I will be giving a satellite workshop this Saturday August 26th for the Amateur Radio Club of Columbia County in Georgia. I am looking forward to helping some more hams get on the birds! We will be on a few passes throughout the day from EM83, so I’d appreciate if you’d be listening for me and other operators on the FM birds. I’ll be demoing 12:31z SO-50 pass under my own callsign and then plan to help other operators get on the 17:59z AO-85 pass.
All QSOs made under my callsign will be uploaded to LOTW.
Just to clarify, the downlink is 145.800 and uplink is 437.800? Is there a
tone. Someone posted the wrong uplink frequency I think and I just
monitored a wonderful pass with lots of great signals heard in FN21. I was
unable to hear myself and suspect I had the wrong uplink frequency.
Thanks for clarification
I found a mismatch in port numbers between gqrx and gpredict for those using SDR for ISS
gpredict is looking for port 4532
gqrx is looking for 7532
Also gqrx only works on a Mac from here the qgrx website dmg
Source code compile causes a segmentation fault
I have gpredict driving an AirSpy Mini on gqrx on a MacBook Pro
Listening for the ISS
bug fixes submitted
We have an Ampire model 440 mast mount preamp. Electronicly good, cosmeticly well worn. NF 0.75 db, RF sensed. Any interest e-mail k8tl(a)earthlink.net. Will check the Suspect mail. Just want to find in a new home!
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Hello everyone. For those in the U.S., I hope you had an enjoyable eclipse day.
As has been reported, the voice repeater on the ISS was (is?) active today.
If anyone has not had an opportunity to hear the audio when that configuration is enabled, here is a short section of this evening’s pass if you are curious about the quality, etc. (I wish my cell phone was this clear!)
... the audio would have actually been even more clear, but my antenna pointing was a compromise between the ISS and some nearby cubesats.
Montpelier, VA USA
To all AMSAT-NA bird chasers;
I am now on a family vacation in Whistler, BC (CO80) from now until Saturday August 26th.
It will be a vacation schedule but will try to hit multiple passes a day.
The focus will be on FO-29, AO-85 and SO-50, but I may jump on any pass that works.
I will post details before passes on my twitter feed (@VE7CEW).
You don’t need a twitter account to follow my tweets just go to: https://twitter.com/ve7cew
I have no idea yet how low I will be able to work in this mountain surrounded village but will try to find the best possible route to cover as much as I can.
Feel free to PM me or email if you want to try a specific pass or just want to let me know to listen for you.
Chris VE7CEW CO80
I have been firing APRS through NO-84 for the last three days and was logged
on almost all passes here in UK. However I notice the downlink signal is a
lot weaker than ISS so I assume it is running much lower power. As a
result I don't hear all the downlink transmissions. I don't know what the
power difference is.
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