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Hams in Space has Made Another Video

Randy Schulze
 

There's another Hams in Space Video on YouTube:
 
 
This one is less clowning around, and a bit more instructional.  This one is about Antenna Options for Hand Held Satellite Work.
 
Enjoy!
  
Randy Schulze
KDØHKD
Kansas City, Missouri

 
 


Monday Night NASA!

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

Are you ready for some ... er, NASA news?


PHILADELPHIA EAGLES TO HONOR NASA ASTRONAUT CHRIS FERGUSON DURING MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NOV. 7

HOUSTON -- NASA astronaut Chris Ferguson will return to his hometown
on Nov. 7 to serve as the Philadelphia Eagles' Honorary Captain
during the NFL's "Monday Night Football" game. The Eagles are hosting
the Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia,
beginning at 8:30 p.m. EDT.

Ferguson will be recognized on the field for his dedication to
America's space program and his leadership commanding the final
flight of space shuttle Atlantis. The 13-day mission marked the end
of the shuttle program's 30-year legacy with Atlantis' touchdown on
July 21, 2011.

Ferguson, who joined the astronaut corps in August 1998, is visiting
Philadelphia to spread NASA's message about the importance of space
research and exploration. Before the game, Ferguson will visit the
Please Touch Museum from 1 to 2:30 p.m. While at the children's
museum he will participate in story time and sign autographs.

To schedule an interview or for more information about Ferguson's
appearances in Philadelphia, contact Tammie Letroise-Brown at
281-483-4942 or tammie.r.letroise-brown@nasa.gov.

For more about NASA and its programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov

For complete biographical information on Ferguson and other astronaut
information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/astronauts


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San Gorgonio (Banning, CA) Sat Show

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

AMSAT area coordinator Clint Bradford, K6LCS, will be presenting his `Working Amateur
Satellites With Your HT' session at the San Gorgonio Pass Amateur Radio Club in Banning,
CA on October 27, 2011. ALL are welcome to attend!

"The San Gorgonio club has a great Web presence - and knows how to get the media to
cover their public events," Clint reports. "They are serving their region extremely well."

Thursday, October 27 - 7:00PM
Banning Emergency Operations Center
3900 W. Wilson St., Banning 92220

Attendees should download Clint's four-page tutorial and radio programming data from …

http://www.work-sat.com

… and Clint welcomes pre-presentation questions. Call him at 909-241-7666, or send email to …

clint@clintbradford.com


Re: ISS

Doug Cook
 

During JOTA, Mike Fossum said his duty schedule was from UTC 08:00 to 19:30.

Mike is a dedicated scouter and made himself available during the event.
You can see his story as a Scout and Scouter here: http://www.nesa.org/eagletter/2008-P.pdf

Finally, we have been trying for 10 years to repeat a voice QSO with the ISS.

10 years

Our last success was with Frank Culbertson during JOTA in 2001.

A news photographer video recorded our QSO you can here. It's just a few seconds - Mike was working as many stations as he could.

http://newsok.com/oklahoma-boy-scouts-get-a-handle-on-ham-radio-operation/article/3616398?custom_click=lead_story_title

Doug

--- In Work-Sat@yahoogroups.com, Clint Bradford <clintbrad4d@...> wrote:

The astronauts work on UTC/GMT time, and are not monitoring 24/7 by any means.

Packet is usually set up - and by monitoring it, you can make sure that your sat pass prediction scheme is set up correctly.

You need to work them during an event ... Or during their "free" time. Check the ISS site cited on my SAT SKEDS page at ...

http://www.work-sat.com

... For info.

Clint


Re: JOTA voice contact on the ISS

Doug Cook
 


Re: PW-Sat in January, 2012

Ken Alexander <k.alexander@...>
 

No thanks.  I just bought an FT-60R based on all the nice things you had to say about it.  I'd like to get another FT-817 for this and several other reasons, but this new sat will have fallen out of the sky by the time that happens.

73 - Ken, VE3HLS


On 23/10/2011 12:28 PM, K6LCS wrote:
 

The Kenwood TH-F6a will do this mode nicely!

Clint

> I have never stopped regretting selling my FT-817 ...


Re: ISS

tolsher21 <ddvorack@...>
 

Thanks guys for the info....that makes sense, I was wondering if they
are transmitting only when they have time....I will try the 145.800..

Thanks again!

John KD8BIN


Re: ISS

Scott <scottph59@...>
 

John,
Your receive should be 145.800 for voice. You have the tx correct.  If you hear packet on 145.825 you won't hear anything on the voice channel.  They are usually not real active on voice. Just keep checking on passes over your QTH. You might get get lucky like I did one day.  Scott, KA7FVV


On Oct 23, 2011, at 16:54, "tolsher21" <ddvorack@...> wrote:

 

I am new to satellite work, and today I tried to make
contact with the ISS. I had the correct elevation, and time, but
did not hear anything on FM voice. The elevation was good, so I should have heard something. I can hear the packet bursts, but no voice.
I am receiving on 144.490 and transmitting on 144.490.....is my
receive frequency wrong?

Appreciate any help!

Thanks,
John KD8BIN


Re: ISS

daron wilson
 

They are rarely at the radio these days.  There was a ‘sprint’ if you will when Col. Wheelock was aboard, he was great, 3 or 4 passes a day for several weeks.  They have to run the radio in their spare time, if they want, so it is hit and miss.

 

You can check the ISS fan club page for what has been heard lately:

 

www.issfanclub.com

 

I don’t think that frequency is correct either, but it’s been a while since I’ve worked the ISS.

 

http://youtu.be/lMkp_RuffK8

 

73

 


From: Work-Sat@... [mailto:Work-Sat@...] On Behalf Of tolsher21
Sent: Sunday, October 23, 2011 4:54 PM
To: Work-Sat@...
Subject: [Work-Sat] ISS

 

 

I am new to satellite work, and today I tried to make
contact with the ISS. I had the correct elevation, and time, but
did not hear anything on FM voice. The elevation was good, so I should have heard something. I can hear the packet bursts, but no voice.
I am receiving on 144.490 and transmitting on 144.490.....is my
receive frequency wrong?

Appreciate any help!

Thanks,
John KD8BIN


Re: ISS

Clint Bradford <clintbrad4d@...>
 

The astronauts work on UTC/GMT time, and are not monitoring 24/7 by any means.

Packet is usually set up - and by monitoring it, you can make sure that your sat pass prediction scheme is set up correctly.

You need to work them during an event ... Or during their "free" time. Check the ISS site cited on my SAT SKEDS page at ...

http://www.work-sat.com

... For info.

Clint


ISS

tolsher21 <ddvorack@...>
 

I am new to satellite work, and today I tried to make
contact with the ISS. I had the correct elevation, and time, but
did not hear anything on FM voice. The elevation was good, so I should have heard something. I can hear the packet bursts, but no voice.
I am receiving on 144.490 and transmitting on 144.490.....is my
receive frequency wrong?

Appreciate any help!

Thanks,
John KD8BIN


Re: working sats with vx7r

fejohnso
 

That's what I use. It works ok. Just turn the squelch off and program the tx and rx freqs and connect to an antenna.  It can't hear while you transmit but a lot of others don't either.  Just got to work harder and hang in there. I have a lot of contacts and don't do it everyday.

Forrest, KC9JFX


--- On Sun, 10/23/11, n5iz wrote:

From: n5iz
Subject: [Work-Sat] working sats with vx7r
To: Work-Sat@...
Date: Sunday, October 23, 2011, 12:35 PM

 

how is a vx7r for working sats....

73 n5iz


Re: What's the future for Sat Coms

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

... Can you use the Sat for emergencies, ( I'm at sea and my boat is sinking, Help!! )?
This message group - and my Web site - promote the amateur FM sats - and none of them are used for emergencies.

The odds that your 911 situation occurs at the same time a ten-minute sat pass occurs is, well, rather slim. And we do NOT have a geosynchronous ham sat available.

HF and sat phones are commonly used by your sailing/boating crowd!

Clint, K6LCS


What's the future for Sat Coms

charles
 

I'm new to all of this,and that's why I ask? I see yawl are using HT and manually pointing antennas to the Sat, after locating them by soft ware,and working Dx.If I have the above right? Can you use the Sat for emergencies, ( I'm at sea and my boat is sinking, Help!! )?, can you Receive info from other SAT using FM or SSB, like WX? what would a table top rig like The ten-tec 526 work? N5RWJ


Re: working sats with vx7r

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

A VX-7R is a great rig for working the FM sats!

Although not a true full-duplex radio - it is a great HT.

I prefer split freq mode - page 46-ish of the manual - where in one memory location you can program 440 downlink and 2M uplink - like in all the sat frequency charts at ...

http://www.work-sat.com

Clint


working sats with vx7r

n5iz
 

how is a vx7r for working sats....

73 n5iz


Re: PW-Sat in January, 2012

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

The Kenwood TH-F6a will do this mode nicely!

Clint

I have never stopped regretting selling my FT-817 ...


Re: JOTA voice contact on the ISS

w5pfg <kayakfishtx@...>
 

Very cool, Doug.

The barbed-wire beam is very fitting for the region!

73,
Clayton
W5PFG

--- In Work-Sat@yahoogroups.com, "Doug Cook" <twoeyedox@...> wrote:

I've added pics of the barbed-wire beam to the Photos section. Watch Ham Nation for an interview on how we did it.

http://twit.tv/show/ham-nation/22

73

Doug


Re: PW-Sat in January, 2012

Ken Alexander <k.alexander@...>
 

I have never stopped regretting selling my FT-817 a few years ago.  This is yet another reason.  I can handle cross-band as long as it's FM, but cross mode like this is a deal breaker...sigh!

> The single channel transponder will operate in a similar way to the amateur satellite AO-16. The uplink on 145.900 MHz will be FM and the downlink on 435.020 MHz will use the BPSK telemetry beacon transmitter to produce Double Sideband (DSB) that can be received on an SSB radio.

73,

Ken Alexander
VE3HLS


PW-Sat in January, 2012

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

PW-Sat, a 1U CubeSat to be launched on the first VEGA flight in January, will carry a 145 to 435 MHz Amateur Radio transponder.

The single channel transponder will operate in a similar way to the amateur satellite AO-16. The uplink on 145.900 MHz will be FM and the downlink on 435.020 MHz will use the BPSK telemetry beacon transmitter to produce Double Sideband (DSB) that can be received on an SSB radio.

PW-Sat should be launched into a 1450 by 300km 69.5 degree orbit and may be expected to have a lifetime of about 2 years before re-entry. It was built by students of Warsaw University of Technology in cooperation with the Space Research Centre and will be Poland's first satellite.

PW-Sat has five modes of operation:

1. Receive only mode – no downlink
2. Beacon CW mode – Downlink On-Off Keying (OOK) CW (1kHz) 12 WPM on 435.020 MHz
3. Beacon BPSK mode – Downlink BPSK (3 kHz) 1200 bps AX25 (1 frame on 20 sec) on 435.020 MHz
4. Control communication mode. Downlink BPSK (3 kHz) 1200 bps AX25 on 435.020 MHz
5. Voice Repeater mode (aka "AO-16&#8243; mode) – Uplink145.900MHz FM (15 kHz) Downlink 435.020MHz DSB (3 kHz)

For more information on PW-Sat in Google English see http://tinyurl.com/CubeSatPW-Sat

IARU Amateur satellite frequency co-ordination panel pages hosted by AMSAT-UK http://www.amsat.org.uk/iaru/

AO-16 transponder http://www.southgatearc.org/news/january2008/ao16_reconfigured.htm

OSCAR News is published quarterly by AMSAT-UK and posted to members.
To get your copy join AMSAT-UK online at http://tinyurl.com/JoinAMSAT-UK/
Free sample issue at http://www.uk.amsat.org/on_193_final.pdf

Clint

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