Brian was a key player in AMSAT's early presence on the internet, and acted as the primary contact with our domain registrar up through last year. I remember his patience working through the baroque processes of our old registrar to get the domain transferred to its current home.
I just wanted to let everyone know that, today only on the AMSAT
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Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
Executive Vice President
Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT)
In their day, all it took was a saw-tooth oscillator to the analog
varactor tuning lead and you had a spectrum analyzer, 60-900 MHz.
I delayed too long. All 80 set-top analog Cable TV tuners are going to the
dump Tuesday, unless some old man still wants to play. Location is Glen
Burnie, MD. Could bring a few to dayton...
On Sun, Nov 24, 2019 at 03:10:48PM -0600, Zach Metzinger via AMSAT-BB wrote:
On 11/24/19 06:54, M5AKA via AMSAT-BB wrote:
> 3.4 GHz FCC seeks to clear band of radio amateurs and other non-Federal services
"With respect to amateur operations, is there sufficient existing amateur
spectrum in other bands that can support the operations currently conducted
in the 3.3-3.5 GHz band?"
We're slowly being corralled into less and less spectrum, without
consideration given to the fact that each band has slightly different
characteristics and challenges.
It is clear that the FCC, and our legislators in Congress, no longer
consider the greater public good when parceling out spectrum allocations.
Instead, the almighty dollar drives their decisions.
At this point I'm going to suggest that rather than complain instead run to turf somebody out in an elected office. Primary season for congressional elections will start up very shortly. DC is stuck in a rut and frankly firing all the incumbents on Capitol Hill might help make action a little more sensible.
Stephen Michael Kellat
I have been off the birds for the last 3 months or so due to a death in
the family. Now that things are settling down and life is starting to
get back to normal, my XYL and I are hooking up the 5th wheel and
heading to Joshua Tree NP for the Thanksgiving weekend. I plan to work
the FM birds holiday style on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, weather
permitting from the DM 13/14 grid line and DM 13/23 grid line. Will
upload contact to LOTW upon my return to home QTH. Hope to hear you.
Okay,I finally have the Kenwood TS2000 up and running.I can't hear my downlink.Running one antenna shouldn't have to do with it right?I worked half duplex and had about 3 contacts so now I have full duplex setup.I have the Amsat chart so I set up for those frequencies.For doppler shift on 440kc is it +-15kc?I am running about 20watts so I should be okay,It's alot but it's also a vertical.I unlink the uplink on my radio and listen and transmitt while moving the downlink-nothing?Any advice.Thanks alot for your help:)73Rich
> I thought you used xnec2c that's why I used the descriptions above.
> Anyway: GM -> F6 set to 3
> RP -> I2 set to 31, F3 set to 3
Ah, I didn't even realize those were specific to the xnec2c editor! I had
been using a terminal editor (nano) - but this makes much more sense.