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AMSAT PAGE

fejohnso
 

Is the AMSAT site still down? Every time I click on the bookmark that I have for the site I get a Page Not Found. If its not down, how do I find it? Thanks for the help.

Forrest.


SatPC32

wayneg
 

Hello folks,
Is anyone using SatPC32 with an Icom 910H? Would like to try that but don't have much of an idea of setting it all up. Going to buy an Icom 7000 in the very near future and would like to be able to run CAT with that also.

Thanks.

Wayne

NM3B


EARTH DIRECTED CME

beargyrils@...
 

INCOMING CME: A magnetic eruption on the sun during the early hours of March
15th hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) directly toward Earth. NOAA
forecasters estimate a 70% chance of polar geomagnetic storms when the CME
arrives on March 17th. High-latitude and possibly even middle-latitude sky
watchers should be alert for auroras this weekend. Visit
http://spaceweather.com for more information and updates.

BOB
AF2Q


Re: My memory is failing

n8bp_1
 

Stephen Reinen, N8BP | Converged Engineer; MCSE, MCITP, NCSE |
President, URSA |McKinney VE Team Leader, MARC Webmaster |
Voice +1 214 937 9982

It's almost like the package never existed! I remember that there was a lot of hoopla about the preparation of the bird and I even remember seeing pictures of it being prepped.

I'm really starting to think I dreamed it ...

Thanks for looking!

73, Stephen


Re: My memory is failing

wildernesstrain <beargyrils@...>
 

Steve,
I searched several times but all I can dig up was this.

Telcom-3 and Express-MD2 telecommunications satellites did not reach the planned orbits
Russia has had so many failed launches that their putting all they can so their able to bring back the people in the Space station.
NASA and many other Countries have had problems but Russia just can't seem to get a rocket to go right.
One person from NASA said the Russian Space program should be put in Loony tunes.
BOB
AF2Q

--- In Work-Sat@yahoogroups.com, "n8bp_1" <steve@...> wrote:

Can anyone remind me of the name of the OSCAR that failed to get into orbit due to a Soyuz rocket failure? (I think it was 8/24/2011 when it occurred)

The particular bird I'm thinking of had loads of capabilities.

I know this is vague, and I can't remember any more details :-(


Stephen


My memory is failing

n8bp_1
 

Can anyone remind me of the name of the OSCAR that failed to get into orbit due to a Soyuz rocket failure? (I think it was 8/24/2011 when it occurred)

The particular bird I'm thinking of had loads of capabilities.

I know this is vague, and I can't remember any more details :-(


Stephen


Fox-1B Selected by NASA - a GO!

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

AMSAT's Tony AA2TX excitedly reports:

"I am pleased to announce that our NASA ELaNa proposal for RadFxSat/Fox-1B has been accepted ... " AMSAT requested a launch in 2014.

Here is the NASA media advisory -

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Joshua Buck
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
jbuck@nasa.gov
Feb. 26, 2013

RELEASE : 13-064


NASA Announces Fourth Round of CubeSat Space Mission Candidates


WASHINGTON -- NASA has selected 24 small satellites to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets planned to launch in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The proposed CubeSats come from universities across the country, a Florida high school, several non-profit organizations and NASA field centers.

CubeSats belong to a class of research spacecraft called nanosatellites. The cube-shaped satellites measure about 4 inches on each side, have a volume of about 1 quart, and weigh less than 3 pounds.

The selections are from the fourth round of the CubeSat Launch Initiative. After launch, the satellites will conduct technology demonstrations, educational research or science missions. The selected CubeSats will be eligible for flight after final negotiations and an opportunity for flight becomes available.

The following organizations submitted winning satellite proposals:

-- The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, Calif.
-- The Discovery Museum and Planetarium, Bridgeport, Conn.
-- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Ariz.
-- Morehead State University, Morehead, Ky., in partnership with the University of California at Berkeley
-- Montana State University, Bozeman (2 CubeSats) in partnership with The University of New Hampshire, Durham
-- Merritt Island High School, Florida, in partnership with California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
-- NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
-- NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. (3 CubeSats)
-- NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., in partnership with the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (3 CubeSats)
-- NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Florida
-- Pennsylvania State University, in partnership with the Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey, Calif., and the Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, Calif.
-- Saint Louis University, St. Louis
-- Tyvak Nano-Satellites Systems, Irvine, Calif., in partnership with the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
-- University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
-- University of Colorado, Boulder
-- University of Florida, Gainesville, in partnership with Stanford University
-- University of Maryland, Baltimore County
-- University of Texas, Austin
-- Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., in partnership with the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation, Silver Spring, Md.

In the three previous rounds of the CubeSat initiative, NASA has selected 63 missions for flight. The agency's Launch Services Program Educational Launch of Nanosatellite (ELaNa) Program has launched 12 CubeSat missions. This year, 22 CubeSat missions are scheduled for flight.

For additional information on NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative program, visit:

http://go.nasa.gov/nXOuPI


For information about NASA and agency programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov


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Re: Orbiton TLE Update?

Brian Erwin
 

That worked, thanks again.

Brian, KJ4TDM

--- In Work-Sat@yahoogroups.com, Scott <scottph59@...> wrote:

Mine worked yesterday. If you are running it with Windows 7 or 8 you need to run as an administrator or it doesn't save the keps updates. Scott, KA7FVV

Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 22, 2013, at 16:06, "kj4tdm" <kj4tdm@...> wrote:

Has anyone else had a problem updating Orbitron TLEs? The ISS is not matching up to n2yo. I checked the celestracks.com website; it doesn't look like it active. Anyone have any ideas? I've been using this program for years.

Thanks,
Brian KJ4TDM


Re: Orbiton TLE Update?

Jeremy B
 

Or you should be able to install the program in C:&#92;orbitron rather than the default install into program files&#92;orbitron and not have to use run as administrator

--- In Work-Sat@yahoogroups.com, "kj4tdm" <kj4tdm@...> wrote:

Ok, ill try that tomorrow. Thanks for the info

--- In Work-Sat@yahoogroups.com, Scott <scottph59@> wrote:

Mine worked yesterday. If you are running it with Windows 7 or 8 you need to run as an administrator or it doesn't save the keps updates. Scott, KA7FVV

Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 22, 2013, at 16:06, "kj4tdm" <kj4tdm@> wrote:

Has anyone else had a problem updating Orbitron TLEs? The ISS is not matching up to n2yo. I checked the celestracks.com website; it doesn't look like it active. Anyone have any ideas? I've been using this program for years.

Thanks,
Brian KJ4TDM


Re: Orbiton TLE Update?

Brian Erwin
 

Ok, ill try that tomorrow. Thanks for the info

--- In Work-Sat@yahoogroups.com, Scott <scottph59@...> wrote:

Mine worked yesterday. If you are running it with Windows 7 or 8 you need to run as an administrator or it doesn't save the keps updates. Scott, KA7FVV

Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 22, 2013, at 16:06, "kj4tdm" <kj4tdm@...> wrote:

Has anyone else had a problem updating Orbitron TLEs? The ISS is not matching up to n2yo. I checked the celestracks.com website; it doesn't look like it active. Anyone have any ideas? I've been using this program for years.

Thanks,
Brian KJ4TDM


Spam and Yahoo

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

Please do not continue ANY of the spam threads ... We are pretty lucky here - so far.

If you ae using Yahoo for email, REGULARLY change your passwords to "good" ones. That can eliminate MOST of the nonsense that Yahoo users are subjected to.

Clint


Re: Orbiton TLE Update?

Scott <scottph59@...>
 

Mine worked yesterday.  If you are running it with Windows 7 or 8 you need to run as an administrator or it doesn't save the keps updates.  Scott, KA7FVV


On Feb 22, 2013, at 16:06, "kj4tdm" <kj4tdm@...> wrote:

 

Has anyone else had a problem updating Orbitron TLEs? The ISS is not matching up to n2yo. I checked the celestracks.com website; it doesn't look like it active. Anyone have any ideas? I've been using this program for years.

Thanks,
Brian KJ4TDM


Orbiton TLE Update?

Brian Erwin
 

Has anyone else had a problem updating Orbitron TLEs? The ISS is not matching up to n2yo. I checked the celestracks.com website; it doesn't look like it active. Anyone have any ideas? I've been using this program for years.

Thanks,
Brian KJ4TDM


Re: List of operational satellites - 2m 70cm

Larry England <england_ml@...>
 


You probably already know about " www.n2yo.com".  SO-50 (Saudisat-1C) is the only one that is available for FM use by Techs. to transmit/receive on a regular basis.  If you have any questions about it, I will be glad to help.

WC0X
Larry



--- On Wed, 2/20/13, phillyyo123 wrote:

From: phillyyo123
Subject: [Work-Sat] List of operational satellites - 2m 70cm
To: Work-Sat@...
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 11:17 PM

 

Hello All,

I am looking for a list of operational satellites that can be contacted with a technician ticket -- 2m/70cm.

I have visited the amsat site but I am currently getting database errors there and am not able to view the current list. If you can give me any info (or point me toward an up to date source) I'd really appreciate it!

Thanks & 73-
jdk


Re: List of operational satellites - 2m 70cm

walscobry
 

I have nothing to do with this software other than being a happy user, but if you have a Android Device you might want to check out:

ISS Detector on the Play market.

The basic app is free (w/ ads) to locate the ISS but for $2 you can remove the ads and get most of the Satellite data. It shows you the pass graphically and even gives the radio FREQs it uses. It has alerts/alarms so you don't miss a pass.

One of the more useful apps IMO, you can always "fruit ninja" in between passes. (bad TV commercial reference)

Bryan
K4RKR


Re: List of operational satellites - 2m 70cm

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

http://www.work-sat.com

Tells you that SO-50 is the only FM "easy-to-work" bird up right now.

But watch for the AMSAT site to come back - because there are other sats you can monitor with 2M/440 equipment!

Clint


List of operational satellites - 2m 70cm

J.D. Kramer
 

Hello All,

I am looking for a list of operational satellites that can be contacted with a technician ticket -- 2m/70cm.

I have visited the amsat site but I am currently getting database errors there and am not able to view the current list. If you can give me any info (or point me toward an up to date source) I'd really appreciate it!

Thanks & 73-
jdk


Re: Automatic sat tracking

Siegfried Jackstien
 

You wanna build something cheap? Or you wanna have a plug and play
solution??

Both ways work (many ways to skin that cat)

Dg9bfc

Sigi

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von aa6recalifornia
Gesendet: Sonntag, 17. Februar 2013 18:00
An: Work-Sat@yahoogroups.com
Betreff: [Work-Sat] Re: Automatic sat tracking



I have been looking for this type of solution too. After looking at many
YouTube videos I concluded that while it can be done the Az-EL motor
systems are pretty much a homebrew project. The electronics and software
are available bu the mechanical construction and motor set up are the
difficult part.

I have found no solution although I did see someone used a Orion telescope
mount/Arrow Dual Band Ant that could be digitally pointed. It was pretty
much a turn key system but I have no idea on the cost or general
availability of the telescope mount.

Dave, AA6RE

--- In Work-Sat@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Work-Sat%40yahoogroups.com> ,
"sdrnerd" wrote:

Hi all,

I'm a newbie @ satellite reception and like some advice on a new setup
for this job.

I wanted to use an arrow antenna for 2m and 70 cm and a smal yagi for
23cm mounted on a light Az/El motor. The antennas seem not to be the
problem but finding a matching rotor seems a real problem. I use a FCD
with SDR-Radio software wich can command a rotor to track the satellites.
Is there a better and affordable way to get the job done and where can i
find a rotor and command unit.

All help is appreciated.

73' Ron Liekens
ON2RON @ JO21EC



Re: Automatic sat tracking

W4ATK <w4atk@...>
 

If you are an ARRL member, take a look at the June 2003 QST.  "An Affordable Az-El Positioner for Small Antennas" describes the use of inexpensive Radio Shack rotators and a homebrew control box to do exactly what you describe.  Automating the positioning only requires a small microcontroller (I use a Radio Shack Arduino UNO) and a bit of programming.

Jim, W4ATK

On Feb 17, 2013, at 12:00 PM, "aa6recalifornia" <david.gillooly@...> wrote:

 

I have been looking for this type of solution too. After looking at many YouTube videos I concluded that while it can be done the Az-EL motor systems are pretty much a homebrew project. The electronics and software are available bu the mechanical construction and motor set up are the difficult part.

I have found no solution although I did see someone used a Orion telescope mount/Arrow Dual Band Ant that could be digitally pointed. It was pretty much a turn key system but I have no idea on the cost or general availability of the telescope mount.

Dave, AA6RE

--- In Work-Sat@..., "sdrnerd" wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> I'm a newbie @ satellite reception and like some advice on a new setup for this job.
>
> I wanted to use an arrow antenna for 2m and 70 cm and a smal yagi for 23cm mounted on a light Az/El motor. The antennas seem not to be the problem but finding a matching rotor seems a real problem. I use a FCD with SDR-Radio software wich can command a rotor to track the satellites. Is there a better and affordable way to get the job done and where can i find a rotor and command unit.
>
> All help is appreciated.
>
> 73' Ron Liekens
> ON2RON @ JO21EC
>



Re: Automatic sat tracking

aa6recalifornia <david.gillooly@...>
 

I have been looking for this type of solution too. After looking at many YouTube videos I concluded that while it can be done the Az-EL motor systems are pretty much a homebrew project. The electronics and software are available bu the mechanical construction and motor set up are the difficult part.


I have found no solution although I did see someone used a Orion telescope mount/Arrow Dual Band Ant that could be digitally pointed. It was pretty much a turn key system but I have no idea on the cost or general availability of the telescope mount.

Dave, AA6RE

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

Hi all,

I'm a newbie @ satellite reception and like some advice on a new setup for this job.

I wanted to use an arrow antenna for 2m and 70 cm and a smal yagi for 23cm mounted on a light Az/El motor. The antennas seem not to be the problem but finding a matching rotor seems a real problem. I use a FCD with SDR-Radio software wich can command a rotor to track the satellites. Is there a better and affordable way to get the job done and where can i find a rotor and command unit.

All help is appreciated.

73' Ron Liekens
ON2RON @ JO21EC

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