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FO-29 Question

Brad Smith
 

Is there any activity on FO-29? I tried to listen to a couple of passes and heard no voices on either pass.

Brad KC9UQR

Re: FO-29 Question

Clint Bradford
 

Absolutely!!!

Mode V/U (J) Linear Transponder (Inverting):
Uplink: 145.9000 – 146.0000 MHz SSB/CW
Downlink 435.8000 – 435.9000 MHz SSB/CW

Mode U Beacon:
Downlink 435.7950 MHz CW

Mode U Digitalker (Rarely Used):
Downlink 435.9100 MHz FM

Re: FO-29 Question

Charlie
 

I'm replying to your response since I don't want to hijack this thread. Let me know if I should post this as a separate topic. I just heard FO-29 for the first time a few days ago. Copied two call signs, but not quite sure how to transmit on the linear satellites. Just recently acquired a Kenwood TS-490A. It seems as though the Inverting satellites are matched low to high on the input/output. So If I hear someone at the upper end of the band-pass on the downlink and I want to call him, should I be transmitting at the lower end of the band-pass on the uplink?

Re: FO-29 Question

Clint Bradford
 

Some great info on getting started on those satellites:

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

My ISS Passes for SSTV Event

Clint Bradford
 

For So CA’s Inland Empire region ... ISS SSTV projected expected to begin April 11 at 8am local time - to 8am April 14.

Re: FO-29 Question

Brad Smith
 

Hi Charles:

So far I have not been successful with FO-29. I use an 847, which is made for satellites. One You start at mid band on both bands and you send code to the satellite and tune the 70cm band until you can hear your code. You can call CQ satellite right there. If you move to another portion of the bands, one band goes up and the other goes down. The 847 has a coupling feature that if engaged, will tune each band opposite the other, Then you have to either send code again or whistle into the mic to find the sweet spot. But I am 0 for 2, so far. Snowing today, so I didn't go out to try another pass.

Brad KC9UQR

In a message dated 4/10/2019 11:24:03 AM Central Standard Time, charles@... writes:

I'm replying to your response since I don't want to hijack this thread. Let me know if I should post this as a separate topic. I just heard FO-29 for the first time a few days ago. Copied two call signs, but not quite sure how to transmit on the linear satellites. Just recently acquired a Kenwood TS-490A. It seems as though the Inverting satellites are matched low to high on the input/output. So If I hear someone at the upper end of the band-pass on the downlink and I want to call him, should I be transmitting at the lower end of the band-pass on the uplink?

Re: My ISS Passes for SSTV Event

David Spoelstra
 

Clint-
What app is that?
Thanks!
-David, N9KT

On Wed, Apr 10, 2019 at 4:08 PM Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
For So CA’s Inland Empire region ... ISS SSTV projected expected to begin April 11 at 8am local time - to 8am April 14.

Re: My ISS Passes for SSTV Event

Clint Bradford
 

Re: My ISS Passes for SSTV Event

Clint Bradford
 

The project is UP and RUNNING! Just captured two glorious images at Noon Pacific Time.

Re: My ISS Passes for SSTV Event

Brad Smith
 

I got the same two beautiful images with my new antenna.

Brad Smith KC9UQR 
Franklin, WI

Sent from Brad’s iPad

On Apr 11, 2019, at 2:24 PM, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford@...> wrote:

The project is UP and RUNNING! Just captured two glorious images at Noon Pacific Time.

Re: My ISS Passes for SSTV Event

Clint Bradford
 

Here is the site with both the site link to upload images, as 
well as the site to submit your info for the certificate!

https://ariss.pzk.org.pl/sstv/?fbclid=IwAR1V_sLbWxIOzkKSymaNI5kgfmQjWJ1oVr1dfN-z5hepfHsN-1UzArpfkOs

Re: My ISS Passes for SSTV Event

Clint Bradford
 

Full-quieting carrier right now 805pm Pacific. The SSTV info is being sent, but at about 5 per cent audio level than what I received earlier today.
 
Something’s amiss ...

Re: My ISS Passes for SSTV Event

David Spoelstra
 

Same issue when it came over Indianapolis earlier!
-David, N9KT

On Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 11:15 PM Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
Full-quieting carrier right now 805pm Pacific. The SSTV info is being sent, but at about 5 per cent audio level than what I received earlier today.
 
Something’s amiss ...

Iss sstv transmission

Nitin Ainapure
 

Hi
9.45 ist and 11.19 ist iss sstv transmission  with very poor modulation and with low power observed  today unable to decode at my ground station. 

De
VU2CAN 
Nitin
Mk76cq 

Re: My ISS Passes for SSTV Event

Brad Smith
 

My second pass in Milwaukee at 17:20 had low audio and I thought it was my equipment. Let’s hope for better today.

Brad Smith KC9UQR 

Sent from Brad’s iPad

On Apr 11, 2019, at 10:15 PM, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford@...> wrote:

Full-quieting carrier right now 805pm Pacific. The SSTV info is being sent, but at about 5 per cent audio level than what I received earlier today.
 
Something’s amiss ...

Latest ARISS SSTV Project - no or very little signal

Floyd Bixler
 

Just had a very good pass from the ISS.  Unfortunately, the SSTV signal was nil to none although the RF was, at my location, full quieting, albeit, also intermittent.  This was a pass almost directly overhead from Germany (JN58).

Anyone else in Europe see this?

Floyd DA1VF/WD8DUP

Re: SSTV low Signal

Floyd Bixler
 

Answered my own question, just needed to check the ISSFANCLUB.eu website.  There does appear to be a problem with audio (at a minimum) from the ISS.  Same thing as last time??

Floyd DA1VF/WD8DUP

Re: SSTV low Signal

Brad Smith
 

I am waiting for the 11:40 pass. If you look on the site, you will see beautiful posted pics that were received on every pass.

Brad KC9UQR

In a message dated 4/12/2019 10:49:32 AM Central Standard Time, wd8dup@... writes:

Answered my own question, just needed to check the ISSFANCLUB.eu website.  There does appear to be a problem with audio (at a minimum) from the ISS.  Same thing as last time??

Floyd DA1VF/WD8DUP

Re: Latest ARISS SSTV Project - no or very little signal

Mark Huffstutter
 

That is very interesting, Floyd. I am in the Central United States,
New Mexico, and I
Experienced the exact same problem You did.
At the 01:31 UTC pass here, an almost perfect
Overhead pass, I had almost S9, full quieting
Receive, but the SSTV audio was very faint, would not trigger My Robosat36
app. I have another pass here in a couple hours.

Looking at the ARISS blog page others are
Getting good copy, confusing Me!

73
Mark. KB7WAL



Just had a very good pass from the ISS.  Unfortunately, the SSTV signal
was nil to none although the RF was, at my location, full quieting,
albeit, also intermittent.  This was a pass almost directly overhead from
Germany (JN58).

Anyone else in Europe see this?

Floyd DA1VF/WD8DUP



Re: Latest ARISS SSTV Project - no or very little signal

Fred Hillhouse
 

The 12:40 pass in Massachusetts is attached.

 

I used narrow band. This is my typical recording using my D72 and Diamond RH77CA with Robot36. I had similar results in a previous event with ‘poor’ audio.

 

Best regards,

Fred N7FMH

 

 

From: Work-Sat@groups.io [mailto:Work-Sat@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Huffstutter
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2019 12:00 PM
To: Work-Sat@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Work-Sat] Latest ARISS SSTV Project - no or very little signal

 

That is very interesting, Floyd. I am in the Central United States,
New Mexico, and I
Experienced the exact same problem You did.
At the 01:31 UTC pass here, an almost perfect
Overhead pass, I had almost S9, full quieting
Receive, but the SSTV audio was very faint, would not trigger My Robosat36
app. I have another pass here in a couple hours.

Looking at the ARISS blog page others are
Getting good copy, confusing Me!

73
Mark. KB7WAL


Just had a very good pass from the ISS.  Unfortunately, the SSTV signal
was nil to none although the RF was, at my location, full quieting,
albeit, also intermittent.  This was a pass almost directly overhead from
Germany (JN58).

Anyone else in Europe see this?

Floyd DA1VF/WD8DUP



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