The Houston AMSAT Net is now being carried live every week on Echolink
in the conference *AMSAT* on Tuesday 8PM Central Time (Wednesday 0100z
summers and 0200z winters). If I get word that there is an ARISS contact
and the *AMSAT* conference is being used, it will preempt the net. After
June 1, 2009, Echolink will be the only method of receiving the live
feed. We will no longer feed the live internet feed that we had been
doing on SkyScanner Satellite Radio Network. Our podcast and mp3 files
will be available as usual after the net is complete.
I'm hoping to get my 2m - 3456 antennas erected this summer. To help,
I've decided to throw $$ at the problem & save time thru purchase of
coax jumpers to go between antennas ans preamp or switch.
I seek recommendations regarding fabricators of tested LMR 600 sections
with N-connectors installed. Lengths would range from 7 to 27 feet.
Thanks & 73,
>> ... Is there a hidden menu option or some other way in software of
preventing the radio going into transmit.
You can transmit inhibit via the ACC JACK. That 8-pin, mini-DIN jack
provides a closure to ground during transmission, ALC, a transmitter-
inhibit pin, and “band data” for connection to an external amplifier.
Clint Bradford, K6LCS
Date: 21-05-2009 Time: 11:52:02
UBS 137 IBS 32 USUN 145 ISUN 73
ITXA 0 ITXB 0 TTXA 109 TTXB 107
TNAP 108 TCTR 108 TSBA 103 TSBB 76
MODB 129 MODC 6 MTX 35 MRX 00
OnBoard Voltage: 13,7 V
OnBoard Current: 0,32 mA
Charge Voltage from Solar Batterie: 14,5 V
Charge current from solar battery 0,73 mA
D.C. current of the 435 MHz TX: 0 mA
D.C. current of the 145 MHz TX: 0 mA
Temperature of the 435 MHz TX: 9 °C
Temperature of the 145 MHz TX: 7 °C
Temperature of the Navigation Unit: 8 °C
Temperature of the Controller: 8 °C
Temperature of the inner case: 3 °C
Temperature of the outer case: -24 °C
Housekeeping info: 129
Housekeeping info: 6
Housekeeping info: 35
Housekeeping info: 00
It looks like Flex is adding a VHF/UHF option to their Flex-5000 with us
* Transmit Frequencies: 2m (144-148 MHz) and 70 cm (430-450 MHz)
* Receive Frequencies: VHF (132-165 MHz) and UHF (420-465 MHz)
* Low noise preamp: 1 dB NF
* Frequency stability: ± 0.5 ppm (internal) or external 10 MHz reference
* Standard Version: 30 watts on both VHF and UHF
* High Power Version: 60 watts on both VHF and UHF (must be factory
* All mode support- supports SSB, FM, FM-N, CW and digital modes (ASFK)
* Full duplex cross band operation mode - Satellite ready: B and J
* Separate transmit and receive antenna connectors on VHF or UHF for
satellite or transverter operation (requires power attenuation).
"available late 2009" / price TBD
Full details here:
Now, picture that bandscope displaying a HEO passband...