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Auction Ending this Week!

Clint Bradford
 

A BRAND NEW Asus ZenWatch 2 for only $60?

A national first-place winning photograph by Karen Bradford for only $30?

A sheet of stamps from a secret government promotion of John Glenn’s achievements for $20?

An exciting 11x14” photograph on board of a US shuttle approaching the ISS for only $20?

An envelope and background materials on a project that FLEW ABOARD the Shuttle Challenger for only $75?

A Heil GOLD ELITE microphone for half-price?

The exact same model of Polaroid camera that Mary Moorman used to photograph the assassination of President Kennedy for only $60?


This charity-benefitting auction ends later this week.


K6LCS' Auction 2Q 2016 Benefitting Pets and People







Re: Kenwood TH-D72a and working FM sats - cable mess

Clint Bradford
 

Sorry for the late reply ... YES - a simple "Y: connector for AUFIO OUT can be used to supply audio to your earpiece/headset and recorder. Adds a little "confusion" to a handheld setup ... but keep it as simple as you can.

Of course, you could have a completely separate receiver in the house or elsewhere, and just record off of it - no extra wiring needed!



Re: Kenwood TH-D72a and working FM sats - cable mess

z_kevino@...
 

Clint,
I think I have the VFO B and A as you describe.
Which is why I believe I get the feedback - when I am hitting the bird, the volume from the VFO A (RX) causes my own uplink (being downlinked) to get picked up from the Mic and causes feedback.
A headset fixes this, but then I have the problem of the need to record both sides of the audio - so I grab the audio out from the radio. 
How will I record the audio unless I have the cables? The main headache is the molded connector, which if I only need to Y out one of the connectors (the 2.5mm), I have to use an extension cable for the other or my Mic input never makes it to the rig...

What am I missing from your advice? Are you saying not to record the audio ? If I just record using an MP3 recorder's built in mic, I miss the audio (due to the fact I get feedback if I do not use the headset).


-Kevin (KK4YEL)


Re: What a Day in So CA for the FM Birds!

Clint Bradford
 

And I forgot - the pass just now at 8:32PM Pacific time was visible to the naked eye for eight minutes as it streaked right over my barn ... from the North-West to the South-East here in the Riverside, CA region.

Clint


What a Day in So CA for the FM Birds!

Clint Bradford
 

-Three workable passes of AO-73

-Four workable passes of SO-50

-Four passes where ISS packet was heard

-Two workable passes of AO-85


Ya gotta love this aspect of the hobby!


Clint


PS - New logo on my home page - K6LCS Shows You How to Work Amateur Radio Satellites - With Minimal Equipment! Current Satellite info! - comments welcome (unless they're brutal, then please privately email 'em (grin).)

 


Re: Kenwood TH-D72a and working FM sats - cable mess

Clint Bradford
 

I believe you are over-thinking this!

Summarizing ...  

-Use VFO B for TX
-VFO A for RX (it has better sensitivity)
-balanced audio all the way to VFO A
-open squelch for VFO A 
-5W transmit

Clint
K6LCS Shows You How to Work Amateur Radio Satellites - With Minimal Equipment! Current Satellite info!

 




Kenwood TH-D72a and working FM sats - cable mess

z_kevino@...
 

I am a relatively new owner of a TH-D72, and want to use it for FM satellites. I have acquired a 2.5mm  Y cable and a 3.5mm jumper ( to allow me to record the audio coming on the full duplex receive). My main headache is holding this rig close by to be able to switch from VFO B to A, change the doppler, then back to B. So I bought the Kenwood SMC-34 mic with the 3 programmable buttons. This worked fine, but then the full duplex caught me and gave me feedback. I had to plug in a headset into the SMC-34 to eliminate the feedback.
With all of these cables, I am worried I will hang myself. Is there an easier way? I need to be able to record because my memory span is so short that I will forget the callsign I just worked.
Thank you in advance for any suggestions.

-Kevin (KK4YEL)



Icom IC-W32a Going ...

Clint Bradford
 

If you are interested in acquiring arguably the best true, full-duplex HT - then please consider the "Buy Now" $125 at my auction ... I have a gentleman back East who is hot for it - at $150 as offered on eHam. But if it is gone before he commits, well, it's YOURS! -Clint (909) 999-SATS



K6LCS' Auction 2Q 2016 Benefitting Pets and People



Re: STS-8 Shuttle Challenger Mission - USPS Postmarked Envelope [1 Attachment]

Max White
 

First night launch and landing of a shuttle...


To: Work-Sat@...
From: Work-Sat@...
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 04:09:11 -0700
Subject: [Work-Sat] STS-8 Shuttle Challenger Mission - USPS Postmarked Envelope [1 Attachment]

 

Take a close look at this item. It is a USPS / NASA project from Shuttle Mission STS-8. This item is UNIQUE because it is the first to record the flight into space with originating and returning postal cancellations. The stamp affixed is also noteworthy because it was issued at the Kennedy Space Center on August 12, 1983. The August 14 cancellation date indicates the day STS-8 was scheduled to launch with this envelope in its cargo bay. And there is the cancellation date when the Shuttle CHALLENGER returned to Earth.


Communications satellite INSAT-1B was deployed during this mission, as well as several important experiments. One experiment included using an electrical field to separate molecules in liquid suspension - for possible pharmaceutical applications. Also, the 50-foot-long mechanical arm in the cargo payload area was tested in preparation for retrieving the Solar Observatory Satellite which was launched several years beforehand to monitor our Sun.


This envelope comes in a beautiful three-page binder, with photographs and description of the mission. NOTE: Proceeds from this item will be split 50/50 with our two featured organizations.


K6LCS' Auction 2Q 2016 Benefitting Pets and People








STS-8 Shuttle Challenger Mission - USPS Postmarked Envelope

Clint Bradford
 

Take a close look at this item. It is a USPS / NASA project from Shuttle Mission STS-8. This item is UNIQUE because it is the first to record the flight into space with originating and returning postal cancellations. The stamp affixed is also noteworthy because it was issued at the Kennedy Space Center on August 12, 1983. The August 14 cancellation date indicates the day STS-8 was scheduled to launch with this envelope in its cargo bay. And there is the cancellation date when the Shuttle CHALLENGER returned to Earth.


Communications satellite INSAT-1B was deployed during this mission, as well as several important experiments. One experiment included using an electrical field to separate molecules in liquid suspension - for possible pharmaceutical applications. Also, the 50-foot-long mechanical arm in the cargo payload area was tested in preparation for retrieving the Solar Observatory Satellite which was launched several years beforehand to monitor our Sun.


This envelope comes in a beautiful three-page binder, with photographs and description of the mission. NOTE: Proceeds from this item will be split 50/50 with our two featured organizations.


K6LCS' Auction 2Q 2016 Benefitting Pets and People





Envelope that Flew Aboard a Shuttle!!!!!

Clint Bradford
 

TONIGHT I will be adding an item to my auction: An envelope and commemorative folder that FLEW ABOARD A SHUTTLE for a week!


More details about 8PM tonight at ...


http://www.32auctions.com/k6lcs


Re: Satellite Show in Moreno Valley / Perris, CA May 5, 2016

Clint Bradford
 

Outstanding - make sure you walk over and let me meet you!

The address? This was proofed by the club ...is there something wrong?

May 5, 2016

Lake Perris State Recreation Area

17801 Lake Perris Drive

Perris, CA 9257

Meeting Room at Parking Lot Number 9

Call-in frequency 146.500 simplex once you are in the park.

(Just tell the Ranger at the gate you are going to the MVARA 

ham radio meeting - you won’t need to pay admission at the gate.)



Re: Satellite Show in Moreno Valley / Perris, CA May 5, 2016

andyschnepf@...
 

I'm Andy WN6EDV, I will attend. I'll bring my homemade YAGI satellite antenna.

Please email me the correct address for MVARC location.

Thank you


Satellite Show in Moreno Valley / Perris, CA May 5, 2016

Clint Bradford
 

Clint Bradford, K6LCS, will be presenting his "How to Work the FM 

Amateur Satellites With Your HT" session at the Moreno Valley 

Amateur Radio Association on Thursday, May 5, 2016. ALL are 

welcome to attend.


“The MVARC has been a LONG-time supporter of the ARRL, quite 

active in their communities, and I am honored that they are asking 

me back for another presentation,” Clint writes.


Attendees will be shown everything needed to work the FM voice ham 

satellites - with a re-occurring theme of, "Most hams already have 

most of the necessary equipment ... " Attendees can download a 

four-page tutorial beforehand at ...


http://www.work-sat.com


... and Clint welcomes pre-presentation questions. Call him at 

909-999-SATS (909-999-7287), or send email to clint@... .


May 5, 2016

Lake Perris State Recreation Area

17801 Lake Perris Drive

Perris, CA 9257

Meeting Room at Parking Lot Number 9

Call-in frequency 146.500 simplex once you are in the park.

(Just tell the Ranger at the gate you are going to the MVARA 

ham radio meeting - you won’t need to pay admission at the gate.)




Re: 2016 (!) ISS SSTV Project

Clint Bradford
 

Naw ... that was just me trying to lay the blame on the decaffeinators in the world ... (grin).

Entirely my fault ...

Clint
909-999-SATS


Re: 2016 (!) ISS SSTV Project

Everett Curry
 

Clint:

That does it.  Coffee...maybe that's my problem!

Everett W6ABM

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People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.
                  Rogers Hornsby (.358 lifetime mark for 23 seasons)

On Sat, Apr 9, 2016 at 12:39 PM, clintbradford@... [Work-Sat] <Work-Sat@...> wrote:
 

ISS Slow Scan TV April 11-15

ISS SSTV image 1 Murray Hely ZL3MH 20150131

ISS SSTV image 1 received by Murray Hely ZL3MH January 31, 2015

ARISS reports that International Space Station (ISS) Slow Scan TV(SSTV) transmissions on 145.800 MHz FM may take place between April 11-15, 2016.

The schedule for the ARISS commemorative event is currently:
• Setup and activation on April 11 about 18:25 UT.
• Paused April 12 from 12:15 until 14:15 UT to allow for a school contact with Romania.
• Paused April 13 from 12:45 until 14:30 UT to allow for a school contact with Argentina.
• Deactivation on April 14 at 11:35 UT.
This opportunity should cover most of the world during the operational period.The image transmissions should be on 145.800 MHz and the mode is planned to be PD180.

In addition, MAI-75 (SSTV Experiment) will be conducting two sessions afterwards. The first one is April 14 from 14:45 until 18:00 UT. The second session is on April 15 from 14:10 until 19:00 UT. These times do not cross N. America but will provide opportunities for Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia and S. America.

Check the ARISS SSTV Blog for the latest updates http://ariss-sstv.blogspot.co.uk/

For information on how to receive SSTV from the ISS with sample audio from John Brier KG4AKV and a link to his popular hints page see https://amsat-uk.org/beginners/iss-sstv/

Information on the MAI-75 SSTV experiment
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
THE SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT USED: Complex of amateur radio communications package consisting of: USW transceiver (radio station Kenwo...
Preview by Yahoo

 

PS - From AMSAT-UK


PPS - Gotta switch back to regular coffee ... (grin)




2016 (!) ISS SSTV Project

Clint Bradford
 

ISS Slow Scan TV April 11-15

ISS SSTV image 1 Murray Hely ZL3MH 20150131

ISS SSTV image 1 received by Murray Hely ZL3MH January 31, 2015

ARISS reports that International Space Station (ISS) Slow Scan TV(SSTV) transmissions on 145.800 MHz FM may take place between April 11-15, 2016.

The schedule for the ARISS commemorative event is currently:
• Setup and activation on April 11 about 18:25 UT.
• Paused April 12 from 12:15 until 14:15 UT to allow for a school contact with Romania.
• Paused April 13 from 12:45 until 14:30 UT to allow for a school contact with Argentina.
• Deactivation on April 14 at 11:35 UT.
This opportunity should cover most of the world during the operational period.The image transmissions should be on 145.800 MHz and the mode is planned to be PD180.

In addition, MAI-75 (SSTV Experiment) will be conducting two sessions afterwards. The first one is April 14 from 14:45 until 18:00 UT. The second session is on April 15 from 14:10 until 19:00 UT. These times do not cross N. America but will provide opportunities for Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia and S. America.

Check the ARISS SSTV Blog for the latest updates http://ariss-sstv.blogspot.co.uk/

For information on how to receive SSTV from the ISS with sample audio from John Brier KG4AKV and a link to his popular hints page see https://amsat-uk.org/beginners/iss-sstv/

Information on the MAI-75 SSTV experiment
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

 

PS - From AMSAT-UK


PPS - Gotta switch back to regular coffee ... (grin)



Re: AUCTION of some really cool stuff!

Clint Bradford
 

The list of items up for an auction that benefits two humanitarian organizations is growing ...

AMSAT-NA - Orbit Magazine - 7 Issues
Talk about satellite history!!!

Asus Zenwatch 2 - GREY case, brown LEATHER band                
New, open box, warranteed
 
Fossil Seller photograph - 11x14" print
National first-place winner.
 
Icom IC-W32a - LOW SERIAL NUMBER - Immaculate                
Was this the BEST true full-duplex amateur HT???
 
Puxing UV973 Dual-band, true full-duplex HT
Crossband repeater, too!
 
SECRET Stamp Commemorating John Glenn
Own a piece of USPS -AND- NASA history!
 
Shuttle Approaches ISS Expedition 22
11x14" photograph on photo board.
 
1971 Space Achievement Plate Block
Celebrating US achievements in space.
 
Arrow Antenna Diplexer - SMA VERSION!
Instead of BNC, this one terminates in SMA
 
First Man on the Moom Commemorative 1969
Fulfilling JFK's goal ...
 
Heil Gold Elite Microphone
Ham radio mic extraordinaire
 
Heil HS-2 Ergonomic Hand Switch
New in box ...
 
iRig Voice - high quality vocals for iOS devices
With EZ Voice app
 
US Space Achievement Commemoratives
Celebrating the Shuttles, the Moon Walk, and more.

https://www.32auctions.com/K6LCS

Clint Bradford K6LCS
(909) 999-SATS
(909) 999-7287


Re: AUCTION of some really cool stuff!

Randy Schulze
 

Clint!  I'm trying to do a "Buy It Now" on the John Glenn Stamps!  I  can't find the button!!!!!!!


Randy Schulze
KDØHKD
Kansas City, Missouri


On 4/4/2016 3:04 PM, clintbradford@... [Work-Sat] wrote:
 

Did you know that the release of that famous Project Mercury 4-cent US postage stamp
was a SECRET government project?

For the first and only time in the country's postal history, the United States Post Office
Department (since 1971, known as the "U.S. Postal Service") surprised the public with
the release of a "secret" stamp celebrating Glenn's successful mission. The 4-cent
"Project Mercury" postage stamp was revealed and immediately put on sale in 305
post offices within an hour of Glenn's triumphant return to Earth at 2:43 p.m. EST
(1943 GMT) on Feb. 20, 1962.

Here's an opportunity for you to own a 50-stamp, complete plate block set of this historic
project - suitable for framing for your home or office. Or, in my case, my home office (grin).

https://www.32auctions.com/K6LCS

There's also arguably the BEST true, full-duplex HT for the FM birds available there, t oo -
the Icom IC-W32a - WITH a highly desireable early serial number.

Clint Bradford K6LCS
(909) 999-SATS
(909) 999-7287



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AUCTION of some really cool stuff!

Clint Bradford
 

Did you know that the release of that famous Project Mercury 4-cent US postage stamp
was a SECRET government project?

For the first and only time in the country's postal history, the United States Post Office
Department (since 1971, known as the "U.S. Postal Service") surprised the public with
the release of a "secret" stamp celebrating Glenn's successful mission. The 4-cent
"Project Mercury" postage stamp was revealed and immediately put on sale in 305
post offices within an hour of Glenn's triumphant return to Earth at 2:43 p.m. EST
(1943 GMT) on Feb. 20, 1962.

Here's an opportunity for you to own a 50-stamp, complete plate block set of this historic
project - suitable for framing for your home or office. Or, in my case, my home office (grin).

https://www.32auctions.com/K6LCS

There's also arguably the BEST true, full-duplex HT for the FM birds available there, too -
the Icom IC-W32a - WITH a highly desireable early serial number.

Clint Bradford K6LCS
(909) 999-SATS
(909) 999-7287


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