Great pass of AO-7 in Mode B just ended. The footprint covered the entire
contiental United States, South and Central America at the beginning of the
pass, then through all of Canada and into Alaska by the end of the pass. I
heard KJ4MCZ calling at the beginning of the pass and a W3 station calling
in CW, and I worked AC0RA and WN9Q. Where was everyone else?
The bird sounded great with good strong signals. On the first afternoon
pass, I worked GS3PYE/P on their expedition to the Isle of Lewis in
Scotland (IO68) and heard EB8AYA. On the second afternoon pass, I worked
KB3EJZ. Again, very good signals, but few stations heard.
All the QSOs were made with 2 FT-817s running 5 watts and an Elk antenna.
AO-7's transponder is still working great even after 39 years and 5 months
in space. It also gives us the largest footprints and longest passes of any
of our satellites currently in orbit. Let's use it!
I just checked out the Dayton Hamfest website and found some forums that the folks who use the site may be interested in. Of course the AMSAT forum on Sat. May 17 at 11:15 AM will be of interest. But I found a couple more that may be of interest. They are both on Friday May 16. The first is the Balloon Sat, at 12:15 PM. And the other is the Hams In Space forum at 2:15 PM.
There are many others, but these caught my interest.
Check out the following site for more info:
Hope to see you there at Dayton in May..............73 de Doug KA8QCU
Hello to all
In recent AO-7 pass about 20:23 UTC in mode B, I'm calling in CW on 145952 down and copy an
W...... station answer me.
Thanks for your answer and please call me next Sunday in Mode B window to USA.
I work two US station in CW with distance record in 2008.
My elements are very simple: FT-726R with 10w input(I opined about 5w output)
Now my antennas: In tx: Diamond X-200 vertical and in Rx: 5 element Yagui home brew for 50Mhz.
In 2008 QSOs I'm using same X-200 in tx and Quad Swiss TET in rx.
73 de Juan - LU2DPW - GF05gi
AMSAT U.K. has a wealth of information on their website for beginners. You
may want to take a look there.
Mike / N8GBU
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Dan Cussen asked me to list kit and interests.
IN THE SHACK.
Computer in the shack MAC PRO TOWER - With VMWare so I can run PC(XP) on the mac. (also got a couple of iPads ) the shack is finer connected networked to a synology disc station and there is a MacBookPro on the network in the house.
Older (first HF rig) Yaesu FT-817 UHF/VHF/HF Low power - currently used only for local 2mtr repeater.
KENWOOD TS 2000 VHF/UHF HF Has SAT features. No Antenna (Has separate VHF/UHF & 1.2Ghz connectors ) currently I do not have suitable antenna awaiting ideas. HAS SignalLink connected and to Computer for Ham Radio Delux connection
ICOM IC7000 [AT-100ProII Autotuner] Connected to two G5RV Jr]
2 x SCS PTC-IIusb DSP Multimode PACTOR Controllers these have ability (Not that I know how in most cases) to do Pactor, amt or, rtty, fax/sstv, CW, Packet
Rotator is dead - so will buy new onadvice.
I can will change any / all of this configuration on advice
I have a morse key and paddle but have NO morse.
More importantly is it worth doing any longer - I have listened for a long time and not heard much chit chat about satellite or space or radio astronomy.
As for what interests me - all sorts, just getting the stuff to work and talk voice or digitally to somebody else would be a good start. I want to know if there are sats that can be accessed regularly and relatively easily from the UK? Is there much activity.
I would do weather stuff, moon bounce, data, packet, aprs or anything else for that matter if I could and understood (I mean i'm not stupid I do know some stuff) more about what was out there to do and get my teeth into. Is there any real research stuff worth doing and so the list goes on with the questions.
for Dave G4DPZ - I have a FunCube dongle, lost interest when I couldn't get anything out of it on day one… so perhaps you can help me get my monies worth their too.
Cheers all for the replies thus far.
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At 01:19 PM 4/25/2014 +0400, "jean paul" <jeanpaul.marodon(a)izi.re> wrote:
>For many and many years I receive the keps from Ray Hoad to update my IT .I
>just look ISS keps are not the week .
>How to get these one..?
>Best regards from FR5CY
I just update my IT from the latest keps, ISS was updated. Maybe
you have it listed as Zarya?
Just to thank Dave KB1PVH for walking me through the complicated computerised decoding to get:
2014-04-25 17:47:45.280 UTC: [147 Bytes KISS Frame (without CRC)]
from KD2BHC to CQ via TELEM:
1 > 50 34 43 2C 37 35 31 2C 30 2C 34 36 38 2C 30 2C 55 89 F1 90
21 > 4E 8A 5B 8A 32 8A B0 8A
61 90 40 90 51 90 5F 90 67 89 A5 90
41 > 31 8F 2B 90 F1 8F FE 8C D5 85 F7 88 2C EB 6D B7 4C 90 ED 90
EB 91 C3 90 F0 83 D0 8F 9F 82 5E 80 95 7D E0 7E F1 8F A6 8F
81 > B8 8F E6 8F C7 8E 48 8F DA 20 20 20 20 28 68 64 C9 34 40 22
101 > 7C FD D5 44 D0 20 20 20 20 20 20 98 B1 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
121 > 20
P4C,751,0,468,0,U‰ñNŠ[Š2Š°Š[email protected]_g‰¥1+ñþŒÕ…÷ˆ,ëm·Líë‘ÃðƒÐŸ‚^€•}à~ñ¦¸æÇŽHÚ (hdÉ[email protected]"|ýÕDÐ ˜±
Note time group is decode time not rx time, as the tlm was received earlier this afternoon at the first 66 deg pass over
the uk. I did hear it yesterday; the difference from yesterday was that I increased the IF gain
on the FCD proPlus until the colour threshold change.
73 de Andy G0SFJ
I live in Stoke-on-Trent, UK.
Any body close to me who can help me set up for satellite operations.
Or even decide if it is worth doing in the UK ?
I have a great shack, a number of VHF/UHF & HF rigs, a mast - deciding if I should buy a new AZ/EL rotator mine current one is 15yrs old and dead.
I need proper advice on what to by how to configure and maybe help to operate the set up once it is going. I have tried shout outs on local repeater but nobody seems to do Satellite.