I have one of the classic elevation rotors sitting on the shelf one click short of the land fill. I have most of the hardware and the service manual. Notable missing is the terminal cover on the rotor motor. Any offer that covers the shipping and it is yours. k8tl(a)earthlink.net
tomorrow mornig I´ll be /P from IM79jg via FO-29 from 11:08 to 11:23 UTC
for south and north America, possible too in SO-50 at 12:34 for Europe
not sure due to the birdie of TS-2000, sorry I won´t be able to activate
during afternoon due to familiar event.
After a power failure the other day my G-5500's azimuth rotor is dead. I
searched for a test procedure, but can't find it. I have one at my Florida
home, but that won't do me any good up here. If you have one, the procedure
to test from the rotor control box cable please send me one. I switched the
cable from az to el and the problem stays with the azimuth part of the
rotor, the box appears ok. Thanks.
73 Jeff kb2m
Today I was included on an email from Alessio, IU5CRE, who is part of the D-SAT project team. (https://www.dsat.space/radiohams)
Previously, it appears that the majority of the transmissions from D-SAT occurred when the satellite was over Europe.
Alessio indicated in today's email that commands have been uploaded to D-SAT that may result in transmissions tonight over the U.S. around the UHF downlink of 437.505. He specifically mentioned 437.503 & 437.509.
First, here are the approximate UTC times when D-SAT will be over parts of the U.S. tonight (UTC date: 28-July-2017):
East - 0152 utc
Central - 0326 utc
West - 0500 utc
If D-SAT is not in your tracking software, here is a web-based tracking site:
And as always, there is good info on the DK3WN site at:
So I don't know what, if any, data we might see tonight but since this could be a limited opportunity on this side of the world, I wanted to share what I knew with anyone on this mailing list that shares my interest in cubesat telemetry.
to All, this is to confirm my status report on the website, (in case you
think it was a mistake)
on July 27 2017, at about 0047UTC I could hear my downlink, although
intermittently, during a pass of CAS-4A (using the published
frequencies). The downlink had good audio (loud and clear), and I could
only hear a few words of my transmission at a time. I was able to
sustain for only a portion of the pass. Using 5Watts into a M2 16 el
cross element circular beam. (436CP16). This pass did NOT coincide with
any of the XW sats.
73, Christy KB6LTY, DM14
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I will activate up to 9 Maine grids over the next 3 days, including FN56,
FN57, FN66, and FN67. Most activity will be Sunday and Monday. I will be on
FM and linear sats.
I have no set schedule and more to do than operate satellites, but will
make a solid effort to fill holes in your grid maps.
QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW after the trip using N1AIA.
73, Scott N1AIA