I made an impromtu trip to DM67 Sunday and will mail QSL cards to the 23
contacts I had since that is kind of a rare grid (no sase or return card
necessary). I'll make a couple of more trips up there before it starts
snowing in a few weeks and will announce it here.
Jim Adams - K0BAM
There are a number of satellite tracking apps for the Android. It really depends on what you want. I have not found one that does everything I want but here are the ones I am using.
There are others.
The ARISSat team seem to have reached the conclusion that the Silver Zinc battery technology is not really suited for
an orbiting satellite with a 55 / 35 minute charge and discharge cycle. I wonder if a couple of small
Lithium polymer battery packs would be a suitable replacement for ARISSat-2 ? I note that there are safety issues with Li-ion technology,
but there are some small battery packs of 10Whr / 20Whr 30Whr modules which have NASA approval for manned space flight.
>From the odd snippet of information on the power required during eclipse (is it 7 Watts for 35 minutes) it looks like 20-25% depth of discharge for the 20Whr battery pack. That's probably OK for a 9 month mission ??
Many thanks for all the help the Doppler function is now working
My issue was that because all my computers are on a domain the my
documents folder is on the server and not the local PC when SATPC32
installed it puts all the .SQF files on the server.
Once I realised what was happening I found the file and added the
satellites and all worked ok.
Thanks again for your help
73 Keith GU6EFB
A while back, while moving some cables, I managed to connect a 25 pin
serial cable to my 25 pin parallel printer port. Some interesting things
happened, the weirdest was that my computer reported a wild CPU
temperature increase. I think on my MB, the chip that handles the
parallel port also performs CPU temperature monitoring and I forced the
chip VCC higher than normal having RS232 voltage levels presented on its
Leikhim and Associates
Have just downloaded the trial version of SATPC32 and have most things
The only thing I cant get to work is the Doppler tracking SatPC2
controls the rig an Icom 910 fine with the default satellites well.
It give examples of what to added in the Doppler.SQF file so here are my
Should the Doppler.SQF file have been created during installation I had
to create my manually?
I have put an entry in for ARiSSAT1 but SATPC32 is not picking this
information up from the file.
I know that this is a newbie error but could somebody point me in the
73 and Thanks
Further details. Rotor controller will not talk with computer. Rotors work manually, still not working with second computer, tried park, not go,, satpc32 using a serial port not virtual, satpc32 works the doppler fb on the 910H. It worked yesterday, however I "rearranged" some equipment in the shack, no go after rearrangement. Not sure what the ^%%$#$% I did. Suggestions and some guidance please.
73 Bob W7LRD