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Re: New here and trying to progeam my Kenwood TH-D72

AF7ZA
 

Thanks for the information friend.
Question. Do you also post this and other radio prgm methods on your website ? Forgive me for not looking first.
Bill AF7ZA

On Jul 13, 2018, at 9:31 23AM, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford@...> wrote:

The basics for the 'D72a ...

-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
-Turn DUPlex ON

Clint

Re: New here and trying to progeam my Kenwood TH-D72

Clint Bradford
 

The Kenwood TH-D72a is a unique rig.

I have mine programmed "both" ways:

-per my frequency chart at www.work-sat.com

-but I will sometimes just place both bands in VFO mode

>> ... Forgive me for not looking first ...

That is what this message system is for! Ask anything!

Clint

Students - Our Future

Clint Bradford
 

A disgruntled ham is telling all who listen to him that I am somehow “anti-student” when it comes to ham radio.

You have NEVER read a post of mine - unedited and unadulterated - that EVER spoke negatively about ANY student or child working on any STEM/STEAM topics. Because I have never written any such message - privately nor publicly.
 
Never. Ever. Doesn’t exist.
 
What you have been subjected to is one’s rants against me. When I told him that his use of profanity in public and bullying others online is not the example of how -I- would be setting an example for raising my children, he has been on his anti-Clint rant ever since.
 
So, just to set the matter straight, you do NOT have any “original post” from me belittling ANY student/child. 
 
No response necessary. I would just like folks to check out their sources of info better. But that’s others’ problems - not mine.
 
Clint Bradford
 
 
 
 
 

 

More Tripe

Clint Bradford
 
Edited

Wow, the same malcontent mentioned earlier now says I have called hams and kids "nazis and klan kids."

Another case of, "It never happened ."

 The post he cites was a response of mine to his mandate that for me to be respected as a speaker, I must shave my beard, wear khaki pants, ditch my Hawaiian shirts and only wear golf shirts with two of three buttons buttoned. Let his words speak for themselves:

"When I give presentations/demonstrations to others,
the REQUIRED ATTIRE consists of corporate casual
clothing i.e. khaki pants and a banker’s shirt or a golf
shirt with two of the three buttons buttoned.

" ... those that CAN'T CONFORM and continue to
have POOR PERSONAL HYGIENE and continue to wear
‘loud patterned’ Hawaiian shirts should be shunned by
typical amateur radio operators who prefer more
conservative clothing and who also prefer presenters to
be PROPERLY SHAVEN or, at least, have trimmed beards
and mustaches."

My reply? "Geeze, I conform to your ridiculous dress code, and I'd look like a little nazi, or klan kid ."

 No reasonable reader of that could interpret it as, "Clint's calling hams and kids bad names." 

 But "rationality" and "being reasonable" are not concepts in play here.

Sorry to waste time on this and subject you to it.

"Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters." - Albert Einstein

 "Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -John F. Kennedy

Odd behavior on TX to SO-50

z_ kevino <z_kevino@...>
 

I’ve got a D72 and have SO-50 uplink set at 145.850 with a PL of 67 Hz.  I can always hear myself and make QSOs at the start of a pass (adjusting the RX frequency for Doppler, as on the frequency charts on your excellent website, Clint). But as the satellite moves through the sky, I can never, ever hear myself, nor make QSOs, as the satellite passes the highest point, and continues toward LOS.  I didn’t think the uplink needs an additional memory for Doppler, but it sure acts like it should. 

Any ideas?
thanks,
-Kevin (KK4YEL) 

Re: Students - Our Future

WA1RJJ
 

Slightly veering off-topic, but kudos for "STEAM" - without Art, our World would be very different.  Almost everything requires an artist's imagination to have / will come about at all.

BTW, wonderful site to learn from; I'm sure I'm one of the mostly "silent majority" who think work-sat.com is one of amateur radio's little gems out there in the great expanse that is the Internet.

Re: Odd behavior on TX to SO-50

Clint Bradford
 

Is the radio really transmitting on 145.850? I mean, the radio isn’t transmitting an offset, is it?

And it has a 67.0 tone programmed on TX too, right?

Re: Students - Our Future

Clint Bradford
 

Our school district - Jurupa Valley Unified - has a new STEAM campus opening later this year. We are already working on an ARISS proposal to bring that experience - again! - to our students.

Thank you for your kind words.

Clint

Re: Students - Our Future

Jer W
 

Hi Clint
   It appears that this individual who continues to criticize you about your success needs
to pursue another hobby.
  Your PRICELESS knowledge of the Amateur Radio SATS have helped many of us to
enjoy another part of the worlds greatest hobby.
   Thanks for for input and your valuable time that you devote to Amateur Radio.

Jerry


On Friday, July 13, 2018 10:51 PM, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford@...> wrote:


A disgruntled ham is telling all who listen to him that I am somehow “anti-student” when it comes to ham radio.

You have NEVER read a post of mine - unedited and unadulterated - that EVER spoke negatively about ANY student or child working on any STEM/STEAM topics. Because I have never written any such message - privately nor publicly.
 
Never. Ever. Doesn’t exist.
 
What you have been subjected to is one’s rants against me. When I told him that his use of profanity in public and bullying others online is not the example of how -I- would be setting an example for raising my children, he has been on his anti-Clint rant ever since.
 
So, just to set the matter straight, you do NOT have any “original post” from me belittling ANY student/child. 
 
No response necessary. I would just like folks to check out their sources of info better. But that’s others’ problems - not mine.
 
Clint Bradford
 
 
 
 
 

 


Re: More Tripe

Clint Bradford
 

An original reply from a member:

edwardziegler@...
Apr 14   

It's idiots like this that are keeping young people out of our hobby...Wonder if he keeps to his dress code when he is at home operating his radios?

Re: Odd behavior on TX to SO-50

z_ kevino <z_kevino@...>
 

Clint, thank you for your response. I have it programmed as a simplex channel, 145.850 MHz with Tone set to 67 Hz.
-Kevin


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

On Jul 14, 2018, at 09:43, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford@...> wrote:

Is the radio really transmitting on 145.850? I mean, the radio isn’t transmitting an offset, is it?

And it has a 67.0 tone programmed on TX too, right?

Pleasant Visit

Clint Bradford
 

Our former mayor - and now council member - visited us yesterday to discuss 
politics and life ... even though we are 103K+ in population as California's newest 
city - Jurupa Valley - we continue the "small-town" atmosphere ...

Anyway, she brought me a Buzz Aldrin NASA t-shirt, as we reminisced of our 
wonderfully successful ARISS project back in April of 2012. The ISS contact 
was within our first year of cityhood, and all in attendance were moved by the 
experience. 

Our project was a year in the making, with more than 2900 email messages
exchanged, several teleconferences with Houston, our Web site cited BY
NASA as an excellent example of promoting NASA and ARISS (site still up
at http://www.iss-flabob.com ), and resulted in the presentation of a prestigious
award from the Public Relations Society of America for excellence in public outreach.

But the quotation that had the most effect on me from the entire year -
With few adult dry eyes in the room after our contact, one of the
science teachers told my wife …
 
“It was one of those moments that takes your breath away:
talking to astronauts in space! A dream come true! The kid
(student) was speechless when he learned he was chosen
(to ask his question of the astronaut): He knew he was not
someone his teacher would have chosen; he was not one
of the "best" students …”
 
“… Up until that day, the kids didn’t realize THIS (studying
about science, technology, engineering and math) is what
we’re doing! Even our worst, goof-off kids were awestruck.”
 
~Gabe Baumert, teacher, Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy

Clint

Re: Odd behavior on TX to SO-50

Clint Bradford
 

Is your setup hitting local 2m repeaters? Although SO-50 is a little, well, finicky getting in to, you should be making it.

make sure your HT’s output power setting is set to high. 

Unique Arrow Antenna Last Week

Clint Bradford
 

My demo Arrow antenna was, well, a little "different" than a "stock" Arrow.
Welcome to my world. (grin)

- Antenna elements were painted in colors in tribute to autism research.

- A digital clock was added on the mast.

-It was hot that day - so a water bottle was added with - of course - TANG(tm) 
orange-flavored drink.

-a USB battery pack added - for either a USB-powered fan, or for charging any other 
similarly-powered device.

-of course, the ergonomically correct "handle" was there.

--as were "cue cards" for my audiences, indicating satellite name, and up/downlink 
frequencies.

-and the HT "tray" to accommodate the HT in use.

-and an iPhone with PopSocket(tm) to watch GoSatWatch pass predictions..

Photos in the "Ham Jam Arrow" photo gallery here.

https://groups.io/g/Work-Sat/album?id=63513&p=Name,,,20,1,0,0

Clint


 

Tang in a Liquid Concentrate???

Clint Bradford
 

Tang organge-flavorted drink has an interesting history.

Sales of Tang were poor until NASA used it on John Glenn's Mercury flight in
February 1962,
 and subsequent Gemini missions. 

Since then, it has been closely associated with the U.S. 
manned spaceflight 
program, leading to the misconception that Tang was invented for the space program.

Currently, there us a liquid concentrate Tang - wonderfully ironic in that the original 
project was to develop a dry, powdered drink mix.

More history of Tang here (just FYI, it tastes like Orange Crush, but without the carbonation).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tang_(drink)

Re: Unique Arrow Antenna Last Week

Clint Bradford
 
Edited

"Why add this weight to the antenna?" - I was just advised that someone who watches every 
syllable I write wrote elsewhere - in some sort of attempt to demean my activities.

THIS IS A FUN HOBBY. If you cannot grasp the concept of FUN and having a great time 
working stations hundreds of miles away with a Watt or two - and having FUN doing it as
you show others how easy it can be - then perhaps you should pick another hobby with
which to spend your time.

And adding that Stanley(tm) handle to ANY setup of Arrow IMPROVES the ergonomic
relationship between the "tool" (antenna) and one's muscular/skeletal structure (as already
cited by experts offered in earlier posts. (As well as personal experience: The ergonomic 
position of my wrist and elbow and shoulder are MUCH more comfortable using that
handle than by NOT using that handle. But ANYone can research that relationship between
"tool" and physiology and discover that FACT for themselves. (I already cited sources for
you ... ) 
 
Quoting another post recently:

"Hi Clint. It appears that this individual who continues to criticize you about your success needs
to pursue another hobby. Your PRICELESS knowledge of the Amateur Radio SATS have helped
many of us to enjoy another part of the world's greatest hobby."

"Thanks for for input and your valuable time that you devote to Amateur Radio."

Do I hold a bottle of Tang(tm) and always have my iPhone mounted on the Arrow when I 
privately work the birds? Usually not. Does the addition of a historic drink, showing off 
an iOS app or two on the iPhone, and offering "cue cards" with sat names and freqs add 
to the enjoyment of my audiences? You betcha.

Clint
 

Re: Unique Arrow Antenna Last Week

Terrance Shimkus
 
Edited

Digging the usb powered fan!  I love those portable power packs. 
 
As always been telling hams about your website.  
 
Btw, Hawaiian shirts are only for those who enjoy life, being happy, love kith and kin, our land.... and of course working sats.  
 
73 all




On Saturday, July 14, 2018, 2:57 PM, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford@...> wrote:

My demo Arrow antenna was, well, a little "different" than a "stock" Arrow.
Welcome to my world. (grin)

- Antenna elements were painted in colors in tribute to autism research.

- A digital clock was added on the mast.

-It was hot that day - so a water bottle was added with - of course - TANG(tm) 
orange-flavored drink.

-a USB battery pack added - for either a USB-powered fan, or for charging any other 
similarly-powered device.

-of course, the ergonomically correct "handle" was there.

--as were "cue cards" for my audiences, indicating satellite name, and up/downlink 
frequencies.

-and the HT "tray" to accommodate the HT in use.

-and an iPhone with PopSocket(tm) to watch GoSatWatch pass predictions..

Photos in the "Ham Jam Arrow" photo gallery here.

https://groups.io/g/Work-Sat/album?id=63513&p=Name,,,20,1,0,0

Clint


 

Re: Where's AO-92? - RE-POST

Ian Turner
 

Clint

Thats why I was poking fun at myself I forgot to do that.

--
Ian
KM4CQG

Re: Odd behavior on TX to SO-50

z_ kevino <z_kevino@...>
 

yeah, i have no problem with local 2m repeaters. I also have no issue getting into the satellite while it is close to AOS. So I think I will take a frequency counter and check what it is doing
-Kevin 

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Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2018 12:01 PM
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Subject: Re: [Work-Sat] Odd behavior on TX to SO-50
 
Is your setup hitting local 2m repeaters? Although SO-50 is a little, well, finicky getting in to, you should be making it.

make sure your HT’s output power setting is set to high. 

better ht

Brad Ko6kL
 


I have been looking for a better HT for FM sats ( to replace my deaf btec x3 )  
and ran across this HT add listing 
that it has a cross band repeat... 
also two knobs on top 
any one try this one for FM sats ?

PS Clint I picked up the harbor freight saw for $4 , thanks for the tip!



ko6kL

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