Has anyone located a driver for the LVB Tracker internal USB to serial
port adapter on Windows 7 x64?
If not, has anyone reverted to the serial port connection on LVB Tracker
and used an external USB to serial port adapter successfully with
SatPC32 on Windows 7 x64?
I have an Edgeport multiple USB to serial port that has drivers for
Windows 7 x64 that I will use if I have to. I would prefer using the LVB
Tracker with its USB to serial adapter if someone has another solution.
Here is a quick AO-16 update. On Sunday I turned AO-16 long enough to
get some telemetry packets. The satellite would remain on for less
than one minute after being commanded on. A quick test of the "bent
pipe" voice mode repeater was successful. . The "hardware watchdog
timer problem" is still evident; as expected, spacecraft temperatures
are insufficient to keep the transmitter ON (needs to be above 15 deg
Orbit projections suggest that satellite illumination conditions will
not result in increased temperatures for nearly 10 years. Command
stations do periodically turn AO-16 "ON" to check on its condition and
see if the hardware timer problem has "automagically" fixed itself
(which in not anticipated, but who knows...).
3 Oct 2010 1838 utc
PACSAT MBL Telemetry Decoder Ver. 1.3 (c) Mike Rupprecht, DK3WN
+10V Battery Bus : 0.00 V
Battery Charge Reg : 0.55 mA
Base Temp : 9.07 °C
PSK RF Out : 1.90 W
+5V RX Bus : 4.87 V
+8.5V RX Bus : 8.49 V
+10V RX Bus : 11.24 V
Here is another teaser :) Several months ago I commanded the AO-16
S-band transmitter ON; it too remains functional (albeit weak), and
was received by me, Drew KO4MA, and Alan WA4SCA.
Mark L. Hammond [N8MH]
I think I had a very small signal from Williams beacon frequency.
Pass with AOS here in Copenhagen 1422 UTC - but just 1 degree of elevation
in my worst direction.
Hope I am right.
Should be a good pass over NA in a few minutes.
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I have both a commercial and a homebrew Eggbeater and am disappointed with both, especially in light of its rather high price. Connected to my IC-7000 via an ARR mast-mounted preamp, performance is far less than with an HT and an Arrow. Guess an omni can't cut it, at least not from my QTH.
Maybe if I could get it up higher, clear of all roofs, it would do better. I can make contacts at relatively high sat elevations, but can do just as well with a $10 dual band ground plane. My friend has an Eggbeater and the same preamp at a clearer QTH, and he hears substantially better, down to 10 degrees elevation in some directions.
Good luck and 73,
> > Hi Steve,
> > It is surprising to read that you are not hearing
> anything. I have
> > repeatedly used a 2m and 70cm Eggbeater for the sats
> and have had no
> > problem hearing things. No pre-amp.
> > I was using a short cable (e.g. less than 10 meters).
> The rigs I
> > used were a FT-736r (deaf) and a FT-847 (so-so).
> > 73,
> > Dave
Dear HAMSAT VO-52 users,
The commands to 'Turn On' the transponder # 2 (Dutch transponder, made
by Williams PE1RAH) on-board HAMSAT VO-52 was successfully sent during
14:00 UT 35 deg ascending Node pass over Bangalore, India.
The sent commands were successfully received, acknowledged and
confirmed by the telemetry. Subsequently, the transponder # 2 is now
'ON' and Williams CW message beacon was heard again after a gap of
approximately 6 years & 4 months.
The beacon signal was heard loud and strong here at Bangalore.
A detailed Initial reports addressed to:
and a copy to
would be greatly appreciated.
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Would someone more familiar with wikipedia please edit the photo currently claimed as AO-51 in that entry? I'm not sure what satellite that is, maybe one of the SaudiSats, but it's not 51. The error was carried over to this month's QST even.
http://n4hy.smugmug.com/AMSAT/AO-51-ECHO/02-Preparing-ECHO/042-CIMG1769/108… is a good shot of AO-51 just before launch.
Thanks, Drew KO4MA
Yuri's (VE3/UT1FG/MM) ship was the first foreign ship to
dock in Toronto for the 2012 shipping season. The
event is celebrated in a ceremony and the captain is
crowned with a 150 year old Beaver Hat on the ship.
There is a Youtube Video that documents the event:
Yuri should be in Thunder Bay on April 1st. He expects
to be there for several days. The next destination is
Puerto Rico. Today he was very active on the birds and
worked 15 stations on a FO-29 pass (recording on my website)
Everyone that worked me today in em43 that needs that grid, please send me your log info for that contact and I will QSL
My HT showed me at 30.0.00 N 90.0.00 W I think I was also on the grid line of em53 and em43
Thanks Damon WA4HFN