I'll be presenting to a scout group tonight. The only satellite pass available during my time slot is SO-50 at 19:04 ET (00:04 UTC) for 11 minutes. Its only 10 deg. off horizon, but I'm going to try. I'd appreciate anyone who can to listen out for my calls.
AMSAT will have a booth at the Tampabay Hamfest coming up on December
4th in Palmetto, Florida. We also will be doing 90 minutes of
presentations on satellites and ARISS during a forum on Saturday. Please
come by to pick up the latest AMSAT gear, learn about ARISSat-1, FOX,
and other projects, make a donation, or join or renew your AMSAT membership.
This year I am going to try something new. For each donation of $25 or
more, or each membership or renewal, I will personally provide the parts
and help assembling an antenna for operating the satellites. We will be
building a version of the CJU antenna in the booth, which is a small but
very effective antenna to use with an HT to copy the Mode J satellites.
Using the CJU and an HT, and the 2m radio in your car, the Mode J
satellites are easy to use. Email me ahead of time for details or to
RSVP for this offer.
Please forward to any interested parties or lists.
73, Drew KO4MA
The Tampa Hamfest is just around the corner, and I'm looking for some
volunteers to help out. We have 90 minutes of forum time to fill again
this year, so I'm hoping to have some help there. Lou, can you speak on
ARISSat-1 if you are able to attend? Dave, how about ARISS as a topic?
I'd like to try something new this year. I've purchased supplies for
making the little UHF receive antenna, the "CJU". This is a Moxon with a
reflector that works well for Mode J downlinks on the FM and transponder
sats. I have 40 SMA to SMA LMR100 type surplus cables that can be cut in
half and used for the antenna feedline, the rest is brazing rod and $1
worth of PVC parts. I'm also making a jig to bend the wire to size. What
I'd like to do is offer these to those who during the weekend purchase
or renew their membership, or donate a minimum of $25 dollars towards
ARISSat-1 or FOX. What do you think? Is anyone interested in helping
with this little project?
Let me know if you can attend and help in the booth please.
I'm still clearing out some excess gear.
MFJ 462B Multi-reader RTTY, ASCII, CW, AMTOR decoder and display, lists
at HRO for $199, yours for $60
MFJ 452 Keyboard CW keyer with display lists at $159, yours for $50
Heathkit IP 5220 Bench Variac, perfect for working on older tube gear.
The case is a little banged up but works fine. $100
MFJ 962B legal limit tuner. Needs new inductor switch, available from
MFJ parts catalog. $40
Icom SP20 speaker and audio filters, dual inputs. Lists at HRO for $239,
yours for $100.
CB style Power/SWR meters $10 each
Pickup in NPR or Tampa, or will ship for actual cost. Shipping normally
takes me a few days to do. Paypal accepted. Will entertain trades;
looking for VHF/UHF gear, G5500 control box, new LMR coax, 10m all mode
(no quasi CBs), 222 Mhz yagi or gear, or ?
73, and thanks for the bandwidth,
This is Dave, AA4KN. I just spoke with Mike. He was concerned that no one at the amsat-Florida list was receiving notices concerning the FL AMSAT NET lately. I confirmed with him that I had not received anything in the last two weeks. He had sent out notices that he would not be able to take the net for the last week or so.
I covered the net last week, but I won't be able to do it this week due to a meeting. Mike wanted me to ask if someone else can carry the net this week to please let him know. I'm sure he would be glad to send you an updated script as a guide if you can help. Just leave him a message on this list and he will get it.
Getting very good live video and audio now at the site noted below Sion.
Thanks for the link.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sion Chow Q. C." <9w2qc(a)9w2qc.net>
Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 10:26 AM
Subject: [sarex] Re: 2010-11-01 ARISS Status
> Dear All,
> For those interested in viewing the National Planetarium, KL (9M2RPN)
> ARISS contact, kindly visit the following website:
> Thank you.
> Sion Chow Q. C.,
> 9M2CQC, WQ2C /HL1,
> ex: 9W2QC, AB3IO
> On Nov 1, 2010, at 9:59 PM, Carol Jackson wrote:
>> Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Status Report
>> November 1, 2010
>> 1. Upcoming School Contact
>> S.K. Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has been scheduled for an
>> Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on
>> Tuesday, November 2 at 18:05 UTC. The contact will be made from the
>> National Planetarium satellite ground station in conjunction with the
>> "Prime Minister's - National Space Challenge Trophy 2010" event. The
>> planetarium teaches space science and has an exclusive section displaying
>> a mockup of the ISS as well as a rocket engine. Space participant Sheikh
>> Muszaphar is frequently invited to schools to give talks to the students,
>> encouraging them to study space science.
>> 2. Successful ARISS Contact with Funakata Elementary
>> On Friday, October 29, an Amateur Radio on the International Space
>> Station (ARISS) contact was held between students from Funakata
>> Elementary School in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan and astronaut Shannon Walker,
>> KD5DXB on the International Space Station (ISS). The youth were able to
>> get in 16 questions before the ISS went over the horizon. Approximately
>> seventy students, guests and media were present.
>> 3. Astronaut Training Status
>> Astronauts Joe Acaba, KE5DAR and Aki Hoshide, KE5DNI participated in
>> simulated ARISS school contacts with students attending Ralph McCall
>> School in Airdrie, Alberta, Canada on Tuesday, October 26. The training
>> sessions were terrestrial-based amateur radio contacts using ARISS
>> equivalent equipment.
>> Acaba, who is slated to fly with Expedition 31, also had an ARISS
>> refresher course on Wednesday, October 27 for his upcoming mission in
>> 4. AMSAT News on ARISS Events
>> AMSAT (Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation) ran three items in its
>> October 31 ANS (AMSAT News Service) bulletin. A status on ARISSat is
>> given in the entry, "ARISSat-1 Passes NASA Safety Review - Ready For Trip
>> to Russia." The story, "Second Amateur Radio Station to be Activated on
>> ISS" talks about the Ericssons onboard the ISS which will be installed in
>> the Columbus module early next year, and the third item, "ARISS Contact
>> With George Observatory Successful" covers a recent contact held with
>> Texan Scouts. For all stories, see:
>> "Second Amateur Radio Station to be Activated on ISS" may also be found
>> on the front page of the AMSAT Web site:
>> 5. ARRL Article Gives Overview of ARISSat-1
>> The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) posted an article on its Web site
>> covering ARISSat-1. The story describes the enhancements made to this
>> satellite and contrasts its capabilities with those of SuitSat-1. The
>> story also appeared in the ARRL Letter on October 28. "ARISSat-1 "Suits
>> Up" for February 2011 Launch" may be found at:
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