I am guessing this has been mentioned before on here, but I would have
I am curious to know why all Satelite TLE data can't be found in the
few databases available, the obvious ones being OOREAS, Aeneas and a
A couple of the guys provide the data....but still interested to know
why, and is this going to be a continuing trend...?
Since Oct. 17 I have worked about 115 stations in 70 grids from 11
countries. All have been uploaded to LOTW. 50 grids have been confirmed
It is time for me to join the CQWW team at VP5DX. I will not be available
for SAT contacts this weekend.
If you still need FL41cu and/or VP5 I will consider requests for schedules
Monday Oct. 31 after 2000z, and all day Nov. 1st. (I depart early Nov.
2nd). Contact me at my qrz e-mail address.
73, Jay VP5/AA4FL
Thanks for the link, really enjoyed that - hope I can catch the Mars story.
Amazing to me is this "almost" exactly how I discovered ham radio at
age 12. I was visiting the home of some friends and noticed a
strange radio they had, a Zenith Transoceanic table model. Noticed
it had several bands and one said "police" so I said why don't we see
if we can hear any cops? Well heard nothing at 5 on the dial (5-MHz)
so began tuning around and came across a whole bunch of people
talking about 4 on the dial (75m phone).
And that caught my interest that ordinary people were talking on a
radio. I eventually found out it was ham radio and a year later,
after saving allowance six months I bought a 3-tube receiver
kit. That led to finding out about a ham radio class at the school
in a neighboring town which I got my dad to take me to. The teacher
became my elmer and administered my Novice exam - license KN8MWA Nov.11, 1958
I was already interested in space travel and that lead me into
electronics which I studied to be an EE starting in 1962. In July
1971 I began working as a young engineer for NASA at Goldstone.
Funny where an interest in ham radio takes you.
73, Ed - KL7UW
73, Ed - KL7UW
"Kits made by KL7UW"
Dubus Mag business:
Many of you have probably seen the trailers for the upcoming six-part series, MARS. Produced by Ron Howard and Brian Glazer, this TV event begins airing in November. But Nat Geo has also released a short-film prequel to the series, called “Before Mars” in which amateur radio, and conversations with astronauts on the ISS plays a major role.
Good film, and great fun for any ham interested in space communications.
Les Rayburn, N1LF
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For amateur radio topics/programs - what is your favorite site(s) for Raspberry Pi 3
I am also looking for some sort of self-running SENSE HAT demo that I can hold up and
"WOW!" audiences as I explain that this is the exact same hardware that's aboard the ISS
Clint Bradford K6LCS
Those who have expressed interest in the ARISS meeting previously have
received the latest ARISS meeting information. I am including it here for
all on AMSAT-BB because there was a query about it here.
Since BB will not accept attachments, our "near final" draft for our ARISS
meeting in Houston can be downloaded at:
As you review this, I think you can see that we have some really exciting
topics that we will be discussing and working through, as a team. Most
importantly, we will be celebrating our 20th anniversary as a team. For
those not aware, 20 years ago, in November 1996, an international group
interested in installing and operating a ham radio station on the ISS met at
the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston and, per NASA's direction, formed
an international working group called ARISS. And the rest is history!!
Because we have so many things to address at our ARISS-I meeting, we have
divided our discussions into 3 primary categories: 1) Hardware Development,
2) Education and 3) Sustainability and Funding. As you can see in the
agenda, we will be conducting two sessions simultaneously like is done in a
conference. We will also have plenary sessions, where the entire team will
attend, to discuss topics that impact the entire, world-wide team.
If you are still interested in attending the meeting, you are welcome to
come. Please let me know (directly) of your interest.
I thank you all for your interest in and support to our magnificent program.
It is amazing what we have accomplished in 20 years! It will be exciting to
see what we will do in the next 20!!
73, Frank Bauer KA3HDO
AMSAT V.P. for Human Spaceflight Programs
ARISS International Chair