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Re: ISS

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

The ISS is actually a lot closer! Its orbit elevation is half that of the LEOs!

Which means it crosses the sky a lot faster ... (grin)

The Kenwood cross-band repeater is still OFF, I believe. But when they get a chance, astronauts have been working terrestrial stations recently.

Go to the ISS Info page at ...

http://web.me.com/clintbradford/Work-Sat/Sat_Skeds.html

Stations in England worked the ISS on 2M voice yesterday!

Clint

ISS

John Moncak
 

Is it possible to make vhf voice with my arrow and ht with only 5 watts to the iss thanks 73 ke3lb

ISS

John Moncak
 

Is it possible to work the iss with my arrow and ht with 5 watts or do i need more power output thanks ke3lb 73

SO-67 Testing!

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

SO-67 is testing its FM repeater again! Read up on the "three second rule" - and freq details - always available through ...

http://web.me.com/clintbradford/Work-Sat/Sat_Skeds.html

SO67 SCHEDULE
All times UTC

NA/SA = North and South America

08/30/2010
NA/SA
11:20
14:15


08/31/2010
NA/SA
12:35
15:30
18:40

09/01/2010
NA/SA
12:15
15:15
18:20

09/02/2010
NA/SA
10:25
13:30
16:25

09/03/2010
NA/SA
13:10
16:10
19:15

09/04/2010
NA/SA
12:50
15:50
19:00

09/05/2010
NA/SA
11:05
14:00
17:05

/end/

Re: The correct process for working LEO satellites

paul ecker <eckerpw@...>
 

Thank you all for your ongoing help. Great Group!

73
Paul

(No subject)

Randy Schulze
 


Go to my web site, http://kd0hkd.com. On the left side of the page, click on the Satellite button. Part way down the page. you'll find several links to audio recordings, and one to a video recording. Another link, "My Favorite Satellite QSO," also contains another pair of recordings, and also shows a pile up.

Have Fun!

 
Randy Schulze
KD0HKD
Kansas City, Missouri
rschulze@...

Re: The correct process for working LEO satellites

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

So my question is can anyone steer me to a link for an article or video on the correct/recommended process/ correct order ??
Sure - the four-page tutorial on the front page at ...

http://www.work-sat.com

... has it all for you!

Clint, K6LCS

Re: The correct process for working LEO satellites

Richard Bruno
 

I found the ARRL Satellite Handbook very helpful. Chapter 5 has some good info on satellite QSO protocol.

73,

N6ISY

Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry


From: "kc2nyu" <eckerpw@...>
Sender: Work-Sat@...
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2010 12:14:49 -0000
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Subject: [Work-Sat] The correct process for working LEO satellites

 

Made my first attempt at tracking and listening to AO51 last evening and was able to get very strong audio for about 10 minutes. What a thrill on my first foray. I did try to get in but with no success. Not sure if it is always the same, but there appeared to be a major pile up going on.

So my question is can anyone steer me to a link for an article or video on the correct/recommended process/ correct order ?? for making the QSO; Not talking the technical part but the suggested order of words or pro-words.

Thanks and 73
Paul

Re: The correct process for working LEO satellites

Randy Schulze
 

Go to my web site, http://kd0hkd.com. On the left side of the page, click on the Satellite button. Part way down the page. you'll find several links to audio recordings, and one to a video recording. Another link, "My Favorite Satellite QSO," also contains another pair of recordings, and also shows a pile up.

Have Fun!

Randy
KD0HKD
Kansas City, MO


On 08/24/10, kc2nyu wrote:

























Made my first attempt at tracking and listening to AO51 last evening and was able to get very strong audio for about 10 minutes. What a thrill on my first foray. I did try to get in but with no success. Not sure if it is always the same, but there appeared to be a major pile up going on.





So my question is can anyone steer me to a link for an article or video on the correct/recommended process/ correct order ?? for making the QSO; Not talking the technical part but the suggested order of words or pro-words.





Thanks and 73


Paul



















































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Randy Schulze
KD0HKD
Kansas City, Missouri
rschulze@...

The correct process for working LEO satellites

kc2nyu <eckerpw@...>
 

Made my first attempt at tracking and listening to AO51 last evening and was able to get very strong audio for about 10 minutes. What a thrill on my first foray. I did try to get in but with no success. Not sure if it is always the same, but there appeared to be a major pile up going on.

So my question is can anyone steer me to a link for an article or video on the correct/recommended process/ correct order ?? for making the QSO; Not talking the technical part but the suggested order of words or pro-words.

Thanks and 73
Paul

AO-51 Status

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

According to projections, the next 100% illumination period for AO-51 has begun. Hopefully for the next week or two we can run both transmitters ON at reasonable power. The PL tone isn't needed (and hasn't been for the last few weeks).

FM Digital PBBS, U
Uplink: N/A
Downlink: 435.150 Mhz FM

FM Repeater, V/U
Uplink: 145.920 Mhz FM
Downlink: 435.300 Mhz FM


Even though AO-51 "sees sunlight" all the time, it doesn't "see" the sun equally throughout an orbit. So, we are going to keep the power management software running in hopes that we can optimize the transmitter power output and keep the battery temperatures down.

The way it is currently configured, AO-51 can run in one of three states, depending on available battery power:
1) HIGH 435.300 at 550 mW and 435.150 at 420 mW
2) MEDIUM 435.300 at 420 mW and 435.150 at 300 mW
3) LOW which currently sets both transmitters effectively to OFF


It is very likely that users will see the transmitter power going up and down some as the battery voltage goes up and down. We hope it's not too often, and adjustments will be made after collecting some telemetry over the next few days. Our goal has always been to keep it ON and useable as much as possible, and we'll do our best to continue that tradition.

Activity reports over the next few weeks to http://oscar.dcarr.org/ (or to me at n8mh AT amsat.org if Ao-51 appears to be OFF) will be very much appreciated.

And finally--telemetry files (KISS format preferred) from around the world will be greatly appreciated for the next few weeks!

On behalf of the AO-51 Command Team,



Mark L. Hammond [N8MH]

Re: Yaesu FT-60 Speaker Mic?

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

Well, Paul, although the "theme" of my "How to Work the FM Sats ... " presentations is that most hams already have the necessary equipment to work 'em ...

There's still plenty of folks here who can spend your money for you as well as any9ne else ...

(grin)

Clint

Yaesu MH-34b4b it is, just ordered ...

Re: Yaesu FT-60 Speaker Mic?

kc2nyu <eckerpw@...>
 

Yaesu MH-34b4b it is, just ordered. Thank you gentlemen for quick and informative replies.

73, Paul

--- In Work-Sat@..., Randy Schulze <rschulze@...> wrote:

I agree with "keep it simple!"

I hold the Arrow Antenna in one hand, with the FT-60 in the other. My small audio recorder is on a lanyard, hung around my neck. This arrangement does an outstanding job!

I did try experimenting with headset connected to the recorder, with the recorder connected to the radio. Al this did was complicate things with more wires, and no appreciable improvement in performance.

Like the man says, keep it simple!

Randy
KD0HKD

On 08/23/10, K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...> wrote:

























At demos when there's a lot of noise, I am using a 2W audio amp strapped to my Arrow for all to hear. But I am still hand-holding the Arrow, and using the Yaesu MH-34 speaker-mic to transmit.





Keep it simple!





Clint


















































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Randy Schulze
KD0HKD
Kansas City, Missouri
rschulze@...

Re: Yaesu FT-60 Speaker Mic?

Randy Schulze
 

I agree with "keep it simple!"

I hold the Arrow Antenna in one hand, with the FT-60 in the other. My small audio recorder is on a lanyard, hung around my neck. This arrangement does an outstanding job!

I did try experimenting with headset connected to the recorder, with the recorder connected to the radio. Al this did was complicate things with more wires, and no appreciable improvement in performance.

Like the man says, keep it simple!

Randy
KD0HKD

On 08/23/10, K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...> wrote:

























At demos when there's a lot of noise, I am using a 2W audio amp strapped to my Arrow for all to hear. But I am still hand-holding the Arrow, and using the Yaesu MH-34 speaker-mic to transmit.





Keep it simple!





Clint


















































--
 
Randy Schulze
KD0HKD
Kansas City, Missouri
rschulze@...

Re: Yaesu FT-60 Speaker Mic?

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

At demos when there's a lot of noise, I am using a 2W audio amp strapped to my Arrow for all to hear. But I am still hand-holding the Arrow, and using the Yaesu MH-34 speaker-mic to transmit.

Keep it simple!

Clint

Yaesu FT-60 Speaker Mic?

kc2nyu <eckerpw@...>
 

Just wondering how other FT-60 users who have a tripod mounted radio and antenna (I mounted mine using a K7AGE type bracket) hear and talk? In other words what is the most efficient way to hear and talk: 1) the radio speaker and installed mic, 2) external speaker mic (what model & brand) 3) external mic and radio speaker or 4) some other method?

Thanks and 73
Paul
KC2NYU

Re: Amateur Radio Satellite Gadgets

Amir K9CHP
 

Well, quite a few brands of compasses now have their product made in China and since that switch, I've seen quite a few compass failures, not just by sitting on them, but just poor manufacturing. Not all, mind you, but enough for me to start looking for where the darn SUUNTO, SILVA or BRUNTON were made. I think it is very difficult to evade the Chinese made compasses, but you need to be aware that they too may fail and now at a greater rate than before.

The flatter the compass is, the more sensitive it is to being perfectly horizontal, the ones with a round dial tend to be more forgiving that the one with a needle.

Finally, remember that there is a magnet in the speaker of the radio and/or the speaker mike.  Holding the compass at an arm's length is generally good enough. Play/test your compass, so that when you take a reading, you know what the what the weaknesses of the compass are.

On clear nights, learn how to find the North star, best compass there is, way better made than the Chinese one, batteries won't dies either! :-)

 

 

========================

73 de K9CHP Amir Findling, Member ARRL, ARRL/ W5YI VE, WAC, WAS, DXCC

www.K9CHP.net Blog: http://k9chp.blogspot.com

Eagle Valley Search Dogs, Senior K9 Handler

K9 Certification Tester, NYS Federation of Search Teams

1st Special Response Group (1SRG)

Re: Amateur Radio Satellite Gadgets

Randy Schulze
 


Outstanding!  I'll try to update the web site this weekend.

Thanks!

Randy
KD0HKD


On 08/20/10, walscobry wrote:




I actually found this one at Target! of all places. But I don't think they sell them anymore, sad. But here is a link to the dealer finder at suunto.com:

http://www.suuntoservice.com/dealerlocator/

Bryan
KJ4QZJ

































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Randy Schulze
KD0HKD
Kansas City, Missouri
rschulze@...

Re: Amateur Radio Satellite Gadgets

walscobry
 

I actually found this one at Target! of all places. But I don't think they sell them anymore, sad. But here is a link to the dealer finder at suunto.com:

http://www.suuntoservice.com/dealerlocator/

Bryan
KJ4QZJ

Re: Amateur Radio Satellite Gadgets

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

Amazon has the classis A-10 SUUNTO COmpass for less than ten bucks!

Clint