Dear OM Umesh KGVUG/VU2HUZ,
Many thanks for sharing your radio satellite activities, experience till
date & efforts you putup for hobby, just brilliant. You rightly said
"working with satellite is exciting for both young and old hams alike"!
Will look for your help whenever needed from your huge experience.
Will be connected.
On Sun 31 Mar, 2019, 1:18 AM k6vug(a)sbcglobal.net, <k6vug(a)sbcglobal.net>
> Hello Rajesh,
> How are you. It is good to know you are leading the efforts of
> AMSAT-INDIA. As you have seen AMSAT-BB is a resource for specific topics
> like using satellites, radios, antennas, rotators and good practices and
> tips for beginners.
> Just to give you an idea, I have been involved with amateur satellites
> since 2011 and have learned quite a lot about them. I have built several
> antennas suitable for satellite work and give presentations and
> demonstrations at local clubs and public events like field-day etc.
> Needless to say working with satellites is exciting for boht young and old
> hams alike. I also had the opportunity to work with some students in India
> and abroad for their school/college projects that involved amateur and NOAA
> weather satellites. Please don't misunderstand, this not about me, I have
> been a ham since 1976 (VU2HUZ) and I enjoy helping others enjoy the hobby
> as well.
> Science and technology is an integral part of education in India, however
> I also understand the restrictions, both financial and strict regulations,
> compared to western countries. I would like to offer my help in any way I
> Best 73!
> Umesh Ghodke
> On Saturday, March 30, 2019, 10:11:39 AM PDT, Rajesh Vagadia - VU2EXP <
> vu2exp(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Sat friends,
> I am VU2EXP active ham from India. QRV in hf/vhf/uhf digital & satellite.
> I enjoy doing awareness/promotional
> activities for amateur radio & satellites in west India zone as regional
> coordinator of AMSAT-INDIA.
> Would like to learn & discuss about radio satellites on this wonderful
> Thanks & 73's
> Rajesh P. Vagadia - VU2EXP
Super, Thanks Pedro
On Sun, 31/3/19, Pedro Converso <pconver(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AISAT APRS payload on PS4 Platform
To: "Nitin Muttin" <vu3tyg(a)yahoo.co.in>
Cc: "AMSAT BB" <amsat-bb(a)amsat.org>
Date: Sunday, 31 March, 2019, 5:01 AM
For early hunters passes at http://amsat.org.ar/pass?satx=aisa1
Good Luck on launch and thanks
for this new bird.
On 3/30/19, Nitin Muttin
via AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb(a)amsat.org>
> Hello All,
An APRS payload from AMSAT INDIA will be flown on PSLV C45.
The launch is
> scheduled on April 1st
2019 at 09:27 IST / 03:57 UTC. The payload will be
> powered on approximately over
Sweden,Norway,Denmark, Finland, Poland and
> Moscow.We request stations at these
locations to report the first signals
(145.825 Mhz) from the payload.We also request the Amateur
> worldwide to use the
payload and Satgates to feed the traffic. More details
> about this unique project is available at
> The prelaunch TLE are also available for
> on http://www.amsatindia.org
[VU3TYG]Secretary, AMSAT INDIA
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This worked! I put the filter on the 70 cm side of the "rig" and I was
full duplex on the next SO-50 pass. Thanks for the great tip.
I also appreciate you roving to a grid line and giving several of us a
On 2019-03-26 10:07, Stephen E. Belter wrote:
> *If* the problem is 3rd harmonics from the 2 m transmitter, then what you did should have helped. Adding a 50-ohm terminator might improve the attenuation of the 3rd harmonic.
> A more common problem is that the 70 cm receiver can't handle the 2 m transmitted signal because the receiver doesn't attenuate the 2 m signal sufficiently. (The AGC on the radio hears the 2 m signal, attenuates the whole 70 cm band, and you don't hear the satellite.) By using the Arrow diplexer as a 2 m band reject filter, you may solve your problem.
> For a better explanation see, Tony AA2TX's article here:
> So try your experiment again, but connect the antenna end of the diplexer to the 70 cm antenna and the 70 cm radio end of the diplexer to your receiver.
> 73, Steve N9IP
> Steve Belter, seb(a)wintek.com
> On 3/26/19, 12:18 PM, "AMSAT-BB on behalf of skristof(a)etczone.com" <amsat-bb-bounces(a)amsat.org on behalf of skristof(a)etczone.com> wrote:
> Today, on the SO-50 pass, I tried using the Arrow diplexer (duplexer?)
> to enable full-duplex using two handhelds. As most on this forum know,
> if you use two handhelds with the Arrow antenna, the third harmonic of
> the 2m uplink will desense the 70cm handheld, so you can't hear
> So, I hooked up what is normally the antenna end of the diplexer to the
> 2m uplink radio and the 2m radio end of the diplexer to the 2m part of
> the Arrow antenna. My hope was that this would suppress the third
> harmonic of the 2m uplink enough so that it wouldn't desense the 70cm
> handheld. The 70cm radio end of the diplexer was left unconnected.
> It didn't seem to work. I made contacts but I still didn't hear myself
> on 70cm.
> Just wondering if anyone else has tried this and what results you got.
> Steve AI9IN
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I was successfully using Windows 7 to run SatPC32 and suffered a
catastrophic failure of
the computer so I had to replace it.
I replaced it with a used Windows 10 computer.
I can install SatPC32 and get it set up, as best as i remember how to do.
Things seem to be working except for the doppler tracking of the CAT
I know SatPC is talking to my TS-2000 because it goes into satellite
mode when I
start SatPC. Also, I can click on the CW tab and it changes to CW and
I deselect it. But no doppler tracking control.
I'm at a loss as what to do at this point.
Thanks for any help.
Mike Stansberry, K0TER
I will be listening for Diwata-2 at 18:55 UTC (overhead pass) on the
scheduled time it will be on this evening which is 18:37-19:27 UTC. It is
also on in the middle of the night around 1:30 AM EST if you want to stay
up late. JA0CAW on twitter lists the full schedules and updates on Diwata-2
so watch his page if you want to know the latest. Looking forward to this
new satellite and continuous operations!
73 Nick KE8AKW
The Diwata-2 FM satellite is apparently on, sometimes. Are they enabling it
for just specific passes or single orbits at a time, or will it be usable
from the USA?
More FM sats to use can't be a bad thing.
Hello Sat friends,
I am VU2EXP active ham from India. QRV in hf/vhf/uhf digital & satellite.
I enjoy doing awareness/promotional
activities for amateur radio & satellites in west India zone as regional
coordinator of AMSAT-INDIA.
Would like to learn & discuss about radio satellites on this wonderful
Thanks & 73's
Rajesh P. Vagadia - VU2EXP