I am hearing reports of RFI from these LED bulbs. Not just HF, but also
If you can make any quantitative assessments of such RFI, please let me
And the amazing thing is that at VHF you will never notice it because RFI
is noise power and it is noise power that keeps a squelch CLOSED.
Manuallly open the squelch and sometimes RFI will show full scale on the S
meter yet not open the squelch. And on my radios, when the squelch is
closed, the S meter is inactive and shows 0.
Bob Bruninga, WB4APR
> Hi Perry!
> AO-92 was kept in U/V mode in order to allow operators more opportunities
> to work N6O/mm from rare grid DM02. The operation will last only one day.
> The decision was announced over the AMSAT Twitter and Facebook accounts. I
> don't recall or can't find if it was posted on the -BB. Might be a good
> idea for next time.
> Fernando KF7R
> On Sun, Sep 22, 2019, 12:52 AM Perry Yantis via AMSAT-BB <
> amsat-bb(a)amsat.org> wrote:
>> I stayed up late tonight to work AO92 L/V mode only to find that it was
>> still in L/V mode.Then I got on EO88 a few minutes later and was told that
>> L/V mode would be on Wednesday this week.It would be nice it this
>> information was posted on the BBS BEFORE the weekend gets here.Also why the
>> change anyway?????
>> Perry WB8OTH
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I stayed up late tonight to work AO92 L/V mode only to find that it was still in L/V mode.Then I got on EO88 a few minutes later and was told that L/V mode would be on Wednesday this week.It would be nice it this information was posted on the BBS BEFORE the weekend gets here.Also why the change anyway?????
sent from my Apple Macbook Pro
I recorded some very high quality beacons for AO-95, and was hoping to
put them in wiki commons for inclusion on the AO-95 wikipedia page.
However before doing so you are warned about copyrighted material and
I realize that uploading that recording is likely no different than
uploading anybody else's musical or spoken word work.
I also took a screen grab of the waterfall showing the characteristic
"fox tail", which I believe is free and clear - and I checked the
AMSAT website regarding copyrighted material and it only mentions
audio used on the AMSAT website (I think).
Anyhoo, can I get written permission to post beacon recordings to wiki
commons (wikipedia)? Do I need to go through the website form (it
doesn't really to "work" for recorded audio, only images) If not, no
Happy Thanksgiving, all!
AMSAT will be represented at the 2020 Cowtown Hamfest in Fort Worth, TX on
January 17 and 18 with a table, demos and presentations. If you live in the
North Texas area, this is a great event, well attended and lots of vendors.
We also need help to man the table, do the demos and assist with the
presentations. Please put it on your calendar. Info at
http://www.cowtownhamfest.com/ (Still their 2019 site but with information
on 2020 on front page and table/ticket sales now open as well).
The Cowtown amateur Radio Club was a home for our dearly beloved and SK,
Keith Pugh, W5IU. The organizers offered AMSAT a no charge table space in
the market area so a big thank you to them is in order.
Hope you will plan to be a part of this fine event. If you can assist in
any way for AMSAT, please drop me an email at N5HYP(a)arrl.net and we will get
the planning going.
Tom Schuessler, N5HYP, AMSAT Ambassador
From: All-members [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Jon Platt via All-members
Sent: Friday, November 29, 2019 1:21 PM
Subject: [All-members] W0JT and KL7NO Silent Key's (SK)
I am sorry to say that I have two SK reports to pass along to all Society members.
Albert “Al” Noe (81), KL7NO, from Fairbanks Alaska, passed away Monday evening, November 25, 21 months after being diagnosed with stage 4 Pancreatic cancer. Al was an avid 6 meter operator just outside of Fairbanks, Alaska in grid BP54. He was still active on 6 meters up until the very end. For over 40 years Al provided EME, AMSAT, and many other contacts on 6, 2, 1.25 meters, 70 & 23 centimeters from his Alaska QTH just outside of Fairbanks. Blanchard Family Funeral Home in Fairbanks will be handling Al’s services and an obituary will be published at a later date. https://www.blanchardfamilyfuneralhome.com/
John Toscano, W0JT, passed away Wednesday, November 27, in San Antonio. He fought a long battle against many health problems during the last several years. Since moving to Texas, he had almost completed his dream station (6-m through 10 GHz) at a great location (20 dB hilltop) and participated in both AMSAT and RMG club activities. Previously, while in Minnesota, he was a very active NLRS member on the VHF/UHF/SHF bands with fixed, rover and portable stations. As a retired pharmacist and U of MN assistant professor, John will be remembered for his programming contributions with his 10 GHz contest logging/scoring program and his on-line contest activity spreadsheets. He also had many interests in astronomy and astrophysics.
I have very sad news. My good friend, Brian Kantor, WB6CYT
suddenly passed away this week at his home in San Diego, California.
Brian retired only two years ago after 47 years of service on the staff
at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). Way back in the mid
1980s, Brian and I founded AMPRnet, the TCP/IP over amateur radio
network. He continued to manage it until his passing.
Brian recently created and served as chair and CEO of Amateur Radio
Digital Communications (ARDC), a charitable foundation funded by the
sale of unused AMPRnet IPv4 addresses. ARDC promotes STEM education and
amateur radio digital development through scholarships and by funding
the development of open source hardware and software.
Brian will be sorely missed and impossible to replace. Memorial
arrangements will be announced when known.
Phil Karn, KA9Q