Perhaps you are unaware that, even after you purchase an SCS Pactor modem, you must purchase a license to use the Pactor III protocol... and trying to circumvent the licensing requirement is probably illegal just about anywhere in the world, not just in the U.S.
You *have* heard of intellectual property rights, haven't you?
----- Original Message ----
> From: David - M0ZLB <m0zlb(a)btinternet.com>
> To: Gordon JC Pearce MM3YEQ <gordonjcp(a)gjcp.net>
> Cc: AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb(a)amsat.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 6:28:24 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: soundcard modems for pactorIII
> Developing one for personal use as an individual or between friends
> without commercial gain would be ok!
> Gordon JC Pearce MM3YEQ wrote:
> > George Henry wrote:
> > ... in the US. Not in most of the rest of the world ;-)
> > Gordon
If it helps "pinpoint" any potential problem, AO-51 sounded great on the 0209UTC pass on the 26th - which was 6:09PM Tuesday night in California.
Clint Bradford, K6LCS / KAF3359
909-241-7666 - cell
Down East Microwave
I have bought, & been fully satisfied with, both kits & fully built
pre-amps from 220 to 2304
They go out of their way to be helpful in supplying components also
Rod Adkins WI6M nr San Diego
17917 Lyons Valley Road
Jamul, CA 91935
> [Original Message]
> From: Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF <nigel(a)ngunn.net>
> To: <amsat-bb(a)amsat.org>
> Date: 11/26/2008 1:03:03 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: MMIC for LEO preamp?
> What's a demi kit?
> Jim Sanford wrote:
> > You could do worse than a demi kit.
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You had someone direct you to Heavens-above for the passes for your location. They did not answer the question about "seeing" the ISS with naked vision. Usually the ISS has a magnitude of +1, in my viewing experience. It can vary but +1 is about normal for ISS. Viewing, as you may know has many variables. The biggest obstacle is the light pollution from the big city. If you can get to a "dark sky" location you can enjoy the sight. From a light polluted location : good luck. From my experience, it is normally on the horizon in the early evening which is not good. You have a chance from the suburbs when the elevation is over 10 degrees ( 90 degrees being overhead). All of the above is for naked eye viewing. You might want to have a pair of small binoculars handy to enhance your view. It moves quickly . . . . Heavens-Above is a good URL for getting info on ISS. It is fairly large (350' X 225' X 150') and up 200 miles. The sun will illuminate it very well. Good luck.
Nothing heard this evening over Italy at 17:15 utc on
both transponders A and B
73" Frank IW4DVZ.
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Inviato: mercoledì 26 novembre 2008 17.51
Oggetto: [amsat-bb] AO-51
I worked DC1KHB at 09:23 this morning 5/5 both ways.
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