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Re: Framework Configurable Laptop for portable opps

Siegfried Jackstien
 

hp made some user modifyable laptop some years ago (i few weeks ago i bought a refurbished zbook 15G2) ... a single slider on the back pushed to the side and you can open the backside (to get to memory, ssd, install cd drive, whatever) ... so hp comes close to the framework design (close but its not the same)

the 15g2 is the last one with a REAL docking station connector on the bottom and has additionally a thunderbolt connector (best of both worlds to have BOTH connectors)

if needed you can use them both in parallel (who needs two docking setups at once?!?)

if i just could upgrade the i7 4910 to a newer version (10th or 11th generation i7) then it would be my "perfect" laptop

hp called them "mobile workstation" cause it has an nvidia graphics card additionally to the onboard hd graphic (can easy run 3 or 4 screns at once) and it is (performance wise) a desktop in a notebook case (ok it needs also more power as a "normal" laptop so the battery only lasts about 4 hours)

has 4 memory slots (YES.. FOUR!! .. 2 below keyboard and two from the bottom side) ... 3 ssd harddrives needed?? no problem there is room for it

cd drive?? there is a slot for it

its not a slim design in the 2 pounds class but a big one (about 6 pounds) ... nothing you want to carry around that much

for around 400 to 500 bucks you can find those (a bit older) hp units as refurbished ones ... ok it is a bit slower as an i7 10th or 11th generation ... but in my view the speed up from around 3.5 ghz to around 4 to 4.5 ... is not that much difference and 32 gb of ram is enough for most users

sadly now all laptops have only the thunderbolt connector ... the base connector is thrown out on all newer designs...  and you need an external drive for cd/dvd

another reason why i took this older unit ... i want a cd drive INSIDE and not as an extra unit

why isn´t also the hp zbook built with exchangeable cpu?? THAT would then be a perfect design (not change the complete motherboard but only the cpu!)

i am running the unit now with 3 screens (a tv screen via hdmi, a 24 inch "nomal" screen and the 15 inch internal) and it sure could do another two screens just in case

the framework design is not that bad idea ... build your unit to your needs like "lego" ... stick in what you need ... and replace parts on your own

perfect?? no ... but very close ... and does not cost 3 to 4 k

dg9bfc sigi






Am 26.07.2021 um 07:44 schrieb Clint Bradford via groups.io:

Interesting ... but for the same amount, I'd rather purchase a new 13" MacBook Air ...


Re: Framework Configurable Laptop for portable opps

Clint Bradford
 

Interesting ... but for the same amount, I'd rather purchase a new 13" MacBook Air ...


Framework Configurable Laptop for portable opps

Mike Hoblinski
 

I ran across a video for a configurable, upgradable, repairable laptop today.
Its made by a company called framework. https://frame.work/
Its a startup company and the laptop is 13.5" and starts at 750.
Here is the video that led me to look into it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmyAUIo79EU

Not what you call cheap or minimal equipment but I see a few people running
portable radios like the IC-705 and doing packet or other data modes. 

Mike
N6IMF


Re: Yaesu FT530's for sale, full duplex - not mine

David Spoelstra
 

For anyone wanting a great FM full-duplex 5W radio for satellites, the FT-530 is awesome! I've got one and I have almost 200 grid squares with it. They have 41 memories so you can store complete passes for eight FM satellites (5 steps/pass).

I suggest you get an AA case and just use rechargeable AAs if you win this. Also, I have a searchable PDF version of the manual which I would be happy to email the winner. The printed manual has everything in it, but it's hard to find what you want. Being able to search makes it a lot easier.

Disclaimer, the ones advertised are not mine and I'm not selling them. I just think the FT-530 is an excellent HT for satellite work.

-David, N9KT


Re: Work-Sat.com Site Survey Time

David Spoelstra
 

On Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 3:25 PM Clint Bradford via groups.io <clintbradford=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
Very common-sense, reasonable suggestions …

-MAINLY, a page of, “OK - I am working these easy FM voice birds - WHAT’S NEXT?”

-More info/pics for the DIY antenna projects

SO - What I would like from ALL OF YOU is:

Which site(s) have YOU found for SSB/digital satellites that I should refer to?

Clint





On Jul 22, 2021, at 11:24 AM, Mike Scott <mike@...> wrote:

Probably a good idea to list some of these great ideas ...


Re: Work-Sat.com Site Survey Time

Clint Bradford
 

Very common-sense, reasonable suggestions …

-MAINLY, a page of, “OK - I am working these easy FM voice birds - WHAT’S NEXT?”

-More info/pics for the DIY antenna projects

SO - What I would like from ALL OF YOU is:

Which site(s) have YOU found for SSB/digital satellites that I should refer to?

Clint





On Jul 22, 2021, at 11:24 AM, Mike Scott <mike@...> wrote:

Probably a good idea to list some of these great ideas ...


Re: Work-Sat.com Site Survey Time

Mike Scott
 

Probably a good idea to list some of these great ideas that are going to be implemented soon…..(like a teaser)

 

73’s

 

 

 

From: Work-Sat@groups.io <Work-Sat@groups.io> On Behalf Of Clint Bradford via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 6:47 AM
To: Work-Sat@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Work-Sat] Work-Sat.com Site Survey Time

 

Again, thanks to the almost-200 of you who replied. Some GREAT ideas - 
which will be implemented soon.

Clint


Re: Work-Sat.com Site Survey Time

Clint Bradford
 

Again, thanks to the almost-200 of you who replied. Some GREAT ideas - 
which will be implemented soon.

Clint


Re: Work-Sat.com Site Survey Time

Clint Bradford
 

Wow ... a hundred responses overnight - THANK YOU!

The reoccurring comment has been, "OK, the site gets us on the easy satellites - but what's NEXT?"

I will refine the "SSB SITES" page, and welcome input from you on which sites YOU have found great 
in your search for "life beyond the easy sats."

Again, many thanks for your continuing support.

Clint


Work-Sat.com Site Survey Time

Clint Bradford
 
Edited

It's that time again ... I need to make sure you think the site is meeting its 
goal of getting those new to amateur radio satellites the info they need.

Please visit this Web form ...

FORM CLOSED 07/22/2021 09:47AM PACIFIC

... and let me know what you think should be added ... deleted ... 

Thank you all for your continued support.

Clint Bradford
909-999-SATS (7287)


AO-109 (RadFxSat-2/AMSAT Fox-1E) Open For Amateur Use

Clint Bradford
 

AMSAT NEWS SERVICE SPECIAL BULLETIN
ANS-201

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The news feed on http://www.amsat.orgpublishes 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 at amsat.org.

You can sign up for free e-mail delivery of the AMSAT News Service Bulletins via the ANS List; to join this list see: https://mailman.amsat.org/postorius/lists/ans.amsat.org/

In this edition:

* AO-109 (RadFxSat-2/AMSAT Fox-1E) Open For Amateur Use

SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-201.01
ANS-139 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 201.01
 From AMSAT HQ WASHINGTON, DC
DATE July 20, 2021
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-201.01

AO-109 (RadFxSat-2/AMSAT Fox-1E) Open For Amateur Use

The AMSAT Engineering and Operations Teams are pleased to announce that AO-109 (RadFxSat-2/AMSAT Fox-1E) is now open for amateur use. Users are advised to use efficient modes such as CW or FT4 for making contacts, since issues with the satellite make SSB voice contacts challenging at best.

Please see the May/June 2021 issue (Vol. 44, No. 3) of The AMSAT Journal for an article by Burns Fisher, WB1FJ, and Mark Hammond, N8MH, detailing the various attempts to characterize AO-109 and its apparent problems.  

On behalf of the Engineering and Operations Teams--

73,
Jerry, N0JY and Drew, KO4MA

AO-109 Frequencies
Inverting Linear Transponder
Uplink 145.860 MHz - 145.890 MHz
Downlink 435.760 MHz  - 435.790 MHz
1k2 BPSK Telemetry 435.750 MHz (non-operational)

[ANS thanks AMSAT Vice President - Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY, and AMSAT Vice President - Operations Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, for the above information]

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Working Sats with the IC-705

Max Becker
 

Almost all of the reviews of the Icom IC-705 HF/VHF/UHF transceiver focus on the QRP nature on the HF bands, but speak little to the VHF and UHF bands on this radio.  Although not full duplex, I found this radio to be great for at least the FM and APRS satellites.  A short video:  https://youtu.be/mLppX23-rBk


Five Fun Things to do with an SDR

Clint Bradford
 

Great source for SDR devices - https://www.rtl-sdr.com/buy-rtl-sdr-dvb-t-dongles/

And a video showing five fun SDR projects ...

https://youtu.be/vbJel_qxk5E

Clint


ISS SSTV Back On!

Clint Bradford
 

Back up!


Re: ISS SSTV June 21-26, 2021

Clint Bradford
 

ARISS SSTV Update: 
 
ARISS SSTV to get another day to make up for off period. Transmissions should run until June 27 ~18:30 UTC after starting back up after the EVA.
 
Dave, AA4KN
 


Satellites for Field Day

Clint Bradford
 
Edited

From AMSAT Paul:

Good morning,

I have just posted a summary of the satellites likely to be active on Field Day at ... 

https://www.amsat.org/satellites-likely-to-be-active-on-field-day-2021/

Please let me know if there are any errors or omissions.

73,

Paul, N8HM


Re: ISS Heard This Morning?

Mark Huffstutter
 

Interesting, I had not heard that mission. If I did the math right, it deployed

Successfully this morning at 12:56 CEST or 10:56 UTC.

 

https://africanews.space/mir-sat-1-has-deployed-from-the-iss-into-orbit/

 

Maybe it got lonesome, and looped back and shaded Them!

 

I crack Me up….

 

73

Mark  K7ZGT

From: Work-Sat@groups.io [mailto:Work-Sat@groups.io] On Behalf Of N0BML
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 10:31 AM
To: Work-Sat@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Work-Sat] ISS Heard This Morning?

 

I'm in Auburn so yeah, Seattle pass. The thing I thought might be a problem today was the MIR-SAT1 deployment.

I was able to receive an image in the last pass so it must have just been off.

73 de N0BML


Re: ISS SSTV June 21-26, 2021

Dennis
 

**UPDATE - June 22**

SSTV will be OFF June 25 from ~06:35 until ~19:35 UTC to support the U.S. EVA.


Re: ISS Heard This Morning?

N0BML
 

I'm in Auburn so yeah, Seattle pass. The thing I thought might be a problem today was the MIR-SAT1 deployment.

I was able to receive an image in the last pass so it must have just been off.

73 de N0BML


Re: ISS Heard This Morning?

Mark Huffstutter
 

Ha!  Yes, I was out there with You, waiting expectantly for a nice overhead path….Nothing!

They were QRT for that pass, at least over Seattle. Now fixed, I just came back inside from

A successful 15:03Z pass. This is the first QRT pass since this run has started.

 

The outage You mentioned is Friday, The crew will be on an EVA, doing work on Their solar panels.

More info here:

 

http://ariss-sstv.blogspot.com

 

73

Mark K7ZGT

 

 

 

 

 

From: Work-Sat@groups.io [mailto:Work-Sat@groups.io] On Behalf Of N0BML
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 9:57 AM
To: Work-Sat@groups.io
Subject: [Work-Sat] ISS Heard This Morning?

 

Greetings!

I was setup this morning for the ISS pass about 15:30Z but heard nothing at all. A little later I was able to receive NOAA-15 so I know my setup is working even though it's not the best.

Was anyone else able to hear anything? I know there was a satellite being deployed this morning which might have been a conflict.

73 de N0BML

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