I'm going to do a mini grid expedition Friday Sept 30 on the FN13/14
line, only the following passes:
FO29 at 1456, 1639 & 1829,
AO-7 at 1709,
SO-50 at 1857
Note: I will be calling KI4RO at the beginning of the SO-50 pass.
Please give him some room, then I'll work as many others as conditions
Thanks and 73,
21.40 UTC today FO-29 will have coverture between Spain and India, I would
like to try some QSO with the EAST!.
Whatever station from ASSIA will be welcome!
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I've recently joined this group and I want to thank the moderator for allowing me be here. I have been reading lots of threads as I am on a Sat diet lately. My first Qs were done recently from YN land this past summer and mainly using SO-50 (thanks to those who've made it possible). Now I am all thirst for more :)
The wait is over....My new Leo-Pack arrived on yesterday! I am looking for any tips on the setup of it, or mainly, what should I watch for.
I opened the box to spread the parts out and ...
- It is not like setting up a A4S or F12 10-40- Took me a few minutes to decipher the Dimension Sheet - Realized the need to were globes...I got that aluminum dust on my hands- Downloaded a English to Metric software to convert the inches into metric (it is easier and more precise)
This antenna will go on top of an existing F12 (at roof top) using Yaesu G-5500 with other plug and play devices. LMR600 coax 60' x 2 attached to rig FT-847 / SatPC32 / Orbitron, etc.
I was told my Robert at M2 to place it 5' higher than the F12 and to hope for the best :( Here in DC towers are no-no.
Again, thanks for any tip anyone can provide. My email... pinoleronica(a)hotmail.com
Rafael A Peña
I listened for Alsat-1N ( Pratham ) on the subsequent pass -same frequency
and equipment but also with an update to the keps. Those issued on the BBS
I regret to inform you that I heard nothing ? The pass was lower and in
a sector were I have difficulty
due to screening and reflection problems - Weather had also changed with
very low cloud,mist and rain.
Even AO-73 would not decode the dashboard data in the same sector during
the same period.
I am certain about hearing a CW beacon in the previous pass.
I had been setting up my gear for an AO-73 in that earlier pass and had USB
selected for the downlink data.
Noticed that Alsat-1N was also approaching in the same ball part of time
so decided to have a listen on the
145.980 Mhz frequency. That was when I started to hear the CW beacon
but still had USB selected I selected CW and got a better copy as it
I wish that I been set up to record but of course was not planning for that
particular satellite and pass.
Had I done so it would have been useful to clarify any doubt about things
and I am unsure why the subsequent pass showed no activity.
Hopefully the satellite is alive and active and someone else also monitored
and maybe even recorded the pass.
I'm hearing (and seeing) the CW beacon. There's a lot of chirp but it's definitely your satellite. I'll listen on the next pass which goes much higher.
Software showing the position of the satellite: https://www.dropbox.com/s/z736lp52jvintxo/Screenshot-2016-09-28-201411.png?…
SDR Software receiving: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7ek5sfmv0eurola/Screenshot-2016-09-28-201552.png?… note you see Move1 on the left.
Simon Brown, GK4ELI
From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Aayush Yadav
Sent: 28 September 2016 09:47
To: Nitin Muttin <vu3tyg(a)yahoo.co.in>; AMSAT-BB(a)amsat.org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Pratham: IITB Student Satellite
NORAD has update the TLE's for Pratham as follows:
Pratham id: 2016-059C
1 41785U 16059C 16271.69947962 .00004609 00000-0 88934-3 0 9999
2 41785 98.2049 329.2442 0030494 263.1090 96.7138 14.63229411 193
Kindly note the changes. We thank you all for all the help you have provided till now.
Gearing up for a VP5 visit and operation Oct. 16 - Nov. 2. Will be part of
VP5DX CQWW SSB team but still have time for portable SAT operations. I
worked 9 stations in a practice run from the University of Florida campus a
few weeks ago. I should be able to operate SATs from Oct. 19-28.
Equipment will be a FT-817 and arrow II. Will also have a TH-D7A as a
backup for the FM birds. Practice runs were on AO-73 and FO-29 using the
I will have another practice day on Sunday Oct. 9th. Please mark your
calendar and work me that day from EL-89tp. My signal will be readable but
not strong, which I am sure you will not mind when I am the DX station you
are chasing. I will use that day as a teaching experience for the Gator
Amateur Radio Club student members. You can see photos from our last event
on their Facebook page. Feel free to friend me as well.
I have been told it has been ten years since there has been a SAT operation
from VP5. My operation will not be from Provo (FL31) but from Middle
Caicos (FL41cu). Check out the QTH on the VP5DX QRZ page. Do any AMSAT
members have FL41 in their log?
Looking forward to working you from FL41cu.
73, Jay AA4FL
A while back I had a Linux computer that would listen for the ISS then start sending beacons
Trying to cut back on wildly transmitting all day and night
Has anyone used the raspberry Pi ?
It lends itself nicely to such a beacon project
Listen then beacon for ten minutes
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My suggestion would be to have a look at the SPF5043.
Probably a little more than 10mA, but a nice device. Needs a good LPF as it has gain from 50MHz to 4GHz
The satellite team at the University of Louisiana is look for a VHF preamp
design to fly in a sat. The amp should have
1. Gain > 20 db
2. NF < 1 db
3. DC volts 3.3 vdc
4. Current ~ 10 ma
Any help is appreciated
de nick k5qxj
Are the XW2A - 2F different payloads in space ?
I get the CW well one after the other like a congo line
Is there a digital component I can play with ?
Andrew Rich VK4TEC
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