Please do not use D-Star via AO-51. If you want to try D-Star on satellite right now, use AO-27 where the control ops welcome it, or request some time set aside on AO-51 via the ao51-modes email address. The repeater modes on AO-51 are for analog voice only unless otherwise designated in the monthly schedule. Request some time on a second repeater to try the mode and it -will- be approved, but do not mix it up with the analog users.
73, Drew KO4MA
AMSAT-NA VP Operations
>From: Luc Leblanc <lucleblanc6(a)videotron.ca>
>Sent: Apr 25, 2009 5:27 PM
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: DSTAR vs AO-51
>On 25 Apr 2009 at 19:18, Dave Webb KB1PVH wrote:
>> Hey Luc, I can TX on DSTAR tonight, but I do not have the S mode capability. There is a close pass at 22:42 utc that I am willing to TX for you. Let me know.
>> Dave KB1PVH
>I will listen to you and will try to record with scanrec. Try 2 or 3 transmissions only when the satellite will be in your best range as
>you cannot hear your downlink you can step over someone else QSO
>Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
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If your blackberry is also a cellular phone, you may try navigating by
Internet to lu7aa.org.ar
When connecting to lu7aa.org.ar thru any cellphone you have passes for
popular sats in your local time for some locations in Canada or others
It is handy when you are out and try to know which birds can be used.
This facility is in test, any suggestions welcome.
73, Pedro Converso
If you haven't done so already, bring up the Google home page and look where
the name Google would normally be. I never thought about his birthday today
and I think it was awfully nice of the people at Google to remind us.
Hello to all in the northern hemisphere.
It is well known that AO-27 is only activated for limited periods in the
northern hemisphere. But what is the furtherest south that it can be
heard? Also, is it only activated near North America or is it turned on
73 de David VK5DG
To the Gentleman wondering about tracking on a cellphone.
Try this ...
I've been using it 'portable' for two years now and it's an excellent little program which 'agrees'
totally with both NOVA and InstantTRACK - (providing you update the keps every
fortnight or so).
Several references to it can also be found on the OBSERVATIONS page at ...
(Observations from Norway).
I hope that helps.
I have my cellphone attached to the handle of the Arrow aerial with a standard car dashboard
cellphone holder so that when I wave my 'pointy stick' at the sky I can 'see' where to point.
What if the locals *DO* think I'm bonkers? ... who cares !!.
73 John. <la2qaa(a)amsat.org>
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> Hi, wonder if there any tracking programs
> one can use on there Blackberry storm as
> an application?. 73 de VE6ITV Scott
Not a tracking one, but one that can send and receive APRS mssages I think. We hope someone will write these kinds of APRS messaging applications on all wireless devices so hams can stay in touch by callsign anywhere, any time.
See the Blackberry link on the Universal Ham Text Messaging Initiative www.aprs.org/aprs-messaging.html
OOPs, I thought he was thinking APRS tracking... sorry, I see now it is OSCAR tracking... and we are here on the AMSAT-bb and not the APRSSIG... But anyway, the Universal Text messaging objecive is across all platforms and all services, so it will apply to AMSAT operators too who need to text message someone else anywhere anytime using any device they may have in their hands.