What is the easiest way to compensate for the frequency deviation of
the satellite in sat pc 32?
Going to the cat menu gives me several options.
I am in a maze of twisty passages all alike.
Which one is the right choice?
73 de Norm n3ykf
Hi guys,just worked io77 sq from the APPLE CROSS MOUNTAINS @ 2054 asl...the mountains some 20miles away on the island of skye blocked the signal but great to work some calls...have also found some wifi !heading north tomorrow cu all on the birds great to work k3szh on fo29 also....wx is hot and dry so far ! paul 2M1EUB
Does anyone know offhand whether the "guts" of any particular past or
present Yaesu rotor are a direct replacement for those of a G-5400B azimuth
rotor? I sent mine to Yaesu for an overhaul, and they returned it saying
parts were no longer available...
Every FD site will usually have APRS on line. Remember, you can contact any
other FD site in the world on your APRS channel. (144.39 in North America).
Just send them an APRS text message.
Of course, this assumes you know their callsign. To facilitate learning who
else is on the air, send a CQ FD message to the APRS CQSERVER and your CQ
will go to every other CQ FD site on the planet. This has nothing to do
with FD rules and points. It is just a way to have fun and be able to
contact any FD site without knowing apriori their calling freq.
Just send an APRS message to CQSRVR and make the first two words of the
message be CQ FD .... for example, "CQ FD from Bob in Annapolis, MD". These
do not count for points, but are a great way to have ham radio fun with
This will log you onto the CQ FD message group and from then on, you will
get ALL OTHER such messages from all other such stations. When you DO see
an incoming CQ FD message, now then you know their callsign and can MESSAGE
THEM DIRECTLY from then on.
To keep the load down, you can only send one CQ FD message once every 30
minutes, but you will remain logged on for up to 12 hours. After no
activity, you will be dropped.
Oh, for more info about APRS and Field Day, see http://aprs.org/cqsrvr.html
On Saturday, I was at around 2600-3200 ft elevation going through
Skyline Drive in Northern Virginia. I hadn't planned on working any
satellite passes since I was a portable station and not participating
in Field Day, but I stopped to listen to two AO-27 passes in the
The first pass, I was facing the west side of the mountains.
Amazingly, I heard 4 stations trying to get into AO-27 on the uplink.
I was hearing them direct on 145.85. The funny thing is, not one of
them ever was picked up by AO-27. Secondly, 2 of the 4 stations kept
giving their callsign over and over from AOS to LOS, even with AO-27
being on a seven minute timer. This tells me a couple of things: 1.
They don't know how AO-27 operates and 2. They apparently weren't
listening to the bird. I tried calling two of the strongest stations
on 145.85 after the pass, thinking they might be listening. Nope. I
never heard a response. Makes me wonder how many people leave the
volume up on the uplink side of their setup (if running full duplex.)
The second pass, I was pleased to hear several "5 land" stations
making contacts through the madness. However, I heard several
different stations on the uplink. This time it was the usual variety
of "hello hello hello" and "test 1 2 3." Again, I was hearing this
trash all on the uplink 145.85... The sad part is, I never heard a
callsign. It sounded like 2-3 different stations trying than on the
I realize the satellite hears a lot more crap than I could ever hear
at 3200 feet, but it was a very interesting perspective I've not
encountered before. I have been in areas when other stations (local)
were on the birds, but this is different -- one of the stations I
heard on the uplink was 200+ miles away.