Perhaps someone with first hand experience will have a suggestion.
<From: carl creamer [mailto:[email protected]]
<Sent: Sunday, September 29, 2013 5:00 PM
<Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Satpc32 Storing Rx/Tx addreses
<Well for some reason it does not work for me.
<My Radio is set as IC-821h which requires addresses of $4c $4c
<When I open the the set up window after a restart the address
<show up as $60 $60, which is for the 910h I believe so I
<change it to setup/radio setup/addresses/$4c $4c/addresses OK
<And then I do the mode/addresses $4c $4c save and store. Then
<restart Satpc and both the Mode and setup addresses show up
<again as $60 $60 and I have to change them to $4c $4c again .
<So I must be doing something wrong , but I don't know what it is.
<From: Alan <wa4sca(a)gmail.com>
<To: 'carl creamer' <ccreame(a)pacbell.net>; AMSAT-BB(a)amsat.org
<Cc: CC <APBIDDLE(a)UNITED.NET>
<Sent: Sunday, September 29, 2013 2:33 PM
<Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Satpc32 Storing Rx/Tx addreses
<I don't use Icoms now, but I tried configuring for one.
<Everything worked fine, and the values I set
<were retained when I restarted the program. There is an
<additional Addresses OK button to the left
<which I needed to click, in addition to the usual Store.
<<[mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of carl creamer
<<Sent: Sunday, September 29, 2013 2:10 PM
<<Subject: [amsat-bb] Satpc32 Storing Rx/Tx addreses
<<I'm having an issue with having Satpc32 storing the Mode/Rx/Tx
<<When I start the program, I store the correct settings for my
<<Icom and it all works fine , but when I reboot and/or restart
<<the Satpc32 later I have to go to the mode screen and reset
<<the Mode/Rx/Tx addresses.
<<Is this normal or is there a way to have them permanently stored?
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I have been active on the satellites lately with my Flex-5000 using
external transverters. PowerSDR version 2.6.4.
I have noticed an error in the PA Info display, Ctrl-Shift-I, when I am
in mode B and transmit is enabled. The Temp: will read very unusual
temperatures, i.e. 572, intermittently for a moment. Values change, but
seem to be repetitive. I have seen large negative F values also. The
Voltage: also reads 0 briefly sometimes.The radio appears to function
normally when this occurs.
This occurs even if the TX Drive is set to 0.
I am running SatPC32 V.12.8b to control the uplink and downlink
frequencies using x10 Speed. The problem seems to only occur when CAT is
enabled on SatPC32.
This seems like a conflict between variables used by PowerSDR's CAT
control and the PA Info routines.
Is anyone else using a Flex-5000 seeing this?
Years ago I was out telescoping with my astronomy club at a spot about 50
miles west of Phoenix. Just about an hour or so after sunset, we saw this
iridescent orange pillar rising in the west. A Delta with a full complement
of Solid boosters had just launched. We were able to follow it long after
the solids cut out as the sun illuminated the exhaust plume from the main
engines. Staging was quite obvious.
A Spectacular sight, for sure
Rick Tejera (K7TEJ)
Saguaro Astronomy Club
Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club
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Behalf Of Jim Jerzycke
Sent: Sunday, September 29, 2013 10:43
To: B J
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Falcon 9 Successfully Launched
Naw, not really.
Kinda looked like somebody a few blocks away lit off a firework. If you
didn't know what it was, you wouldn't have looked twice at it.
Now a NIGHT LAUNCH from VAFB is really something to see!
OSCAR-10 (P3-B) used the same 400N engine as OSCAR-13 (P3-C) and
For P3-E we have a 200N motor from EADS Astrium, the same one which is
used on the European ATV...
I was AMSAT P3-A (planned to be OSCAR-9) which used a solid propellant
It's under the water near the cost of french Guiana.. RIP
You can find an very good article here:
See page 8..15
Rest assured, the PFA and propulsion system was qualified according to
highest commercial standards by commercial companies. Thus in no way
there would be any risk to the launcher or other payloads. This also
includes several levels of safety borders in the hardware design and in
the software. The launch agencies have there own specialized personal
to review all the details... Without that, nobody would have launched
any of the P3 satellites !!!
What happened to AO-40 later on after orbit injection and after
activating the systems is a completely different matter and did not
present any risk to the launcher at any time!
Michael R. Lengruesser, DD5ER
-- International Satellites for Communication,
Science and Education --
In einer eMail vom 22.09.2013 21:07:08 Westeuropäische Sommerzeit schreibt
>>The apogee motors for OSCAR-10,and OSCAR-13 were solid propellant
>>400 Newton trust motors donated to AMSAT-DL by the Messerschmitt
>>Company in Germany.
Only Phase 3A had a solid fuel motor. AO-10 and AO-13 had liquid fuel
bi-propellent motors the same as AO-40. No matter how well designed they
they still have the potential to blow up the entire launch stack if
goes wrong. Since Dick Daniels is no longer with us, the knowledge has been
lost and we will not be launching any more of these in the future.
Dan Schultz N8FGV
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I was watching the Canadian Space Agencies BROLL video of the CASSIOPE
satellite due to launch in a few days and noticed a neat antenna. The video
link below starts at the appropriate point in the video (feel free to watch
the whole video too). For what looks like it is essentially steel tape
measure metal... that's quite an intense antenna and deployment! I'm used
to seeing these on cubesats and other small satellites but this is very
neat to see too.
The AMSAT Fox-1 satellite project is in need of
an analog circuit engineer to work on our power
system. If interested in volunteering, please
send me an email with your phone number or Skype
and some good times to call you.
Note that due to ITAR constraints, you must be
a US citizen or have a green card to work on our
Thank you and 73,
I use the Satellite Explorer Pro iphone/iPad app. It did work very well on both devices. After the ios7 upgrade, it still works on the iPhone 5 but on my ipad2, the height and max el boxes as well as the data they would contain disappeared. When I open the app on the iPad, I briefly see the boxes and data, then they are gone in a blink of the eye.
I tried to find out a way to contact the author with no luck. I hope Thomas Doyle is a ham and monitors this reflector. Anyone else notice the same problem? The settings on both devices are the same.
I still chuckle when I see the new Windows commercial bashing the Apple iPad. I have all their devices but agree with the commercial. "Do you think I still look pretty?"
Sent from Rick's iPad2
I am having difficulty getting the software drivers and programs set up
properly for my Technotrend S2-1600 PCI and High Sierra down converter.
Most everything is ready with the exception of the software/hardware
playing nice and my lack of ability to figure it all out. This has been a
bigger build than I anticipated and honestly...I am over my head. Is there
anyone in the continental US who is at this stage or has over come these
problems that can provide assistance? I have left a note on the software
developers web in Europe but they work a different sift then we do. Please
feel free to contact me at:
kb3pmr(a)gmail.com. Also there seems to be a call for participation from our
friends on the other side of the pond yet no real contact details. Your
input requested. I am still looking for the ISShamTV for dummies had book.