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grids

John Moncak
 

thanks clint i will check it out ke3lb


Re: grid squares

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

For Windows, I found ...

WorkedGrids
Ham Log Mapping software
Freeware for Windows
Par/by: Bertrand Zauhar, VE2ZAZ

http://ve2zaz.net/WorkedGrids/WorkedGrids.htm


Re: grid squares

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

Hmmm ... the ARRL offers their log book ...

http://tinyurl.com/arrl-log

... but not exactly what you are asking for.

Let me look around some more.

Clint


grid squares

John Moncak
 

i have the arrl grid sq map was wondering if there is a log book with all the grid squares written in, that i could fill in to keep track. all the grids i have now all i do is log book them and no organization was wondering what everyone else does got about 250 contacts now and getting had to keep track of grids.ok 73 ke3lb


Re: sat question

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

Correcion - It was "Formosat 3D" that we almost "met" earlier this week.

Formosat 3D is part of a constellation of six remote sensing microsatellites that collect atmospheric data for weather prediction and for ionosphere, climate and gravity research. Both AO-51 and Formosat 3D orbit at an altitude of approximately 500 miles.

Clint


Re: sat question

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

... ao27 so50 ao51 ... or do they have kick motors ...
No manueuvering - they're just in their non-alterable orbits.

We had a minor scare last week - when A)-51 flew within a few thousand feet of Formosat2. But no collision. There WS a collision last year of two non-amatuer bids over the Ukraine (if I remember correctly). It just isn;'t a common occurrence!

Clint, K6LCS


sat question

John Moncak
 

the easy sats ao27 so50 ao51 ho68 are they in the clark belt 300 miles up i know they have solar panels but i think thats for the computer and repeator power do they just orbit in free space without fuel or do they have kick motors to keep them in some type of sequence on track so they dont collied with one another not even sure if the clark belt is 300miles up trying to understand how they do it ok 73 ke3lb


Re: Made first satellite contact today

Brian Barney <brian77223@...>
 

I am planning on trying out the plan for the arrow clone half way down this page http://www.dxzone.com/catalog/Antennas/Satellite/
I think I'll wait on getting a diplexer, so I'll use 2 seperate cables for 2m and 70cm. Plus I like to do a little RDF and I dont have a 2m yagi yet so it can serve a dual purpose.
I want to try and make it pretty lightweight so I am looking at hollow aluminum elements and a wooden boom.
If anybody has ideas or information on their own satellite antennas, I would love to take a look.
I also am reading up about packet radio and I'd like to try to send some messages to the ISS at some point.
73

-Brian Barney
KI6KCW

--- On Wed, 3/3/10, K6LCS <clintbrad4d@earthlink.net> wrote:

From: K6LCS <clintbrad4d@earthlink.net>
Subject: [Work-Sat] Re: Made first satellite contact today
To: Work-Sat@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 12:49 PM
Way to go, Brian!

Which Yagi are you building?

I enjoyed your group ... I am getting ready to give the
show at the AQMD office tonight at 6. We will try working
AO-51 at 5:40pm to the West.

Clint
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Re: Made first satellite contact today

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

Way to go, Brian!

Which Yagi are you building?

I enjoyed your group ... I am getting ready to give the show at the AQMD office tonight at 6. We will try working AO-51 at 5:40pm to the West.

Clint
Sent from Clint's iPod touch


Made first satellite contact today

Brian Barney <brian77223@...>
 

Hello group, My name is Brian Barney. I am a student at Cal Poly Pomona, and Clint gave a satellite presentation for our amateur club last week. I downloaded pocketsat on my palm treo and today I noticed I had an 80 degree overhead pass with the SO-50 (the same satellite that Clint contacted during the presentation)
I waited till it was almost directly overhead and I could hear people clearly. I waited for a break in the conversation and threw out my call sign and location. The other hams said my signal was pretty scratchy but could understand some of it. I was just using a whip antenna. I was already in the process of making a dual band yagi, but I thought I'd try with my $20 whip and FT60.
Thank you Clint for giving the presentation for our school club, I had always wanted to work satellites, but didn't know I had the capability to.

-Brian Barney
KI6KCW


Re: geostationary sat

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

If you had asked an AMSAT-NA rep ten - or even five - years ago, they would have responded negatively. Just too expensive to build, blast off, and maintain.

But we have a board member of IntelSat who is a ham radio operator ... We *might* be able to get a launch space on a rocket - AND power once in place.

SO ... There's no definite answer for you. If it occurs, it won't be an "Easy sat" 2M / 440 bird. But the idea is closer to reality today than ever before!

Clint


is there ever going to be a stationary fm sat in the future,just curious


geostationary sat

John Moncak
 

is there ever going to be a stationary fm sat in the future,just curious


Re: ISS

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

Amateur radio just isn't high on the "priority" list for the ISS crews ... We've been busy world-wide with ARISS and student contacts. But turning on the Kenwood dual-bander and re-setting it for cross-bans ops hasn't been on the agenda.

Clint


ISS

John Moncak
 

why dont they ever turn on the fm repeator station on the ISS looked on thier web page and its been a long while did anyone ever work it that would be another one we can use to bad we couldnt inform them thats there is alot of hams interested in using it.KE3LB


Re: HO68

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

... contacts on HO68 ... AO51 ...
Great work!

Clint


HO68

John Moncak
 

finally got contacts on HO68 last nite believe it or not with my dual band ar 270vert and ft88oor then this morning got yv6 on AO51 cant wait for the wx to get better to get the 2m 440 elk on the garage roof got it all set up with the pvc fittings and could alter the elevations and rotate it with the rotor ok 73 KE3LB


AO-51 for March, 2010

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

Please encourage new users by giving them room to complete QSOs

March 1 - March 10

FM Repeater, V/U
Uplink: 145.920 Mhz FM
Downlink: 435.300 Mhz FM


March 11 - March 16

FM Repeater, V/U
Uplink: 145.920 Mhz FM
Downlink: 435.300 Mhz FM

FM Repeater, V/U to support K4T EL84 DXpedition
Uplink: 145.880 Mhz FM
Downlink: 435.150 Mhz FM


March 17 - March 21

FM Repeater, V/U
Uplink: 145.920 Mhz FM
Downlink: 435.300 Mhz FM


March 22 - 28

FM Repeater, V/U
Uplink: 145.920 Mhz FM
Downlink: 435.300 Mhz FM

FM Repeater, L/U (Subject to interruption for telemetry collection)
Uplink: 1268.700 Mhz FM
Downlink: 435.150 Mhz FM


March 29 - April 4

FM Repeater, V/S
Uplink: 145.880 Mhz FM
Downlink: 2401.200 Mhz FM


73, Drew KO4MA
AMSAT-NA VP Operations


Close Call ...

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

I just received a message from the US Joint Space Operations Center
warning that AO-51 will have a close approach to another satellite,
FORMOSAT 3-D, tomorrow morning at 1056 UTC. This just happens to be over
the Eastern US. Predicted miss distance is 953 meters, which is over
3000 feet. Here are the latest elements sets for both satellites:

AMSAT ECHO
1 28375U 04025K 10058.90048627 .00000037 00000-0 23393-4 0 6144
2 28375 098.0572 058.6452 0085064 068.7648 292.2602 14.40671174297770

FORMOSAT 3D
1 29050U 06011D 10059.05265027 .00001102 00000-0 26646-3 0 4565
2 29050 072.0087 081.1265 0054240 301.1173 058.4581 14.54154136208438

On this afternoon's pass I will shut off the S band transmitter and turn
on the digital downlink at 2 watts, with telemetry transmitted every 5
seconds. If everything goes ok and we are still in one piece, we'll get
the repeater back on by tomorrow night. Telemetry collected tomorrow
morning during the approach is welcome to ko4ma@amsat.org.

Let's not panic, 953 meters is a long way apart, but it's worth paying
close attention during the approach. Good Luck AO-51.

73, Drew KO4MA
AMSAT-NA VP Operations


Re: 213u coax

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

Naw ... RG-213U is rated at 7.6 dB loss/100' @ 900 MHz - so you'll have less loss at 435MHz. And making it up with the gain of the antenna!

Clint

--- In Work-Sat@yahoogroups.com, "jmoncak" <jmoncak@...> wrote:

clint i have 100ft of 213u coax will that be to much loss on the recieve end ....


213u coax

John Moncak
 

clint i have 100ft of 213u coax will that be to much loss on the recieve end i think im going to mount the elk at 20 degrees on my garage roof in a tripod and run the coax and rotor wire to the house or do i have to get lmr400uf ok thanks .this is a great group for inf and making new friends 73 ke3lb .just got my elk today the rotor and the ft8800r and now we are going to get a foot of snow tonite and tommorow but im making plans so when the wx breaks im ready

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