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To: "Tom Medlin" <video6.w5kub(a)gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 10:13:04 AM
Subject: Huntsville Hamfest this weekend
It's time for the 2012 Huntsville Hamfest!!
Please join us during our live, online broadcast of the Huntsville Hamfest this weekend.
To join the broadcast go to http://W5KUB.com where the fun begins! During the Huntsville Hamfest W5KUB will interview vendors regarding their latest products, and broadcast the announcement of the Young Ham of the Year. Special guests will include Bob Heil (K9EID) of Heil Sound; Martin F. Jue (K5FLU) founder of MFJ Enterprises; Kay Kraigie (N3KN), ARRL President; Charlie Emerson (N4OKL) representing Huntsville Hamfest; etc.
During the live broadcast, you will also have the opportunity to meet and chat with other ham radio operators from all over the world. During the 2012 Dayton Hamvention we had 47,400 viewers!
You could be the winner of one of 19 prizes, total value approximately $3500, which will be awarded during the broadcast! These prizes are made possible because of our relationship with partners; such as, GigaParts, Huntsville Hamfest Prize Committee, Ten-Tec, NCG Company, Kantronics, MP Antenna, ARRL, MFJ, and many hams which have donated individual prizes. In the past year over $10,000 in prizes have been awarded! Of course, no purchase is necessary to win a prize. W5KUB is not affiliated with any products or companies and does not sell any products or services.
Huntsville Hamfest broadcast hours:
• Friday, August 17: 1400 UTC (9:00 AM CT) drive from Memphis to Huntsville (4 hrs) and set up
• Saturday, August 18: 1500 UTC - 2230 UTC (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM CT) Huntsville Hamfest
• Sunday, August 19: 1500 UTC - 2100 UTC (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM CT) Huntsville Hamfest
• Sunday, August 19: 2100 UTC (3:00 PM CT) drive from Huntsville to Memphis (4 hrs)
Please join our group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/w5kub/ to keep up with us year-round.
Also, please help spread the word by posting this announcement in Facebook and forwarding this message to your ham radio friends that may not have received this message!
We'll 'see' you in Huntsville!
Tom Medlin, W5KUB
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I see the Vandenburg NROL-36 CubeSat launch is now scheduled for Sept 6.
I seem to recall that Sept 6 was also a date mentioned in connection with the deployment of the amateur radio CubeSats, F-1, FITSAT-1, We-Wish and TechEdSat from the International Space Station (ISS).
Does anyone know if the ISS deployment date is still Sept 6 ?
73 Trevor M5AKA
Reaching N.A. from IO81/82 has proven harder than I thought, with Peter, VO1ONE, my only success. The Malvern Hills have proven to be quite an impediment for reaching the horizon :-) I went south of Ledbury yesterday to the grid border, but still could not hear the birds until they were too high for America. That said, it was nice to hear and work some familiar voices I have not heard since AO-10/40 days, including Ib, OZ1MY, and Jussi, OH5LK. I will take today off, unless the rain forces me off the golf course, but still plan to work IO72 tomorrow from the beach: AO-27 at 1435z and SO-50 at 1618z.
Hi all once again,
Due to a mixup on Saint-Pierre Tours part, we are stuck in Fortune, NL
(GN27) for the day. We'll be in Saint Pierre tomorrow. We're taking the
7:15 AM crossing (NDT) and will be there until Wednesday afternoon. I
haven't looked at passes yet but will do my best to get on the AO-27 and
SO-50 passes closest to those times. I think there'll be opportunity
available since everything seems to close up for two hours around lunch.
In the mean time if anyone needs GN27, I'll probably be on at some point
this evening local time. Sorry for the inconvenience! The XYL practically
lit the town on fire she was so livid hihi.
Just a note:
AO7-a over the USA this morning had a very nice signal, there was no one
but myself on the pass I was on, but the downlink was strong with minor
QSB, I tested with variable power levels and as expected high power
levels would bring on some distortion on CW signals and minor "FM'ing"
on SSB signals.
Running minimal power levels seemed to produce clear downlinks on both
SSB and CW. I am not sure how the "bird" would react with multiple
stations on simultaneously but it was quite clear with just myself on
the satellite this morning.
I think we just need to be gentle with the "Grand Lady of satellites"
she seems to working, for now!
I wish I had an answer for what is ailing the bird, but I don't. These
are just my observations of the satellite!