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Re: 10K

Clint Bradford
 

Congratulations!


10K

Brad Smith
 

I just got my 10,000th FT8 contact. So when our social director has another get together, I will buy a round of drinks for all to celebrate.

KC9UQR

Sent from Brad’s iPad


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

Clint Bradford
 

Mostly with base units ... But the old Icom IC-T81a can get in - although only 
1W output. There are a few plans out there to build your own 1.2gHZ handheld 
antenna. And there's a rumor that we'll have an exciting 1.2 offering from a very 
well-respected manufacturer next year.


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

fejohnso
 

Heavens Above shows it.

On Sunday, July 22, 2018, 6:01:49 PM EDT, Brad Smith via Groups.Io <corlissbs@...> wrote:


HamSat for the iPhone has it listed. 

KC9UQR 

Sent from Brad's iPod

On Jul 22, 2018, at 11:01 AM, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford@...> wrote:

Because AO-85 was carried on and deployed from a military mission, some sources for your Keplerian data may not have it listed.

AMSAT.org has it in their listings.

TLE stands for “two-line elements” - a common form of sat pass data.


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

Brad Smith
 

Clint: 

How do we do 1.2 on an HT?

KC9UQR 

Sent from Brad's iPod

On Jul 22, 2018, at 12:05 PM, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford@...> wrote:

With its receive antenna problem, ‘85 is a little more difficult to get in to ... 

’50 a little easier.

’91 is fun!

And you need to watch AMSAT-NA’s Twitter feed to make sure ‘92 is in the mode you “want” it to be in (Grin). It will sometimes go on to a 1.2gHZ Uplink mode: So you’ll be outside and HEAR it on that wonderfully strong 2m downlink ... but you’ll not get in to it on 440 if it is expecting 1.2 .... (grin).

ot also carries other experiments that supercede FM voice repeater modes.

Clint


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

Brad Smith
 

HamSat for the iPhone has it listed. 

KC9UQR 

Sent from Brad's iPod

On Jul 22, 2018, at 11:01 AM, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford@...> wrote:

Because AO-85 was carried on and deployed from a military mission, some sources for your Keplerian data may not have it listed.

AMSAT.org has it in their listings.

TLE stands for “two-line elements” - a common form of sat pass data.


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

Clint Bradford
 

And as you start out, it is great to use more than one "program/system" to verify your passes. 

N2YO.com ... Heavens-Above ... and other free sites on the TRACKING page at ...

http://www.work-sat.com

It is easy to accidentally mis-input correct time or location in a couple programs ... using 
another source verifies you are all set up properly.

And don't frustrate yourself with sub-10-degree passes right now: Wrk the higher-elevation 
passes!

Clint


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

Clint Bradford
 

Adding '85 to gPredict:

Erich, DK1TB, has provided a short guide on how to manually add new satellites

to a couple popular satellite tracking programs ...

 

https://amsat-uk.org/2013/11/23/adding-new-satellites-to-satpc32/

 


After 100, Now What?

Clint Bradford
 

With satellite presentation Number 100 coming up, what's the future hold for Clint?

Another 100 shows ... As long as clubs and conventions keep asking for the information, 
I'll carry my projector and screen and handouts and customized presentations and prizes 
and demo equipment and "props" - as I have the past many years.

Think a 75-90-minute presentation giving all the info you need to work a couple FM voice 
birds would be appropriate for your club? Give me a call or email. If not in the Southern 
California area, we can do it via Skype: I send the customized presentation file (Keynote or 
PowerPoint) to you ahead of time to make sure all runs well on your system, along with a 
box of "prizes" to be handed out for those who correctly answer about 10 "trivia questions" 
throughout the show. Then we use Skype for audio (or, if the 'Net speed is good enough, we 
can use Skype video/audio).

Clint K6LCS
909-999-SATS  

 


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

Guy G4DWV 4X1LT
 

Hi,

I Updated the TLEs for all my programs (Gpredict, Nova and Previsat) from the self same sources, viz* www.celestrak.com. So I cannot see why 2 progs have the bird and another does not.

*Clint, I hope your wife would be suitably impressed that I did not put a full stop after the "z" ;-).

Cheers

Guy


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

Clint Bradford
 

Which sat pass program(s) are you using?

Clint


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

Clint Bradford
 
Edited

With its receive antenna problem, ‘85 is a little more difficult to get in to ... 

’50 a little easier.

’91 is fun!

And you need to watch AMSAT-NA’s Twitter feed to make sure ‘92 is in the mode you “want” it to be in (Grin). It will sometimes go on to a 1.2gHZ Uplink mode: So you’ll be outside and HEAR it on that wonderfully strong 2m downlink ... but you’ll not get in to it on 440 if it is expecting 1.2 .... (grin).

‘92 also carries other experiments that supercede FM voice repeater modes.

Clint


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

Jer W
 
Edited

Thanks Clint about the TLE meaning. I really need to call you and discuss a few things
about the SATS so I can get up to speed and work the SATS. Should have my 70cm antenna built
soon along with the 2M antenna.
Thanks for all your input.
 
Jerry...W8RQM


On Sunday, July 22, 2018 12:01 PM, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford@...> wrote:


Because AO-85 was carried on and deployed from a military mission, some sources for your Keplerian data may not have it listed.

AMSAT.org has it in their listings.

TLE stands for “two-line elements” - a common form of sat pass data.



Re: Forty-nine Years Ago Tonight

Beevo (aka Bill VanOrden)
 

Like the others who have already posted, in front of the TV transfixed...
--
Beevo (aka Bill VanOrden)
K7BVO
Arizona


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

Clint Bradford
 

Because AO-85 was carried on and deployed from a military mission, some sources for your Keplerian data may not have it listed.

AMSAT.org has it in their listings.

TLE stands for “two-line elements” - a common form of sat pass data.


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

Clint Bradford
 

Actually, those are abbreviations - not acronyms (grin). 

Acronyms can be spoken as words (scuba, OSCAR). 

(Sorry - my wife is a professional proofreader ... (grin).)


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

Fred Hillhouse
 

You should st least know TLA and FLA.
TLA (three letter acronym)
FLA (four letter acronym)

:)




On Sun, Jul 22, 2018 at 10:16 AM -0400, "Jer W" <jplanner@...> wrote:

Thanks Caid, but I am no fan of acronyms.

Jerry


On Sunday, July 22, 2018 10:03 AM, Caid McClallen <mcclallen@...> wrote:



This will probably be no help, but I did learn a few things reading the list....
  73-
  Caid
  W1CX. 

On Jul 22, 2018, at 9:16 AM, Jer W <jplanner@...> wrote:

What does TLE stand for?



On Sun, Jul 22, 2018 at 8:23, 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



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

Jer W
 

Thanks Caid, but I am no fan of acronyms.

Jerry


On Sunday, July 22, 2018 10:03 AM, Caid McClallen <mcclallen@...> wrote:



This will probably be no help, but I did learn a few things reading the list....
  73-
  Caid
  W1CX. 

On Jul 22, 2018, at 9:16 AM, Jer W <jplanner@...> wrote:

What does TLE stand for?



On Sun, Jul 22, 2018 at 8:23, 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



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

Caid McClallen
 


This will probably be no help, but I did learn a few things reading the list....
  73-
  Caid
  W1CX. 

On Jul 22, 2018, at 9:16 AM, Jer W <jplanner@...> wrote:

What does TLE stand for?



On Sun, Jul 22, 2018 at 8:23, 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


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

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