Things Get Sticky

During the past two weeks we’ve made some significant progress with our Telemetry and APRS software. These are both efforts to shape up our software for the #LaunchWithFaraday campaign where we aim to build several buoys and high altitude balloons using Faraday technology. Everyone benefits because Faraday gets better along the way and will soon Read more about Raspberry Pi Gets A Faraday & Things Get Sticky[…]

Faraday antenna cc430


FaradayRF has come a long way since our balloon flight in August 2016. We’ve designed 900MHz hardware, manufactured over 100 Faraday boards, and we’ve shipped hardware to customers. We’ve merged open source contributions on GitHub from multiple developers too. It’s no secret to some that the software quality has drastically improved thanks to contributions from Read more about #LaunchWithFaraday[…]

Brent looking for Faraday balloon

Faraday In Flight

Keeping It Simple In August of 2016 we decided to take a risk and put together a simple high altitude balloon. We’ve done this before with K2GXT in Rochester, NY on a scale taking months to design and build. Now we aimed to streamline the effort and increase the data collected by using Faraday. It’s Read more about Faraday In Flight[…]


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