NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, a flight engineer with Expedition 40 currently aboard the
International Space Station, and Expedition 26/27 NASA astronaut Cady Coleman spoke at
the closing session of the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York yesterday.
If you missed it live, here it is ...
Clint Bradford, K6LCS
My 13:03 -13:19 FO-29 pass was much more enjoyably this morning. The wind had died down and the rain had stopped. There was an ocean mist but that didn't bother me any. I had the Suburban pointed into the direction of the mist and I operated from the back of the vehicle with the hatch open. I made all of my scheduled QSOs except Hector, CO6CBF. I didn't hear him at all.
Here is the list of stations I worked this morning on FO-29: WB2SIH, N5JF, N5UXT, KB1RVT, KO4MA, AA5PK and WI9I.
Thanks to everyone for all the fun from here in CN73sc. When I return home I will upload all the QSOs to LOTW and I will send everyone I worked a special collectors edition QSL card commemorating this blessed event.
Lee (Doc) Ernstrom (now QRT from CN73)
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Thanks for the few replies. I did find a FunCube Pro+ for sale used which
was fortuitous. I'll have fun first getting that running with some of the
suggested software. As for KX3 control by SatPC32, I had started to work on
that with the Erich and I got side tracked. I was almost convinced that it
was going to work under the Kenwood emulation. I need to get back to that,
however I don't yet have the 2 m module installed in my KX3. I hate to
spend the $ on it before knowing if it can be computer controlled for
satellite use. Maybe I'll let my friend try first ...hi hi! If I learn
anything I'll report back here.
Yes, I have used the KX3 on satellite, both on FO29 and AO7. However, I
have not use computer control of the KX3. In theory it should be possible
but there will need some code written and / or a interface designed to do
>Just curious if anyone has tried to use the KX3 yet with the new 2 meter
>add on for satellites. I was thinking of the possibility of using it along
>with some sort of SDR dongle for downlink, but not sure if SatPC32 would
>support either KX3 or dongle.
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73 de JoAnne K9JKM
Editor, AMSAT Journal
I set up the FT-897D in the back of the Suburban this evening with the hatch open to shield me from the wind and rain. The only problem I had was trying to keep the wind from blowing over the tripod-mounted Arrow antenna. so with one hand on the tripod and the other on the microphone I was successful in working WA4HFN, W7LRV, KC7MG, WC7V, KE4KOL, KB0VXN, AJ9K and W0DHB from here in Bandon by the Sea, Oregon.
I will try SO-50 with my hand held this evening, and I may give the morning pass of FO-29 another try, then we are heading out of here and making our way back home to Utah.
Doc, WA7HQD, CN73sc
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