Crawling from under my rock today to help a student find a satellite to tune
in, I saw CAS-4B. And it was a 36 degree pass. Tuned it in and heard lots
of SSB contacts and 2 CW contacts! Nice!
Being under my packet radio rock, I had not realized such a good linear bird
was at our latitudes. I guess I confused it with the packet ones only
workable from Florida.
Anyway, nice linear bird!
Back under my rock. Have to deliver PSAT2 in 2 weeks.
This is the story about how I got involved with a helping a school
talk to an astronaut on the ISS.
The contact has officially been scheduled:
Moore Square AIG/GT Magnet School, Raleigh, NC, direct via KG4AKV
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS (***)
The scheduled astronaut is Scott Tingle KG5NZA (***)
Contact is a go for: Mon 2018-02-05 18:32:06 UTC 25 deg
73, John Brier KG4AKV
I've recently joined AMSAT and would like to try the cubesats. About
30 years ago I was active (FP/VE1KM, FP4EK, FP5EK) on the linear
satellites available at the time but wouldn't consider myself up to
speed. So I downloaded the guide on getting started on satellites.
Along with my membership I ordered and received the WRAPS project
board. And I was recently given a FT726R, but I'll get to that later.
I'm looking for some advice with a couple of items, starting with the
WRAPS project. Before ordering the parts (for the tricked-out WRAPS) I
wanted to ask if there have been any changes to the design, should I go
ahead with the parts list as published?
I'll bring up the FT726R later, it may need a little work.
Ron VE8RT, VE8TEA in DP22
Ron VE8RT <ve8rt(a)yknwt.ca>
I tried the serial number on the front of the disk case. Like Ryan it did not accept it as the password. My code is GI followed by 9 numeric (11 character code). I see SatPC32 default password is 8 asterisks. I tried with and without the GI but that still leaves 9 numeric. SatPC32 was on my old PC and never removed. To keep someone from buying it and giving it to the world is the password stored somewhere. And you cannot use it again until you uninstall from the other machine? Any ideas? And thanks for your replies to all my questions. 73 Mike K4MIA
For those who receive the DKARS magazine, there is a very interesting article. The transceiver described is for ATV, but it looks like like it will tune to the AO-92 uplink frequency. Seems to put out 400mw FM out. I am not able to take time now to review deeper (stealing away from work) but I look forward to parsing through the schematic/links this weekend. I am forwarding this notice for anyone who will be able to get there sooner. I think there is some potential here, and I would like to know other’ opinions.
73 Brad WF7T
Nashville TN EM66
Here are the changed endorsements and new VUCC Satellite
Awards issued by the ARRL for the period January 1, 2018
through January 31, 2018.
Congratulations to all those who made the list this month!
CALL 1Jan18 1Feb18
N8RO 1020 1030
N8HM 1005 1025
WN9Q 416 710
K5ND 439 502
WD9EWK 384 400
N9EAT 336 410
NS3L 251 275
KE4AL 177 252
VE7CEW 200 251
PT9BM 126 151
PS8ET 101 127
WB7VUF 107 (NEW VUCC)
AA8CH 104 (NEW VUCC)
AL6D/W4 101 (NEW VUCC)
N3GS 101 (NEW VUCC)
NK1N 101 (NEW VUCC)
KE8FZT 100 (NEW VUCC)
W5PFG (DM95) 100 (NEW VUCC)
W5PFG (EM12) 100 (NEW VUCC)
This is my first month creating this list. If you find errors
or omissions. please contact me off-list at <mycall>@<mycall>.com
and I'll revise the announcement.
This list was developed by comparing the ARRL .pdf
listings for January 1, 2018. and February 1, 2018. It's a visual
comparison so omissions are possible. Apologies if your
call was not mentioned. Thanks to all those who are
roving to grids that are rarely on the birds. They are
doing most of the work!
When I engage satpc 32 with radio control It load the vhf frequency and loads the uhf frequency and continue this cycle.
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