Does anyone have the setup details for PCSAT32, integrating with USB
ERC-M with G 5500 rotator?
I'm after a step by step setup instructions for it please.
Running an IC9100 via usb.
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
I've put out the call for participation for the Hack-a-Sat competition in
the past, and would like to bring you all up to date on the developments
and opportunities that have developed since.
The website is here: https://www.hackasat.com/
Hack-a-Sat is an activity that was scheduled to happen at the in-person
As of today, yes, it's true. DEFCON has been cancelled.
Those of you that have volunteered at Ham Radio Village in the past are
familiar with the event. For those of you that are not, it's a long-running
hacking and cybersecurity event that has enthusiastically adopted
everything RF and amateur radio.
The United States Air Force, in conjunction with the Defense Digital
Service, organized this year’s Space Security Challenge, called Hack-A-Sat.
This challenge asks hackers from around the world to focus their skills and
creativity on solving cybersecurity challenges on space systems. This
competition is going to be held! It's now a virtual event.
Security in the amateur radio sense of the word is fundamentally different
from commercial and military applications. We have an advantage here,
mainly due to the enormous leverage we have due to our context being
completely different from what the Air Force and commercial interests
assume. This is, essentially, a diversity advantage.
If you want to participate on an experienced Capture The Flag (CTF) team,
then I am here to extend an invitation. Anyone that reads through the rules
and can afford to spend some time during the event is invited to apply to
join Vaporsec. This is a team that has a majority of information security
professionals. There are some satellite industry people, some amateur
involvement, and I'd like to make sure that anyone interested in competing
from AMSAT-BB gets a chance to join a competitive team.
The benefits to amateur radio are primarily technical, with policy and
security a close second. The Air Force has some agendas here in terms of
improving satellite security. Exposure to the challenges alone is a an
excellent opportunity to learn more about modern satellite technology...
and what a significant player in space wants to find out more about. Don't
assume that that the challenges in the competition are going to be "too
hard". What is trivial for one viewpoint is unsolvable for another.
I'll be writing about the event and what we learned when it is over, so
this sort of knowledge will not be secret. However, there is no replacement
for participation, and you could very well have the practical knowledge,
gained from operating real satellites, that wins the competition. As you
can see from the website, there is some real money involved and
opportunities for technical writing.
Let me know at w5nyv(a)arrl.net if you would like to talk more about joining
a CTF team for this really neat and unique event.
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Although I will be talking to Yaesu tomorrow, I wondered if anyone had experienced this (and possibly now has a reason/solution to the problem)
I have a brand new G5500 and most of yesterday was spent putting up the mast, rotators and antennas etc.
The control box worked perfectly for a while but then decided to not indicate where the antennas are pointing to AT ALL!
The rotators are working perfectly but the needles are stuck at zero.
The only action they have seen is in the set up and calibration process, there is not even a radio attached to the system at this point - I didn't get that far before the box stopped working.
As I said, I will of course be getting this resolved as quickly as possible with Yaesu and the place I ordered it from but I would be interested if anyone had had the same thing happen.
Probably asked this question several times, but I am thinking of improving the equipment for satellites, I currently use an IC910 but I was not convinced by its handling, ago I used an IC820 and I was happier than with the IC910. I am considering change with a TS2000 or looking for the old TS711 & 811, I discard the new 7600 for their high cost ... Which one can work better in terms of benefits?
73 de EC3DR
My SHF-Elektronik Mini-70 is not switching on with 12 Volts applied.
Took it apart, but can't see anything wrong. Before I dive into my pile
of documentation to find the schematics (if I still have it), has anyone
had a similar problem and how did you resolve it. Cheers,