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Re: AO-92 Success

Jer W
 

Clint,
What kind of transmitter are you you for 1.2 GHZ uplink? What freq?

Jerry


On Sun, Jul 8, 2018 at 12:25 PM, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io
<clintbradford@...> wrote:
‘92 was switched to 1.2gHZ uplink last nIght - and will probably be in that mode all day today, Sunday.

Re: Thought for the Day

Jer W
 

Almost looks like our personal library at home.

Jerry



On Sun, Jul 8, 2018 at 12:37 PM, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io
<clintbradford@...> wrote:
A non-weather-related (Grin) thought for the day ...

Re: Sheer Idiocity

J
 
Edited

Hey Clint don’t let the trolls get you. Without you there would be no Hams in Space. Keep up the good work. Maybe it is time for a person or two to go sit on their Elks and well ...  
 

Low-power Battery Charger Project

Clint Bradford
 

Re: Sheer Idiocity

Clint Bradford
 
Edited

I know ... they really are not worth my time.

And the guy who took photos during that pass saw exactly how I was  “workin’ the crowd” yesterday - properly and successfully.

They scream, “Clint must work full-duplex.” But when I work full-duplex AND accommodate my audience perfectly, they scream, “You shouldn’t work full-duplex in front of a crowd ... “

They continue to prove that I am doing absolutely nothing wrong ...

And so it goes.

Clint

Re: Sheer Idiocity

Randy Schulze
 
Edited

As I've always said, working full duplex is not a necessity, it is a matter of personal taste.  I have been very successful, and have earned certificates without working full duplex.

Keep up the good work!


Randy Schulze
KDØHKD


On 7/8/2018 3:31 PM, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io wrote:
I know ... they really are not worth my time ...

Another good handle for an Arrow antenna

David Spoelstra
 

I had a 20% off coupon so I went to Harbor Freight. Ran across a this compass saw for $3.99:

Two screws later and I have this nice handle with a wide flat top to fit against the Arrow boom. I also have two screw holes to boot that I plan to run cable ties through.
Handle only.jpg
-Daviid, N9KT

Re: Sheer Idiocity

Clint Bradford
 

Thanks, Randy, for the kind words.

For those who don't know, "Hams in Space" is the registered name of Randy's wonderful 
Web site ...

http://www.hamsinspace.com/

Bookmark it and take some time there - some great work has been accomplished over the years 
by his team!

Re: Another good handle for an Arrow antenna

Clint Bradford
 

Use some really good double-sided adhesive tape, and consider an additional Zip tie on the inside of the grip - right at where 
the arrow (pun intended) is pointing.

Clint

Re: Another good handle for an Arrow antenna

David Spoelstra
 

Yeah, I was already planning to put one there. The double sided tape is a great idea. Thanks!


On Sun, Jul 8, 2018 at 7:49 PM Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
Use some really good double-sided adhesive tape, and consider an additional Zip tie on the inside of the grip - right at where 
the arrow (pun intended) is pointing.

Clint

Re: Sheer Idiocity

z_ kevino <z_kevino@...>
 

You have a cool NASA meatball shirt on, Clint! 

No trees were killed in the sending of this message. However, a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced !

On Jul 8, 2018, at 16:31, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford@...> wrote:

I know ... they really are not worth my time.

And the guy who took that photo saw exactly how I was  “workin’ the crowd” yesterday - properly and successfully.

They scream, “Clint must work full-duplex.” But when I work full-duplex AND accommodate my audience perfectly, they scream, “You shouldn’t work full-dGomez in front of a crowd ... “

They continue to prove that I am doing absolutely nothing wrong ...

And so it goes.

Clint

Re: ISS SSTV - Again?!?! YES!

Brad Smith
 

Clint:

I need your expertise. We were traveling today during an 80 degree pass of the ISS, so I hooked my VX7R ht to the 1/4 wave, 2m, whip antenna on the car roof, just for grins, in case a SSTV signal came from them. Using the SSTV app on my phone, I received a beautiful picture while traveling 75 mph. ( My XYL was driving.) If a whip antenna has a donut shaped receive pattern that mirrors the transmit pattern, it should not receive well for near vertices signals, like 80 degrees. Do you have an explanation for this? It was much better than using a 1/4 wave, 2m antenna directly attached to the ht.

Brad KC9UQR 

Sent from Brad’s iPad

On Jul 7, 2018, at 1:38 PM, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford@...> wrote:

No idea - this was a pleasant surprise. Watch the AMSAT Live OSCAR page for reception reports! I am at HRO-Anaheim all day ...

Re: ISS SSTV - Again?!?! YES!

Clint Bradford
 

It is difficult NOT to receive 20 Watts or so lone of site! (Grin)

Of you tried to work, say, SO-50 and its 1/4 Watt signal, you would not have succeeded.

Now, then, tell us the truth: Was someone else REALLY driving???

Re: Sheer Idiocity

Clint Bradford
 

But the next wardrobe change was into a shirt from Buzz Aldrin!!!!

Re: Sheer Idiocity

Randy Schulze
 

Clint,

Thanks for the tip of the hat!

I have to  admit that I need to do some updates to the site. 


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

-------- Original message --------
From: "Clint Bradford via Groups.Io" <clintbradford@...>
Date: 7/8/18 6:43 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: Work-Sat@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Work-Sat] Sheer Idiocity

Thanks, Randy, for the kind words.

For those who don't know, "Hams in Space" is the registered name of Randy's wonderful 
Web site ...

http://www.hamsinspace.com/

Bookmark it and take some time there - some great work has been accomplished over the years 
by his team!

Re: ISS SSTV - Again?!?! YES!

Brad Smith
 

Thanks, Clint. Yes, the XYL was driving. We are on our way for a riverboat cruise  

Brad KC9UQR 

Sent from Brad's iPod

On Jul 8, 2018, at 8:33 PM, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford@...> wrote:

It is difficult NOT to receive 20 Watts or so lone of site! (Grin)

Of you tried to work, say, SO-50 and its 1/4 Watt signal, you would not have succeeded.

Now, then, tell us the truth: Was someone else REALLY driving???

Re: ISS SSTV Project UP AND RUNNING!

Brad Smith
 

I got my certificate today too. Way too cool.

Brad KC9UQR 

Sent from Brad’s iPad

On Jul 5, 2018, at 11:45 AM, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford@...> wrote:

As usual (grin), this truly international project prepared a beautiful participation 
certificate for us. From the team ...


Hello,

Thank you for taking part in the receiving SSTV images event broadcast
from the International Space Station and for sending the report.
Images commemorated the various satellites that were deployed manually
with the ISS.

The picture on the diploma shows Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (on the left)
- Russian scientist (of Polish origin), space flight theoretician.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konstantin_Tsiolkovsky The picture also
has a "SuitSat" satellite https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SuitSat and
below the "Tanusha" satellite https://amsat-uk.org/tag/tanusha/. On
the right - russian kosmonaut Oleg Artemyev with satellite "Chasqui -
1"

The event was realized thanks to great commitment of Sergey Samburov
RV3DR from ARISS Russia and Frank Bauer KA3HDO – ARISS International
Chair, as well as many other people.

Awards are provided by ARISS Award Committee:
- Oliver DG6BCE (chair)
- Armand SP3QFE
- Francesco IK0WGF
- Larry UA6HZ
- Tatjana Kolmykova
- Bruce W6WW
- Keigo JA1KAB
- Darin VE3OIJ
- Ian VE9IM

In the attachment I am sending the "ARISS SSTV Award".


-- 
73 - Sławek SQ3OOK
ARISS SSTV Award Manager
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Am I Really This Old?

Clint Bradford
 

16GB USB sticks were introduced by SanDisk in the 4th quarter of 2006.

I gladly paid $199.95 for one. They were NEW, they were exciting, they were 
recognized by my then-new 17' MacBook Pro. Many other devices could 
NOT recognize such devices.

But that was 4Q 2006. TODAY, faster-speed 16GB USB sticks are available 
for less that ten bucks each. AND they have much faster read/write speeds ...

It's a wonderful time to be alive ... (grin)

Clint

Re: Am I Really This Old?

Rob McClure
 

Clint,

I know how you feel.  I was thinking about purchasing memory for a non-ham computer at the house.  16 GB for around $100 thanks to all the bitcoin mining morons out there.
Way back in the when, I remember paying that much or more for 16 MEGS of memory and thought, "Wow I'll never use all of this..."

Yep, we're old!

73, Rob, KC5RET

On Sun, Jul 8, 2018 at 11:06 PM Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
16GB USB sticks were introduced by SanDisk in the 4th quarter of 2006.

I gladly paid $199.95 for one. They were NEW, they were exciting, they were 
recognized by my then-new 17' MacBook Pro. Many other devices could 
NOT recognize such devices.

But that was 4Q 2006. TODAY, faster-speed 16GB USB sticks are available 
for less that ten bucks each. AND they have much faster read/write speeds ...

It's a wonderful time to be alive ... (grin)

Clint

Re: Am I Really This Old?

Randy Schulze
 

I can remember Bill Gates was a guest on a late night talk show, where he said he could not foresee any computer ever needing more than 8Gb of RAM.  I think that was around 1996 or 97.

I can remember that same era when I purchased a 2 Gb hard drive for about $200, and I was happy to get it!  The standard processor at the time was an Intel Pentium, (P-60,) also known as the "Whoops Inside" as it had issues with the internal math co-processor.

Honestly, that's back when IT was fun!  Everything was new, cutting edge, and rapidly advancing.  I really miss those days and the team I worked with.  Today, IT is just a job....

Randy Schulze
KDØHKD
Kansas City, Missouri


On 7/9/2018 7:34 AM, Rob McClure wrote:
Clint,

I know how you feel.  I was thinking about purchasing memory for a non-ham computer at the house.  16 GB for around $100 thanks to all the bitcoin mining morons out there.
Way back in the when, I remember paying that much or more for 16 MEGS of memory and thought, "Wow I'll never use all of this..."

Yep, we're old!

73, Rob, KC5RET

On Sun, Jul 8, 2018 at 11:06 PM Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
16GB USB sticks were introduced by SanDisk in the 4th quarter of 2006.

I gladly paid $199.95 for one. They were NEW, they were exciting, they were 
recognized by my then-new 17' MacBook Pro. Many other devices could 
NOT recognize such devices.

But that was 4Q 2006. TODAY, faster-speed 16GB USB sticks are available 
for less that ten bucks each. AND they have much faster read/write speeds ...

It's a wonderful time to be alive ... (grin)

Clint

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