Thanks to Stu, WA2BSS for sending this in .This is another item if we
waited for this week's ANS news cycle this news would be too late.
There will be no Hudson Valley Satcom net this week on Thursday,
November 8. Net Control Gary, WA2AQH will be tied up at work. The next
net for November would fall on Thanksgiving Day (for USA) so no net
session is planned for that week either.
The Hudson Valley Satcom net plans to resume operation in December,
2012. Watch the ANS bulletins for announcements. The club web
http://www.hvsatcom.org has more information. Net Control, Gary can be
reached via e-mail for questions: wa2aqh(a)amsat.org
Via Stu, WA2BSS
73 de JoAnne K9JKM
Editor, AMSAT Journal
We like to include for posterity those who attended the annual AMSAT-NA
Board Meeting. Below is a partial list of visitors who attended. If you
attended, or know someone who did, please let me know so that you can be
AMSAT Corporate Secretary
Bill Tynan, W3XO
Bob Davis, KF4KSS
Bryan Klofas, KF6ZEO
Burns Fisher, W2BJF
Dale Hershberger, KL7XJ
Dan Schultz, N8FGV
Dave Taylor, W8AAS
Dennis Veselka, KI4KNC
Douglas Quagliana, KA2UPW
Ed Collins, N8NUY
EMike McCardel, KC8YLD
Frank Bauer, KA3HDO
Hector L. Martinez, CO6CBF
Jennifer Rojowski, N8GZL
Jerry Buxton, N0JY
JoAnne Maenpaa, K9JKM
Joe Fitzgerald, KM1P
John Klingelhoeffer, WB4LNM
John Shew, N4QQ
Keith Pugh, W5IU
Nick Pugh, K5QXJ
Phil Karn, KA9Q
Steve Belter, N9IP
Steve Culp, K8QKY
A collection of videos have been released showing work on the AMSAT-UK FUNcube-1 spacecraft that is aiming to launch in the first half of 2013.
The videos include a time-lapse of FUNcube-1 flight integration in the ISIS clean-room.
73 Trevor M5AKA
I am now on mode J with a transverter and my Flex-5000A. I picked up a
Downeast 144-28 transverter at the local hamfest, and experienced
overload on the 435 MHz downlink when transmitting on 2M. I had seen
this before with my FT-736R
At a previous hamfest, I saw a Phelps Dodge Cavity Resonator marked
406-512 MHz and bought it for $1 thinking that it may resolve the
overload problem. Well, I finally tried it in path for the 435 MHz .
Wow, great fix. I have it in front of my 435 MHz preamp and now have no
movement of noise floor when transmitting on the 2M uplink.
It also has CAT NO 495-509 marked on it. Not sure about the second 5,
could be a 3 since number is worn badly.
I did a WEB search and didn't find any technical information specific to
this model. If anyone has information, would you supply me with a link
If you can find one of these, don't pass it up. A single tuning
adjustment on top. I peaked it during a FO-29 pass. I then discovered a
local 435 MHz noise source, I think a cable distribution box, than I
could peak on also. Fortunately it is only in one direction and beam has
to be right on to see.
There may be other cavity resonators that would work.
This message is mostly for the folks who were able to attend the 2012
AMSAT Symposium and tour at the Kennedy Space Center.
I am planning for photo and text coverage of the Symposium in the
AMSAT Journal being planned for the January timeframe.
During these events I noticed several 'well-equipped-camera-guys'
getting photos of the Symposium and KSC tour activities. I'd really
appreciate copies of your hi-res photos for our coverage in the
Please select 5-6 of your favorite photos and add a couple of your
personal comments about what you found interesting or cool. The
comments can just be text in the e-mail message ... no formatting is
Alternatively, if you use any of the on-line photo album sites you
could just send me the URL for that. I can go there to select photos
but I would appreciate a comment from you about which ones you may
Send your input to me by December 1 to k9jkm(a)comcast.net. This account
at Comcast may reject very large attachments greater than 10MB. You
could send a couple of messages with attachments. If your message is
not getting through to me contact me off-list and I'll supply another
e-mail address to try.
I'll be looking forward to your input, thanks!
73 de JoAnne K9JKM
Editor, AMSAT Journal
It appears that the upcoming AO7 pass over Hawaii (0157Z) will be in MODE B.
The footprint will extend as far east as the western Iowa border. Parts of Minnesota and
Texas will also be in "my" footprint. Short notice, I realize, however I will try to be on
that pass. For those further east; I still am not mobile and the mountains still keep me pinned
in hihi. I am up on Jt65 is you would like to work DX that mode. Mahalo.
Still cleaning out the basement and found the following free for the asking:
Instant track v1.0 and 1.0b on 5" floppies
Sat tracker and sat tracker frequency manager on 3" floppies
Let me know if you want them or they go in the trash.
Sent from my iPad