Communicating with Satellites: Robavo Base Station

05 Aug 2021 • Written by ovabor

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Robavo Antenny: A Base Station to Communicate with Orbitting Satellites

Building your own base station to communicate with satellites may seem like a daunting task, but with the help of a Redballon Security Antenny kit it can be easy and fun. I was able to build my own base station during DEFCON 29 and it worked perfectly. The Antenny kit comes with everything you need including an easy-to-follow instruction booklet.

DEFCON is an annual hacker conference held in Las Vegas. The conference is a place where hackers and security professionals can come together to share information, learn new techniques, and test their skills against each other. DEFCON 29 was held virtually from Aug 5, 2021 – Aug 8, 2021.

One of the most popular attractions at DEFCON is the “village” area where attendees can purchase or build their own devices and tools. This year there was a new addition to the village - the Redballon Security Antenny kit. The Antenny kit allows you to build your own base station to communicate with satellites during DEFCON 29. I decided to purchase one of these kits and see how it worked. The Antenny kit comes with all of the parts you need to build your own base station, including an antenna, amplifier, jumper, controller board, and software instructions. The only thing you need to provide is a computer with an internet connection.

In my opinion,the Redballon Security Antenna Kit was by far one of most impressive items at this years show. I had heard about this product before but never had a chance to actually use it until now. With just few simple steps that are outlined in easy-to-follow manual that comes with antenna kit, you too could have your very on satellite communications system set up in matter minutes.

I highly recommend the Redballon Security Antenny kit for anyone who wants to build their own base station for communication with satellites. With this kit, you will have everything you need and will be able to customize your setup however you want.


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