I'm launching a series of weather balloons as a capstone graduation project. Right now I am in the process of building the payload.
I have been going over the different components of the mission and mapping out the different parts that I am going to need to build. For tracking / storing data I'm using OLHZN's Data Logger and Radio Position tracker (OLHZN Instructions) This system uses a HX-1 Radio Transmitter (DATA) (144.390 Mhz) & a NEO-6M GPS Module (DATA).
- I understand that the HX-1 Radio Transmitter is an APRS, but how can I receive transmissions from this system? Could I track this with a RTL-SDR dongle?
- Also, with the NEO-6M GPS how do I receive these signals?. If I understand correctly the two work in tandem sending out information on telemetry and other data.
- Is there a standalone system that I would need to build to receive these signals? Or should I just rely on websites like APRS.fi? Or if I do need to build a standalone system (Antenna / Receiver) I would appreciate any guidance on how to construct one.