Day 5.1: Flying Cameras

Hello all!  Today we woke to another amazing breakfast and headed off to the MWA site.  We toured through all the tiles and climbed the nearby breakaway.  For the first time in the trip, we finally got some pictures of some kangaroos (or rather, “roos”).

'roo radio explorers

‘roo radio explorers

We then returned to the DARE/EDGES to take a final view of the set up. Lou, one of the MRO staff, let us borrow a compass which we used to measure the angle of the DARE antenna from North.  As he told us, this area has very little magnetic interference which helps us get very accurate measurements.   The angle was found to be about 19 degrees off.

While part of the time was wrapping things up, Danny and I attached a camera to his kite and took aerial footage of the site.  After a couple of failed attempts, we finally got the kite to fly consistently and saved the video.

Test run of the LoCo KiteCam

Test run of the LoCo KiteCam

Aerial view of EDGES

Aerial view of EDGES

 

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