It has been brought to my attention that several individuals have had
difficulties in accessing/obtaining this file from my FTP site due to
the TCP wrappers that I have installed. These wrappers were used to
reduced the number of intrusions that were occurring. However, they aslo
limit access based on specific criteria that not everyone is able to
accommodate. Hence I have put the file in another location for those of
you who may still want this file. Again as a reminder, the file is about
35mb in size and is a zip file.
Use the following pointer:
Hopefully this will make the access a bit easier.
Russia has a whole lot of satellites that are no longer functioning. China, too. The United States, of course, is responsible for the largest amount of space trash.
Interesting graphic at ...
A great crowd was on hand at the annual Desert RATS HamFest in Palm Springs. It really makes me wonder, though, if this hobby can sustain the 2- and 3-day conventions that are held here. I mean, parking to this event was free, and so was admission. Lunch was only five bucks. No, there were not twenty break-out sessions ... but attendees were treated to several "bigger" dealers' wares, some local concerns, a badge maker, and an outdoor swap meet.
Things might be changing out here in California after this year's PACIFICON and ARRL SW Division Convention. We'll see ...
On a brighter note, THANK YOU to Patrick in Arizona, and the gentlemen in Baton Rouge and Texas who we worked via AO-27 at a little after 1PM Pacific Standard Time this afternoon. In response to a question of, "How far do you usually reach?" from the group, I had just finished telling them that for AO-51, SO-50, and AO-27, the software programs' footprints have always been a little "conservative" - as we then contacted Louisiana and Texas.
And two hams purchased the two Arrow antennas that HRO-Anaheim brought out - at the special price.
Clint Bradford, K6LCS
I'm just setting up my station ready for satellite operation - antenna arrives next week, so I went out and bought a second hand FT736 today.
It looks to be in excellent condition, tx and rx on 2 and 70 seems to be fine, but I'm getting errors whilst trying to use the SAT switch and use it in duplex mode. I have read the manual thouroughly and still get the same errors.
I set the SAT switch to Rx and try to enter a frequency / mode, but the display says ERROR and I can' clear it. The manual says to press REV but that doesnt work.
Have I got a faulty rig or I am doing somethiong wrong?
I am having trouble with the Doppler sql file for the transponder on FO-29. I believe that the file I have is not correct. Is there a current file known to be the correct one. The Big Bird sounds great again, but my up and down link are pretty far apart.
Thanks, Louis, KD5GM
CW ;-) The Original Digital