Meeting date is AUGUST 15 in El Segundo.
We'll work AO-51 at 5:45PM-ish, then go inside for the presentation right afterward. We'll be through by 8PM.
P.S. - Do not proofread your own material after spending a sleepless night with as sick cat ... (grin)
> The diagram calls for a "1/4
> wave 36 ohm transformer" as a part of the circuitry. I'm
> trouble finding anything like this online.
Its two 1/4 wave pieces of RG-59 (75 ohm coax) in parallel...
Gordon West and I are working with local newspapers, CQ magazine, and possible television coverage for a demo of working AO-51 at the Orange County Fair (Southern California).
Thurs July 29 5:03PM PDT - GMT 0003 07/30/10
Thurs Aug 5 5:24PM PDT - GMT 0024 08/06/10
Sun Aug 8 5:04PM PDT - GMT 0004 08/09/10
Are any of these dates scheduled for NON-V/U mode? We need as much lead time as possible for the media.
I tried to listen to SwissCube's beacon during its pass over China.
Neither CW nor FSK was heard on 437.505...Is the beacon working?
Michael Chen, BD5RV/4
Live from the Orange County Fairgrounds and the award-winning amateur radio booth,
Gordon West and I are setting up an AMSAT demo / presentation on Thursday,
August 5, 2010 at 5:45PM PDT.
Please send me email for further information. I do not have any parking passes left,
Clint Bradford, K6LCS
909-241-7666 - cell
AMSAT area coordinator Clint Bradford, K6LCS, will be
presenting his 'Working Amateur Satellites With Your HT'
multimedia session at a special joint session of the El
Segundo, Hughes, and TRW amateur radio clubs. All
are welcome to attend - but your RSVP is mandatory!
"This is a special date and location that we've worked out
in order to accommodate these great clubs," Clint
writes. "And we have a tentative pass of satellite AO-51
at 5:45PM PDT that we'll be working from the parking lot."
We will be meeting at the El Segundo Police Station EOC,
348 Main Street, El Segundo CA 90245. Satellite pass is at
5:45PM PDT. The presentation and clubs' meeting starts
The facility requires you to RSVP - please send your email to ...
Grace, KJ6CMA, at arit701542(a)aol.com BEFORE August
Attendees should download Clint's four-page tutorial and
radio programming matrix before the meeting from ...
And Clint welcomes pre-presentation questions - call him
at 909-241-7666, or send email to clint(a)clintbradford.com .
So my favorite toy is sick. It's an Nokia N810 "Internet Tablet", a pocket-Sized Linux-based PDA. Think iPod Touch, but with a bigger screen, real GPS, free Apps, and it does Flash. Something happened to the file system, I think, because it's stuck in a reboot loop.
I'm on a short vacation, and want to be able to do local pass predictions. I have an HP hw6945 iPAQ-based phone, which runs Windows Mobile 5, and found an App for this, "SatCE". It seems to run ok, except that the predicted satellite positions are all wrong. I checked the usual suspects - clock is set, UTC offset, fresh Keps, etc.
Has anyone used this app, and have a suggestion for where to look? Lacking that, what App would you recommend instead?
The New Busy think 9 to 5 is a cute idea. Combine multiple calendars with Hotmail.
Has AMSAT, or any frequent satellite demonstrator, developed an information
brochure or card that explains the basics of amateur radio with a focus on
space programs? I sometimes attract attention while operating in public and
would like to provide a take-away for people -- licensed or not -- who show
73, Scott N1AIA
With the Alinco DJ-G7 and latest firmware, the only receiver drop in sensitivity seems to be when the sub-band is on from 50 MHz through 136 MHz. Above that, the unit seems to be fine for FM satellite work.
A more detailed report is coming!
Clint Bradford, K6LCS