Technical papers are solicited for presentation at the 26th Annual ARRL
and TAPR Digital Communications Conference to be held September 28-30,
2007 in Hartford, Connecticut. These papers will also be published in
the Conference Proceedings (you do NOT need to attend the conference to
have your paper included in the Proceedings). The submission deadline is
July 31, 2007. Please send papers to:
225 Main St
Newington, CT 06111
or you can make your submission via e-mail to: maty(a)arrl.org
Papers will be published exactly as submitted and authors will retain
73 . . . Steve, WB8IMY
A little off topic but a nice presentation of the beginnings of ham and
commercial radio in New England...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rick Kelly" <rickkelly(a)gmail.com>
To: "Boston Radio Interest" <boston-radio-interest(a)rolinin.bostonradio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 10:37 PM
Subject: WCVB-TV video of Chronicle from 2/23/07
> I'm not sure how this happened, but the WCVB-TV video of Chronicle
> from 2/23/07 has appeared on Google Video:
> Happy viewing... it certainly is GREAT!
> Rick Kelly
Please download sound at this URL
I used TNC2 connect to RAFT satellite for open mode
voice synthesizer. I used to follow format command
:TALK (space bar 5 step): Word after connect to RAFT
and I use successful to run RAFT speak sound.
I hope contact other HAM via RAFT and ANDE
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As of February 23, 2007, Our Old Friend "morse code" has now slipped
into history as a requirement for a U.S. Amateur License. The tones and
burps in the lower portions of the HF bands will become more and more
silent as those that remember CW start to become silent keys themselves.
"Silent Key" will go by the wayside as well. As a longtime Extra, I
can honestly say that getting up to speed was an excitement all its own.
Just 5 WPM for my Novice was a thrill learning those mysterious tones.
I for one, can certainly see it both as a defunct digital mode and a
unique mode to operate pulling out a QSO from those melodius tones.
Ditty dum dum ditty will have a narrower meaning from this time on.
That's the cycle of life could be ARRL will also adjust in his field day
rules...1 point per QSO phone and CW? How they can live in the past? it is not
the Antique Radio Relay League!
"It is not the class of license the amateur holds, but the class of the amateur
that holds the license."
Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
WAC BASIC CW PHONE SATELLITE
>> Please do not use FM on any of the transponder satellites, whether D-Star or
>> plain FM. FM of any kind is expressly unwelcome on AO-7 especially.
>> If you would like to set up a test of D-Star via AO-51, please organize the
>> effort and send a request to schedule it to ao51-modes(a)amsat.org or to
>> myself directly and we will accommodate the test on a FM satellite, where FM
>> belongs. I think it'd be an interesting experiment.
> Umm, I thought D-Star was a digital mode, not riding on top of
> FM. Is it transmitted as AFSK or is it modulated directly onto the
> carrier? If it's the latter, then it wouldn't work on an FM satellite.
> 73 de VK3JED
From ICOM America web site:
D-STAR uses the up-to-date modulation method of 0.5GMSK--Gaussian
Minimum Shift Keying.
73, Bob K0NR
ASIA joined the competition !
Today I received an excellent audio recording from Masa,
JN1GKZ in Tokyo, Japan, working RAFT in VOICE mode:
I got spoken by RAFT at 1002z 27th Feb. The voice was very clear.
I worked the voice with 10W. I forgot to turn on power amplifier. hihi.
Europe & Asia are in, which continent is next ?
May be it has been said before - but do anyone have information
about the planned orbit of Falconsat 3 ?
I have looked around but did not find it so far.
Inclination and height is interesting.
No flames please :-)
Last week there was an interesting debate about raising the altitude of a
satellite by using magnertic fields.
Carrying on the wacky ideas theme, I've been looking at producing power by
using thermocouples and not solar cells.
Question: Does anyone know the 'current' or the impedance of the voltage
source represented by a thermocouple?
A thermocouple generates an emf (voltage) proportional to the difference in
temperature between its two junctions.
Given that we know a white object in space gets very cold, while Aluminium
gets very hot it's interesting looking at the possibility of thermocouple
power....Even if it's just to understand its limitations
A thermocouple can be made very small so it should be possible to
manufacture an array of them in a reasonable space.
Example: A junction of two wires, one made from constantan and one from
Chromel will generate a voltage of 58 microvolts for every degree difference
between the junctions.
That means for a 100 degree C difference you generate 5.8mV.
For 350 junctions in a chain you generate 2.03 V
and for 6 chains (if you wanted to risk all those junctions in series) you
could have 12.18V
But.........how much power can you draw from it ??