Yes, PCSAT-1 is working great. I was driving through Tennessee
on Friday, and saw a PCSAT-11 packet on the normal North
Americal 144.39 frequency and so I quickly QSY'ed to 145.825 and
in my mobile with a magmount, my D700 radio captured 12 stations
via PCSAT-1 and 10 messages/bulletins to the radio front panel.
PCSAT-1 has a 1 minute beacon on 144.39 over North America so
that people in low-QRM areas might see when PCSAT is in view for
just this purpose. There is no 144.39 uplink, of course, since
all the satellite would hear is 10,000 jammed packets in space.
Later, I just left my radio on overnight on 145.825 and captured
similarly a dozen stations. (Be sure to set your RANGE limit
back to 0, or the D700 will ignore all packets coming from too
far away...)... De WB4APR, Bob
> On Behalf Of Ian Mills
> Sent: Friday, January 12, 2007 8:26 PM
> Well, I was pleasantly surprised this afternoon as I managed
> quite easily to have my position received via PCSAT.
> I drive two hours to and from work and I have been monitoring
> PCSAT... so I fired off my position via a THD-7 into a 30w
> amp attached to a 1/4 wave rod antenna on my car.
> ...the following from findu confirms I got through:
> NM @5>/>"4.}On UHF repeater
> The last time I tried was over a year ago and I didn't have
> any trouble then either, and this was using the 5W THd7
> without a 30w amp!!
> AWA Limited
> Ozaprs mailing list
How in the world is is even remotely possible that people hold a conversation on the bird knowing that there are 70 people ( probabally more like 170) using the bird for quick contacts? HOW IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE.. I cant imagine the ignorace involved... I just cannot fathom it.
I am looking for any references where ham radio is featured in popular
particularly movies, and TV. For example there was a bit of it in the movie
"Contact" based on Carl Sagan's book of the same name.
Has anyone got an other references like this?
I am currently not QRV on any of the satellites. Mainly an AZ rotor
problem.... Holding my breath for P3E!!!
I would be pleased to help in any way possible and would volunteer to be
the 0..(zero) bureau sorter if that will be of any help. When we
actually do get an HEO bird into orbit maybe we can expand this to
include DX "helpers". Just a thought. Postage rates everywhere are
getting very expensive and any way to help would be appreciated by all, I
73 to all... CU soon on P3E............... Frank, K0BLT
On behalf of the telemetry enthusiasts on the bb thanks to Mike and Mineo for sharing their expertise.
I now have MixW set up and ready for tonights passes.
Whilst listening for Pehuensat you may hear UO-11.
Give it a try with MixW. Here are the settings from Clive G3CWV
RX frequency 1800
Character set ASCII-7
More details and decode software on Clive's site www.users.zetnet.co.uk/clivew/
73 John G7HIA
I went through my recorded FCAL passes for this week. I managed to
extract packets from two passes:
2007jan28 06:57 EST
1:Fm KD4HBO To TELEM Via TELEM <UI pid=F0 Len=56 >[xx:xx:xx]
2007jan29 00:51 EST
1:Fm KD4HBO To TELEM Via TELEM <UI pid=F0 Len=57 >[xx:xx:xx]
Analog 000400FF00F100DA00B0000800DF000E N 0000001E
I've got a couple more audio files that contain good candidate packets,
but the AGW packet engine doesn't decode them (and doesn't indicate why.)
I'll try to alter the filter profile I'm using to see if that helps.
John Becker wrote:
running version 12.5
under setup > rotor setup - where is uni-trac hidden?
I don't use Uni-Trac so I'm not an authority on the subject. Uni-Trac
is controlled by its own stand-alone program, using a DDE connection to
continuously obtain the position data from SatPC32.
According to section "II" of the SatPC32 manual, you need to copy a file
called RotorServer.sqf into the main SatPC32 directory. I presume that
the DDE rotor function is always enabled when that program is in the
main SatPC32 directory.
What I'm not sure about is WHICH of several RotorServer.sqf files is the
correct one to use for DDE. Perhaps Erich Eichmann or a
SatPC32/Uni-Trac user can clarify...
Wayne Estes W9AE
Oakland, Oregon, USA, CN83ik
Just worked HR9/N5AFV in EK66, on an island just off the north coast of Honduras. This is quite the warm welcome to working sat's thats for sure! I think he was experiencing some microphone difficulty, as after I worked him N9EAW attempted to work him and all that was sent after EAW's calls were short carriers, with a blip of audio. I hope he gets this fixxed.. as I know many many people would love to work him there.
I cant wait for the HEO's! Working DX is soo much fun! Especially on the sats!
Keep in mind this is all 100% Unoffical as of now, I do already have a volenteer for the 7th Call district. I am going to create a word document for proposal to the powers to be, in regards to this.. I think everyone could benifit and I hope the interest is there.
I will keep everyone informed in regards to any further volenteer offers I recieve about handeling a call district.