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Re: Darn ...

Kelly Bird <spooky1369@...>
 

Well Clint.....
Ya Must be Doing Something Right !
Glad I found you !!!


On Thu, Jun 21, 2018 at 2:33, Clint Bradford
<clintbradford@...> wrote:
I just had to turn down a request from the fine folks coordinating their 
2018 NVCON (Nevada State Communications Convention) in Reno,
Nevada next month.
 
They wanted my satellite presentation in at least one - possibly two - 
time slots for their attendees. As well as satellite pass demos outside.
 
Cheapest air fare for two I could find from ONT to RENO was about 
$1100 round trip - and that actually only saved two or three hours from 
the alternative eight-hour driving time. 

But that turns in to a four-day 
commitment - and I just couldn't pull that 
off right now ...

In the Reno region? Check out their Web site at ...

http://www.nvcon.org

Meanwhile, working on five upcoming satellite shows, plus the July 7, 
2018 Ham Radio Outlet HAM JAM in Anaheim.

Clint


Re: Plug - if you don't mind

Clint Bradford
 

Thank you!

JPoles - by design - have little gain ... one can probably hear the downlinks on 2m from ‘85, ‘91 and ‘92 with one.

Clint

Plug - if you don't mind

Floyd Bixler
 

Clint, I have you a quick plug on the ISSFanClub website to a young'un trying to reach the ISS with a "tactical" J-pole.
Hope you don't mind.

If he needed a place for more info, only your site comes to mind.

73,
Floyd
WD8DUP/DA1VF

Darn ...

Clint Bradford
 
Edited

I just had to turn down a request from the fine folks coordinating their 
2018 NVCON (Nevada State Communications Convention) in Reno,
Nevada next month.
 
They wanted my satellite presentation in at least one - possibly two - 
time slots for their attendees. As well as satellite pass demos outside.
 
Cheapest air fare for two I could find from ONT to RENO was about 
$1100 round trip - and that actually only saved two or three hours from 
the alternative eight-hour driving time. 

But that turns in to a four-day 
commitment - and I just couldn't pull that 
off right now ... 

In the Reno region? Check out their Web site at ...

http://www.nvcon.org

Meanwhile, working on five upcoming satellite shows, plus the July 7, 
2018 Ham Radio Outlet HAM JAM in Anaheim.

Clint


Re: IC-820H

Clint Bradford
 
Edited

Bob - here are some notes from ...

James Miller G3RUH
http://www.amsat.org/articles/g3ruh/103.html

IC-820H

Robert
 

I have just acquired a Icom IC 820H, and need help to set up for sats. Is there a quick set up list.

WA6MBL-bob

Honesty in Communications

Clint Bradford
 

>> "Thanks so much Clint! I wasn’t expecting a call by any stretch
of the imagination. It’s greatly appreciated."

I received an email inquiry from a gentleman who saw my sat show
in Kentucky a few years ago. I had the answer readily available, and 
there was a phone number in his signature file. So I called him.

It went to voicemail. I answered the question, thanked him and his club 
AGAIN for the great university t-shirt they sent me, and gave him my 
phone number. And he wrote back later ...

I receive emails and phone messages all the time. Someone actually 
wrote that it was "dangerous" to be so open with telephone numbers and 
address info posted on my pages.

Well, when you visit any of my sites, I consider you a guest in my 
residence. I treat you with respect. Come on in and have a question?
There's email, phone, texting - all sorts of ways to reach me. If  
do not have the answer, I will tell you how long it might take to 
research and GET the answer for you.

I am wary of non-commercial sites whose owners hide behind false 
name or pseudonyms of other false or misleading identifying info. If
one is not proud of one's works - then I can see how one would want
to hide from the masses.

But for those who are proud of their work ... make themselves available 
to their visitors ... publish current contact information --- THAT'S the kind 
of site I will respect. The others just never get bookmarked.

And so it goes ...

Clint
909-999-SATS
 

Who is WB6NOA?

Clint Bradford
 
Edited

I guess our ages are showing (grin): I just received an email message, asking,
"Who is WB6NOA?"

WB6NOA - Gordon ("Gordo") West - is responsible for more hams receiving
their licenses than just about anyone else on the planet. From a bio found
elsewhere ...

It’s more than likely that there is not a Ham radio operator alive who has not
heard of the name “Gordon West” or his call sign WB6NOA. Its been said,
"Gordo" (as he prefers) has been the leading ham radio educator in the USA 
for decades.

Gordo has been teaching radio and electronics for more than 40 years. His
fun approach to the material helps make learning a pleasure and easy to
recall for testing. He is a convention speaker, Dx’er, teacher and author.

Gordo obtained his first ticket at age 15 and has been involved in ham radio
for (sorry, Gordo, to cite this (grin)) nearly SIX decades. Those that have
seen the Gordon West booth at major exhibits and arenas, see first-hand
the quality material offered in training, and Gordo’s personal enthusiasm.

West has received the Hamvention, “Man of the Year” award and also
“Instructor of the Year” by the ARRL - and "Fellow of the Radio Club of
America" award. (As well as scores of other citations.) 

Gordo has earned substantial respect throughout the ham community for
his clearly written and to-the-point study guides. He his wife, Suzy N6GLF,
is also well-known in the commercial licensing field and marine venues.

Writing books is only one aspect of Gordo West and his life-long dedication
to the amateur and public safety radio services.

Gordo volunteers with the American Red Cross communications team in
Orange County California. He also regularly offers free kids classes and
free classes for cities to support their CERT members.

His enthusiasm and energy is contagious. Few can keep up with him.
Gordo was quoted as stating, West said “We just finished one of the City
of [wherever] training sessions of their DCS and CERT folks. I get a huge
kick out of it and it keeps me motivated.”

You could say “Gordo is really a VIP!” He is the leading technical radio
instructor in the USA today!

So ... THAT'S a little bit about "Gordo." Come meet him in person in
Anaheim, CA on July 7, 2018 at Ham Radio Outlet, 933 N. Euclid,
Anaheim CA - just a half-mile south of the 91 freeway.

Clint Bradford
951-533-4984 - cell

Re: ISS SSTV June 29 - July 1, 2018

Clint Bradford
 

I am assuming (dangerous) that the images will again be in PD120 format.

Re: Visit to HRO-Anaheim Today ...

Clint Bradford
 

Thank you, Wayne!

ISS SSTV June 29 - July 1, 2018

Clint Bradford
 

SSTV will once again be active from ISS starting June 29 about 09:00 UTC. These images will commemorate the various satellites that were hand-deployed from the ISS. These will include the first satellite deployment from ISS: Suitsat-1/Radioskaf-1 which was  developed by ARISS and deployed in February 2006. The transmissions should continue until July 1ending about 18:30 UTC.
 
- de ARISS
 
Receiving and deciding these images can be as simple as holding your smartphone with a $3 app up to your HT’s speaker! Tips and info at ...

http://www.work-sat.com/SSTV.html

Re: Visit to HRO-Anaheim Today ...

K5UNX
 

Clint: On the ZUMspot . .  I just put together a hotspot using a Raspoberry Pi and a DVMega. If you have not already, take a look at Pi-Star. It's easy to setup and get running. I did it in about an hour, which includes downloading the image and writing it to a SD card. The trick for me was learning enough about DMR to understand how to program my MD-380. 

Wayne K5UNX

Re: ZUMspot-RPi

Clint Bradford
 
Edited

I am grossly under-using a couple new Pis ... I have one set up exactly like what is aboard the ISS, with 
Sense HAT and cameras that I show to audiences during presentations.

But when I saw this little ZUMspot-RPi kit, I just went for it ...

More later.

Re: Visit to HRO-Anaheim Today ...

Clint Bradford
 
Edited

Heck - I forgot to mention that anyone who introduces themselves to me at the HRO-Anaheim HAM JAM will receive a gift!

Just say, “Hi!” and tell me you “know” me either from attending a presentation or bumping in to me online, and Vanna White - er, I mean, my wife, Karen - will reach in to our bag o’ goodies for you!!!

Bring your kids! Plenty of age-appropriate activities for them, too. And even if you do NOT know me, I have special gifts for students and kids - OUR FUTURE!

Clint

PS Any appropriate associations, agencies, or companies who want to “get involved” and get their name out in front of this audience and have 50 pieces to donate, call me. I will only accept appropriate items from respectable entities. -Clint Bradford (951) 533-4984

PPS Gordo and Suzi - thank you for your support these many years ... and especially now with our family health problem.

Re: ZUMspot-RPi

Randy Schulze
 

I just checked out everything on line about the ZUM Spot RPi.  I'm impressed!

I've been playing around with the Raspberry Pis for a few years now, and I'm amazed at how far they've come with the many things you can do with a Pi as a Ham, or as a computer freak.

Keep us posted on your adventures with this gadget. 

73


Randy Schulze
KDØHKD
Kansas City, Missouri
Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S8.

-------- Original message --------
From: Clint Bradford <clintbradford@...>
Date: 6/18/18 10:25 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: Work-Sat@groups.io
Subject: [Work-Sat] ZUMspot-RPi

Not directly satellite-related ... But is anyone working/playing with a ZUMspot-RPi?

Re: Visit to HRO-Anaheim Today ...

swmeow@...
 

Mas Gusto, Senor!   You are the best. Tough at the top, huh? I got your back , always.  

gordo and suz
 
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Clint Bradford <clintbradford@...>
To: Work-Sat <Work-Sat@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jun 18, 2018 8:16 pm
Subject: [Work-Sat] Visit to HRO-Anaheim Today ...

Walked in to HRO-Anaheim this afternoon, and there was an announcement board for the upcoming HAM JAM on July 7, 2018.

HAM JAM has everything hams want: Vendors, sales, good food at great prices, new equipment, K6LCS satellite demos (grin),
and more! I came home tonight with one of those ZUMspot-RPi kits and case, and will have the PAPA association set it up for 
me on July 7.

Then HRO Guru Extraordinaire Janet was gracious with her time, and spoke to my recovering wife ...

And then it was pointed out to me that Gordon West's new Technician Study Guide includes not only a color photograph 
of me demonstrating workin' a bird at a convention, but also a citation of work-sat.com as a Resource for new ham. Where 
Gordo snagged that photo is beyond me ... looks to be about 20 pounds ago ...

And then another store associate mentioned he saw me in this month's QST magazine (July, 2018). I have been a 
Legacy Circle member for several years. Mary Hobart told me to (private joke, sorry). There are MANY ways you can 
support the ARRL ...

Photos of the short trip at ...

https://groups.io/g/Work-Sat/album?id=60175

Clint

ZUMspot-RPi

Clint Bradford
 

Not directly satellite-related ... But is anyone working/playing with a ZUMspot-RPi?

Visit to HRO-Anaheim Today ...

Clint Bradford
 

Walked in to HRO-Anaheim this afternoon, and there was an announcement board for the upcoming HAM JAM on July 7, 2018.

HAM JAM has everything hams want: Vendors, sales, good food at great prices, new equipment, K6LCS satellite demos (grin),
and more! I came home tonight with one of those ZUMspot-RPi kits and case, and will have the PAPA association set it up for 
me on July 7.

Then HRO Guru Extraordinaire Janet was gracious with her time, and spoke to my recovering wife ...

And then it was pointed out to me that Gordon West's new Technician Study Guide includes not only a color photograph 
of me demonstrating workin' a bird at a convention, but also a citation of work-sat.com as a Resource for new ham. Where 
Gordo snagged that photo is beyond me ... looks to be about 20 pounds ago ...

And then another store associate mentioned he saw me in this month's QST magazine (July, 2018). I have been a 
Legacy Circle member for several years. Mary Hobart told me to (private joke, sorry). There are MANY ways you can 
support the ARRL ...

Photos of the short trip at ...

https://groups.io/g/Work-Sat/album?id=60175

Clint

It's Heatin' Up ...

Clint Bradford
 

Tis the season!

Working on six upcoming satellite presentations in the next 
couple of months ... responding to and creating pass info for
clubs (and pointing them to great sites and/or software to do
it themselves next year) for Field Day ...

Opportunities and 'fests and conventions just seems to EXPLODE 
in quantity the second half of the year ... 

Thanks for your continued support!

Clint

What IS Field Day?

Clint Bradford
 

Field Day is ham radio's open house. 

Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio's science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio. -ARRL’s Web Site

Complete information at the ARRL’s site at ...

https://www.arrl.org/Field-Day/