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Re: Got Ham License Plates? READ THIS!

Amir K9CHP
 

Aha! SPACE, that makes it rocket science, and you keep wondering why they stopped you! OK, cheap shot, I'm not anti-police, just have to make a joke when I see one coming.

 

 

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73 de K9CHP Amir Findling, Member ARRL, ARRL/ W5YI VE, WAC, WAS, DXCC

www.K9CHP.net Blog: http://k9chp.blogspot.com

Eagle Valley Search Dogs, Senior K9 Handler

K9 Certification Tester, NYS Federation of Search Teams

1st Special Response Group (1SRG)


On 6/30/2011 17:04, Jerry Darby wrote:
 

Clint.

Brings back memories for both my wife and I. It hasn't happened for about a year now but there was a time in the last several years that either my wife or I would get pulled over, not for any traffic violation but because they were not able to run the plates. My wife have her call on her car and I have my call on mine. We were stopped at least once a week for a long period of time. It got to be funny to us and we were ready to let the officer know how to run our Ham callsign vanity plates but we never had the expereince you had. They had no idea that you had to enter a space to get a valid plate such as N6 UME or N6 ZNC. Of course we were very cooperative with them as we knew why they were pulling us over so much and they showed the same cooperation when we asked them to run the plate again with the space in the correct position. They would come back from running the plate and say "Thank you. You may go". This was a Sheriff in each case. I guess word
finally got around and haven't been stopped in quite some time.

Jerry N6UME

Re: Got Ham License Plates? READ THIS!

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

Aha! SPACE, that makes it rocket science ...
My wife coined/transmogrified "It ain't rocket science" and "It ain't brain surgery" to ...

It isn't rocket surgery ...

I find a place in each of my presentations for that line ... AND I have to pay her royalties each and every time I do ...

(grin)

Clint

AO-51 Status

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

AO-51 is up over Europe due to the US command team routinely restarting
the satellite, and tweaking the power settings to find a combination to
get it through eclipse, and lots of luck. Currently one of the 6 battery
cells onboard is shorted, and another is in really poor shape. The
onboard computer was crashing each orbit, but we seem to have found a
balance point where it will sometimes go up to two days before crashing.
Each time it crashes, we have to restart using the housekeeping software
onboard in ROM, which has a much more limited functionality than our
normal software which we would upload from the ground over a few days time.

How long we will be able to continue to limp along is anyone's guess.
I'd encourage you to use it while it's available, and to financially
support new satellite programs like Kiwisat, Funcube, and Fox when you can.

73, Drew KO4MA
AMSAT-NA VP Operations

Shuttle's Impact on So CA

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

When the nation's last space shuttle blasts off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Friday, it will mark the beginning of the end of a four-decade-long program steeped in American ingenuity.

In an article in Tuesday's Los Angeles Times newspaper, they take a look at the shuttle program's high technology and its lasting imprint on Southern California's economy.

Work on the shuttle program began in 1972 as the Apollo moon landings were coming to an end. The shuttle program marked a new era in human spaceflight and called for a quantum leap in space technology, as the article says:

Before the shuttle, astronauts reached space by squeezing into a small capsule launched atop a massive rocket. By the time the shuttle was in design, the space program was looking for ways to keep as many as seven astronauts in orbit for weeks at a time in relative comfort.

To do this, scientists and engineers had to rethink nearly every aspect of the endeavor, notably flight controls, rocket engines and protection from searing heat generated by reentry.

Along with the story, there's an interactive graphic that showcases some of the California companies that built parts of the shuttle. There's also a photo gallery with historic pictures of the shuttles and three panoramas of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's rocket engine assembly plant.

The countdown has begun for the last space shuttle, Atlantis, which is slated for launch Friday at 8:21 a.m. Pacific time. If you're interested, you can watch the shuttle launch on NASA's website.

http://tinyurl.com/shuttle-CA

Clint, K6LCS
http://www.k6lcs.com

67 is BACK!

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

SO67 SumbandilaSat is back from 7 July with operations over the US. The
first day cover competition closing date has been extended till 31 July
Schedule is now on www.amsatsa.org.za <http://www.amsatsa.org.za/> . Thanks
to the ground station team and engineers at SunSpace for sorting out the
problems.

73
Hans ZS6AKV

Re: 67 is BACK!

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

Both AO-51 and SO-67 were GREAT today in Southern California.

(If THAT is what a "deteriorating" '51 sounds like - with one battery cell at 0.0V and another dying - then it has the GREATEST control op team in the biz!!! It was boomin' this afternoon.

Clint

CONTEST! Win a STS-135 Patch!

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

Shuttle Atlantis' journey to Alpha, the International Space Station, will be NASA's 135th and final mission in the space shuttle program, which began 30 years ago.

Weather forecast tonight shows a 60% chance of storms for Friday's anticipated launch time of 8:26AM PDT.

The CONTEST: Submit the exact time and date you believe Atlantis will launch to: clint@... - NOT HERE!

The PRIZE: An official, NASA-issued STS-135 mission patch! See a photo of it in the PHOTOS area at left.

The FINE PRINT: Only entries emailed to clint@... are eligible for recognition. Contest only open to valid members of this Work-Sat Yahoo! Group as of 11:29PM PDT July 6, 2011.

K6LCS is the final adjudicator for determining the results. It is, after all, MY contest. Contest begins at 11:30PM PDT on July 6, 2011, and ends when K6LCS determines a winner immediately after the launch of STS-135. Cash value of this page is 1/20 of one U.S. cent. Void where prohibited by law, like probably void in Guam - sorry, Guam-ians. Entries void if folded, mutilated, or stapled.

Got My First Two Satellite Contacts Today!

Sam Saladino
 

Finally got my hands a bit more coordinated and gave transmitting a shot. Got back to back contacts on AO-27 today. Don't know if these gentlemen are members of this group or not but thanks to K8YSE and K8TL for making my day!

Re: Got My First Two Satellite Contacts Today!

Randy Schulze
 

 
K8YSE is John Papay.  He's an outstanding satellite operator!  It's always good to hear John on the birds!  Check him out on qrz.com.
 
Randy Schulze
KDØHKD
Kansas City, Missouri
 
 

On 07/07/11, ortracr wrote:

 

Finally got my hands a bit more coordinated and gave transmitting a shot. Got back to back contacts on AO-27 today. Don't know if these gentlemen are members of this group or not but thanks to K8YSE and K8TL for making my day!


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Re: Got My First Two Satellite Contacts Today!

Lee
 

Way to go.  My first attempt was field day but my handheld could not get through with all those with higher power.  I have yet to make my first contact but it is going to be soon.  I am taking my Sansa Clip MP3 player with me because it records audio very well.  What kind of antenna did you use and how much power did you have?

 

Lee – N9LO

 

From: Work-Sat@... [mailto:Work-Sat@...] On Behalf Of ortracr
Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2011 3:12 PM
To: Work-Sat@...
Subject: [Work-Sat] Got My First Two Satellite Contacts Today!

 

 

Finally got my hands a bit more coordinated and gave transmitting a shot. Got back to back contacts on AO-27 today. Don't know if these gentlemen are members of this group or not but thanks to K8YSE and K8TL for making my day!

Re: Got My First Two Satellite Contacts Today!

Dave
 

Lee:
  I was able to make a contact through AO-51 on Field Day from Idaho to Alberta, Canada.  I used my FT-60 and the Diamond sat. antenna.

Dave - WB6DHW


On 7/7/2011 1:30 PM, Lee wrote:
 

Way to go.  My first attempt was field day but my handheld could not get through with all those with higher power.  I have yet to make my first contact but it is going to be soon.  I am taking my Sansa Clip MP3 player with me because it records audio very well.  What kind of antenna did you use and how much power did you have?

 

Lee – N9LO

 

From: Work-Sat@... [mailto:Work-Sat@...] On Behalf Of ortracr
Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2011 3:12 PM
To: Work-Sat@...
Subject: [Work-Sat] Got My First Two Satellite Contacts Today!

 

 

Finally got my hands a bit more coordinated and gave transmitting a shot. Got back to back contacts on AO-27 today. Don't know if these gentlemen are members of this group or not but thanks to K8YSE and K8TL for making my day!



Re: Got My First Two Satellite Contacts Today!

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

... back to back contacts on AO-27 today ...
Outstanding!

Now grab your pen, an envelope, three 44 cent stamps, and a dollar bill or two ... and get your AMSAT Satellite Communicators certificate!

Send the report of your contact, plus $1.00 for AMSAT members $2.00 for non-members). Please include 2 units of postage from the US to your location to cover the cost of mailing. Send your application to:

AMSAT-NA Awards
Bruce Paige, KK5DO
PO Box 310
Alief TX 77411-0310

Clint

Re: Got My First Two Satellite Contacts Today!

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

What kind of antenna did you use and how much power did you have?

Just FYI, one Watt made it with SO-67 and AO-51 yesterday!

Clint

CONTEST! Win a STS-135 Patch!

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

Shuttle Atlantis' journey to Alpha, the International Space Station, will be NASA's 135th and final mission in the space shuttle program, which began 30 years ago.

Want to win an official, NASA-supplied, STS-135 patch like the one in the PHOTOS link at the left?

Be the one with the most accurate prediction of the EXACT launch time of Atlantis - and email it me at clint@... - and you'll win!

RULES: Only members of this Work-Sat Yahoo! Group as of 4:30PM PDT 07/07/11 are eligible. Contest starts now. ONLY entries sent to clint@... count. And if anyone clutters up this messagesystem with their guesses, they will be eliminated from consideration (grin).

Contest ends at the final T-ONE HOUR - as declared by NASA. So don't want until less than an hour to launch to try to guess ... (g).

THE FINE PRINT: Only entries emailed to clint@... are eligible for recognition. K6LCS is the final adjudicator for determining the results. It is, after all, MY contest. Cash value of this page is 1/20 of one U.S. cent. Void where prohibited by law, like probably void in Guam - sorry, Guam-ians. Entries void if folded, mutilated, or stapled. Do not eat.

Clint

Re: Got My First Two Satellite Contacts Today!

Sam Saladino
 

Hi Lee,

Antenna used is the Elk Log Periodic handheld.

Transmitted using the Yaesu VX 170 2m HT at 5 watts

Receiver the Yaesu VX 177 HT

MFJ Duplexor to connect both rigs to Elk antenna

Re: Got My First Two Satellite Contacts Today!

Lee
 

I have a cheap Chinese UV-3R 2 watt dual band HT and an antenna with diplexer I built like Kent Britain - WA5VJB using a piece of aluminum channel.

 

http://www.wa5vjb.com/references/Cheap%20Antennas-LEOs.pdf

 

 

 

From: Work-Sat@... [mailto:Work-Sat@...] On Behalf Of ortracr
Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2011 9:23 PM
To: Work-Sat@...
Subject: [Work-Sat] Re: Got My First Two Satellite Contacts Today!

 

 

Hi Lee,

Antenna used is the Elk Log Periodic handheld.

Transmitted using the Yaesu VX 170 2m HT at 5 watts

Receiver the Yaesu VX 177 HT

MFJ Duplexor to connect both rigs to Elk antenna

Re: CONTEST! Win a STS-135 Patch!

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

I WROTE THIS CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT FOR YOU 22 HOURS AGO - and is just now being posted by Yahoo.

I am looking at Google for our future messagegroup needs. They respect their users and list moderators/owners much more at Google.

BUT BACK TO THE CONTEST - Do NOT use this group for your entries. Use clint@... as the email address for submissions.

CONTEST ENDS AT THE FINAL "T MINUS ONE HOUR" - as determined by NASA. So don't wait until five minutes before liftoff to enter (grin).

Clint

Re: CONTEST! Win a STS-135 Patch!

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

Wow ... Didn't realize so many of you were still up and on the computers ...

Don't forget that SECONDS may count! If STS-135 blasts off at 11:00:25AM PDT, that little 25 seconds may "make or break" your winning!

Clint

Re: Got My First Two Satellite Contacts Today!

n8bp_1
 

I made my first contact on SO67 Yesterday and two more today!

One of which was 1440 miles away!


So, to qualify for the below, I only need to make one contact?

73,
Stephen , N8BP

--- In Work-Sat@..., "K6LCS" <clintbrad4d@...> wrote:

... back to back contacts on AO-27 today ...
Outstanding!

Now grab your pen, an envelope, three 44 cent stamps, and a dollar bill or two ... and get your AMSAT Satellite Communicators certificate!

Send the report of your contact, plus $1.00 for AMSAT members $2.00 for non-members). Please include 2 units of postage from the US to your location to cover the cost of mailing. Send your application to:

AMSAT-NA Awards
Bruce Paige, KK5DO
PO Box 310
Alief TX 77411-0310

Clint

Re: Got My First Two Satellite Contacts Today!

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

GREAT WORK!!!

So, to qualify for the below, I only need to make one contact?
Yes - but now, since you have the bug - there are more AMSAT awards ...

http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/awards/

See if any intrigue you. BUT - MOST OF ALL - ENJOY!

Clint