Yuri, UT1FG/MM, asked me to send his Christmas Greetings
to everyone on the satellites. He is
spending his Christmas in port at Constanta Romania and
expects to be loaded and sailing 28 or 29 December. His
next port will be in France. He will continue to listen
for North America on FO-29 and AO-7B.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Hi all, another newbie question.
I have a Yaesu G5500 rotator and the 2m and 70cm Wimo quagies and the phased harnesses.
I do not want to go go the expense of switching polarisation, so do I fix both at RHCP, or do I go vertical, or do I go horizontal?
I am a complete newbie and want to work, SO50, AO51, AO73 etc.
Sent from my iPad
Just in case, hoping for some good tips/suggestions;
IT topic 1: Funcube-1 Warehouse
When I go to https://warehouse.funcube.org.uk/ranking.html?satelliteId=2
on my Nexus 7 tablet (Android 4.4) I get the explicit warning that this is
No other website gives this message. I knows it's an https site, but still.
Any thoughts ?
(ps: I just clock continue and it's all fine, but it still feels
IT topic 2: Triton-1
I have Bitdefender Internet Security as spam/virus/.. software on all my PCs
Never I have seen it blocking a website.
But: . this Triton website is immediately flagged as unsafe and blocked: so
I did not go in.
Any thoughts ?
IT topic 3: AMSAT Email
For the past 3..4 weeks my ISP blocks amsat, so pa3guo @ amsat.org does not
Best way to contact me is via pa3guo @ upcmail.nl.
.. Initially I thought it was my ISP, then I suspected AMSAT, and now I
don't know anymore, but I hear more people in the Netherlands have this
issue, also people with a different ISP, while other people with the same
ISP can (!) use amsat.org without problems. It seems to be a sticky problem.
I'm playing around with SATPC32 and its CAT interface to automatically tune
the transmitter to the correct frequency depending on receiver's frequency.
After some initial trouble it's working reliably, but I don't see any way to
fix the RX frequency so that it only changes the TX QRG. When I enable CAT
it changes both QRGs RX and TX.
It's cumbersome when making a QSO with a station which fixes his downlink
frequency and SATPC32 is constantly retuning the receiver.
Is there a way to configure SATPC32 so that it only changes TX QRG to
compensate Doppler according to a fixed RX frequency?
73. Gabriel - EA6VQ
I was looking for something on QFHs, and found an interesting set of antennas.
They donated an antenna to the AMSAT Symposium 2-3 years ago, but I have never heard one in use that I
know of. Anybody use them, or know someone who has?
Keep Calm and Carry On
My current 'main' PC is about 10 years old now, and is getting slow
(Medion Desktop, 10 yr old P4/3 GHz/2.5 GB with Win XP).
I would like to have your inputs on what the next one should be.
For all kinds of reasons, I want to keep Windows as the O/S.
Plus I assume I will slowly upgrade from 2 to 3 monitors.
Taking into account the future will bring
- more SDR
- more Spectran/Spectrum/WSJT like SW
- more need to run multiple programs simultanious
Should I go for an i3, i5 or i7 processor?
What is the best way to still have (via USB?) serial connectors?
Any other topics to consider?