ARISS News Release
Dave Jordan, AA4KN
ARISS SSTV Event Scheduled for earlyOctober
October02, 2020 — An ARISS Slow Scan TV (SSTV) event is scheduled from theInternational Space Station (ISS) for early October. The event is scheduled tobegin on October 4 at 14:00 UTC for setup andoperation and continue until October 8 ending at 19:15 UTC. Dates and times subject to change due to ISSoperational adjustments
Imageswill be downlinked at 145.8 MHz +/- 3 KHz for Doppler shift and the expectedSSTV mode of operation is PD 120. The main theme of this collection of imageswill be Satellites. Radio enthusiasts participating in the event can post andview images on the ARISS SSTV Gallery at https://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/.
Afteryour image is posted at the gallery, you can acquire a special award by linkingto https://ariss.pzk.org.pl/sstv/and follow directions for submitting a digital copy of your received image.
Amateur Radio on the InternationalSpace Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radiosocieties and the space agencies that support the International Space Station(ISS). In the United States, sponsorsare the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), the American Radio RelayLeague (ARRL), the ISSNational Lab-Space Station Explorers andNASA’s Space Communications and Navigation program. The primary goal of ARISSis to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, the arts, andmathematics topics by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio betweencrew members aboard the ISS and students. Before and during these radiocontacts, students, educators, parents, and communities learn about space,space technologies, and amateur radio. For more information, see www.ariss.org
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Hi All AMSAT
The Radio Amateur Society of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of His
Majesty the King (RAST) will be conducting a RAST on the Beach (ROB) party
this coming weekend at the Rock Garden Beach Resort in Klaeng District of
There will be various on-the-air activities during the ROB event on LEO
satellites and useing on QO-100 satellite communications while on Saturday
3 to Sunday 4 useding callsign HS0AJ/P.
Sincerely and 73
Coming from the HF DX/contest world, very active since 1966, I would encourage people to expect and accept , if not embrace, a certain level of chaos in their radio operations. That’s what makes it fun. Surely, if certain individuals repeatedly and stubbornly act contrary to good practice, they should be called out. But in the mean time, find a new freq and keep on truckin’. I’ll follow you up 5. (Not on FM) -Scott K5TA
Greetings! Has anyone else successfully used a Fox Delta ST2 interface with a Yaesu G5500DC?
With the ST2 unit off and the GT5500DC on, I have having issues with high voltage (~15V) on GND and +VE, around 2.2V on GND and AZ, and then only about 1.1V on GND and EL. The ST2 will calibrate for AZ, but nothing at all on the EZ side. When I plug in the USB and power up the ST2, the voltage on EZ drops even further to about 0.8V
The Yaesu AZ and EL meter readings on the controller have been just fine throughout.
Any help or suggestions appreciated!
<I think you missed my point. >
My comment was not aimed at you, but you gave me a starting point. I am sick of the rudeness of fellow hams stepping on others. I am sick of the "I am better than you" attitude. "I do it good and you don't." I am sick of hearing hams criticize others, instead of being helpful. I am sick of the disruptors with open mics and feedback. And that has to be powerful stations to override all others on the pass. It is not the problem of the equipment, it is the way the equipment is being used. Brad KC9UQR
<More arm chair operators should attempt to make QSO's in the field. They might get an idea of what manual everything entails.> What I see is ops sitting in front of their SDR computer screen, and criticizing someone who is out in a field, holding an Arrow in one hand and an HT in the other, and combating fading, because they missed something in a call, or did something that they don't like. I only work satellite portable and don't know the luxury of working from a temperature controlled room with computer screens, rotating and elevating antenna, pen and paper, etc. But we handheld ops are still giving them the grids. Brad KC9UQR
Here are the endorsements and new VUCC Satellite Awards issued by the
ARRL for the period September 1, 2020 through October 1, 2020.
Congratulations to all those who made the list this month!
WOW! Long list again this month! Almost a record.
CALL Sept October
K8YSE 1935 2007 Only 30393 to go!
N8HM 1102 1127
N8RO 1070 1075
K8YSE/7 671 842
W5RKN 721 732
WD9EWK (DM43) 617 623
K9UO 575 600
AD0HJ 478 500
KE8FZT 450 475
MI6GTY 459 460
N7EGY 456 457
W4ZXT 327 431
KJ4EU 261 404
XE2RV 262 385
KC9UQR 351 377
KC9VGG 336 374
AC9O 204 359
K5CIS 250 300
WB7QXU 204 252
KF6JOQ 201 251
KB9STR 138 229
PU4JOE 150 210
AA8CH/N8R 113 206
K5TA 101 202
W8LR 149 175
KJ4M 170 171
N5EKO 108 152
N7AME 148 150
N1PEB (FN42) New 138
W7YED New 127
KO4AQF 104 126
WB9VPG New 116
K1ECU 100 115
N5BLY New 106
KC3KJQ New 103
K2KA New 102
N8SGZ New 100
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 the two months. 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!
You can find the archive of the site on the Internet Archive - you may need
to go back even further if there are gaps in what was archived:
Karl Heinz - K5KHK
> Clive Wallis, G3CWV, used to maintain a website with lots of UO-11
> information, recordings and telemetry. Unfortunately, he became a silent
> key in 2015.
> I recently tried to go to Clive's UO-11 website,
> http://g3cwv.co.uk/oscar11.htm, and discovered that is no longer on the
> web. I tried the Internet Archive's Wayback machine and found that they
> had archived most of the HTML pages, but not the zip files with the
> telemetry and recordings.
> Did anyone make an archive or a copy of Clive's website? Or, did you
> ever download and save any of the .zip files with the audio recordings or
> telemetry? If so, I would like to get copies of the .zip files with the
> recordings and telemetry.
> Douglas KA2UPW/5
I'll be working satellites close to Page Arizona this coming Sunday.
Satellites that I'll attempt to use include:ISS, CAS-4A, CAS-4B, SO-50,
AO-7, AO-73, AO-27, XW-2D, XW-2F, XW-2C.
Hope to catch you on the air!
Curt / K7ZOO