>From the newsgroups: rec.radio.amateur.space I picked up this report on RS-15:
> Sent: Friday, July 27, 2007 10:12 PM
> Subject: RS-15
> After a period of very intermittent appearances, RS-15's beacon has been
> audible on most passes during the last three weeks or so. Its frequency
> has fallen to ~29.35165MHz, and sometimes there's a near-continuous
> carrier rather than the usual short, chirpy pulses, suggesting that the
> voltage regulation may have failed. Catch it while you can!
As it had been over 10 years that I had heard this satellite I decided to give it a go.
Using the TS-2000 and a simple 14MHz dipol, no pre-amp, I was able to hear the beacon.
Quite weak, but audible. Frequency as in the report; 29.3156MHz (assume this to be Beacon 1).
On my website I have placed an mp3 recording and some 'waterfall' graphics:
You hear & see the beacon being switched on (~2 seconds) and off (~3 seconds). Also you
hear & see the beacon 'tuning in' to the correct frequency every time it's switched on.
Looking forward for your comments/feedback/experiences !
Peter Gülzow, DB2OS reports on the DL Web site that JAMSAT (Japan)
has made a generation donation of 1,000,000JPY (7500.00 euro) in
support of the AMSAT P3-E satellite project.
He went on to say that Mikio Mouri, president of JAMSAT is working on
the structure of a command station for P3-E in Japan. There is close
cooperation with the University for communications technology and the
radio observatory in Sugadaira/Nagano to re-equip their 4m parabolic
antenna for command use with P3-E in the 23cm and 13cm-Band.
You can read the entire release (German) here:
Congrats to JAMSAT for their strong support of amateur radio in space!
73 de Jeff, KE9V
After being off the satellites for a year or more due to the lack of a 70cm
antenna, I finally put up a Cushcraft A270-10S dualband yagi. It doens't
receive quite as well as the 719B I used to have, but did make 2 QSOs
tonight on AO51 with it. It is great to be back, and AO51 sounds as good as
Look forward to meeting everyone on the sats again!
73s John AA5JG
(ex: W5TD, NE0P, N0EEN, KA0IFG)
Sat VUCC #129
Yaesu FT100D to Cushcraft A270-10S
Hi all from CQ Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU:
The 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik is coming up in October, and
we are currently working on our October issue. Many of you remember the
launch well, and of course, hams were in the vanguard of listening for
those beeps from above. We'd like to collect a representative sampling of
your first-hand recollections to weave into an article for our October
issue. Plus, we'd like to hear if this experience had a significant impact
on your choice of careers, etc. - in short, did listening for Sputnik
change your life? If so, how?
Please respond as soon as possible by e-mail directly to a special mailbox
we've set up at <sputnik(a)cq-amateur-radio.com>.
Many thanks in advance and 73,
Wondering if anyone else has experienced this:
My IC-821H will just "quit" transmitting on 70cm. The PTT is still engaged
in the radio (at least the band LED is red) but no RF comes out. This
happens in either CW or SSB. The length of time it takes to quit varies,
sometimes a couple of seconds, sometimes a minute, but it always happens
eventually. If I let it set for several seconds, it always comes back, but
not necessarily the first time I try.
Needless to say, this puts a bit of a crimp in operations.
Scott Townley NX7U
Gilbert, AZ DM43di
If you look at the top left corner of the Hamvention web page it lists the
dates of May 16, 17, and 18 of 2008. I hope to see you there. If you go,
you must make it to the Amsat banquet - hopefully at the Air Force Museum
again next year.
Could someone give me the dates for Dayton newt year please. We are
thinking of getting together a group from VK to attend
Regards Tony. VK5ZAI
P.O.Box 470 Kingston SE
South Australia 5275
National ARISS Co-ordinator
and Satellite ground Station.
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