""" We have 5-6 years left of ISS. We need to make the best of what little
time we have left. Everyone needs to work harder, better and faster. I
would hate to see those remaining 11 unused antennas go to waste when ISS
Ok , label me ignorant .. But is it that difficult to boost its orbit? I
guess I need a techie explaination ..
Heck .. If its going to just burn up .. Then just before it gets to the
point off no return, then take those
Huge solar panels to the moon .. LOL or take some of the modules to the
Whats going to replace the space station? The lunar base?
Anyways... Someone explain to me please lol
Randy - N2CUA
It is with great sadness that I learned of the recent passing of Art
Goldman, N3OY (formerly WA3CVG). Art was 67 and succumbed to melanoma.
Information is at
Art was very active in CARA (Columbia Amateur Radio Association) and was
an AMSAT Life Member. Art often handled the satellite Field Day effort
at W3AO(see http://www.arrl.org/contests/soapbox/?con_id=133&call=W3AO
<http://www.arrl.org/contests/soapbox/?con_id=133&call=W3AO> for 2006
pictures. W3AO is the 19 xmtr multi-multi joint effort of CARA & PVRC).
Art lived in Columbia which has severe antenna limits. Despite this, he
managed to get on AO-40 using BBQ dish antennas. He show up frequently
in the AMSAT-BB archives. Art was also very active in the packet radio
world in the 80's & 90's. Art (with NG6Q) developed the TCP/IP driver
for the Eagle Computer card (Zilog 8530) for KA9Q's NOS. .
A personal remembrance: Rick Hambly (W2GPS), Bob McGwier (N4HY)& I
remember fondly the 8-hour x 2-way "captive audience" trip to/from
Dayton a few years ago. Despite Art's New York Jewish roots, he knew
every country & western song every made. What with McGwier hailing from
redneck Alabama, the trip was hilarious. I particularly remember the two
singing to Toby Keith's hit C&W song "I ain't as good as I once was, but
I'm as good once as I ever was!" (complete lyrics are at
73 Art -- you are missed!
First of all, thanks for all the replies.
Where I got that info was off the ISS FAN CLUB site
And was from some one that seemed to be knowledgeable..
But must have been opinion as well ..
Trust me when I say that I hope it is around MUCH MUCH
Longer .. I would like to be able to work thru It long into
My retirement which is in 5 ish years.. And aee them do some
Other amateur radio projects, like a constant running SSTV system.
More then one radio .. Things like that .. :)
Again, thanks for everyone's thoughts ..
Always welcomed and muchly appreciated
Randy - N2CUA
i am not sure, you should be able to do good with your elevation there,
if you are putting any power out a all, 1 watt plus you should be doing good,
i have worked it with my FT-50 and the ducky, is your transmit power ok,
or do you have some local qrm from the AF base??
try to program in terry peak repeater 147.030 + 146.2pl
and if you can hit that from your location
you should able to do all the FM sats, if that helps,
at least see if your TX is ok,
>Am I doing something wrong or is AO-27 just very hard to hit with a
>FT-60R handheld, and ELK ant? I have no problems hearing it but
>working it is another thing!!
This last pass on '51 was notable for almost lack of fading! At least from Seattle. I did some tweeking on the LVB tracker, adjusting in 3 degree increments. Super strong signals on the S band downlink. The usual list of culprits were in attendance. Is there anyone in KL7 that has S band capability?
73 Bob W7LRD