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Hi, i purchased a Kenwwod USB IF232 cat interface for my TS790a to automatically change my up and downlink frequencies. I'm having problems tring to get the drivers installed. I downloaded the drivers, but keep getting a mesage "no drivers installed" anyone using this unit?.
Any help will be appreciated, i bought it from ZLP Electronics in the U.K. 73 de Scott VE6ITV
Successful commands !
"Force beacon","Get Health Beacon" and "Send Text to Speech" :
Sent text to speech command:
*tts2H Hello papa yankee 4 zulu bravo zulu, 73 from cape 2#
Recieved voice message !:
Get Health Beacon:
Recieved FM CW beacon : W5UL CAPE2 GN V5347
Recieved telemetry here:
73 de Roland.
This is very similar to my portable setup, except I use an Arrow, no diplexer, and swap cables at the antenna to go from J to B. Oh, and my headset is a Heil Proset. I found I get some feedback with the Traveler at my typical volume levels.
Hope you are having fun.
>From: Clayton Coleman <kayakfishtx(a)gmail.com>
>Sent: Jan 16, 2014 9:40 AM
>To: AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb(a)amsat.org>
>Subject: [amsat-bb] W5PFG/P Northeast US - Equipment
>I've had numerous emails inquiring about the equipment I am using
>while I'm on my current trip, operating grids as work schedule allows.
>Receiver: Yaesu FT-817
>Transmitter: Yaesu FT-857D
>Antenna: Elk LPDA
>Headset: Heil Traveler
>Diplexer: Comet Triplexer CFX-324A
>I utilize the two VFO's on each radios as follows:
>VFO A's are setup for mode J
>VFO B's are setup for mode B
>As I change between satellites I need to reverse which radio gets the
>UHF/VHF feed from the triplexer and then change VFO on the radio.
>The biggest change I need to make is when I go to AO-7 I need to turn
>the MHz knob to bring me down into 432 from 435.
>I'm utilizing the Comet triplexer because this one works well with
>little or no desense and had the right lengths of coax I needed. I
>have and use several diplexers from Diamond and Jetstream.
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I've had numerous emails inquiring about the equipment I am using
while I'm on my current trip, operating grids as work schedule allows.
Receiver: Yaesu FT-817
Transmitter: Yaesu FT-857D
Antenna: Elk LPDA
Headset: Heil Traveler
Diplexer: Comet Triplexer CFX-324A
I utilize the two VFO's on each radios as follows:
VFO A's are setup for mode J
VFO B's are setup for mode B
As I change between satellites I need to reverse which radio gets the
UHF/VHF feed from the triplexer and then change VFO on the radio.
The biggest change I need to make is when I go to AO-7 I need to turn
the MHz knob to bring me down into 432 from 435.
I'm utilizing the Comet triplexer because this one works well with
little or no desense and had the right lengths of coax I needed. I
have and use several diplexers from Diamond and Jetstream.
D STAR AMSAT users net tonight on REF 60 B at 0200 utc.
How many satellite ops are close to getting the GOT GRIDS? award. #1 is still open. I think we need some one to go to the DL grid
73 WA4HFN Damon
CAPE-2 ORBIT #875 AT 11:25 UTC 16 JAN 2014 IN GH70un
Recieved Beacon: +W5UL,CAPE-2,4,GR,201301281918CST,5344mV,01000,4,5C,7C,ulcape.org#
Received CW: W5UL CAPE2 GN V5279
Recieved Beacon: +W5UL,CAPE-2,7,GR,201301281922CST,5290mV,01001,7,17C,12C,ulcape.org#
Recieved CW: W5UL CAPE2 GN V5308
73 de Roland PY4ZBZ
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NASA Invites Public to Send Names on an Asteroid Mission and Beyond
NASA is inviting people around the world to submit their names to be etched on a microchip aboard a spacecraft headed to the asteroid Bennu in 2016.
The "Messages to Bennu!" microchip will travel to the asteroid aboard the agency's Origins-Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft. The robotic mission will spend more than two years at the 1,760-foot (500-meter)-wide asteroid. The spacecraft will collect a sample of Bennu's surface and return it to Earth in a sample return capsule.
"We're thrilled to be able to share the OSIRIS-REx adventure with people across the Earth, to Bennu and back," said Dante Lauretta, principal investigator of the OSIRIS-REx mission from the University of Arizona in Tucson. "It's a great opportunity for people to get engaged with the mission early and join us as we prepare for launch."
Those wishing to participate in "Messages to Bennu!" should submit their name online no later than Sept. 30 at:
After a person submits their name, they will be able to download and print a certificate documenting their participation in the OSIRIS-REx mission.
"You'll be part of humankind's exploration of the solar system --How cool is that?" said Bill Nye, chief executive officer of The Planetary Society, the organization collecting and processing the entries.
Participants who "follow" or "like" the mission on Facebook will receive updates on the location of their name in space from launch time until the asteroid samples return to Earth in 2023. Facebook fans also will be kept apprised of mission progress and late-breaking news through regular status updates.
The OSIRIS-REx mission goal is to address basic questions about the composition of the very early solar system, the source of organic materials and water that made life possible on Earth, and to better predict the orbits of asteroids that represent collision threats to the Earth. It will collect a minimum of 2 ounces (60 grams) of surface material.
Once the sample return capsule deploys, the spacecraft will be placed into a long-term solar orbit around the sun, along with the microchip and every name on it.
"It is exciting to consider the possibility that some of the people who register to send their names to Bennu could one day be a part of the team that analyzes the samples from the asteroid 10 years from now," said Jason Dworkin, mission project scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
This mission will assist the agency in its efforts to identify the population of potentially hazardous near-Earth objects, as well as those suitable for asteroid exploration missions. The asteroid initiative brings together the best of NASA's science, technology and human exploration efforts to achieve President Obama's goal of sending humans to an asteroid by 2025.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., will provide overall mission management, systems engineering, and safety and mission assurance for OSIRIS-REx. Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver will build the spacecraft. OSIRIS-REx is the third mission in NASA's New Frontiers Program. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., manages New Frontiers for the agency's Science Mission Directorate in Washington.
For more information about the OSIRIS-REx mission, visit:
-end NASA media alert 14-017-