NOTE, THE NET HAS BEEN DELAYED BY 15 MINUTES TODAY DECEMBER 24. Happy
This is a reminder that the Colorado Amateur Satellite net will begin in 1
hour from now (7PM mountain time Thursday).
Please visit us on
9870, the Denver Reflector
40764, direct hookup to the repeater here. 41715, KC9ZHV hub at a data
center if I am out of bandwidth. More info on AllStar - amsatnet.info/#node
*AMSAT* unless there is an ARISS contact, then go direct to KD0WHB-L
449.625 (-) 141.3 ( WØKU Lookout Mountain)
447.225 (-) 141.3 (The STEM school repeater we set up)
447.850 (-) 141.3 (ACØKQ's repeater where he lives on TOP of saddleback
147.450 SIMPLEX (Aurora, CO)
446.275 (-) 100.0 Galena St. Local repeater at my house, giving a whopping
5 blocks of great coverage
Your Repeater here!, Email me if you want to link in or me to link your
echolink or allstar repeater in automatically (no automatic IRLP linking
I just wanted to relate the outstanding early morning pass I had on FO-29
today. I had set up a schedule with AL7RS in AP65, way out in western
Alaska. We have been emailing a while, and Dan indicated he was ready to
try, and even agreed to try SSB since I'm not a big CW fan. After a few
emails the night before to set up specifics, we were go for the 1016Z pass,
right as FO-29 came over at near apogee. I heard him as soon as the sat
popped over the horizon, and we made a leisurely exchange for a new grid and
field for us both. Mission Accomplished!
As I was quietly sitting filling out my log, at just after 5AM local,
listening to the transponder hiss, I heard a very strong signal pop up,
exactly where I was listening. It was WH6XM calling CQ from BK29 in Hawaii!
Now, I've been on satellites on and off since 1992, and hardcore since about
2000. I have QSLs from Hawaii on both AO-10 and AO-40, but have never heard
KH6 on a LEO! I started answering his CQ before he was even done, hoping he
was full duplex and we wouldn't run out of time and pass before we made the
QSO. After a few quick back and forths, we got the calls and reports
exchanged, and I heard him until my LOS. Actually, he was strong to past
where I should have had LOS, to about -1.5 degrees. Thank you Gulf of Mexico
tropo for a bit of an extension. A quick email confirmed what I knew was a
good QSO, and off to bed I went again, a very happy ham.
So, I just wanted to thank both Dan and Bob for being there, having good
receive setups, and making the QSOs with me. This stuff is still exciting!
73, Drew KO4MA
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!!
Reading the thread on receiving the weather satellites has sparked a bit
in me. I would like to be able to capture the telemetry and beacons from
amateur satellites -- Ive got a 2m/440 vertical and an HF wire. An Icom
706mk IIG and a computer running kubuntu linux. Any input or suggestions
would be most appreciated
Does wxtoimg decode the Meteor sats? If do anything different in the set up?
73 & Merry ChristmasDeRick Tejera K7TEJSaguaroAstro(a)cox.net623-203-4121
-------- Original message --------
From: Roland Zurmely via AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb(a)amsat.org>
Date: 12/24/2015 3:52 AM (GMT-07:00)
To: AMSAT <amsat-bb(a)amsat.org>
Subject: [amsat-bb] WX sats
APT picture from NOAA-19 on 23 dec 2015 over Brazil/Atlantic ocean:
LRPT picture from Meteor M1 on 24 dec 2015 over Brazil/Atlantic ocean:
73 de Roland.
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The vertical is somewhat a limitation (compared to for example an
arrow), signals will be a bit weaker. But: it is usable for sure!
The HF wire is great: you can receive for example AO07 with it
(downlink 10 meters), and that is just awesome.
Source for details: http://www.dk3wn.info/satellites.shtml
All satellites, frequencies, etc.
Source for status: http://www.dk3wn.info/p/?page_id=29535
That is a one page overview of all satellites. The best there is.
Reports on Cubesats (and a bit more): http://www.dk3wn.info/p/
Why Cubesats: there are a lot, you can use them to test your system.
Reports on amateur satellites: http://www.amsat.org/status/
When ISS is back with packet, you should be able to hear that on your
vertical for sure.
See here for status: http://issfanclub.com/
Let us know what you can hear and what not, the group will help you.
Welcome & enjoy !
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!!
Reading the thread on receiving the weather satellites has sparked a
in me. I would like to be able to capture the telemetry and beacons
amateur satellites -- Ive got a 2m/440 vertical and an HF wire. An
706mk IIG and a computer running kubuntu linux. Any input or
would be most appreciated
At 1530 UTC and 1710 UTC i will be active as PD6YOTA at SO-50
please be easy on me as i'm not a highly skilled operator
PD6YOTA is one of the 42 YOTA stations participating in the YOTA December month
YOTA stands for Youngsters on the Air, which you might know from the YOTA summer camps, where groups of youngsters gathering together for a week full of ham radio.
During the December month, special callsigns ending with YOTA will be on the air, those stations are operated by youngsters for various ages.
for more information see the website : www.ham-yota.com
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If you want to try 9600 baud telemetry, you could try Grifex also:
437.479 MHz FM
~12 elements works fine
Beacon every 10 seconds
2 pieces of free software needed only:
- Decoding using UZ7HO soundmodem (hs modem) (enable out KISS at port
- Nice telemetry analysis software (reads from KISS at 9100), see
First of all, wishing all Amsat followers a Happy Christmas !
My quick question....
So I'm in the final stages of setting up my G5500 rotator & antennas, to
get the whole thing
Aligned I want to set a reference to North. I'm thinking this should be to
True North not magnetic North. Can you confirm
RH / G0TKZ