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Re: Whistling & "Test 1,2,3"

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

So this has turned in a conversation on LIDs
http://www.repeater-builder.com/humor/how-to-sound-like-a-lid.html
That, indeed, is a true ham classic article!

Clint


Re: Whistling & "Test 1,2,3"

Lee
 

So this has turned in a conversation on LIDs

 

http://www.repeater-builder.com/humor/how-to-sound-like-a-lid.html

 

 

 

From: Work-Sat@... [mailto:Work-Sat@...] On Behalf Of K6LCS
Sent: Saturday, November 26, 2011 1:50 PM
To: Work-Sat@...
Subject: [Work-Sat] Re: Whistling & "Test 1,2,3"

 

 

> At no time is it necessary to whistle or say "Test, 1, 2, 3" on an FM satellite ...

Nor on FM repeaters.

And the term, "destinated," isn't a word in the English language.

And "I'll be clear on your final" is not only illegal, but plain stupid sounding. No, you cannot legally clear sometime in the future - you clear NOW. You cannot mystically clear yourself after someone else MIGHT come back ...

And when did the incessant repeating of everyone's callsigns in a conversation begin? "This is K6LCS with ABC123 and XYZ890 and M0RON in the group ... " What is THAT nonsense all about?

"Is the frequency in use?" MOST of the time, the person who keys up and asks that hasn't monitored for more than a second. If they could simply monitor for, say, 15 seconds, they'd know whether or not the frequency was in use. I have never heard that phrase followed by anything truly urgent - where a person couldn't have waited a few more seconds ...

What is YOUR most annoying on-the-air problem/quirk you've experienced?

Clint (might be cranky - I am out of Thanksgiving leftovers already ... )


AO-51 Deteriorating

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

From Drew KO4MA ... not good news ...

Sometime between 1815 and 1945Z 11/25/11, AO-51's IHU (Internal
Housekeeping Unit) crashed. This happened after a few days of intermittent
and unpredictable operation. Mark N8MH and I reset the satellite and
started the repeater back up around ~2030Z, and lowered the output
power to about 300 milliwatts.

Battery voltage was low, around 4.9v, with cell 1 less than 1 volt. This
is very troublesome, as the impending third cell failure will likely end
our continuing operations, particularly if it fails shorted as the
others have. We've also observed the transmitters cutting off around 4.7
to 4.6 volts prior to the last reset, in eclipse.

We'll do what we can, but her days are short. Let me ask once again for
more reports, especially from the US operators, to the oscar.dcarr.org
webpage. The command stations monitor this for changes in the operation
of AO-51, and while worldwide participation is good, few US operators
post to it.

Please support the several satellite programs worldwide, such as
AMSAT-Fox, AMSAT-UK FunCube and UKCube, AMSAT-ZL Kiwisat, AMSAT-DL P3E,
and others.

73, Drew KO4MA
AMSAT-NA VP Operations


Re: Whistling & "Test 1,2,3"

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

At no time is it necessary to whistle or say "Test, 1, 2, 3" on an FM satellite ...
Nor on FM repeaters.

And the term, "destinated," isn't a word in the English language.

And "I'll be clear on your final" is not only illegal, but plain stupid sounding. No, you cannot legally clear sometime in the future - you clear NOW. You cannot mystically clear yourself after someone else MIGHT come back ...

And when did the incessant repeating of everyone's callsigns in a conversation begin? "This is K6LCS with ABC123 and XYZ890 and M0RON in the group ... " What is THAT nonsense all about?

"Is the frequency in use?" MOST of the time, the person who keys up and asks that hasn't monitored for more than a second. If they could simply monitor for, say, 15 seconds, they'd know whether or not the frequency was in use. I have never heard that phrase followed by anything truly urgent - where a person couldn't have waited a few more seconds ...

What is YOUR most annoying on-the-air problem/quirk you've experienced?

Clint (might be cranky - I am out of Thanksgiving leftovers already ... )


Re: I com V8000 not transmitting on 75 watts

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

John - Who other that Icom Service should fix that?

Not a solution - but I have three mobile rigs installed ... none are ever set to high power. I mean, if I cannot accomplish what I need to at 10 or 20 Watts, then the "line of sight" will not suddenly improve at a higher power.

A quick Google search didn't find many "problem reports" like this ...

Clint


Whistling & "Test 1,2,3"

Clayton Coleman W5PFG <kayakfishtx@...>
 

At no time is it necessary to whistle or say "Test, 1, 2, 3" on an FM
satellite. If you do not hear the satellite, don't transmit. Very
simple rule. If you are working a daylight pass of an FM satellite
over the continental US, it is extremely unlikely you'd be there
alone. If you're having problems, don't throw them on everyone else
by transmitting garbage on the satellite up link frequency. If you
feel it is necessary to hear yourself on the down link frequency, at
least have the courtesy to give your call sign.

Thank you.


Re: I com V8000 not transmitting on 75 watts

John Taylor
 

On high power the output module has been known to unsolder its self.
John,K0QH



From: John Taylor
To: Work-Sat@...
Sent: Sat, November 26, 2011 8:49:43 AM
Subject: Re: [Work-Sat] I com V8000 not transmitting on 75 watts

 




From: michaeldowd52
To: Work-Sat@...
Sent: Sat, November 26, 2011 8:26:58 AM
Subject: [Work-Sat] I com V8000 not transmitting on 75 watts

 



Bought this radio new in 2009!working great .all of a sudden it.s all of a sudden
It,s not working on 75 watts.

Thank you in advance


I com V8000 not transmitting on 75 watts

michaeldowd52
 

Bought this radio new in 2009!working great .all of a sudden it.s all of a sudden
It,s not working on 75 watts.

Thank you in advance


Re: AO-71

fejohnso
 

ok, thanks.

Forrest, KC9JFX


--- On Fri, 11/25/11, K6LCS wrote:

From: K6LCS
Subject: [Work-Sat] Re: AO-71
To: Work-Sat@...
Date: Friday, November 25, 2011, 12:53 PM

 

Forrest - more reports that AubieSat-1 is probably #F have been received ...

Clint


Re: AO-71

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

Forrest - more reports that AubieSat-1 is probably #F have been received ...

Clint


AO-51 Status

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

From John K8YSE - not-too-good news regarding AO-51 yesterday ...

"AO-51 is extremely weak now. Normally AO-51 would
produce a signal in excess of .6 uV at the receiver
in the shack. This is from a 40el KLM with a 20'
9913 pigtail and 50' of 7/8" Heliax. The maximum
signal strength on the 2113z 24Nov pass (38 degree
elevation) was only .22uV. It is down about 7 or 8
db from just a few days ago. As a comparison, a
SO-50 pass at 2151z (6 degree max) produced .25 uV.
SO-50 continues to fade severely whereas AO-51 does
not exhibit that fading on Left Hand Circular.

"AO-51 was in the sun for about 40 minutes before my AOS.
The angle might not have been that great but it wasn't
that close to darkness.

"It's getting harder to hear AO-51 now. Many stations are
heard but don't respond when called. Let's hope it stays
on the air. The data buzz is now heard all the time where
a week ago it only appeared a minute or two before eclipse
on the morning passes and was never apparent on the afternoon
passes. Even with the low power it's still a great satellite.
Use it while it is still working."


/end/


Re: Moved your iWeb Site(s) Yet?

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

Susi - the "accessibility" issue is different than what I intended this thread to be ... All folks with iWeb Web sites need to move elsewhere next year, as Apple is discontinuing that service.

Clint


Re: Moved your iWeb Site(s) Yet?

Susi White
 

Problem seems to be for the Work-sat, is they are having a hard time finding the pdg but once they find it they can read it.  Susi

 

----- Original Message -----

From: k6lcs

Sent: 11/23/11 12:51 PM

To: Work-Sat@...

Subject: [Work-Sat] Moved your iWeb Site(s) Yet?


 

Hey - any of you already moved your iWeb Web site(s) from me.com elsewhere?

What host did you choose - and how is it going?

Did you stick with iWeb for site page creation - or use another site builder?

MacHighway.com has caught my eye ... ESPECIALLY after calling their tech support line, and having a REAL, LIVE PERSON answer the phone on the second ring. And there's always GoDaddy, of course ...

Clint
909-241-7666
 

 


Re: Moved your iWeb Site(s) Yet?

Online@Clougherty.com
 

Bluehost.com has worked for me although I made the switch about 3 years ago.  

BPC

On Nov 23, 2011, at 12:51 PM, "k6lcs" <clintbrad4d@...> wrote:

 

Hey - any of you already moved your iWeb Web site(s) from me.com elsewhere?

What host did you choose - and how is it going?

Did you stick with iWeb for site page creation - or use another site builder?

MacHighway.com has caught my eye ... ESPECIALLY after calling their tech support line, and having a REAL, LIVE PERSON answer the phone on the second ring. And there's always GoDaddy, of course ...

Clint
909-241-7666


Re: Moved your iWeb Site(s) Yet?

Randy Schulze
 

I've been very happy with GoDaddy.  Comparatively a bit more pricy sometimes, but I've always received quick, friendly, competent service from a human when I've needed it.  I feel I'm getting what I've paid for and then some...
 
73 and Happy Holiday! 
 
Randy Schulze
KDØHKD
Kansas City, Missouri
 
 

On 11/23/11, k6lcs wrote:

 

Hey - any of you already moved your iWeb Web site(s) from me.com elsewhere?

What host did you choose - and how is it going?

Did you stick with iWeb for site page creation - or use another site builder?

MacHighway.com has caught my eye ... ESPECIALLY after calling their tech support line, and having a REAL, LIVE PERSON answer the phone on the second ring. And there's always GoDaddy, of course ...

Clint
909-241-7666


--
 
Randy Schulze
KDØHKD
Kansas City, Missouri


Moved your iWeb Site(s) Yet?

k6lcs <clintbrad4d@...>
 

Hey - any of you already moved your iWeb Web site(s) from me.com elsewhere?

What host did you choose - and how is it going?

Did you stick with iWeb for site page creation - or use another site builder?

MacHighway.com has caught my eye ... ESPECIALLY after calling their tech support line, and having a REAL, LIVE PERSON answer the phone on the second ring. And there's always GoDaddy, of course ...

Clint
909-241-7666


Children's Hospital Switzerland ARISS Contact

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

Translated from German ... a wonderful account of last week's ISS contact ...

Children's Hospital Switzerland

We had radio contact with the ISS - An unforgettable experience!

Wednesday November 9 2011. from the early morning, tension was palpable throughout the Hospital. Finally the great day had arrived. We had been preparing since days and weeks. At 15.18 we would contact the Astronauts on the ISS and put them our questions.

Sascha, David, Julia, Lona, Stefano, Jose, Yll, Tobias and Laura. 9 children and youngsters prepared for this moment with ultimate care. Together with many patients of our Rehabilitation Center, they had been working hard on the universe, the planets and space travel, building models of planets and rockets, painting drawings and studying texts. They prepared questions and translated them into English. And then they trained and trained to be sure the questions would be put without stumbling when the moment was there.

In our Rehabilitation Center, we attend children and youngsters suffering from native or acquired diseases. They have suffered major operations of back, hips, and legs, severe accidents with brain injuries, bleeding or apoplexie or other neurologic diseases. Every day, they have intensive therapy and attend class in our intern school. Their days are physically and psychologically demanding. Many are here since many weeks and months, spending at most a weekend at home with their family.

For all participants, the radio contact with the ISS was an absolute climax, a unique experience. Thanks to Rolf Eberhard - HB9TSO, the children and youngsters could surpass themselves, concentrate on their voice and speach therapy with unprecedented force and energy, train English pronunciation, prepare for an important event without ever allowing to be distracted. Not evident after heavy brain injury!

The day before the big event, David, Pascal and Brian were admitted to the Hosital. They also became subject to "Radio fever" and were given an important task. David helped setting up the right frequency, Pascal was standing by for switching on request from one antenna to the other and Brian efficiently assisted our two adult interpreters for the translation of the astronauts' answers. Right from his admission to the Rehabilitation Center, he could put his mother tongue - Englisch - to good use. Quite a start!

Kind regards

Karin Zollinger, lic. phil.
School's Principal

Children's Hospital, Zurich
Rehabilitation Center
Affoltern am Albis
Switzerland


-Thanks to Gaston Bertels, ON4WF - ARISS Chairman


Woz Wuz a Ham

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 


FS: Arrow Antennas 146/437-10WBP

Robert Garcia <me@...>
 

All,

I have for sale an Arrow Antennas 146/437-10WBP. This antenna is the split boom version with the duplexer. It hasn't been used very much, so I would like to find it a new home.

New these cost $139 plus $15 for shipping for a total of $154, I am looking to get $120 shipped with payment via Paypal for my lightly used antenna.

If you have any questions, please let me know, by emailing me offlist. 

Thanks for looking!

Robert
K5DTE


Soyuz Set to Launch Tonight

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

The Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying two cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut
scheduled for launch tonight for a flight to the International Space
Station.

LAUNCH UPDATES AND STREAMING VIDEO:
http://spaceflightnow.com/station/exp29/status.html

Video coverage begins at 2145 EST (0245Z) tonight. Liftoff scheduled for
2314 EST (0414Z) tonight.

Clint

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