Hello The Net:
Could someone point me to the software demodulator/decoder willow ?
Plan is to use a ICOM PCR-100 with PCR1000 software for XP to a
DEMI 2400=144 MHz RX down converter using the wideband FM demodulator.
Thanks Stan, W1LE Cape Cod, MA FN41sr
Dear Fred ( KF0AK)
What is the earth station dish antenna diameter and F/D that will
match the MW patch antenna you are constructing for Eagle.
With the day of increased interference approaching, the narrower
band width of a patch versus a helical feed may be needed.
The question: is the same antenna good for P3e earth station?
If Stan Woods say's it good that's all I need.
I would like a price per unit with Stan's TLC all over it.
Amsat # 860
> I am currently working on the microwave patch antenna's for
> with Lou Mc Faddin W5DID and Stan Wood. Pay me for the materials
> I will make you a few copies. I can even alter them to your
> configuration. I am sure Lou and Stan could tweak them for a
> fee. Materials should cost less than 100.00$ US. I could not in
> conscience be a part in any way to paying anyone 100 grand for a
> simple antenna's.
> Fred, KF0AK
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In a message dated 3/15/07 3:08:52 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Ofcom today published a discussion document on 10 GHz and the London 2012
> Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. The document proposes a condition that
> could be included in the licences that are awarded if Ofcom concludes that
> it may need to make the spectrum available to meet the needs of the Games.
A great reason to propose Amateur Radio as a "secondary" user to a Reserved
Government Band of frequencies as we have here in the states. That way they can
be assured that there will be no "financial claims" if they need to "take
back" the frequencies for some event AFTER 2012 .
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Ofcom today published a discussion document on 10 GHz and the London 2012
Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. The document proposes a condition that
could be included in the licences that are awarded if Ofcom concludes that
it may need to make the spectrum available to meet the needs of the Games.
Ofcom continues to consider how to proceed with awarding wireless-telegraphy
licences to use the 10 GHz, 28 GHz, 32 GHz and 40 GHz bands and plans to
publish further documents in the spring.
Responses to the discussion document published today are due by 12 April
Further information can be found at:
I will be doing a presentation at the ThunderBird Amateur Radio Club
in Glendale, Arizona, this evening. As part of the presentation, I
plan to have my portable satellite station on hand for a demonstration
using the AO-51 satellite on the 0334-0348 UTC pass (provided AO-51 is
back in the normal FM repeater configuration). This pass will favor
western North America.
For those in the Phoenix area, the meeting will be in the Yount
Building on the Thunderbird School of Global Management campus at 59th
Avenue and Greenway Road in Glendale. The meeting starts at 7pm (0200
UTC), and my presentation will start after the club finishes the
business part of its meeting. The club has a web page with a map of
the Thunderbird campus and the meeting site at:
Thanks and 73!
Project OSCAR member Richard "Dick" Esneault, W4IJC -- SK
I recently learned that Richard "Dick" Esneault, W4IJC, passed away.
My first encounter with Dick was many years ago when Gene Marcus, W3PM,
mentioned that Mr. Esneault was involved with Project OSCAR and he was going
to be part of the AMSAT Forum with me at the Huntsville Hamfest. The Forum
was a big hit as Dick displayed articles on hardboard for display and the
most spectacular item was the OSCAR-1 model that you could pick up and hold
in your hands. Not just a model, but very much the same as the real model
that went into space. The only other known model is in the Smithsonian
Institution and here is this guy in Huntsville, Alabama carrying an OSCAR-1
prototype model in the trunk of his car to hamfests, field day sites, and
local club meetings.
Mr. Esneault was never short on words. He could talk about the history of
Project OSCAR and capture your attention. It was not until recent years that
we thought we should really capture some of his conversation on videotape.
So, we had him visit the Huntsville Amateur Radio Club a few years ago to
share his memories.
Mr. Esneault always had an impressive display when he set-up to talk about
His wife told him to tell us how they got the parts for OSCAR-1 and Dick
with a big grin responded, "Well, well, they were acquired". He always said
that Jack Kennedy hit a home run with Project OSCAR as a peaceful use of
space. When asked what kind of battery was used on OSCAR-1 he responded, "It
was a fancy battery, it wasn't cheap". Later discussion would reveal that
perhaps it was one of those acquired items. Things that just appeared. When
asked about the callsign used (HI) on OSCAR-1 he responded, "Hey, after
Kennedy kicked the front door of his office wanting to get it up.. that made
no difference.. we could have got up there and did anything, because he
wanted it done.. it was sort of a blessing he got in on it.". When asked if
there was any budget for OSCAR-1 or was it just all acquired Dick responded,
"Budget to covert the cost of OSCAR? (pause) No, nobody would ever admit
it, it just happened."
When asked how President Kennedy received project OSCAR, Dick responded,
"Everret R Morrow (not sure if this name is spelled correctly), who Kennedy
knew, heard about it in Washington and said let me talk to Jack about that.
(pause) there was a big scream behind the closed door's. why isn't that
blank, blank, blank thing up in the air now. and that is how Project OSCAR
was received by the President."
Last year, I ran into Dick at the 2006 Huntsville Hamfest and he was looking
in good health, but it was apparent his memory was slipping away. I could
tell by the look his wife's eyes that he was not himself, so I played along
with his conversation. The next day I called his son and he confirmed that
his father was having some memory issues as I had detected.
Mr. Esneault was a pioneer (at the right place at the right time) in the
satellite community as one of those enabler's to pave the way where we are
today. We will certainly miss his stories as he had so many.
His picture can still be found in the Satellite Experimenters handbook
(Directors of the Project OSCAR Association) the last time I checked.
Tim - N8DEU
I am currently working on the microwave patch antenna's for Eagle with Lou Mc Faddin W5DID and Stan Wood. Pay me for the materials and I will make you a few copies. I can even alter them to your mounting configuration. I am sure Lou and Stan could tweak them for a nominal fee. Materials should cost less than 100.00$ US. I could not in good conscience be a part in any way to paying anyone 100 grand for a couple simple antenna's.
Yes, I did send the tone. Unfortunately, I was involved in something
else at the time & could not call, but I was listening.
As others have reported, it was a bit weak, but usable on the following
pass where I made 2 contacts.
Bob, KC2MHU FN10
Stefan Wagener wrote:
> Did you turn it on?
> Stefan VE4NSA
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> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: SO-50
> I also monitored that pass and heard nothing.
> Bob, KC2MHU FN10
> Tim Tapio wrote:
>> Anyone work SO-50 during the 1842Z pass? I didn't hear a
>> thing...wondering if my receive went deaf....
>> 73 de Tim, K4SHF FM04
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