I own the Yaesu G-5400 rotators ( Azimuth and Elevation ) and the Yaesu G-5500 complete with the Control Boxes.
As I have problems with both the G-5500 Azimuth and Elevation Rotors and as I still have both the G-5400 ones, I would like to know if I can use both the G-5400B rotators with the G-5500 Control Box or I need by force the original ones?
I saw that the difference between the two Control Box is the Azimuth Display, that the G-5400B one has on the left and on the right side of the display: 180 S, while the G-5500 one has on the left side of the display: 0 N and on the right side of the display 90 E.
Please anybody can help me to avoid any damage?
Any help will be really appreciated.
Thanks in advance
73's de Enzo IK8OZV
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This is fantastic! It will help greatly with grid expedition planning. The white lines separating the major grids from each other are off by a row or two, but maybe that's just my browse?
On Thu, 4/27/17, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm(a)arrl.net> wrote:
Subject: [amsat-bb] New Satellite Grid Tool
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Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017, 10:33 AM
Bertrand Demarcq, FG8OJ, has created an
interesting tool on his
website. The tool aggregates satellite
logs and shows you which grid
squares have been active and who has
been active in those squares. He
encourages satellite operators to
upload their ADIF logs to improve
the data set.
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Bertrand Demarcq, FG8OJ, has created an interesting tool on his
website. The tool aggregates satellite logs and shows you which grid
squares have been active and who has been active in those squares. He
encourages satellite operators to upload their ADIF logs to improve
the data set.
An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Lycée Hélène Boucher, Thionville, France on 27 Apr. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08:52 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between FX0ISS and F8KGY. The contact should be audible over France and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in French.
Thionville is a commune in the Moselle department in north-eastern France, close to the Luxembourg border. The city is located on the left bank of the river Moselle. Thionville is well-known for the Steelmaking activity until years 1970, and for the Malbrouck Castle nearby (15th Century). More than 1000 pupils from 11 to 18 attend Helene Boucher High-School in Thionville. The school is preparing students for the "Baccalauréat Littéraire, Economique et Scientifique" Some students, aged 15, have preparing their HAM-radio license to be able to use the equipment on D-Day. Other students aged 15, are also working on an educational model project which will allow them to show how to use the equipment necessary to get in touch with ISS, to younger students. These same students would also like to present this educational model and the project itself to compete for "Olympiades de Physique", a prestigious challenge, open to all French high-school students. A scientific club called "Objectif Mars" (Mars Objective) has existed for three years at Hélène Boucher high-school. It work's on:
The computer programming of self-sufficient robots,
The making and the launching of micro-rockets,
The making and the use of an astronomical telescope.
Getting in touch with ISS is part of the same project "Objectif Mars".
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. Comment les passagers de l'ISS s'arrangent-ils pour leurs cycles de
2. Comment réagit l'horloge biologique face à la disparition du repère
3. Comment la station ISS parvient-elle à être autonome en électricité?
4. Quand vous transpirez après une séance de sport, comment vous douchez-
5. Pouvez-vous nous montrer un objet en apesanteur? (camera HAM-Video)
6. Est-ce que la micro pesanteur ressentie lors d'un vol zéro-G est la même
que l'apesanteur ressentie dans la station?
7. Est-ce que l'entraînement suffit pour supporter l'accélération subie lors
du décollage de la fusée?
8. Quel avantage l'apesanteur vous procure-t-il lors de vos expériences
9. Comment la station ISS et vous-mêmes êtes affectés par une éruption
10. Comment la station est-elle protégée contre les rayonnements cosmiques et
les vents solaires?
11. Comment faites-vous pour vous soigner en cas de besoin? (maladie,
12. Comment fonctionne la centrale inertielle de la station? (angles
13. Quelles sont les sensations lors d'une sortie extra-véhiculaire?
14. Comment est affectée l'oreille interne par le manque de pesanteur?
(tournis, mal de l'espace)
15. Peut-t-il y avoir des conflits entre vous? Si oui comment les gérez-vous?
16. Si on vous propose de participer à une mission vers Mars, le feriez-vous
et si oui, pourquoi?
17. Comment ressentez vous le fait d'être au milieu de l'espace?
1. How do ISS passengers manage their sleep cycles?
2 How does the biological clock react to the disappearance of the day /
3. How does the ISS succeed in being autonomous in electricity?
4. When you sweat after a sport effort, how do you shower?
5. Can you show us an object in weightlessness? (with the HAM-video active)
6. Is the micro gravity felt on a zero-G flight the same as the
weightlessness felt in the station?
7. Is the training sufficient to withstand the acceleration experienced
during takeoff of the rocket?
8. What is the advantage of weightlessness in your scientific experiments?
9. How is the ISS station and yourself affected by a solar flare?
10. How is the station protected from cosmic rays and solar winds?
11. How do you treat yourself if needed? (Illness, injury, etc.)
12. How does the inertial station operate? (Inclination angles)
13. What are the sensations during an extra-vehicular exit?
14. How is the inner ear affected by the lack of gravity? (dizzy spell, space
15. Can there be conflicts between you all? If yes how do you manage them?
16. If you are offered to participate in a mission to Mars, would you do it
and if so, why?
17. How do you feel about being in the middle of space?
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Next planned event(s):
1. Orel, Russia, direct via TBD
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be RSØISS
The scheduled astronaut is Oleg Novitskiy
Contact is a go for Sat 2017-04-29 06:05 UTC
2. 14th Elementary School Katerini, Greece, direct via SX2ISS
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be RSØISS
The scheduled astronaut is Fyodor Yurchikhin RN3FI
Contact is a go for: Sat 2017-04-29 12:02 UTC
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Thank you & 73,
David - AA4KN
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I used an Alinco DJ-X11T receiver in SDR mode to record an 80 degree ISS
pass at 13:33:53 UTC this morning. The packet signals did appear on the
expected frequency given Doppler shift (centered on 145.825 MHz).
However, there does appear to be an issue with the packet
transmissions. Scott's Dropbox image of the pass over several minutes
compressed the packet transmissions to the point that the issue is not
visible in his image, but it is quite apparent in my waterfall which
only shows about 20 seconds at a time in KGSDR. Namely, the centerlines
of all packet transmissions describe a "J" shape, even at AOS and LOS
when Doppler should not be noticeable at all. In other words, there is
a rapid increase in transmitted frequency at the start of a packet
transmission, and this frequency change rate diminishes toward the end
of the transmission. This phenomenon could very well cause some
receiving systems to fail to decode packets.
I tested my system against local terrestrial packet stations just prior
to the pass, and the packets show vertical lines in the waterfall, so
this is not some systemic issue in my receiving system.
This is essentially a request for what I believe the scientific folks call
I continue to try to understand why none of my equipment has been receiving
the ISS digipeater very well since the switch back to 2 meters, despite the
fact that the same hardware does well on terrestrial packet and in the case
of 145.825 in particular, I have even received packets from PSAT since
re-configuring for VHF reception on my Raspberry Pi / RTL-SDR iGate. So,
my point is that it isn't that NOTHING is working on 2-meter packet or
145.825 here. And as I've mentioned in the past, I hear from others with
similar stories so we're not sharing hardware or location.
This evening there was a favorable pass here and I see on ariss.net that
several stations were digipeated while the ISS was over the U.S. Great
I monitored that pass in receive-only mode with the same type of TXCO
version-3 RTL-SDR that I use for my iGate. The results were very strange
and I hope incorrect. I certainly would appreciate it if someone might
repeat my test when time permits.
Here is an image showing my SDR tuned to the local NOAA Weather Radio on
162.475. By all appearances, my frequency display is accurate in the VHF
... without changing any settings other than frequency, the following image
shows a Spectra-Vue plot of my reception of the packet transmissions from
the ISS on this evening's pass:
... I took a ballpark stab at the center point of closest approach and
unless I did something awfully wrong, it's roughly 5 KHz above the expected
145.825 frequency. If by any chance this is accurate, it explains why I've
been seeing poor reception here.
(On the other hand, if my observations are completely wrong and flawed,
this makes just over 1000 times that I've looked foolish!)
Anyway, if anyone is setup to make similar observations, I would imagine
that we would all like to know if there is a frequency issue up there. If
not, then of course I'm sorry to tie up the mailing list!
Montpelier, VA USA
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