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Re: PC control of HT or mobile rig?

Stefan Wagener
 

At this point, SatPC32 only supports certain radios, primarily the bigger fixed units that allow for computer control via CAT/CI-V commands. I am not aware of any HTs that could do that and even then, it would require addition to the supposed radios. However, if you go up a notch from a HT to a FT-817, it works nicely.

73, Stefan VE4SW

On Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 2:16 PM Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
With an HT, many are successful by just “accommodating “ for Doppler with a step above/below the 440-band frequencies. None required, really, on the 2m side.

SO ... either VFO mode for 440 - or use three memories (center, plus, and minus).


Re: PC control of HT or mobile rig?

Clint Bradford
 

With an HT, many are successful by just “accommodating “ for Doppler with a step above/below the 440-band frequencies. None required, really, on the 2m side.

SO ... either VFO mode for 440 - or use three memories (center, plus, and minus).


PC control of HT or mobile rig?

Troy - K4JDA
 

Is there any way to connect something like SatPC32 to the Kenwood TH-D74 to automatically adjust frequencies for Doppler shift?

If not, are there any HTs or Mobiles that can do this?  Or do you have to lug a base station around to get this capability?


Re: Another ISS SSTV Project!

Clint Bradford
 


Another ISS SSTV Project!

Clint Bradford
 

Russian cosmonauts are expected to activate Slow Scan Television (#SSTV) image transmissions on 145.800 MHz FM from the International Space Station #ISS on Thursday, January 30 and Friday, January 31 as part of the MAI-75 experiment

amsat-uk.org/


Re: IC-9700 and the SATS

David Spoelstra
 

Yes!


On Sat, Jan 25, 2020 at 1:42 PM lu9cbl@... <Lu9cbl@...> wrote:
You can adjust both frequencies (uplink and downlik) with gpredict+Ubuntu?? At the same time

El mar., 7 de enero de 2020 18:55, David Spoelstra <davids@...> escribió:
We bought an IC-9700 for W9IVY and the club loves it! Works great with SatPC32 on Win10 and Gpredict on Ubuntu.

On Thu, Jan 2, 2020 at 3:57 PM Jer W <jplanner@...> wrote:
I wanted to ask everyone on the board that owns the  IC-9700 about how do you like it and is it great for the SATS and doppler effect?
I understand it also has D-Star, but that mode is rather dead in my area so I could care less about it.  I would have liked to purchase the
Kenwood 2000, but it is not in production anymore and I do not want to get a used one.
Your input is welcomed.
Thanks,

Jerry...W8RQM


Re: IC-9700 and the SATS

lu9cbl@gmail.com
 

You can adjust both frequencies (uplink and downlik) with gpredict+Ubuntu?? At the same time


El mar., 7 de enero de 2020 18:55, David Spoelstra <davids@...> escribió:
We bought an IC-9700 for W9IVY and the club loves it! Works great with SatPC32 on Win10 and Gpredict on Ubuntu.

On Thu, Jan 2, 2020 at 3:57 PM Jer W <jplanner@...> wrote:
I wanted to ask everyone on the board that owns the  IC-9700 about how do you like it and is it great for the SATS and doppler effect?
I understand it also has D-Star, but that mode is rather dead in my area so I could care less about it.  I would have liked to purchase the
Kenwood 2000, but it is not in production anymore and I do not want to get a used one.
Your input is welcomed.
Thanks,

Jerry...W8RQM


Re: IC-9700 and the SATS

Jer W
 

Thanks David.


On Saturday, January 25, 2020, 12:38:16 PM EST, David Spoelstra <davids@...> wrote:


You don't have to. There are great programs for Win10, OSX, and Linux that will drive the IC-9700.


On Sat, Jan 25, 2020 at 12:19 PM Jer W <jplanner@...> wrote:
Dave, I don't understand anything about Ubuntu.


Re: IC-9700 and the SATS

David Spoelstra
 

You don't have to. There are great programs for Win10, OSX, and Linux that will drive the IC-9700.


On Sat, Jan 25, 2020 at 12:19 PM Jer W <jplanner@...> wrote:
Dave, I don't understand anything about Ubuntu.


Re: IC-9700 and the SATS

Jer W
 

Dave, I don't understand anything about Ubuntu.


ARISS Contact Opportunity - Call for Proposals

Clint Bradford
 





 
ARISS Releasr
Dave Jordan, AA4KN

ARISS PR

January 16, 2020

 

Message to US Educators 

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station 

Contact Opportunity 

 

Call for Proposals 

Upcoming Proposal Window is February 1, 2020 to March 31, 2020

 

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Program is seeking formal and informal education institutions and organizations, individually or working together, to host an Amateur Radio contact with a crew member on board the ISS. ARISS is happy to announce a proposal window which will open February 1, 2020  for contacts that would be held between January 2021 and June 2021. Crew scheduling and ISS orbits will determine the exact contact dates. To maximize these radio contact opportunities, ARISS is looking for organizations that will draw large numbers of participants and integrate the contact into a well-developed education plan. 

 

The proposal window for contacts between January 2021. and June 2021 will open on February 1, 2020 and close on March 31. 2020.  Proposal information and documents can be found at www.ariss.org. Two ARISS Introductory Webinar sessions will be held on two different date and times. The first is at January 23 at 2100 ET and the second is at Jan 27 at 1800 ET. The same material will be covered during both sessions, so choose the session that best fits your schedule. The Eventbrite link to sign up is https://ariss-proposal-webinar-spring-2020.eventbrite.com .

 

 

The Opportunity 

Crew members aboard the International Space Station will participate in scheduled Amateur Radio contacts. These radio contacts are approximately 10 minutes in length and allow students to interact with the astronauts through a question-and-answer session. 

 

An ARISS contact is a voice-only communication opportunity via Amateur Radio between astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the space station and classrooms and communities. ARISS contacts afford education audiences the opportunity to learn firsthand from astronauts what it is like to live and work in space and to learn about space research conducted on the ISS. Students also will have an opportunity to learn about satellite communication, wireless technology, and radio science. Because of the nature of human spaceflight and the complexity of scheduling activities aboard the ISS, organizations must demonstrate flexibility to accommodate changes in dates and times of the radio contact. 

 

Amateur Radio organizations around the world with the support of NASA and space agencies in Russia, Canada, Japan and Europe present educational organizations with this opportunity. The ham radio organizations' volunteer efforts provide the equipment and operational support to enable communication between crew on the ISS and students around the world using Amateur Radio. 

 

More Information

For proposal information and more details such as expectations, proposal guidelines and proposal form, and dates and times of Information Webinars, go to www.ariss.org.

Please direct any questions to ariss.us.education at gmail.com . 

 

About ARISS:

 

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radio societies and the space agencies that support the International Space Station (ISS).  In the United States, sponsors are the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the ISS National Lab and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEAM) topics by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students in classrooms or public forms. Before and during these radio contacts, students, educators, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio. For more information, see www.ariss.org.

 

Media Contact:

Dave Jordan, AA4KN

ARISS PR

aa4kn at amsat.org

 


CAS-6 Activation Delayed

Clint Bradford
 

CAMSAT Says CAS-6 Activation for Amateur Use has been Delayed publicado en: / published in: https://qrznow.com/camsat-says-cas-6-activation-for-amateur-use-has-been-delayed/ 
 
Chinese Amateur Satellite Group (CAMSAT) CEO Alan Kung, BA1DU, tells ARRL that some problems with the precise attitude determination of the newly launched CAS-6 amateur radio satellite have delayed deployment of the antennas. The satellite was to have been put into service within 3 days.
 
“If the V/UHF antennas are deployed now, additional torque may affect determination of the satellite attitude,” Kung said. “Engineers need to modify and upload the software, which will take some time.” He said that taking into consideration the upcoming long Chinese New Year holiday, the test work is planned to be completed sometime in late February or early March. At that time, VHF/UHF antennas will be deployed, and the amateur radio payload will be available for use.
 
Kung points out that the satellite’s CW beacon has been turned on, although the antenna has not yet been deployed. “If you have a ‘big ear,’ you may be able to receive weak signal leaked from an undeployed antenna on 145.910 MHz,” he said. “A polyimide cover on the antenna chassis can help to leak some RF signal.”
 
CAS-6 launched successfully on December 20, piggybacked on a TIANQIN-1 technology test satellite. The microsatellite will be known as CAS-6/TIANQIN-1, and the call sign is BJ1SO. The primary launch payload was the China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite, CBERS-4A.
 
CAS-6 is in a sun-synchronous orbit with an apogee of 390 miles. It carries a U/V linear transponder, with a downlink of 145.925, 20 kHz passband (inverted) and an uplink of 435.28 MHz. The CW telemetry beacon is on 145.910 MHz, while 4k9 baud GMSK telemetry will be transmitted on 145.890 MHz.
 
CAMSAT has provided CAS-6 Satellite Digital Telemetry Description and CW Telemetry Beacon Encoding Format documents. — Thanks to Alan Kung, BA1DU 
 
Source: ARRL



Re: IC-9700 and the SATS

David Spoelstra
 

We bought an IC-9700 for W9IVY and the club loves it! Works great with SatPC32 on Win10 and Gpredict on Ubuntu.


On Thu, Jan 2, 2020 at 3:57 PM Jer W <jplanner@...> wrote:
I wanted to ask everyone on the board that owns the  IC-9700 about how do you like it and is it great for the SATS and doppler effect?
I understand it also has D-Star, but that mode is rather dead in my area so I could care less about it.  I would have liked to purchase the
Kenwood 2000, but it is not in production anymore and I do not want to get a used one.
Your input is welcomed.
Thanks,

Jerry...W8RQM


IC-9700 and the SATS

Jer W
 

I wanted to ask everyone on the board that owns the  IC-9700 about how do you like it and is it great for the SATS and doppler effect?
I understand it also has D-Star, but that mode is rather dead in my area so I could care less about it.  I would have liked to purchase the
Kenwood 2000, but it is not in production anymore and I do not want to get a used one.
Your input is welcomed.
Thanks,

Jerry...W8RQM


Re: ISS SSTV, Bandwidth

Randal Rutkowski
 

Thanks so much!  


On Dec 30, 2019, at 3:44 PM, Brad Smith via Groups.Io <corlissbs@...> wrote:

You have to adjust your phase and skew adjustments in the app. 

KC9UQR 

Sent from Brad's iPod

On Dec 30, 2019, at 5:06 PM, Randal Rutkowski <randyrutkowski@...> wrote:


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So this was my first try with a 1/4 wave antenna and a HT Baofeng.
Any ideas on how to clear it up so I can get this? Photo?
<image1.jpeg>

Thanks everyone!
Randy
KM6RBG 

On Dec 30, 2019, at 2:22 PM, Brad Ko6kL via Groups.Io <jhill_81@...> wrote:


sync is at 1200hz and highest freq is about 2800hz
you can filter out the 0-1000hz and 2900hz and up.
tracking the iss this weekend with my aprs radio i see the bandwidth is about the same from 2m packet as sstv
as viewed on the sstv waterfall display.
73 Brad Ko6kL
looks like iss is still sending today.

I wonder what frequency the iss radio is receiving in between sending pics.... Hmmm






Re: ISS SSTV, Bandwidth

Brad Smith
 

You have to adjust your phase and skew adjustments in the app. 

KC9UQR 

Sent from Brad's iPod

On Dec 30, 2019, at 5:06 PM, Randal Rutkowski <randyrutkowski@...> wrote:


<image0.jpeg>

So this was my first try with a 1/4 wave antenna and a HT Baofeng.
Any ideas on how to clear it up so I can get this? Photo?
<image1.jpeg>

Thanks everyone!
Randy
KM6RBG 

On Dec 30, 2019, at 2:22 PM, Brad Ko6kL via Groups.Io <jhill_81@...> wrote:


sync is at 1200hz and highest freq is about 2800hz
you can filter out the 0-1000hz and 2900hz and up.
tracking the iss this weekend with my aprs radio i see the bandwidth is about the same from 2m packet as sstv
as viewed on the sstv waterfall display.
73 Brad Ko6kL
looks like iss is still sending today.

I wonder what frequency the iss radio is receiving in between sending pics.... Hmmm






Re: ISS SSTV, Bandwidth

Stefan Wagener
 

Hi Brad,

Since the ISS transmissions (SSTV) are coming from the Russian Zvezda module, using the Kenwood radio set to 145.800MHz, the APRS transmissions from the Columbus module are still active on 145.825MHz. If you have a SDR receiver/software running you actually see both transmissions on your waterfall at the same time. So, the ISS is receiving on 145.825MHz for APRS messages/contacts simultaneously. Two different radios, two different frequencies, one for TX only, the other one for TX/RX. Hope this helps.


73, Stefan VE4SW


Re: ISS SSTV, Bandwidth

Randal Rutkowski
 


So this was my first try with a 1/4 wave antenna and a HT Baofeng.
Any ideas on how to clear it up so I can get this? Photo?

Thanks everyone!
Randy
KM6RBG 

On Dec 30, 2019, at 2:22 PM, Brad Ko6kL via Groups.Io <jhill_81@...> wrote:


sync is at 1200hz and highest freq is about 2800hz
you can filter out the 0-1000hz and 2900hz and up.
tracking the iss this weekend with my aprs radio i see the bandwidth is about the same from 2m packet as sstv
as viewed on the sstv waterfall display.
73 Brad Ko6kL
looks like iss is still sending today.

I wonder what frequency the iss radio is receiving in between sending pics.... Hmmm






Re: ISS SSTV, Bandwidth

Brad Ko6kL
 

sync is at 1200hz and highest freq is about 2800hz
you can filter out the 0-1000hz and 2900hz and up.
tracking the iss this weekend with my aprs radio i see the bandwidth is about the same from 2m packet as sstv
as viewed on the sstv waterfall display.
73 Brad Ko6kL
looks like iss is still sending today.

I wonder what frequency the iss radio is receiving in between sending pics.... Hmmm






QSL Card for ISS SSTV Reception

Clint Bradford
 

Did you know you can receive (pun intended) a QSL card for merely receiving signals from the ISS?

You do not need to complete a voice contact with an astronaut ... If you simply receive signals, or receive 
SSTV or packet - you can acquire a QSL card!

Per the ARISS.org Web site - 

Please send your QSL report by mail  to the address of the office listed below for your region. Include in your QSL report: date, time in UTC, frequency and mode (voice, packet or sstv). If you wish to receive a card, you must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with proper postage or with sufficient International Reply Coupons (at least 2 IRCs). 

Email addresses listed below are provided for inquiries only-- you must apply for QSL cards by mail.

Send your QSL cards or reports to one of the following addresses: 

USA:
Bruce Hunter, W6WW
ARISS USA QSL Manager
13436 Lakota Road
Apple Valley CA 92308
Email

Canada and the Americas, except USA:
Radio Amateurs of Canada
ARISS QSL
720 Belfast Road, Suite 217
Ottawa Ontario
K1G 0Z5

Europe, Africa and the Middle East:
Christophe Candébat , F1MOJ
ARISS Europe QSL Manager
19 Chemin des Escoumeilles
66820 Vernet les Bains
France
Email

Japan, Asia, Pacific and Australia:
ARISS Japan QSL
JARL International Section
Otsuka HT Bldg.
3-43-1 Minamiotsuka
Toshima-ku
Tokyo 170-8073
JAPAN

Russia:
Alexander Davydov, RN3DK
Novo - Mytishchinsky prospekt 52 - 111
Mytishchi 18, Moskovskaya obl.
141018, RUSSIA
Email


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