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Re: New member and a couple questions

Clint Bradford
 

WELCOME to this exciting aspect of our hobby. YOU ARE SO CLOSE to 

success!!!

 

>> … Anytone 868 and Yaesu FT60 …

 

I think the FT-60’s receiver is a little more sensitive … BUT - You are 

using an antenna system with a lot of gain! Working ’50, ’91, and ’92 

will be easy!

 

>> … Arrow Antenna …

 

WITH or WITHOUT the diplexer?

 

>> … SO-50, but in all the excitement I forgot to adjust for the doppler shift.  

 

No biggie … just tune a little ABOVE to start the pass … then to the transmitted 

frequency … then slightly BELOW as it descends …

 

SO-50’s 2M Uplink - NO Doppler correction.

 

>> …I tried the ISS earlier this morning, but never heard anything. 

 

Nope. Not FM voice … but Packet is up!

 

>> … What is Mean Anomaly?

 

Huh - you SHOUDL know that. It is Question 1,234.789(c) in any exam …

 

(GRIN)

 

It represents the fraction of an elliptical orbit's period that has elapsed since the orbiting body passed periapsis …

 

You DON’T need to know this … seriously!

 

Clint K6LCS


New member and a couple questions

K9DWI
 

I am new to the group and very interested in making my first QSO via Satellite radio.  I am in the Kansas City MO area and enjoy local simplex/repeaters, HF, and digital.  Anyways, I have two handhelds (Anytone 868 and Yaesu FT60) dedicated at the moment for satellite use and just picked up an Arrow Antenna  (146/437-10 LEO Satellite Antenna).  I have yet to make a contact and just a few minutes ago I managed to hear SO-50, but in all the excitement I forgot to adjust for the doppler shift.  It was busy and waited for a break to call, but that didn't happen.

I tried the ISS earlier this morning, but never heard anything.  Will I hear anything if the astronauts are not on the radio?

I attached a screenshot and I believe I have a good concept of the AOS, TCO, and LOS.  I did have a question on elevation according to this attachment.  If the satellite was directly overhead (center of screen) it would be at 90 degrees?  I added green numbers which I believe would relate to degrees in elevation.  Am I on the right track?

What is Mean Anomaly?

Thanks so much...

Joe - k9dwi
k9dwi@...


Re: Rambling ...

N0BML
 

On Mon, Apr 13, 2020 at 07:14:08AM -0700, Ken Campbell wrote:

I'm unfamiliar with Monster brand cables used in an RF environment...
Ken and all,

I think some might not know the legend of Monster and their cables.
They were known in the home theater world for overcharging for basic
cables and promising all kinds of physically impossible magic.

The same for LightSpeed USB cables that promised 10 gigabit transfer
rates for USB 2.0 which at most supports 480 megabit speed.

73 de N0BML

--
Brendan Leber, NØBML
Auburn, WA USA CN87vh


Re: Rambling ...

Ken Campbell
 

Jer,

I purchased some good quality 1/8” audio cables from Radio Shack. Yeah, that was a while back! The shielding on my junk box cables apparently wasn’t very good. It does pay to spend a couple of extra bucks for good cables.

I'm unfamiliar with Monster brand cables used in an RF environment, but I’m sure they’d work well. Cost isn’t bad. Take a look on Amazon, there’s a big selection of cables there. Only thing I don’t like about the one offered there is the length: 8 feet. Maybe they sell a shorter one. It’s best to use the shortest cable that will do the job.

Cheers! 😁 
--
All the best,
Ken Campbell
N6PCD


New Satellite book

Jerry Rappel
 


Re: Rambling ...

Brad Smith
 

I get my cables from monoprice.com. Never had a problem.  Brad KC9UQR 

Sent from Brad's iPod

On Apr 12, 2020, at 9:38 AM, Jer W <jplanner@...> wrote:


Ken,
Just curious while reading your e-mail to Clint. Did to use Monster cables
to solve your problem? If not then what? I am still in the process of setting
up a lot of things for my station including the low bands and the SATS.
Thanks,


Jerry...W8RQM



On Sunday, April 12, 2020, 10:35:57 AM EDT, Ken Campbell <n6pcd1@...> wrote:


Hi Clint,

THAT is golden advice! I’ve run into much the same issue with cheap audio cables used on a RIGblaster Pro setup. Picked up stray RF, as my antennas are close to my radio desk. Replacement with quality cables fixed the problem.

After this is all over I hope you will be able to give your presentation to the GOTAHams club. I’ve had the privilege to see your SAT demo a couple of times over the years and always enjoy it!

Cheers!
--
All the best,
Ken Campbell
N6PCD


Re: Rambling ...

Jer W
 

Ken,
Just curious while reading your e-mail to Clint. Did to use Monster cables
to solve your problem? If not then what? I am still in the process of setting
up a lot of things for my station including the low bands and the SATS.
Thanks,


Jerry...W8RQM



On Sunday, April 12, 2020, 10:35:57 AM EDT, Ken Campbell <n6pcd1@...> wrote:


Hi Clint,

THAT is golden advice! I’ve run into much the same issue with cheap audio cables used on a RIGblaster Pro setup. Picked up stray RF, as my antennas are close to my radio desk. Replacement with quality cables fixed the problem.

After this is all over I hope you will be able to give your presentation to the GOTAHams club. I’ve had the privilege to see your SAT demo a couple of times over the years and always enjoy it!

Cheers!
--
All the best,
Ken Campbell
N6PCD


Re: Rambling ...

Ken Campbell
 

Hi Clint,

THAT is golden advice! I’ve run into much the same issue with cheap audio cables used on a RIGblaster Pro setup. Picked up stray RF, as my antennas are close to my radio desk. Replacement with quality cables fixed the problem.

After this is all over I hope you will be able to give your presentation to the GOTAHams club. I’ve had the privilege to see your SAT demo a couple of times over the years and always enjoy it!

Cheers!
--
All the best,
Ken Campbell
N6PCD


Rambling ...

Clint Bradford
 

Watching Bob Weir (Grateful Dead) and Scott Kelly (astronaut) discuss life on 
the Yuri's Night celebration online.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTXtw5pvjr0

My contribution to "life" today? "Don't purchase cheap HDMI cables."

Troubleshooting a "flickering screen" problem with a Raspberry Pi 3 
setup. Screen was flickering. Couldn't access settings on it, with all 
the flickering. Tried getting in to Samsung monitor's settings, re-boots, 
all sorts of stuff.

It was a bad HDMI cable. Swapped it - and all is perfect. Old cable destroyed.

No more bargain basement "deals" - but not Monster(tm)-priced, either. Find 
a reputable source ...

Back to self-isolation ...

Clint


Re: Chris Cassidy KF5KDR

Dave Pechey
 

I met Chris Cassidy when I was in Afganistan and he was a Navy Seal Commander. 

Thanks,

David Pechey
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On Mon, Apr 6, 2020, 14:12 Clint Bradford via groups.io <clintbradford=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
  April 06, 2020 
RELEASE M20-045
NASA Coverage Set for Chris Cassidy, Crewmates Flight to Space Station
Expedition 63 crew members Ivan Vagner (left) and Anatoly Ivanishin (center) of Roscosmos and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy
At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 63 crew members Ivan Vagner (left) and Anatoly Ivanishin (center) of Roscosmos and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy (right) pose for pictures April 3 in front of their Soyuz spacecraft as part of their prelaunch activities. They will launch April 9 on the Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft from Baikonur on April 9 for a six-and-a-half-month mission on the International Space Station.
Credits: Roscosmos
 

A trio of space travelers, including NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station on Thursday, April 9. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of the crew’s launch and arrival at the orbiting laboratory.

 

Cassidy, and Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, are set to launch aboard the Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:05 a.m. EDT (1:05 p.m. Kazakhstan time). The four-orbit, six-hour journey to the space station will be the third flight for Cassidy and Ivanishin and the first for Vagner.

 

The new crew members will dock to the station’s Zvezda service module at 10:16 a.m.They will join Expedition 62 Commander Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos and NASA Flight Engineers Andrew Morgan and Jessica Meir, who will complete their station mission and return to Earth April 17 on the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft, which will land in Kazakhstan. Morgan launched July 20, 2019, for an extended duration mission. Meir and Skripochka launched to the space station aboard a Soyuz spacecraft on Sept. 25, 2019.

 

About two hours after docking, hatches between the Soyuz and the station will open, and the six crew members will greet each other.

 

Cassidy, Ivanishin and Vagner will become part of the Expedition 62 crew. Cassidy will become Expedition 63 commander upon the departure of Skripochka, Morgan and Meir. A change of command ceremony is planned for Wednesday, April 15.

 

Coverage of launch and docking activities is as follows (all times EDT):

·      3 a.m. – Soyuz MS-16 launch coverage (launch at 4:05 a.m.)

·      9:30 a.m. – Docking coverage (docking scheduled for 10:15 a.m.)

·      Noon – Hatch opening and welcome coverage

 

The crew members of Expedition 63 will be onboard to welcome NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who are slated to arrive on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 flight test, currently targeted to launch no earlier than mid-to-late May.

 

Check out the full NASA TV schedule and video streaming information at:

 

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

 

Keep up with research conducting in the unique laboratory on the International Space Station, at:

 

http://www.nasa.gov/iss-science

 

http://www.twitter.com/ISS_Research

 

Get the latest space station crew news, images and features on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

 

-end-

 

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Chris Cassidy KF5KDR

Clint Bradford
 

  April 06, 2020 
RELEASE M20-045
NASA Coverage Set for Chris Cassidy, Crewmates Flight to Space Station
Expedition 63 crew members Ivan Vagner (left) and Anatoly Ivanishin (center) of Roscosmos and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy
At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 63 crew members Ivan Vagner (left) and Anatoly Ivanishin (center) of Roscosmos and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy (right) pose for pictures April 3 in front of their Soyuz spacecraft as part of their prelaunch activities. They will launch April 9 on the Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft from Baikonur on April 9 for a six-and-a-half-month mission on the International Space Station.
Credits: Roscosmos

A trio of space travelers, including NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station on Thursday, April 9. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of the crew’s launch and arrival at the orbiting laboratory.

 

Cassidy, and Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, are set to launch aboard the Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:05 a.m. EDT (1:05 p.m. Kazakhstan time). The four-orbit, six-hour journey to the space station will be the third flight for Cassidy and Ivanishin and the first for Vagner.

 

The new crew members will dock to the station’s Zvezda service module at 10:16 a.m.They will join Expedition 62 Commander Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos and NASA Flight Engineers Andrew Morgan and Jessica Meir, who will complete their station mission and return to Earth April 17 on the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft, which will land in Kazakhstan. Morgan launched July 20, 2019, for an extended duration mission. Meir and Skripochka launched to the space station aboard a Soyuz spacecraft on Sept. 25, 2019.

 

About two hours after docking, hatches between the Soyuz and the station will open, and the six crew members will greet each other.

 

Cassidy, Ivanishin and Vagner will become part of the Expedition 62 crew. Cassidy will become Expedition 63 commander upon the departure of Skripochka, Morgan and Meir. A change of command ceremony is planned for Wednesday, April 15.

 

Coverage of launch and docking activities is as follows (all times EDT):

·      3 a.m. – Soyuz MS-16 launch coverage (launch at 4:05 a.m.)

·      9:30 a.m. – Docking coverage (docking scheduled for 10:15 a.m.)

·      Noon – Hatch opening and welcome coverage

 

The crew members of Expedition 63 will be onboard to welcome NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who are slated to arrive on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 flight test, currently targeted to launch no earlier than mid-to-late May.

 

Check out the full NASA TV schedule and video streaming information at:

 

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

 

Keep up with research conducting in the unique laboratory on the International Space Station, at:

 

http://www.nasa.gov/iss-science

 

http://www.twitter.com/ISS_Research

 

Get the latest space station crew news, images and features on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

 

-end-

 

Press Contacts

 

Stephanie Schierholz
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-4997
stephanie.schierholz@...

 

Courtney Beasley
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111
courtney.m.beasley@...

 

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Re: ARALB - Long Beach - Zoom Club Meeting 04/03

KC9REN
 

Darn I missed the Zoom meeting. I just forgot. Hopefully there will be future video conferences.
73,
Dean KC9REN


Re: What's the BEST HT? - General Inquiries

Jer W
 

Thanks Clint, but I am not familiar with the Z1.
Jerry...W8RQM 


On Sat, Apr 4, 2020 at 0:50, Clint Bradford via groups.io
<clintbradford@...> wrote:
I remember the Z1 working well on SO-50 - with its 440 downlink and 2M uplink ...

Definitely try the Z1 when it comes back - I would hate to see you purchase a new Kenwood TH-D72a just for a couple FM satellites!

Clint


NASA TV to Air U.S. Cargo Ship Departure from Space Station

Clint Bradford
 

Dragon's departure from the International Space Station has been
rescheduled to Tuesday, April 7.

NASA TV coverage begins at 8:45 a.m. EDT.


Increased or Decreased Satellite Work? #poll

Clint Bradford
 

With almost the entire country changing daily routines, how has your 
amateur radio satellite activity changed?

Thank you for voting. Results will be available when the poll is closed.



Re: What's the BEST HT? - General Inquiries

Clint Bradford
 

I remember the Z1 working well on SO-50 - with its 440 downlink and 2M uplink ...

Definitely try the Z1 when it comes back - I would hate to see you purchase a new Kenwood TH-D72a just for a couple FM satellites!

Clint


Re: What's the BEST HT? - General Inquiries

Tim L
 

On Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 05:05 PM, Clint Bradford wrote:
Kenwood TH-D72A
Hi Clint, you seem to be the HT GURU. i just picked up a Icom IC-Z1a but unfortunately the seller misrepresented the radio and when I got it the radio had intermittent problems. i sent it out to a repair tech and I am waiting on the result. Anyway with your vast experience with HT's do you think the Z1a is a good full duplex option? I enjoy working the FM birds and currently use one of my 817's and a Arrow II but i would like to try full duplex. I could add my 2nd 817 to the mix bt i think that would just complicate things. I also have a Kenwood V71A that i have dedicated to being a Echolink node but could put that in play as well ( that would not be much larger of a total package than the 817). SO if my new Z1a icomes back repaired do you think i should use that as my full duples radio or maybe the D772?    


Re: Yaesu FT-60R versus FT-65R

Jerry Rappel
 

2nd owner, all accessories with it, case, mic charger etc


On Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 8:24 PM Jerry Rappel via groups.io <ww0ejar=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
>> I use the Yaesu FT-530.
>> Jerry  WW0E

Wow - THERE’S a classic HT! Are you the original owner?

Clint




Re: Yaesu FT-60R versus FT-65R

Jerry Rappel
 

>> I use the Yaesu FT-530.
>> Jerry  WW0E

Wow - THERE’S a classic HT! Are you the original owner?

Clint




ARALB - Long Beach - Zoom Club Meeting 04/03

Clint Bradford
 

Diana Feinberg AI6DF  The Government-Affiliated Disaster Amateur Radio Groups of Los Angeles County 
  My topic is "The Government-Affiliated Disaster Amateur Radio Groups of Los Angeles County"...covering the nearly 30 cities with their own emergency ham radio group plus several large Countywide radio groups.

  Diana AI6DF has been extensively involved with amateur radio emergency communications since 2006 in the Los Angeles County Disaster Communication Service.  She has served since 2009 as leader of the DCS group at the Lomita and South Los Angeles Sheriff Stations and since 2015 as countywide Training Officer for the entire DCS organization.
  Additionally, she has been President of the Palos Verdes Amateur Radio Club since 2012 and ARRL Los Angeles Section Manager since mid-2016.   She lives in an antenna-restricted neighborhood near the Palos Verdes Peninsula’s crest but has worked 95 DX entities using indoor wire dipole antennas in an upstairs bedroom.  On the public service front she has operated at many events, including as lead net control operator for amateur radio’s coverage of the 2015-2020 Los Angeles Marathons.
  Professionally, she retired in 1998 after serving 24 years in managerial and executive positions at three large consumer products corporations.  After finally being able to “get a life” she then got into ham radio, which became her second life.


Date:       Friday, April 3, 2020
Time:      7:00 pm
Location: Zoom Video Conference
                https://zoom.us/j/698506379
                Meeting ID: 698 506 379