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Re: AO-85 (aka "FOX-1A) where are you?

Jer W
 

What does TLE stand for?



On Sun, Jul 22, 2018 at 8:23, Fred Hillhouse
<fmhillhouse@...> wrote:
Has your orbital application downloaded the latest TLEs? I believe that bird is found in the amateur TLE.






On Sun, Jul 22, 2018 at 5:23 AM -0400, "Guy G4DWV 4X1LT" <guy@...> wrote:

Hi,

I am just about to start trying to work satellites with a handie. I downloaded a list of suitable amateur satellites from work-sat.com, but none of the orbital programs I have list AO-85 which is on that sheet. Is that bird available?

Thanks

Re: Forty-nine Years Ago Tonight

Robert Switzer
 

We were all huddled in our family room, all except my ham brother, who worked on one of the control system teams and was monitoring telemetry :)

Re: AO-85 (aka "FOX-1A) where are you?

Fred Hillhouse
 

Has your orbital application downloaded the latest TLEs? I believe that bird is found in the amateur TLE.






On Sun, Jul 22, 2018 at 5:23 AM -0400, "Guy G4DWV 4X1LT" <guy@...> wrote:

Hi,

I am just about to start trying to work satellites with a handie. I downloaded a list of suitable amateur satellites from work-sat.com, but none of the orbital programs I have list AO-85 which is on that sheet. Is that bird available?

Thanks

AO-85 (aka "FOX-1A) where are you?

Guy G4DWV 4X1LT
 

Hi,

I am just about to start trying to work satellites with a handie. I downloaded a list of suitable amateur satellites from work-sat.com, but none of the orbital programs I have list AO-85 which is on that sheet. Is that bird available?

Thanks

Re: Forty-nine Years Ago Tonight

Brad Smith
 

In front of the TV, with my slide camera to preserve the moment.

KC9UQR 

Sent from Brad’s iPad

On Jul 21, 2018, at 1:20 AM, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford@...> wrote:

Where were you???
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Re: Forty-nine Years Ago Tonight

Fred Hillhouse
 

Living in Madagascar. My dad worked at the tracking station. We took time out to listen. No visual that I remember.

Best regards,
Fred N7FMH





On Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 2:32 AM -0400, "Clint Bradford via Groups.Io" <clintbradford@...> wrote:

Where were you???

Re: Forty-nine Years Ago Tonight

Andy
 

We were all on the couch, watching on our portable B&W TV set, in amazement, in southern CT.

(So why haven't people been back?  It's been so long.)

Have you seen the Australian movie "The Dish", about receiving those video signals from the Eagle?  There's a point in the movie where they change something like the polarization, about a minute into the live video, which I think I remember seeing when it happened.  The image quality suddenly changed.  Armstrong was still descending down to the pad.

Andy


Forty-nine Years Ago Tonight

Clint Bradford
 

Where were you???

Re: THANK YOU, Oregon Tualatin Valley ARC!

Everett Curry
 

Clint was with us via Skype

Everett W6ABM

On Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 9:03 PM AF7ZA <billnjoano@...> wrote:
Good to hear. Had I been up on things and had known you were going to be up here, I would have attended. I’m just 25 miles N. of Portland. Sorry I missed you.
Bill AF7ZA

On Jul 19, 2018, at 9:06 24PM, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford@...> wrote:

Serving their region as an ARRL-affiliate since 1980, I just had the 
pleasure of giving my satellite presentation to OTVARC.

Everett Curry, W6ABM, is the ARRL Assistant Section Manager for 
Oregon, and was my contactperson. I believe we met at Pacificon a 
few years ago ...

A wonderful group ... great questions ... advised them about the
progress of getting the new Kenwoods aboard the ISS, and we
actually had a pass of AO-85 towards the end of the presentation.

Wonderful group ... marketing themselves very well ... dedicated to 
public service ... and not "intimidated" (grin) by being less than 10 miles 
away from a more-recognized metro area - Portland. They are serving 
West Oregon marvelously.

In the North-West? Visit their Web site at ...

http://www.otvarc.org/index.htm

Clint




Assistant Section Manager/Oregon 

--
Sent from My iPad

Re: THANK YOU, Oregon Tualatin Valley ARC!

AF7ZA
 

Good to hear. Had I been up on things and had known you were going to be up here, I would have attended. I’m just 25 miles N. of Portland. Sorry I missed you.
Bill AF7ZA

On Jul 19, 2018, at 9:06 24PM, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford@...> wrote:

Serving their region as an ARRL-affiliate since 1980, I just had the 
pleasure of giving my satellite presentation to OTVARC.

Everett Curry, W6ABM, is the ARRL Assistant Section Manager for 
Oregon, and was my contactperson. I believe we met at Pacificon a 
few years ago ...

A wonderful group ... great questions ... advised them about the
progress of getting the new Kenwoods aboard the ISS, and we
actually had a pass of AO-85 towards the end of the presentation.

Wonderful group ... marketing themselves very well ... dedicated to 
public service ... and not "intimidated" (grin) by being less than 10 miles 
away from a more-recognized metro area - Portland. They are serving 
West Oregon marvelously.

In the North-West? Visit their Web site at ...

http://www.otvarc.org/index.htm

Clint




Assistant Section Manager/Oregon 

Re: Amazed at the Ignorance

Brad Smith
 

My neighbor doesn’t believe that we put men on the moon. He believes that it was filmed in some AZ desert.

KC9UQR 

Sent from Brad’s iPad

On Jul 19, 2018, at 1:32 PM, Steve R via Groups.Io <oldjavadrinker@...> wrote:

So I have been semi bed ridden for the last few weeks with a terrible case of vertigo, BPPV to be precise, but that is a whole different story. So during my non hamming time I have ventured onto YouTube in the non amateur radio areas. It's funny how you look at a video, and google feeds you others that are related. UFO's to Bigfoot, to giants, to whatever. Then somehow I stumbled onto the flat earthers, Now I have heard of these guys before, and never really paid much attention to them.

I have realized that this is a very large movement. There are literally thousands of people who believe in the flat earth. Not only believe....teach, write books, debate, and you know what........you cant debate them or reason with them. They say there is no ISS, no satellites, the sun hovors over the earth, and the satellites are just balloons, Haven't you noticed that all TV dishes point to the same cellular tower?  I find it amazing that in today's age we have folks thinking this, it is not the 1600's. Oh and don't think this is just dumb creationists, because Dr. Hovland who is a famous creation scientist even says the earth is round and also says these folks are nuts. No, it is across the board, people of all walks of life, atheists, conspiracy theorists, or just plain folks....the earth is flat.

They have a zillion theories of proof and don't even try to bring up science, it doesn't matter. So I am really ashamed that I have believed that I saw rockets launch satellites, and that I actually thought that i was talking to other people on an AMSAT satellite. This is the greatest conspiracy of all mankind. Imagine tens of thousands of people working for NASA, astronomers, and even you Clint...you know the truth and have kept it all a secret....HAHAHAHHA!!  Rant over, have fun guys. 

I think I will move onto the giants that live underground, those guys are more fun to talk too.

Steve
VA3FLF
KM4FLF

Those Who Love to Criticize

Clint Bradford
 

A friend just sent me this tidbit last night -

Why do some people like to criticize?

It's because criticism is an easy form of ego defense. 
We don't criticize because we disagree with a behavior 
or an attitude. We criticize because we somehow feel 
devalued by the behavior or attitude. Critical people 
tend to be easily insulted and especially in need of ego 
defense.

Paraphrasing Oscar Wilde, “Criticism is the only reliable form 
of autobiography" because it tells you more about the psychology 
of the critic than the people criticized. Astute professionals 
can formulate a viable diagnostic hypothesis just from hearing 
someone's criticisms.

And from a TED Talk I saw a while back -

Criticism is destructive when it is:

1) About personality or character, rather than behavior
2) Filled with blame
3) Not focused on improvement
4) Based on only one “right way” to do things
5) Belittling (To belittle, you have to be little—Gibran). 

- Steven Stosny, Ph.D., 2014

And so it goes ...

Re: HamJam 2018 Finale - Photos Captioned

Clint Bradford
 

Final from Ham Jam ... 

"I think I've managed to find and see all your postings from Saturday, and can't thank you enough for joining us and helping everyone else have a really good time. We sure appreciate your professionalism and ability to show  everyone how to have fun with ham radio.

"The gorgeous photos for the prize drawings were great, and the fellow who won the last one was eager to give it to a granddaughter of whom he seemed particularly proud.(1)

"We did manage to redeem two of your discount coupons, so that paid off.  One was Josh, whose YouTube video (Ham Radio Outlet Ham Jam 2018) highlighted you as well. More satellite power!

"Anyway, thanks again so very much for participating this year ... In the meantime, keep on keepin' on Satellite Man ... "

True class act, indeed.

Clint

(1) We are trying to remember who won that final raffle prize of the day - so I can get an additional copy to the grandfather for his own. Felt great "working" with three generations of families!


 

Re: Amazed at the Ignorance

Clint Bradford
 



Ain't it da truth??? (grin)

THANK YOU, Oregon Tualatin Valley ARC!

Clint Bradford
 
Edited

Serving their region as an ARRL-affiliate since 1980, I just had the 
pleasure of giving my satellite presentation to OTVARC.

Everett Curry, W6ABM, is the ARRL Assistant Section Manager for 
Oregon, and was my contactperson. I believe we met at Pacificon a 
few years ago ...

A wonderful group ... great questions ... advised them about the
progress of getting the new Kenwoods aboard the ISS, and we
actually had a pass of AO-85 towards the end of the presentation.

Wonderful group ... marketing themselves very well ... dedicated to 
public service ... and not "intimidated" (grin) by being less than 10 miles 
away from a more-recognized metro area - Portland. They are serving 
West Oregon marvelously.

In the North-West? Visit their Web site at ...

http://www.otvarc.org/index.htm

Clint

Pay no attention ...

Clint Bradford
 

Ahhhh … the year is 1939. One of the greatest lines from the movie, “The Wizard of Oz,” is heard by theatre-goers:
 
"Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!"
 
In 1939, the words were spoken by actor Frank Morgan.
 

And if you were in Dorothy’s shoes - er, slippers - it sounded magical! I mean, this guy MUST be omnipotent, right?

Jump forward to today.

Now we have self-proclaimed “wizards” who write their command performances to anyone who happens to click on their blogs. They want Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion all to hear their booming revelations - I mean, they must be coming from an authoritative god, sending his messages of truth down from the iClouds.

But then, the truth is found out. Little dog Toto discovers that the wizard is no authority. No god. He’s just a lonely, deluded guy with a modem and a keyboard sitting in a darkened room, hiding his bullying and demeaning behavior from his family behind a green curtain. 
 
When little Toto tears the curtain to the side, the blogger realizes he has been found out, and tries to talk himself - pathetically, really - out of his malcontent’s behavior.
 
Yeah. nice try, dude. No one’s buyin’ it.
 
Clint Bradford
 

First Sat Contact Almost

Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...>
 

After a few days of trying I did finally here a response to my call on SO50, so that gives me hope that I will succeed in making some contacts.  I have a couple of questions, however.  How do people log the contacts?  Us a voice record to record because it seems hard to write down when trying to hold the antenna, etc.  I am thinking about using a tripod to hold the antenna and radio.  Any thoughts or ideas on how this works.  

73
Dick - KC3EF

Ham Nation August 1, 2018 - See You There!

Clint Bradford
 

Bob Heil (K9EID), Gordon West (WB6NOA), George Thomas (W5JDX) and
a bunch of regulars discuss just about everything ham radio-related on the
very popular mediacast/podcast, Ham Nation.

I'll be a guest again for a ten-to-twelve-minute segment August 1, 2018 - my
third or fourth appearance on the show.

Last time we did it on my birthday, Bob played "Happy Birthday" to me on one 
of his classic organs. On another of my appearances, we highlighted our school
ISS contact community event.

On August 1, we'll discuss just general workin' the birds, and maybe take a few
questions from the chat room.

Watch the show as it's recorded live, Wednesday at 6pm (Pacific) and can be 
viewed at ...

https://twit.tv/

And join in the chatroom on IRC channel #twitlive. All earlier episodes are
available on-line on YouTube and iTunes, as well as on the TWiT Web site.

Ham Nation is a Leo LaPorte property, and friends MADE him (grin) get his
ham license a few years ago, as he moved into his then-new studio in
Petaluma, CA.

 

Re: Monthly Plea for ARISS

Jer W
 

Clint,
Whats a mortgage? I never had one.
Don't believe in making banks rich. lol

Jerry


On Monday, July 16, 2018 5:43 PM, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford@...> wrote:


If I win the CA Lotto, I am going to commission Kenwood to make 
a slightly-improved TH-F6a - adding their voice chip - make 10,000 
of 'em, and donating 9,998 of them to HandiHams. (Gonna keep two
for myself.) I heard from MANY visually impaired hams how much they 
enjoyed that rig ...

THEN monies will be sent to ARISS in care of Rosalie White - for any
project / fund she deems fit.

Then to the ARRL - asking (retired) Mary Hobart where some bucks should 
go. I will solicit input from ARRL Orange Section Guru Carl Gardenias, too.

Then I'll pay off the mortgage on the house.

Keep on dreaming' on!

Clint


Re: Monthly Plea for ARISS

Clint Bradford
 

If I win the CA Lotto, I am going to commission Kenwood to make 
a slightly-improved TH-F6a - adding their voice chip - make 10,000 
of 'em, and donating 9,998 of them to HandiHams. (Gonna keep two
for myself.) I heard from MANY visually impaired hams how much they 
enjoyed that rig ...

THEN monies will be sent to ARISS in care of Rosalie White - for any
project / fund she deems fit.

Then to the ARRL - asking (retired) Mary Hobart where some bucks should 
go. I will solicit input from ARRL Orange Section Guru Carl Gardenias, too.

Then I'll pay off the mortgage on the house.

Keep on dreaming' on!

Clint