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Re: Hams and the Weather

Robert Putala KE8UW
 

Yes, I have an interest in weather also (and Ham, and satellites, and coffee roasting, and beer brewing, and boating, and fishing, and antique electronics...). My weather station data is on the Ambient weather site, location Pinion Oaks, Prescott. 
It was important that to get that station up after moving here from Massachusetts. Not sure why it was important, it just was.  

Rob Putala
KE8UW

On Mar 7, 2021, at 11:45 PM, Clint Bradford via groups.io <clintbradford@...> wrote:

What is the fascination between hams and meteorology?

I was fascinated with the weather in 4th grade. Made a weather station in
the back yard. Wet bulb hygrometer ... barometer ... millibar conversion ...

Here's something: 622-2501. The phone number, 622-2501. That was the 
US Weather Bureau's office in Pomona, California. WAS is the operative word:
They have been GONE for fifty years. But that phone number is still in my brain 
to this day. (But don't ask me where my car keys are RIGHT NOW ... )

Any of you enjoy the weather - more than just looking out the window to determine 
whether (poor pun, sorry) or not you'll be sporting a jacket for the day?

https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/KCAMIRAL20

Clint


Hams and the Weather

Clint Bradford
 

What is the fascination between hams and meteorology?

I was fascinated with the weather in 4th grade. Made a weather station in
the back yard. Wet bulb hygrometer ... barometer ... millibar conversion ...

Here's something: 622-2501. The phone number, 622-2501. That was the 
US Weather Bureau's office in Pomona, California. WAS is the operative word:
They have been GONE for fifty years. But that phone number is still in my brain 
to this day. (But don't ask me where my car keys are RIGHT NOW ... )

Any of you enjoy the weather - more than just looking out the window to determine 
whether (poor pun, sorry) or not you'll be sporting a jacket for the day?

https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/KCAMIRAL20

Clint


Re: Desktop HT Stand - $35.95

T W
 
Edited

Not a problem. I love my nifty accessories.

On 7 Mar 2021, at 14:12, Clint Bradford via groups.io <clintbradford@...> wrote:
I think that accidentally was sent with too many photos - I apologize!


Re: Desktop HT Stand - $35.95

Clint Bradford
 

I think that accidentally was sent with too many photos - I apologize!


Desktop HT Stand - $35.95

Clint Bradford
 
Edited

DISCLAIMER: I love Nifty! Accessories. They have been making my life with radios 
more enjoyable for a couple decades with their Nifty! Mini-Manuals, Manuals, and
Guides. They support the hobby. They're right here in the U.S. And they offer other 
accessories for us, too. Like their desktop HT stand - which I purchased at a HamFest ...


That could be my VX-7R ... (g). Excellent quality Nifty! stand. Weighted base. Now includes
a nifty nylon cable guide. And I didn't mind a bit supporting them with this $35 purchase.

BUT ... ("Everyone I know has a big but ... " -Pee Wee Herman, 1985)

 
If that looks like a simple, steel bookend from Staples - "re-formed" slightly to improve viewing
angle - well, it's 'cause it is. Four of five bucks a pair. Each can accommodate TWO devices with
belt clips.


Mine's a "faux woodgrain" finish. I see Staples currently offers black ones. Amazon has some
cool-looking cobalt blue ones, as well as woodgrain.

What can a ham do with the savings of more than $25? Invest in a Nifty! Radio Guide!!! Available 
at Ham Radio Outlet or from Nifty! directly.

https://www.niftyaccessories.com/index.php

https://www.hamradio.com/search.cfm

Clint K6LCS






Re: Need help finding a sat antenna

T W
 

They are good antennas. Rock solid too. Have you looked at the factor antennas? I have a pair that I’m very happy with, great customer service as well. 

On 7 Mar 2021, at 12:28, Clint Bradford via groups.io <clintbradford@...> wrote:

Receiving almost any 440-downlink satellite well will require sone gain. You cannot point a modest beam on a tripod out a window for operating?


Re: Need help finding a sat antenna

Clint Bradford
 

Receiving almost any 440-downlink satellite well will require sone gain. You cannot point a modest beam on a tripod out a window for operating?


Re: Need help finding a sat antenna

Chuck Freeman <w0cbf@...>
 

Is it gold plated!


AMSAT Talks All Day Saturday - 03/13/20-21

Clint Bradford
 
Edited

AMSAT talks all day long at upcoming QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo -

https://www.qsotodayhamexpo.com

... and more in this edition:

-AMSAT Ambassadors to Speak at QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo
-Revised QO-100 WB Transponder Bandplan and Operating Guidelines
-Rubins and Noguchi assemble solar array fixtures outside ISS
-VUCC Awards-Endorsements for March 1 2021
-India, Brazil Launch Amazônia-1 On PSLV Rocket
-IARU Region 1 Participates in ITU WRC-23, Prep for 23cm Allocations
-Changes to AMSAT-NA TLE Distribution for February 4, 2021
-ARISS News
-Upcoming Satellite Operations
-Hamfests, Conventions, Maker Faires, and Other Events
-Satellite Shorts From All Over

ANS-066 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

AMSAT Ambassadors to Speak at QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo
Several AMSAT Ambassadors are scheduled to speak at the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo on Saturday, March 13, 2021. The QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo to be held on March 12-14, 2021 features many speakers over a wide range of technical and operating topics. Among the speakers will be two AMSAT Ambassadors presenting in the Space Auditorium on Saturday March 13, 2021:

“Working the Easy FM Amateur Satellites” Clint Bradford, K6LCS 1200-1300 EST

From getting licensed to finding local clubs to working the “easy” FM amateur satellites – with minimal investment! We’ll cover all the basics for you – with plenty of ways to submit any questions you may have afterwards. Let’s get you “working the birds” ASAP!

Clint Bradford has been a ham since 1994, and is also involved in the commercial side of the communications industry. His “How to Work the Amateur Satellites With Your HT” presentation has informed and delighted more than 100 audiences over the past few years – clubs, conventions, and hamfests not only in Southern California, but also clubs across North America and Canada. He is an ARRL educator, AMSAT Ambassador, and member of several AMSAT chapters across the planet.

“Getting on the air with Amateur Radio Satellites” Tom Schuessler, N5HYP 1700-1800 EST

Tom will provide an introduction to what you need to know to become active on FM satellites and beyond.

Tom was licensed in 1985. Although he was aware of Amateur Radio space communications, he thought it was just too far beyond the means of the average ham. In 2009, he caught the bug from the late Keith Pugh, W5IU. The realization that he already had a radio that would work with the then existing FM satellites was all he needed. He now not only actively enjoys communicating through the current fleet of Amateur Radio satellites, but loves to communicate his passion and experience to those who have never yet experienced the thrill. Professionally, Tom Has worked in the broadcast television and video fields as a production and systems engineer.

Also scheduled to present are AMSAT’s Human Space partners at ARISS:

“How to Enjoy Amateur Radio Contacts with the International Space Station” Frank Bauer, KA3HDO & Rosalie White, K1STO 1600-1700 EST

You can enjoy ham radio contacts through the ARISS radios on the International Space Station. We’ll explain how you can have fun trying ARISS packet, SSTV and repeater mode. Intermediate level & even beginners learn how to try off-the-planet hamming.

Frank H. Bauer’s aerospace career spans over 40 years within NASA and private industry. Mr. Bauer’s primary research interests include space borne applications of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and space vehicle formation flying. He was the principal investigator of 4 spaceflight GPS and formation flying experiments including the AMSAT-OSCAR-40 GPS experiment, investigating the use of GPS above the constellation. His hobbies include astronomy, amateur radio, and flying. He’s the founder of ARISS-USA, which enables amateur radio on the ISS.

Rosalie White is an ARISS-US Delegate to the International Space Station (supported by NASA). Her specialties are STEM, Aerospace, NASA, Amateur Radio, and Aviation.

Complete information is available at https://www.qsotodayhamexpo.com

[ANS thanks QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo for the above information.]

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Plenty more news - go to AMSAT.org for the complete issue!

ANS-066 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins for March 7, 2021
The AMSAT News Service bulletins are a free, weekly news and information service of AMSAT, The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation. ANS publishes news related to Amateur Radio in Space including reports on the activities of a worldwide group of Amateur Radio operators who share an active interest in designing, building, launching and communicating through analog and digital Amateur Radio satellites.

The news feed on http://www.amsat.org publishes news of Amateur Radio in Space as soon as our volunteers can post it.

Please send any amateur satellite news or reports to: ans-editor@...

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Re: Need help finding a sat antenna

Siegfried Jackstien
 

just a "tiny bit" overpriced .. not?!?

dg9bfc  sigi

Am 07.03.2021 um 01:08 schrieb Dwayne Terry:


Re: GoSatWatch and the ISS

Clint Bradford
 

All cured yesterday!


Re: Need help finding a sat antenna

Dwayne Terry
 


Re: Need help finding a sat antenna

Chuck Freeman <w0cbf@...>
 

As I stated I am handicapped and need an antenna (fixed) that I can mount outside and not a directional antenna. Something like a turnstile antenna. 


Re: QSO Today Virtual HamFest - March 12-13, and Beyond!

Clint Bradford
 

Sone great sessions coming up this weekend - check out the Satellite stuff - FIRST TWO of you who email me, stating, “I’ll attend - and try to check out a ham satellite session or two!” - will get a free ticket to the show. My email address is all over work-sat.com 


Re: Need help finding a sat antenna

Clint Bradford
 

Got a camera tripod???


Need help finding a sat antenna

Chuck Freeman <w0cbf@...>
 

Hello, I am handicapped and building an antenna is out of the question. Also using a handheld beam will not work. I am looking for a turnstile antenna that is available to buy. I have been trying to listen to SO-50 with a dipole inside antenna without any luck. Any help w UK ll be greatly appreciated. 73's de Chuck W0CBF 


QSO Today Virtual HamFest - March 12-13, and Beyond!

Clint Bradford
 

 
Scores of sessions ... live talks ... And if you cannot "attend" March 12-13, your ticket allows you to 
view it all for a month afterward!
 


Re: Which SMA/BNC connectors do people use now for Kenwood TH-D72?

AF7ZA
 

And there is this. From Diamond Antenna website.


Bill AF7ZA

On Mar 2, 2021, at 1:27 57PM, Clint Bradford via groups.io <clintbradford@...> wrote:

Mr Gulyas has long retired - from his professional life, and from making these wonderful adapters for us.

I will ask around ... and see if you can find the Facebook group that Don Arnold hangs out in - he will know!


Re: Which SMA/BNC connectors do people use now for Kenwood TH-D72?

KC9REN
 
Edited

Hello, I would highly suggest you look for an SMA to BNC cable adapter to take the strain from the coax off of the connector on your Kenwood TH-D72. These cable adapters usually use a coax such as RG-174 which is very flexible. 


Re: Which SMA/BNC connectors do people use now for Kenwood TH-D72?

Paul AC9O
 

I found these on Amazon, support at the base. Work well for me.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CVQL14A/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

DHT Electronics 2pcs RF coaxial Coax Adapter SMA Male to BNC Female goldplated

73,
Paul, AC9O

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