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Re: Best Sats to work Question

Paul Zynosky
 

Paul,

Hope you and Cathy are hanging in there!

I know a lot of people will disagree with me, but for the PC I use;


It runs on my iPad and PC. Never tried on my phone, screen's too small! 

It's "Donate ware", but gives me all the information I need.

de
Paul
W4PPZ


From: Work-Sat@groups.io <Work-Sat@groups.io> on behalf of Paul Ecker <eckerpw@...>
Sent: Monday, March 23, 2020 8:52 AM
To: Work-Sat@groups.io <Work-Sat@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Work-Sat] Best Sats to work Question
 
What are the best Android and iOS Apps these days for Sat prediction information ? And for that matter, Windows apps ?

thanks
Paul
w2eck

Re: Best Sats to work Question

Paul Ecker
 

What are the best Android and iOS Apps these days for Sat prediction information ? And for that matter, Windows apps ?

thanks
Paul
w2eck

ISS Packet Back Up

Clint Bradford
 

ISS packet back up!

Re: Best Sats to work Question

Edward Maikranz
 

Make sure you use the correct tone, it is different from the others at 141.3

I havent worked it with a handheld set up but with the home station I find it very easy to access.

Good luck,
Ed
KG5UN
EM02

On Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 8:58 AM Brad Smith via Groups.Io <corlissbs=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have not been able to get into PO-101. It also seems more difficult to receive than the other birds. 

Sent from Brad's iPod

On Mar 22, 2020, at 8:49 AM, Loren Lang <penguin359@...> wrote:


Also, I'd add to that, PO-101. It's one of the newest satellites out there, but it only operates according to a schedule. Generally, it's Friday and Sunday for the Americas.


Check here for more recommendations:


I have also found that all of SO-50, AO-91, and AO-92 can be worked easily with just a good, quality HT and a cheap whip antenna during the few minutes of the peak of the pass when there it little competition, like in the evening. I put a few audio recordings on SoundCloud demonstrating the quality if you are interested.

- Loren
K7IW

On Sun, Mar 22, 2020, 06:27 Paul Ecker <eckerpw@...> wrote:
Thank You all for the replies and updated information- will get to work on them.

73 Paul w2eck

PO101 Schedule

 

Re: Best Sats to work Question

Brad Smith
 

Please let me know if you get into the bird.

Brad KC9UQR

In a message dated 3/22/2020 10:05:49 AM Central Standard Time, jplanner@... writes:


Thanks Brad.

Jerry...W8RQM


On Sunday, March 22, 2020, 10:52:01 AM EDT, Brad Smith via Groups.Io <corlissbs@...> wrote:


Receive Frequency Transmit Frequency Offset Frequency Offset Direction Operating Mode Name Tone Mode CTCSS Rx CTCSS DCS Skip Step Tx Step Comment 145.90000 145.90000 Simplex FM PO101RCV None 67.0 Hz 67.0 Hz 023 0 5 kHz 5 kHz
437.49000 437.49000 Simplex FM PO101A Tone 141.3 Hz 141.3 Hz 023 0 5 kHz 5 kHz
437.49500 437.49500 Simplex FM PO101B Tone 141.3 Hz 141.3 Hz 023 0 5 kHz 5 kHz
437.50000 437.50000 Simplex FM PO101C Tone 141.3 Hz 141.3 Hz 023 0 25 kHz 25 kHz
437.50500 437.50500 Simplex FM PO101D Tone 141.3 Hz 141.3 Hz 023 0 5 kHz 5 kHz
437.51000 437.51000 Simplex FM PO101E Tone 141.3 Hz 141.3 Hz 023 0 5 kHz 5 kHz

This is the data from my RT Systems programmer.

Brad KC9UQR

In a message dated 3/22/2020 9:19:48 AM Central Standard Time, jplanner@... writes:


Brad, what are the frequencies of the PO-101?

Jerry...W8RQM

On Sunday, March 22, 2020, 9:58:49 AM EDT, Brad Smith via Groups.Io <corlissbs@...> wrote:


I have not been able to get into PO-101. It also seems more difficult to receive than the other birds. 

Sent from Brad's iPod

On Mar 22, 2020, at 8:49 AM, Loren Lang <penguin359@...> wrote:

Also, I'd add to that, PO-101. It's one of the newest satellites out there, but it only operates according to a schedule. Generally, it's Friday and Sunday for the Americas.


Check here for more recommendations:


I have also found that all of SO-50, AO-91, and AO-92 can be worked easily with just a good, quality HT and a cheap whip antenna during the few minutes of the peak of the pass when there it little competition, like in the evening. I put a few audio recordings on SoundCloud demonstrating the quality if you are interested.

- Loren
K7IW

On Sun, Mar 22, 2020, 06:27 Paul Ecker <eckerpw@...> wrote:
Thank You all for the replies and updated information- will get to work on them.

73 Paul w2eck

 


Re: Best Sats to work Question

Jer W
 

Thanks Brad.

Jerry...W8RQM


On Sunday, March 22, 2020, 10:52:01 AM EDT, Brad Smith via Groups.Io <corlissbs@...> wrote:


Receive Frequency Transmit Frequency Offset Frequency Offset Direction Operating Mode Name Tone Mode CTCSS Rx CTCSS DCS Skip Step Tx Step Comment 145.90000 145.90000 Simplex FM PO101RCV None 67.0 Hz 67.0 Hz 023 0 5 kHz 5 kHz
437.49000 437.49000 Simplex FM PO101A Tone 141.3 Hz 141.3 Hz 023 0 5 kHz 5 kHz
437.49500 437.49500 Simplex FM PO101B Tone 141.3 Hz 141.3 Hz 023 0 5 kHz 5 kHz
437.50000 437.50000 Simplex FM PO101C Tone 141.3 Hz 141.3 Hz 023 0 25 kHz 25 kHz
437.50500 437.50500 Simplex FM PO101D Tone 141.3 Hz 141.3 Hz 023 0 5 kHz 5 kHz
437.51000 437.51000 Simplex FM PO101E Tone 141.3 Hz 141.3 Hz 023 0 5 kHz 5 kHz

This is the data from my RT Systems programmer.

Brad KC9UQR

In a message dated 3/22/2020 9:19:48 AM Central Standard Time, jplanner@... writes:


Brad, what are the frequencies of the PO-101?

Jerry...W8RQM

On Sunday, March 22, 2020, 9:58:49 AM EDT, Brad Smith via Groups.Io <corlissbs@...> wrote:


I have not been able to get into PO-101. It also seems more difficult to receive than the other birds. 

Sent from Brad's iPod

On Mar 22, 2020, at 8:49 AM, Loren Lang <penguin359@...> wrote:

Also, I'd add to that, PO-101. It's one of the newest satellites out there, but it only operates according to a schedule. Generally, it's Friday and Sunday for the Americas.


Check here for more recommendations:


I have also found that all of SO-50, AO-91, and AO-92 can be worked easily with just a good, quality HT and a cheap whip antenna during the few minutes of the peak of the pass when there it little competition, like in the evening. I put a few audio recordings on SoundCloud demonstrating the quality if you are interested.

- Loren
K7IW

On Sun, Mar 22, 2020, 06:27 Paul Ecker <eckerpw@...> wrote:
Thank You all for the replies and updated information- will get to work on them.

73 Paul w2eck

 


Re: Best Sats to work Question

Brad Smith
 

Receive Frequency Transmit Frequency Offset Frequency Offset Direction Operating Mode Name Tone Mode CTCSS Rx CTCSS DCS Skip Step Tx Step Comment 145.90000 145.90000 Simplex FM PO101RCV None 67.0 Hz 67.0 Hz 023 0 5 kHz 5 kHz
437.49000 437.49000 Simplex FM PO101A Tone 141.3 Hz 141.3 Hz 023 0 5 kHz 5 kHz
437.49500 437.49500 Simplex FM PO101B Tone 141.3 Hz 141.3 Hz 023 0 5 kHz 5 kHz
437.50000 437.50000 Simplex FM PO101C Tone 141.3 Hz 141.3 Hz 023 0 25 kHz 25 kHz
437.50500 437.50500 Simplex FM PO101D Tone 141.3 Hz 141.3 Hz 023 0 5 kHz 5 kHz
437.51000 437.51000 Simplex FM PO101E Tone 141.3 Hz 141.3 Hz 023 0 5 kHz 5 kHz

This is the data from my RT Systems programmer.

Brad KC9UQR

In a message dated 3/22/2020 9:19:48 AM Central Standard Time, jplanner@... writes:


Brad, what are the frequencies of the PO-101?

Jerry...W8RQM

On Sunday, March 22, 2020, 9:58:49 AM EDT, Brad Smith via Groups.Io <corlissbs@...> wrote:


I have not been able to get into PO-101. It also seems more difficult to receive than the other birds. 

Sent from Brad's iPod

On Mar 22, 2020, at 8:49 AM, Loren Lang <penguin359@...> wrote:

Also, I'd add to that, PO-101. It's one of the newest satellites out there, but it only operates according to a schedule. Generally, it's Friday and Sunday for the Americas.


Check here for more recommendations:


I have also found that all of SO-50, AO-91, and AO-92 can be worked easily with just a good, quality HT and a cheap whip antenna during the few minutes of the peak of the pass when there it little competition, like in the evening. I put a few audio recordings on SoundCloud demonstrating the quality if you are interested.

- Loren
K7IW

On Sun, Mar 22, 2020, 06:27 Paul Ecker <eckerpw@...> wrote:
Thank You all for the replies and updated information- will get to work on them.

73 Paul w2eck

 


Re: Best Sats to work Question

Jer W
 

Brad, what are the frequencies of the PO-101?

Jerry...W8RQM

On Sunday, March 22, 2020, 9:58:49 AM EDT, Brad Smith via Groups.Io <corlissbs@...> wrote:


I have not been able to get into PO-101. It also seems more difficult to receive than the other birds. 

Sent from Brad's iPod

On Mar 22, 2020, at 8:49 AM, Loren Lang <penguin359@...> wrote:


Also, I'd add to that, PO-101. It's one of the newest satellites out there, but it only operates according to a schedule. Generally, it's Friday and Sunday for the Americas.


Check here for more recommendations:


I have also found that all of SO-50, AO-91, and AO-92 can be worked easily with just a good, quality HT and a cheap whip antenna during the few minutes of the peak of the pass when there it little competition, like in the evening. I put a few audio recordings on SoundCloud demonstrating the quality if you are interested.

- Loren
K7IW

On Sun, Mar 22, 2020, 06:27 Paul Ecker <eckerpw@...> wrote:
Thank You all for the replies and updated information- will get to work on them.

73 Paul w2eck

Re: Best Sats to work Question

Brad Smith
 

I have not been able to get into PO-101. It also seems more difficult to receive than the other birds. 

Sent from Brad's iPod

On Mar 22, 2020, at 8:49 AM, Loren Lang <penguin359@...> wrote:


Also, I'd add to that, PO-101. It's one of the newest satellites out there, but it only operates according to a schedule. Generally, it's Friday and Sunday for the Americas.


Check here for more recommendations:


I have also found that all of SO-50, AO-91, and AO-92 can be worked easily with just a good, quality HT and a cheap whip antenna during the few minutes of the peak of the pass when there it little competition, like in the evening. I put a few audio recordings on SoundCloud demonstrating the quality if you are interested.

- Loren
K7IW

On Sun, Mar 22, 2020, 06:27 Paul Ecker <eckerpw@...> wrote:
Thank You all for the replies and updated information- will get to work on them.

73 Paul w2eck

Re: Best Sats to work Question

Brad Smith
 

Hope to work you on the birds. Brad KC9UQR 

Sent from Brad's iPod

On Mar 22, 2020, at 8:27 AM, Paul Ecker <eckerpw@...> wrote:

Thank You all for the replies and updated information- will get to work on them.

73 Paul w2eck

Re: Best Sats to work Question

 

Also, I'd add to that, PO-101. It's one of the newest satellites out there, but it only operates according to a schedule. Generally, it's Friday and Sunday for the Americas.


Check here for more recommendations:


I have also found that all of SO-50, AO-91, and AO-92 can be worked easily with just a good, quality HT and a cheap whip antenna during the few minutes of the peak of the pass when there it little competition, like in the evening. I put a few audio recordings on SoundCloud demonstrating the quality if you are interested.

- Loren
K7IW

On Sun, Mar 22, 2020, 06:27 Paul Ecker <eckerpw@...> wrote:
Thank You all for the replies and updated information- will get to work on them.

73 Paul w2eck

Re: Best Sats to work Question

Paul Ecker
 

Thank You all for the replies and updated information- will get to work on them.

73 Paul w2eck

Re: Best Sats to work Question

Clint Bradford
 

Yes! ‘91 always in same mode ... ‘92 switches to a 1.2gHz uplink for about a day a week. And good ole SO-50 - although a little finicky to get in to - is there, too!

And, of course, the ISS’ packet transmissions.

Frequency chart at work-sat.com for you.

Re: Best Sats to work Question

Brad Smith
 

In my humble opinion, the easiest to work are AO-91 and AO-92 on weekdays or in the evening. Next would be SO-50, same times. Brad KC9UQR

In a message dated 3/21/2020 1:04:11 PM Central Standard Time, eckerpw@... writes:

Haven't worked and amateur satellites in a few years. Thinking about getting back into. Can some give me a list or a link to the best ones to help shake off the rust with these days ?

73 Paul w2eck

Best Sats to work Question

Paul Ecker
 

Haven't worked and amateur satellites in a few years. Thinking about getting back into. Can some give me a list or a link to the best ones to help shake off the rust with these days ?

73 Paul w2eck

Re: FT-8800R tips and tricks?

Fabio Sona
 

Hi  , I have done  few qsos with a ft8800 working ao91 ao92 . Just programme the right frequencies with 5khz gap to easily compensate doppler effect, as you would with a HT. You can do without and just use vfo. 


Il Mer 19 Feb 2020, 21:50 N0BML <n0bml@...> ha scritto:

Greetings! I don't have a full duplex HT but I do have a Yaesu FT-8800R which does have full-duplex operation when one side is on VHF and the other is on UHF. I wondered if anyone could point me to some tips and tricks for using this radio on the satellites.

Thanks! 73 de N0BML

Re: Upcoming SpaceX Mission

Clint Bradford
 

  March 07, 2020 
RELEASE 20-023
SpaceX Dragon Heads to Space Station with NASA Science, Cargo
SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft launches on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40
SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft launches on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 11:50 p.m. EST March 6, 2020. Dragon will deliver more than 4,300 pounds of NASA cargo and science investigations to the International Space Station, including a new science facility scheduled to be installed to the outside of the station during a spacewalk this spring.
Credits: NASA Television

A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station after launching at 11:50 p.m. EST Friday. Dragon will deliver more than 4,300 pounds of NASA cargo and science investigations, including a new science facility scheduled to be installed to the outside of the station during a spacewalk this spring.

 

The spacecraft launched on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and is scheduled to arrive at the orbital outpost on Monday, March 9. Coverage of the spacecraft’s approach and arrival at the space station will begin at 5:30 a.m. EDT on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

 

Dragon will join three other spacecraft currently at the station. When it arrives, NASA Flight Engineer Andrew Morgan will grapple Dragon, backed up by NASA’s Jessica Meir. Coverage of robotic installation to the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module will begin at 8:30 a.m.

 

Dragon is scheduled to remain at the space station until April 9, when the spacecraft will return to Earth with research and cargo.

 

This delivery, SpaceX’s 20th cargo flight to the space station under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract, will support dozens of new and existing investigations. NASA’s research and development work aboard the space station contributes to the agency’s deep space exploration plans, including future Moon and Mars missions.

 

Here are details about some of the scientific investigations Dragon is delivering:

 

New Facility Outside the Space Station

The Bartolomeo facility, created by ESA (European Space Agency) and Airbus, attaches to the exterior of the European Columbus Module. Designed to provide new scientific opportunities on the outside of the space station for commercial and institutional users, the facility offers unobstructed views both toward Earth and into space. Potential applications include Earth observation, robotics, material science and astrophysics.

 

Studying the Human Intestine On a Chip

Organ-Chips as a Platform for Studying Effects of Space on Human Enteric Physiology (Gut on Chip) examines the effect of microgravity and other space-related stress factors on biotechnology company Emulate’s human innervated Intestine-Chip (hiIC). This Organ-Chip device enables the study of organ physiology and diseases in a laboratory setting. It allows for automated maintenance, including imaging, sampling, and storage on orbit and data downlink for molecular analysis on Earth.

 

Growing Human Heart Cells

Generation of Cardiomyocytes From Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-derived Cardiac Progenitors Expanded in Microgravity (MVP Cell-03) examines whether microgravity increases the production of heart cells from human-induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs). The investigation induces stem cells to generate heart precursor cells and cultures those cells on the space station to analyze and compare with cultures grown on Earth.

 

These are just a few of the hundreds of investigations providing opportunities for U.S. government agencies, private industry, and academic and research institutions to conduct microgravity research that leads to new technologies, medical treatments and products that improve life on Earth. Conducting science aboard the orbiting laboratory will help us learn how to keep astronauts healthy during long-duration space travel and demonstrate technologies for future human and robotic exploration beyond low-Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars.

 

For almost 20 years, humans have lived and worked continuously aboard the International Space Station, advancing scientific knowledge and demonstrating new technologies, making research breakthroughs not possible on Earth that will enable long-duration human and robotic exploration into deep space. As a global endeavor, 239 people from 19 countries have visited the unique microgravity laboratory that has hosted more than 2,800 research investigations from researchers in 108 countries.

 

For more information about the International Space Station, its research, and crew, visit:

 

https://www.nasa.gov/station

 

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Upcoming SpaceX Mission

Clint Bradford
 

From ARISS ...

The spouse of ARISS Hardware team member Ed Krome, K9EK, pointed out that the ARISS next generation radio system (InterOperable Radio System--IORS) is prominently described as a primary payload (note:  not secondary) on the SpaceX CRS-20 mission which will be launched no earlier than March 6(ET).
See the Wikipedia URL:  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpaceX_CRS-20.




The ARISS Team wants to express our heartfelt thanks to all of you that have contributed to helping us realize this major milestone.  



It should be noted that the ARISS hardware team is still very busy on IORS
development and final certification.  While certified for launch and stowage
on ISS,  are still in deep into the final certification of the IORS for
flight operations.  Also, our build of the second flight unit is in progress
in Florida and San Diego.  So while CRS-20 represents the launch of SN
1001-our first flight unit--it also represents the beginning of the "ARISS
factory build" and certification of all 10 units.  



ARISS-helping AMSAT and all our partners keep Amateur Radio in Space!  

Note:  November 13, 2020 will represent the 20th year of ARISS continuous
amateur radio operation on ISS!!



73,  Frank KA3HDO

--------------------------------------------

Frank H. Bauer, KA3HDO

ISS Ham Radio Program Manager & PI

ARISS International Chair

AMSAT V.P. for Human Spaceflight Programs

FT-8800R tips and tricks?

N0BML
 

Greetings! I don't have a full duplex HT but I do have a Yaesu FT-8800R which does have full-duplex operation when one side is on VHF and the other is on UHF. I wondered if anyone could point me to some tips and tricks for using this radio on the satellites.

Thanks! 73 de N0BML