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73 . . . Steve, WB8IMY
AO-16 has been in its "voice mode" continuously for nearly a month now. Many thanks to all the users of this "new" bird!
It is time to pause voice operations long to receive some MBL telemetry (limited as it is, it's all we have). Around 0920 UTC on 17FEB08 I plan to return AO-16 to digital mode in order to receive some telemetry. If all goes as planned, it should be back to "voice mode" during the same pass. If not, I'll try to catch it on the 1056 UTC pass. Most of you will be asleep, so I don't think it will interfere with too many contacts.
Looking to the future, we can see that after several months of continuous illumination, AO-16 will begin to experience eclipse periods at the end of March. The eclipse periods will increase and extend through the summer. This may impact AO-16's power budget such that the transmitter output will have to be reduced in order to protect its 18 year old batteries. We'll know more after the eclipse periods begin in late March and early April.
In the meanwhile, enjoy AO-16 and her strong signals!
73 on behalf of the command team,
Mark L. Hammond [N8MH]
I am selling my Kenwood TS-2000X (with 23cm unit). The unit is like new and
in outstanding condition. It has the latest Kenwood firmware upgrades. It
comes with the original box, manuals, cable. Asking $1700 plus shipping.
I also have the Kenwood MC-60A microphone. Like new in original box. Asking
$100 plus shipping.
I also have the Kenwood KPS-15 power supply. Like new in original box.
Asking $75 plus shipping.
Will sell everything together if interested. Make reasonable offer for all.
Payment via PayPal, please.
Let me know if you have any questions (email direct).
73, Stefan VE4NSA
Did anyone take a good picture of the 1:1 model of DelfiC3 at Surrey last
I would like to print a copy and put it on the lab wall at the school where
I work, but I didn't take a camera........
Hi, I own an Icom 910H and would like to add a pre-amp for 70cm any
recommendations? The AG-35 is a possibility, I like the connectivity with
the rig, however I can't find any N.V info on the unit. Advanced receiver
had some nice units, any ideas would be terrific, thank you.
73 Pete WB2OQQ
I am selling a new KJ6KO 23cm amplifier. 6 watts in will get you around
70Watts out. Ideal amplifier for the 10 watt 23cm units in your TS2000X,
IC-910 and FT736 etc. The amplifiers comes with the matching ASTRON LS-10A
Both together for $300, shipping extra (payment via PayPal).
See also: http://users.innercite.com/kj6ko/
Let me know if you have any questions (please email direct).
73, Stefan VE4NSA
I did hear a "burp" from PCSAT July 14 or 15 (don't remember
which) during an evening pass from W. Michigan.
73, Armando N8IGJ
>Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 10:26:31 -0400
>From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga(a)usna.edu>
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Vanishing PCSAT?
>To: "'Robert Smith'" <dukenuke(a)pixi.com>
>Cc: 'AMSAT-BB' <amsat-bb(a)amsat.org>
>Good question! I was going to send you the standard response
>saying she is napping in the dark, but just did a quick check
>myself and PCSAT (W3ADO-1) has not been heard since 2 July at
>11:52:39 and the last station to digipeat through it was SP9UX
>on the 5th at 04:09:14 and the last USA station was W4AEJ on the
>1st at 14:04:28.
I would like to inform that all set of 20 TECHNICAL REPORTS of the
Crawford Hill VHF Club - W2NFA
"A PARABOLOIDAL REFLECTOR ANTENNA FOR 1296 MHz" as
discussed in the above messages
can be downloaded in pdf files from the following site:
> I've probably missed the "answer" on AMSAT
> but where is PCSAT?
Good question! I was going to send you the standard response
saying she is napping in the dark, but just did a quick check
myself and PCSAT (W3ADO-1) has not been heard since 2 July at
11:52:39 and the last station to digipeat through it was SP9UX
on the 5th at 04:09:14 and the last USA station was W4AEJ on the
1st at 14:04:28...
But I also notice that PCSAT passes are at night over the
Northern Hemisphere where everyone lives. Maybe we can wake up
someone down-under to see if they can listen for PCSAT (W3ADO-1)
NO-44 on 145.825 MHz... May not decode it, but should be able
to hear it attempting to send a packet once a minute.. Only in
the sun, of course...
So Robert, thanks for bringinig this to our attention... PCSAT
was launched on 30 Sept 2001.