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Rumors of Upcoming ISS SSTV Project

Clint Bradford
 

Watch for some news ...


ISS SSTV Reception

Clint Bradford
 
Edited

Receiving beautiful images from the ISS when they run SSTV projects can be as simple as holding your HT up to your Smartphone equipped with a $3 app ...

http://work-sat.com/SSTV.html

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EDIT - Just watched the iOS video - they suggest the same app as suggested above ...
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The European Space Agency ESA - released these tutorials ... I haven't viewed them yet, but am sure they are fun and comprehensive. Go here for all the links ...

https://issfanclub.eu/2020/07/08/esa-tips-how-to-get-pictures-from-the-international-space-station-via-amateur-radio/

Text - 

A series of tutorials for the reception of the ARISS SSTV pictures has been released by ESA!

- First, an instructional video intending to teach members of the general public how to receive pictures transmitted over amateur radio by the International Space Station. The content of this video is for educational purposes only. Follow the link to watch the video and read details:

How to get pictures from the International Space Station via amateur radio

- For more, ESA released other tutorials to receive SSTV pictures in different ways:
 
Using Android
Using iOS
Using Windows 7
Using Ubuntu
Using Windows 10
 
 
Credits: ESA and DG6BCE for the information!
 


moderated Re: AMSAT Announces Candidates for 2020 Board of Directors Election

Brad Smith
 

BRAD KC9UQR >> In order to bring confidence back to the membership of AMSAT, after the accusations that have been made, these questions have to be asked and answered, in my humble opinion.
 
BRAD>> Was 18k spent to black (sic) Patrick and Michelle from winning the election to the board?

You gotta be kidding. AMSAT-NA is playing with the ballot box?

BRAD>> If so, why and who authorized it and came up with the idea?

Moot ...

>>Who voted for the expenditure?

If in a 501(c)(3)'s budget - say, for legal fees - then it was voted upon a year or so ago. 

Again - approved, budgeted items / categories do not necessarily have to be "approved by
a vote" every time they occur. UNLESS, of course, the expenditure exceeds what was 
approved in the budget. THAT'S a legitimate question - and you can look up old minutes 
to discover what the year's budget was.

>> How was the money spent?

Apparently AMSAT-NA believed they needed advice on matters. And they used approved, 
budgeted funds to do so. Completely above-board (poor pun).

>> What is in place to stop this from happening again?

Well, since nothing "wrong" or "illegal" seems to have occurred, another moot question.

>> This money is comprised of donations from members and dues. It is to be spent on amateur radio in space, and not dirty politics.

Really? How do you know that a single penny of membership dues was involved? And there is absolutely no 
proof of anyone involved is guilty of "dirty politics."

What is YOUR true beef with AMSAT-NA? Why not make a couple of phone calls and find out information first-hand?


Clint Bradford K6LCS


Re: Yaesu FT530 Full Duplex For Sale

Clint Bradford
 

I usually delete “for sale” ads ... But this is a classic HT!!!


Yaesu FT530 Full Duplex For Sale

Jerry Rappel
 

excellent operating condition

Includes:

NC-42 drop in quick charger

CSC-57 vinyl case

2 - MH-FNB-27 NiCad battery packs 12V 900 mAh

MH-29 LCD display mic with remote functions

YH-2 headset with VOX

Original manual

Diamond RH77CA dual band antenna

belt clip


$250.00 plus shipping. email for pictures


Jerry WW0E



Re: Yaesu FT-530

Jerry Rappel
 

Any interest?

WW0E



On Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 1:46 PM Jerry Rappel via groups.io <ww0ejar=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

Kicking around the idea of selling my YaesuFT-530 ... for a Kenwood TH-D72?


Yaesu FT-530 HT Full Duplex

Dual VFO's

4 transmit levels


  • 82 Memories

  • 12 VDC Direct In

  • DTMF Keypad

  • DTMF Auto Dialer

  • Scanning

  • Backlit Keypad

  • VOX

  • Auto Tone Search

  • Power Saver

  • Cross Band Repeat


excellent operating condition



Jerry  WW0E

Includes:

Yaesu NC-29 quick charger

NC-42 drop in quick charger

CSC-57 vinyl case

2 - MH-FNB-27 NiCad battery packs 12V 900 mAh

MH-29 LCD display mic with remote functions

YH-2 headset with VOX

Original manual

Diamond RH77CA dual band antenna

belt clip


Yaesu FT-530

Jerry Rappel
 

Kicking around the idea of selling my YaesuFT-530 ... for a Kenwood TH-D72?


Yaesu FT-530 HT Full Duplex

Dual VFO's

4 transmit levels


  • 82 Memories

  • 12 VDC Direct In

  • DTMF Keypad

  • DTMF Auto Dialer

  • Scanning

  • Backlit Keypad

  • VOX

  • Auto Tone Search

  • Power Saver

  • Cross Band Repeat


excellent operating condition



Jerry  WW0E

Includes:

Yaesu NC-29 quick charger

NC-42 drop in quick charger

CSC-57 vinyl case

2 - MH-FNB-27 NiCad battery packs 12V 900 mAh

MH-29 LCD display mic with remote functions

YH-2 headset with VOX

Original manual

Diamond RH77CA dual band antenna

belt clip


ISS Packet Off

Clint Bradford
 

The #ARISS ham radios on #ISS will be powered off by 08:40 UTC on July 8 to support a Progress vehicle undocking. They should be powered up early the next day.

-the ARISS team


moderated Re: AMSAT Announces Candidates for 2020 Board of Directors Election

Max White
 
Edited

I am proudly also a member of AMSAT-UK. 

Well, you are partially correct: I established this message board (formerly for years in Yahoo Groups) to be a "support site" of sorts for my satellite presentations (more than 100 performed so far ... )

But discussing the present and future of AMSAT-NA - or AMSAT-UK for that matter - is, I believe, important.

If it gets too weird - well, we'll see.

THANK YOU.

Clint K6LCS



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

All
 
Is this really the forum for political manifestos etc on AMSAT? Those list members who are paid up, they will make their own decisions. Though having read through what those who were recently elected have to say, I feel people should look under the bonnet (hood in US parlance) at issues being raised, and not just slag people off because they do not know of them. "Read round the subject", as Geoffrey Perry of Kettering Group fame would often say.
 
73 from a wet and windy UK - Max M0VNG
 
 
 


moderated Re: AMSAT Announces Candidates for 2020 Board of Directors Election

Clint Bradford
 

Thank you for your kind words.

Well, there's a lot "weird" about him ... too bizarre to lay out here.

IMHO, there is only one AMSAT-NA candidate worthy of consideration.
Due to his long-time commitment to the hobby and dedication to making 
it better for us all, the only one deserving of my vote Bruce Paige KK5DO.

Clint K6LCS

-------------------------------------------------------
Hi Clint,
 
Who is this IDIOT WE4B Jeff Johns that is trying to disrupt and destroy our great 
and wonderful hobby of amateur radio for the satellites? Never heard of this guy. 
Sounds like a troublemaker to me - trying to "stir up the troops."
 
There are many hams that love your website and also all the time and effort you 
put into the SATS. You are a HERO to many of us with your expertise and you have 
been so helpful to me with all the great info about them. Thank you so much.
 
Personality I think he is jealous of you because of your valuable knowledge of the 
SATS and how you have taken so much of your personal time to help others, especially 
the newbies that are coming on board.
 
I forgot who is the other ham by the name I believe Patrick is his name that I also 
think he gave you a hard time. Forgot where I read it, but maybe on the AMSAT-BB, 
not sure.
 
Keep up the great work, Clint, and forget about a few who are of little value to the hobby. 
 
Thanks for all your help.

/end/


Re: HRO Has Some TH-D72a in Stock

Jer W
 

Hi Clint,

I have the D72A and still trying to learn how to use all the below features.

Features include:
1000 alpha memory channels
9 scan modes (VFO, Program, MHz, Memory, Memory Group, Call, Tone, CTCSS, DCS)
42 CTCSS frequencies
104 DCS (Digital Code Squelch) codes
Cross-tone,
Waypoint export
DX cluster tune
Clock (date/time)
Band mask
Call channel
Monitor
Auto power-off
MHz mode
Selectable frequency step
Shift
VOX
Auto repeater offset
Automatic simplex checker
DTMF memory (10 channels, 16 digits)

New advanced innovations include:
1200/9600 bps packet TNC
SkyCommand APRS Firmware
Stand-alone Digipeater
Built-in High performance GPS (with KML file support from the free MCP-4A software)
GPS logging – memory for up to 5000 points of track data
EchoLink Ready
MIL-STD810 and IP54 weatherproofing
1200/9600 bps packet communications
Kiss mode

The Stand-alone Digipeater in the TH-D72A can even function as an iGate when properly connected. This transceiver is sure to make ham radio operations easier and more fun for all.

The manual does NOT explain all of them and you tube does not cover all of these. Is thee any ham that you know may be able to help me
with these features? I would like to learn how to use each and everyone of them.

Thanks,

Jerry...W8RQM









On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 1:25:39 AM EDT, Clint Bradford via groups.io <clintbradford@...> wrote:


For $379.95 ...

https://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-010879

It is the only currently manufactured true, full-duplex HT that does both 
V/U and V/U satellites. (And it has a lot more built in ... )

NO - You do not need to spend this much money. I mean, even a pair of 
Yaesu FT-60R HTs to work true, full-duplex with and have $70 left over ... (g)


HRO Has Some TH-D72a in Stock

Clint Bradford
 
Edited

For $379.95 ...

https://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-010879

This Kenwood is the only currently manufactured true, full-duplex HT that does both 
V/U and V/U satellites. (And it has a lot more built in ... )

NO - You do not need to spend this much money. I mean, even a pair of 
Yaesu FT-60R HTs to work true, full-duplex with and have $70 left over ... (g)


moderated Re: AMSAT Announces Candidates for 2020 Board of Directors Election

Brad Smith
 

Clayton:

I have been thinking more about this subject. In my opinion, the integrity of the board has been compromised by the accusations. If we lose members because of it, we can't just assume that another will be born every minute. A believable and thorough explanation has to be forthcoming, to clear out any doubts. The explanation given sounds too much like "I'm from the government, trust me."

73 Brad KC9UQR

In a message dated 7/5/2020 10:36:55 AM Central Standard Time, corlissbs@... writes:

Brad - May I assume that this special notice published 07/04/2020 is not satisfactory ...

AMSAT Responds to Allegations of Unauthorized Legal Expenses

The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) has been made aware of public comments alleging financial mismanagement in the form of “unauthorized” legal expenditures. AMSAT takes these allegations very seriously and in full disclosure, has investigated these claims for many months.

AMSAT’s corporate records give a full accounting of all expenditures and are provided to its Directors upon request, in compliance with our governing documents and law of the District of Columbia (D.C.) Our office remains closed due to COVID-19, where those documents reside. Furthermore, AMSAT complies with IRS rules for 501(c)(3) disclosure of public financial documents, such as the Form 990 available on the AMSAT website. Financial review and accounting services from a third-party firm of Certified Public Accountants are utilized by the corporation to ensure governance to best practice and law.

The Corporation vehemently denies false statements alleging “unauthorized” expenditures.

On behalf of AMSAT,

Clayton Coleman, W5PFG
President

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
BRAD SMITH >  I have read everything pertaining to this subject. I have been a member of AMSAT since 2013. I have donated to AMSAT before and just donated again. But I am dismayed to learn that in excess of $18,000 has been spent by the board to keep the present board intact. This concerns me. I think that due to this allegation, the spending finances of AMSAT should be made public to the membership. What Patrick and Michelle had to go through to actually become part of the board, was not proper. I believed we had a Board of Directors and not two classes of board members. We didn't vote these members in to have them reduced to whatever you want to call it.

A detailed explanation is in order.

73 Brad KC9UQR


moderated Re: AMSAT Announces Candidates for 2020 Board of Directors Election

Brad Smith
 

Well, I do not believe a professional media relations firm was consulted before making the decision 
to publish that announcement 7/4/2020. The three public relations professionals to whom I have spoken
to about this scenario each emphatically stated that that "announcement" should not have been made
in that manner. "Its is going to cause AMSAT grief ... " was the consensus.

And so it goes ...  -Ckint

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

Hi Clint:
 
Since the article about the $18,000 has been published, other members have been discussing this and the article raised doubts in some minds. At this point, I think a more definitive statement would be better received.
 
73 Brad KC9UQR
 


moderated Re: AMSAT Announces Candidates for 2020 Board of Directors Election

Brad Smith
 

Brad - May I assume that this special notice published 07/04/2020 is not satisfactory ...

AMSAT Responds to Allegations of Unauthorized Legal Expenses

The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) has been made aware of public comments alleging financial mismanagement in the form of “unauthorized” legal expenditures. AMSAT takes these allegations very seriously and in full disclosure, has investigated these claims for many months.

AMSAT’s corporate records give a full accounting of all expenditures and are provided to its Directors upon request, in compliance with our governing documents and law of the District of Columbia (D.C.) Our office remains closed due to COVID-19, where those documents reside. Furthermore, AMSAT complies with IRS rules for 501(c)(3) disclosure of public financial documents, such as the Form 990 available on the AMSAT website. Financial review and accounting services from a third-party firm of Certified Public Accountants are utilized by the corporation to ensure governance to best practice and law.

The Corporation vehemently denies false statements alleging “unauthorized” expenditures.

On behalf of AMSAT,

Clayton Coleman, W5PFG
President

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
BRAD SMITH >  I have read everything pertaining to this subject. I have been a member of AMSAT since 2013. I have donated to AMSAT before and just donated again. But I am dismayed to learn that in excess of $18,000 has been spent by the board to keep the present board intact. This concerns me. I think that due to this allegation, the spending finances of AMSAT should be made public to the membership. What Patrick and Michelle had to go through to actually become part of the board, was not proper. I believed we had a Board of Directors and not two classes of board members. We didn't vote these members in to have them reduced to whatever you want to call it.
 
A detailed explanation is in order.
 
73 Brad KC9UQR


Rotarians of Amateur Radio (ROAR General Meeting Now Underway

Craig Bledsoe, KL4E
 

HI Clint >>>

I noticed in the ROAR database that you are an active member of our fine Rotary ham radio organization.

If you happen to see this while our Annual General Meeting is underway (see below), I hope that you will join our Zoom QSO party.

Hope to see (and hear) you soon!

73, Craig, KL4E


Join the ROAR Annual Group Meeting (AGM) ZOOM meeting Saturday July 4th.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7848247670


moderated AMSAT Announces Candidates for 2020 Board of Directors Election

Clint Bradford
 
Edited

Kinda surprised to see WE4B again "running" for an AMSAT-NA board position ...

He recently publicly wrote:

"I make no bones that I feel that the majority of the [AMSAT-NA] BOD are
doing a true disservice to AMSAT. That's why we have elections ... I was
elated with the outcome of the last election. It went just as planned :)
I was happy to draw votes away from other incumbents during the last
election."

What a campaign statement.
For a guy who also recently wrote ...  

"AMSAT is a sham of an organization"

... and ...

"It's time to take my hard-earned membership dollars elsewhere"

- I thought his preoccupation with AMSAT-NA may wane. I guess I was
wrong. He's running again - again with the intent to lose and draw votes
away from others?

What a platform upon which to run ... Think I will vote for officers who truly
care about the advancement of the hobby and the future of amateur radio satellites.

But that's just me  ... I could be wrong.


Clint K6LCS


AO-92 for Field Day

Clint Bradford
 

From Drew - U/V all weekend.


Re: Looking for satellite antenna options for restricted areas

Pedro Sousa
 

Hi,

The AMSAT Journal is available for members only.
However the article was also published by AMSAT Spain. Available for free here: https://www.amsat-ea.org/app/download/11441368/AMSAT-EA-Newsletter_05-2019.pdf

73 Pedro CU2ZG


On 2020-06-16 11:11, T W via groups.io wrote:
Good morning Pedro, is there a link available for your article?

73 Tom
kf6kyd
On 15 Jun 2020, at 18:46, Pedro Sousa via groups.io <pedro@...> wrote:

Paul,

I have written an article for the AMSAT journal last year testing omnis.

73 Pedro
CU2ZG .

Please excuse any typos or briefness

On 15 Jun 2020, at 23:06, Paul AC9O <pphiliphome@...> wrote:

Hi All,

I have been working handheld with an Arrow on the FM Sats and am looking for options for a base station antenna, but I have HOA restrictions that limit what I can put up.

I don't think I can manage a rotatable array so that limits it to omni-directional antennas.

Does anyone have any experience with any? 

Thanks and 73
Paul, AC9O


Sem vírus. www.avast.com


Re: Please Help Fund the Creation of Thrusters for Cubesats and PocketQube Satellites

Bruce Perens K6BP
 

Clint,

One of his designs is currently on two AMSAT-EU GENESIS satellites constructed by LibreSpace, which will hopefully fly this year. It's an electric thruster of low power - low enough to be powered by a cubesat or pocketqube. It only works in space. The "customers" are expected to be Amateur Satellites and Educational ones, although it seems everyone is in the microsatellite game these days. However, for those with deeper pocketbooks there are established manufacturers with heritage.

There are not the issues of atmospheric rocket fuel causing pollution, and the fuel is - depending on the design - a few ounces of plastic or ionic fluid. The thrust is low, but of course over time it works out to be some reasonable delta-V.

I really doubt the authorities are interested. :-)

    Thanks

    Bruce

On Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 9:12 PM Clint Bradford via groups.io <clintbradford=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
What additional funding may be required for his device to be “approved” by the space agencies involved?



--
Bruce Perens - General Partner, Incubator.Fund, Partner, OSS.Capital.

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