The Ericsson MP-A handheld radio in the Columbus module used for most
school contacts recently started displaying an error message and is no
longer working. In the meantime, the Kenwood TM-D700 radio in the
Russian Service Module will be used for all school contacts. The good
thing about this is the Kenwood is a mobile radio and is more powerful
than the Ericsson, so it's much easier to hear. That's why the signal
was so strong at only 3 degrees in this video. One of the bad things
about this is the Ericsson powered the packet digipeater, so it's
This is my reception of astronaut Takuya Onishi onboard the
International Space Station talking to the Howell L. Watkins Middle
School in Palm Beach Gardens FL.
I received this in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Monday October 17th, 2016.
73, John Brier KG4AKV
On two of my windows 7 computers I have not been able to install SatPC32
because I get the error message that I do not have administrator
privileges. I only have one account on these machines and it is an
administrator account. On other machines I do not get this error
message. Do you know what causes this error and how to work around it?
I have been told to right click on the setup.exe file an run as an
administrator, but that option does not appear on my computer. Using
latest version of SATPC32.
Another point to mention in SatPC32 is to set up is to make sure that you have the correct time offset. In the settings observer dialogue you either need to manually set your offset or use the "auto" setting to properly track DST/non-DST time. Else manually set it to minus whatever your offset is for non-DST and one hour or less for DST. The "Half an orbit off" issue probably is as much related to this setting as anything. I normally set the offset manually then have to remember the next time I open after the DES P change to fix it again.
I would like to know what it was on the 29 downlink;), however it was
"something" on that downlink frequency. What it was I have no idea but it
was a couple of times that I picked this up and it wasn't terrestrial.
I heard it also when mobile with my 857 and a RHCP antenna.
On Sun, Oct 23, 2016 at 1:27 PM, Stefan Wagener <wageners(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Glenn,
> If you pick up FO-29 downlink telemetry then the bird is up and your
> assessment it shouldn't does not make sense.......OR
> If you pick up something that you think is FO-29 (but in reality is not,
> than it is NOT FO-29) and you are correct it is not up. it is one or the
> other :-)
> 73, Stefan, VE4NSA
> On Sun, Oct 23, 2016 at 9:02 PM, Glenn Pritchard <hfcomnet(a)gmail.com>
>> Hello gang,
>> What I find really odd is that I am picking up some telemetry on FO-29's
>> downlink when I know that bird has passed and not even in view.
>> Each time though I don't have my decode software online and miss what it
>> is.. If anyone has any thoughts about this send it along. As for SatPC32 I
>> haven't seen it being off as much as half an orbit unless the keps aren't
>> up to date. I run that along with Orbitron and have found no issues.
>> I will be portable with one of my 821's and my antennas, will advise where
>> I am and where I will be when portable in southern Alberta.
>> Glenn, VE6ND
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I will be on SO50 and FO29 for 4 more days. Do not miss the chance for a
new grid or DXCC country if you need me. Will be on AO7B as time allows.
Check out more on my QRZ and Facebook pages
73, Jay. VP5/AA4FL
Dr. Jay H. Garlitz, AA4FL
-President/CEO Connected World Internet Ventures, In.
-President-Elect, Medical Amateur Radio Council, *www.marco-ltd.org
-Courtesy Clinical Assoc. Professor, UF Dentistry, Dpt. Community Dentistry
-FCC Trustee, W4DFU at Univ. of Florida, since 2005, www.gatorradio.org.
The Club Station of the Gator Amateur Radio Club, at UF since 1934
-member 2013 T33A Banaba Island Dxpedition, Central Pacific, www.t33a.com
-other past personal calls 3D2FL (Fiji), T30FL (Tarawa), T33FL (Banaba),
What I find really odd is that I am picking up some telemetry on FO-29's
downlink when I know that bird has passed and not even in view.
Each time though I don't have my decode software online and miss what it
is.. If anyone has any thoughts about this send it along. As for SatPC32 I
haven't seen it being off as much as half an orbit unless the keps aren't
up to date. I run that along with Orbitron and have found no issues.
I will be portable with one of my 821's and my antennas, will advise where
I am and where I will be when portable in southern Alberta.
Before you do anything, exactly which file is SatPC32 using? And what date is the file? If you are
using amateur.txt, and the date is current, then you should be getting good agreement, though a few
satellites such as AO-85 will be missing.
<From: Joe [mailto:[email protected]]
<Sent: Sunday, October 23, 2016 12:04 PM
<Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Software Problems
<Yes the Look down uses the nasabare. but the orbitron and satpc are getting all their stuff from
<celestrack how does one tell it to go to nasabare?
<The Original Rolling Ball Clock
<On 10/23/2016 11:40 AM, Alan wrote:
< SatPC32 normally works perfectly, and is used by the command stations for its accuracy and
< Something to check. Click on Satellites, and see what the source file is. nasabare.txt is a
< one. Look down at the bottom, and see what the file date is. It should be current within a
< so. You will need to do the update manually with the Update Keps button, for each source.
< <-----Original Message-----
< <From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Joe
< <Sent: Sunday, October 23, 2016 9:56 AM
< <To: amsat-bb <amsat-bb(a)amsat.org> <mailto:[email protected]>
< <Subject: [amsat-bb] Software Problems
< <I am really excited about getting back on the Birds after a 40+ year
< <I've done EME, MS, AU, and all sorts of weak signal stuff on 144Mhz.
< <I've played the DX and contesting on HF.
< <All has been fun, but none except for the EME has given the most
< <happiness than the memories of playing with the birds in the late 70's
< <Now let me know, I can take this off list if members here want me to,
< <But This excitement is quickly turning into disgust. To the point I'm
< <just about to say screw it and forget about Sat work again.
< <I am in the need of help with prediction programs.
< <Man in the late 70's it was the ARRL bulletin with keps etc. and a Oscar
< <Now we got ultra cool software programs that all are incredible! Except
< <for me, I can not trust ANY of them. I have been testing several to see
< <what I will make my primary program. BUT...... and there always is a
< <"BUT" isn't there? I can not say what one to "Trust"
< <The four I have installed are...
< <Now of course they all use the same computer clock. And it is accurate
< <to less than a tenth of a second.
< <Each one periodically ask to Up-Date the TLE's and I say "YES" and let
< <them do it all on their own. I change NOTHING on where they get their data.
< <The run them.
< <SatLookDown1_28 & HRDSatTrack, both agree very closely. Almost to the
< <But the Orbitron, is off, WAY off. like 15 minutes off.
< <And the SatPC32 is even worse the sat is like 1/2 an orbit off!
< <Now the ones that agree also match the page
< <So my guess they are the ones showing correct data.
< <Now what to do about the other two. How can I make them show correct passes?
< <Remember I can take this off list if no one wants to read about this...
< <Just let me know,
< <Joe WB9SBD
< <The Original Rolling Ball Clock
< <Idle Tyme
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