thanks for help this summer I will work for all the grid EK34 and EK44.
now everything is very well understood. see you soon.
XE3DX - 4B3DX
From: "David Maciel" <xe3dx(a)prodigy.net.mx>
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 10:12 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Grids and QSL´s
> From: "Andrew Glasbrenner" <glasbrenner(a)mindspring.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 10:43 AM
> To: "David Maciel" <xe3dx(a)prodigy.net.mx>
> Cc: <amsat-bb(a)amsat.org>
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Grids and QSL´s
>> David Maciel wrote:
>>> I have a question maybe silly to many, I have traveled three times in
>>> the past two months to the grid EK34 and EK44,
>>> take my portable radio equipment, do not work because my GPS was
>>> damaged and another time I forget, but I'm sure the position where I
>>> was, may be valid if these grids work and send my QSL with the
>>> coordinates where you work? no photo of my gps? I have received many
>>> cards from American stations QSL writing grid over your home to put the
>>> grid that time. this is valid? can be done? I have also contacted many
>>> stations and sent my QSL card with a photo of the coordinates, I think
>>> is best, but not always possible, this'm glad because I think that
>>> means that the word amateur is a great value. not if I explain.I had no
>>> problems for the ARRL accept these cards an American amateur, whatever
>>> the same
>>> if that makes a Mexican ham? or any other country? thanks for help.
>> Hi David,
>> I think the photo of the GPS is only necessary when operating from a grid
>> boundary or intersection. If you know where you are by using a map, and
>> claim only one grid, that is perfectly fine! I know EK34 and 44 would be
>> new grids for me, so by all means get on the air!
>> 73, Drew KO4MA
I have a question maybe silly to many, I have traveled three times in the past two months to the grid EK34 and EK44,
take my portable radio equipment, do not work because my GPS was damaged and another time I forget, but I'm sure
the position where I was, may be valid if these grids work and send my QSL with the coordinates where you work?
no photo of my gps? I have received many cards from American stations QSL writing grid over your home to put the new
grid that time. this is valid? can be done? I have also contacted many stations and sent my QSL card with a photo of the
coordinates, I think is best, but not always possible, this'm glad because I think that means that the word amateur is a
great value. not if I explain.I had no problems for the ARRL accept these cards an American amateur, whatever the same
if that makes a Mexican ham? or any other country? thanks for help.
Amateur Ham Radio
has anyone any experience of using the Wouxon KG-UVD1P on AO-51 and the FM birds?
I have looked at eham etc and it seems to be a single vfo with channel watch on both V and U; I'm not sure if a carrier on the uhf downlink would just switch the vfo to uhf listen and transmit, ie you could never tx on V if the carrier is on U...
can someone confirm that it works/does not work with an Arrow, please?
But "cheap as chips", and could be quite interesting?
73 de andy G0SFJ
I was wondering if anyone has operated from one point where four grid
squares meet. There is a location just a few miles to the west of where I
operated portable from yesterday in Idaho where DN31, DN41, DN32, and DN42
meet. The terrain looks a little rugged but in about a week or so I'm going
to drive back up there and check it out with my GPS. It looks like the
location is off the dirt road about 1/4 mile so there will be a little
Syracuse, Utah DN31xb
So I'm trying to move away from my big, dumb, heavy sealed lead acid
batteries for portable work, at least when I have to lug the gear very
far. Has anyone had any experience with something like these:
? That looks like it's pretty compact, and will run a pair of 817s a
good while. Any suggestions for a more domestic source would be
appreciated as well.
73, Drew KO4MA
I am in en85 for one more day. Then fn06. Will try to be on this morning and evenings passes from en85 (manitoulin island ontario)
Sent wirelessly from my BlackBerry device on the Bell network.
Envoyé sans fil par mon terminal mobile BlackBerry sur le réseau de Bell.
A group of radio amateurs including BA4TA, BA4TB, BA4RS, BD5RV, BA4RN,
BH4REQ, BH4RLO will activate Pingtan Island (AS138) from July 24-30.
This operation is going to include all operational satellites that are
capable on V/UHF. That will cover HO68, AO51, VO52, SO50 AO27 etc.
Callsign will be B4R/5 during IOTA contest and homecall/5 in regular operaion.
QSL via homecall.
We are looking forward to having you on the birds.
Michael Chen, BD5RV/4
I finally did it, made my first QSO on the birds this afternoon. Worked
W6AJP on A051 on the 0100UT 21 July pass from DM33, Thank you for the QSO. I
was also worked by WC7V in DM45, again thanks for the QSO, I hope I didn't
sound like too much of a rookie :-). QSL's will be in the mail tomorrow.
I did hear someone else call me, I think it may have been K6SIP, but before
could reply the bird went below my radio horizon and I lost the signal.
My station is pretty simple: a Kenwood TH7D handheld using a homebrew dual
band yagi from plans by Kent Britain WA5VJB. Simple to build and works like
a charm and only $30.00 in parts. I attached a digital voice recorder to the
radio and used my Ipod ear buds (A Heil headset is on the short list of
things to get next time I'm at HRO :-)).
Again thanks for the QSO's and hope to work more of you in the future.
Public Outreach Coordinator
Saguaro Astronomy Club
This is how I did it. I purchased a 6 in. X 6 in. X 8 ft. treated wood post and put 3 ft. into the ground without concrete. If I move, I can pull the post out and just fill the hole with dirt.
The az rotor rests directly on the top of the post. It is held by four 90 degree (6 in.) angle brackets which bolt to the rotor's bottom and then secure to each side of the post.
The 5500 was purchased with a separation kit so a 32 in. mast separates the rotors. This puts the horizontal boom and rotor at about 8 ft.
If you like this idea, I can send pictures.
I was planning on pole-mounting an az-el system:
> KLM CP yagis (the shorter ones)
> TekSharp 1.2m dish with dual-band patch feed
> 8' fiberglass boom
> G-5500 az-el rotator with mast brackets.
The G-5500 can accept a 2-1/2" mast. And the 2m KLM is about 13' long so I
need to get it up at least 7' in the air. So I was thinking of using a
piece of electrical conduit. Not EMT (the thin-walled stuff), but rather
IMC, which is thicker walled (0.095" vs. 0.065") and readily available at
home improvement stores. 2" trade size is 2.36" od so it will fit the mast
brackets on the rotator fine.
There is an even thicker electrical conduit GRC which is 0.146" wall, but
at twice the price and a trip to Grainger (not out of the question but not
convenient either) I can't help but wonder if that's overkill.
The conduit comes 10' long so I'd put 3' in the ground, say a 12"x36" hole,
filled with concrete. Maybe filling the conduit with concrete as well.
I'd appreciate any comments as to the feasibility of doing
this...particularly the conduit size and hole size for concrete fill.
Scott Townley NX7U
Gilbert, AZ DM43di