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To: "Tom Medlin" <wa5kub.video1(a)gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2013 2:45:32 PM
Subject: W5KUB.COM Broadcast Is Going International
Please join us this weekend, September 27 th and 28 th for our first live international broadcast of the National Hamfest from Newark, England. This is the United Kingdom's largest Amateur Radio Rally (hamfest).
The rally is sponsored by the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB), hosted by the Lincoln Shortwave Club, RSGB’s club of the year, and the video feed provided by the Sheffield Amateur Radio Club . This will be the fourth National Hamfest held at Newark. It keeps getting bigger and better each year. During the National Hamfest you will see major vendors with their new equipment; used equipment in the flea market area; and interviews with special guests. As always, y ou will have the opportunity to meet and chat with other ham radio operators from all over the world in the W5KUB.com chat room.
During the past year, we have had over 40,000 viewers follow our broadcasts. W5KUB will not physically attend the National Hamfest but will work with members of the Sheffield Amateur Radio Club. The club will use their new GX3RCM trailer (previously the RSGB G4FUN trailer) that they recently won. This trailer will be used to promote amateur radio.
· Friday, Sept 27: 0900 UTC (3:00 AM CT) – 1600 UTC (10;00 AM CT)
· Saturday, Sept 28: 0900 UTC (3:00 AM CT) – 1600 UTC (10:00 AM CT)
To join the broadcast go to http://W5KUB.com . 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 at England’s largest ham rally this weekend!
Tom Medlin, W5KUB
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A reminder that the deadline for ordering 2013 Symposium commemorative shirts is October 1st. There
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How many satellite ops have D STAR radios ? Join us tomorrow night on
REF 60B at 0100 utc
I've seen AMSAT net announcement messages for years, and NEVER
understood them. The messages never specify a terrestrial frequency or
an amateur satellite. This leads me to the conclusion that the AMSAT
net doesn't use ham radio as the communications medium.
What communications medium is used to conduct the AMSAT net?
Is it on a 2-way channel on a commercial satellite?
Is it on the Internet?
What is REF 60B?
If the AMSAT net doesn't use ham radio, why not?
Wayne Estes W9AE
Oakland, Oregon, USA
I found it rather by accident today. I have played with all the neat
features of iOS 7 but stumbled upon this one in an unusual place.
Tap on your favorites in the phone book. Tap on the (I) for information
about your favorite and tap Edit, tap on Vibration. Scroll down to the
bottom and under 'Custom', tap 'Create New Vibration'. It now allows you
to tap the screen for dits and dahs and have your custom morse code
vibrate when in silent mode.
I could not find any way to make a custom vibration in Settings/Sounds.
Pretty neat and ham friendly. Works great on my iPhone 5, waiting on my
iPhone 5S to be delivered next week.
Bruce Paige, KK5DO
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When the Earth image is about 4" across (8,000km), and the satellites are
one pixel across (say .001") then each dot is actually to scale a
spacecraft that is 2km wide. Which is about 4000 times bigger in diameter
than a real spacecraft.
So what you are seeing is what space would look like if every one of our
satellies was the size of a EARTH-KILLER asteroid.
Actually the impact concern is the AREA so in effect, the 4000 times
smaller spacecraft are actually 16,000,000 times smaller in cross section
than the dot on the image. (unless I made another stupid math error).
From: amsat-bb-bounces(a)amsat.org [mailto:[email protected]] On
Behalf Of Franklin Antonio
Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 1:30 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Odd Question
At 09:22 PM 9/23/2013, MICHAEL wrote:
>For the longest time I have been wondering how a satellite is placed in
>orbit without hitting anything else? I have seen pictures of all the
>stuff circling the Earth and it just baffles me how anyone can get
>anything in orbit without hitting anything. Can anyone explain this?
Sure. Those pictures you've been looking at are not drawn to scale.
The dots representing the satellites should be a lot smaller. If they
were, you'd see there's a lot of "space" out there.
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I understand that the AmSat BB is 99% serious business. I think it's time to lighten the mood a bit.
I'm going to (try to) fund a new project. I want to place a satellite with a full-sized 160m beam into orbit. I want this thing to be "highly polished" or plated in Chrome. (It will put the Russian "space mirror" to shame), and be visible during daylight hours.
I think the flares will catch the interest of people, and draw them into this insane hobby.
How's that for a dumb idea?
(I'll shut up now...)
I was curious about the rules for the the OSCAR Satellite Communications
Achievement Award, the OSCAR Sexagesimal Award, and the OSCAR Century Award.
The rules from KK5DO's website state that "A contact is defined as one with
a station in another state, DXCC country or Canadian Provience. Once you
have a contact with a station in that area, you must hunt for another."
Furthermore, the rules also state that "For those that have the RAC
CANDADAWARD or ARRL WAS with satellite endorsements, you may submit a copy
of your certificate as proof of working the 13 Canadian Proviences or 50
Since Canada only has ten provinces, that implies that the three
territories also count under the definition of "province." Similarly, I
would argue that the definition of "state" should also include the
District of Columbia as a separate entity since the precedent from counting
the Canadian territories as "provinces" is clear.
Does the District of Columbia count as a separate entity for the purposes
of these awards?
Paul Stoetzer, N8HM