Thank you everyone for the FO 29 "Qs" with our club station - W4FOS. We were operating from the Chesapeake , VA 50th anniversary event.
We have pulled up stakes as we have been flooded out by so much rain.
Space News story on SkySat-1 and SkySat-2 being shipped to Russia for upcoming launch.
"Skybox’s satellites weigh approximately 100 kilograms and are slightly larger than the miniature refrigerators often found in college dormitory rooms. Although the satellites dwarf the 1-kilogram cubesats many of the firm’s executives, including founders Berkenstock and Julian Mann, worked on in the Stanford laboratory — their professor at Stanford, Bob Twiggs, helped to invent the tiny spacecraft — the CubeSat approach is readily apparent at Skybox headquarters. The Skybox design team created satellites capable of gathering 1-meter resolution imagery while eschewing costly features that would raise the price of each satellite."
Looking forward to "Qs" with you all today from FM16US. We will try to start early on Oct. !2. Official starting time is 1400 UTC until 2100 UTC.
On Sunday 13 we start at 1600 - 2100 UTC.
We have a few good passes on AO7, FO29, and VO52. SO50 is always iffy with the images in the TS 2000.
Call sign will either be K4AMG or W4FOS.
WX CONDX showers for this outside event.
Does anyone know the designator and/or keps for the recently launched
CUSat? Maybe I should stick roughly with any of the keps for the recent
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket body? My friend worked on CUSat and I'd really like
to catch a pass of it and show him it operating in orbit!
Picked up a like new Yaesu G5400B Az/El rotor and controller tonight
from a friend. I'm thrilled to add to the station, but need some advice
on how to best interface this rotor for computer control working with
Any quirks, tricks, or other issues I should be aware of before
installing? It's going inside the attic, so weatherproofing is a non-issue.
As always, grateful for the advice. The satellite community is one of
the most generous with sharing information, and as a newcomer I'm thankful.
Les Rayburn, N1LF
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Maylene, AL 35114
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