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Amateur Gear on ISS OFF

Clint Bradford
 

The docking of a cargo ship has been postponed until at least Monday ... all amateur gear is OFF until completion.


Re: Antenna help

Brad Smith
 

It's fantastic for a low pass. Keeps the antenna steady on the bird.

Brad KC9UQR

In a message dated 8/24/2019 9:15:02 AM Central Standard Time, jplanner@... writes:


Brad,
   Interesting concept.

Jerry...W8RQM

On Saturday, August 24, 2019, 10:07:19 AM EDT, Brad Smith via Groups.Io <corlissbs@...> wrote:


Greg: Here are two pics. Since the camera tripod has a 1/4"-20 thread to mount the camera, it is easy to tighten this part to the tripod. I made mine out of 1/2" acrylic that I had laying around the shop. All that is needed is a saw, a #7 drill and a 1/4"-20 tap.

Previous to this, I used a cheap Shooting Stick, which can be pushed into grass, but the tripod can also be used on hard surfaces.

Clint Bradford, K6LCS gave me the idea in his website work-sat.com.

73 Brad KC9UQR

In a message dated 8/24/2019 6:34:56 AM Central Standard Time, greg@... writes:

Can you post a photo? I'd like to make one two. 

-------- Original message --------
From: "Brad Smith via Groups.Io" <corlissbs@...>
Date: 8/23/19 7:59 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Work-Sat@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Work-Sat] Antenna help

Randy, your antenna rest for the tripos is finished and will go out in tomorrow's mail from WI. Hope t work you on the birds.

73 Brad KC9UQR

In a message dated 8/23/2019 12:49:56 PM Central Standard Time, pastor.spaceboy@... writes:

Hi Brad, 

I have an arrow clone with all elements horizontal. I also have a tripod I am good on qrz.

Randy ka4nma


On Fri, Aug 23, 2019, 1:43 PM Brad Smith via Groups.Io <corlissbs=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I assume that you are using an Arrow 2 antenna??? An easy fix for this is to find a used camera tripod. $10 max on Craig's List. There is a 1/4-20 screw on top to hold the camera. I have made a plastic "Y" that mounts to the screw and supports the antenna boom, so it is no longer heavy. This also keeps the antenna steady. Let me know when you get the tripod and I will make you the "Y" and mail it to you.  Brad Smith KC9UQR

< I am disabled and low income. It's hard to hold my large sat antenna. Can somebody build me an antenna like the ones listed below?>

In a message dated 8/23/2019 3:36:21 AM Central Standard Time, pastor.spaceboy@... writes:

I am disabled and low income. It's hard to hold my large sat antenna. Can somebody build me an antenna like the ones listed below?
1 2 element  on 2m, 3 element on 70cm

Randy ka4nma

 



Re: Antenna help

Jer W
 

Brad,
   Interesting concept.

Jerry...W8RQM

On Saturday, August 24, 2019, 10:07:19 AM EDT, Brad Smith via Groups.Io <corlissbs@...> wrote:


Greg: Here are two pics. Since the camera tripod has a 1/4"-20 thread to mount the camera, it is easy to tighten this part to the tripod. I made mine out of 1/2" acrylic that I had laying around the shop. All that is needed is a saw, a #7 drill and a 1/4"-20 tap.

Previous to this, I used a cheap Shooting Stick, which can be pushed into grass, but the tripod can also be used on hard surfaces.

Clint Bradford, K6LCS gave me the idea in his website work-sat.com.

73 Brad KC9UQR

In a message dated 8/24/2019 6:34:56 AM Central Standard Time, greg@... writes:

Can you post a photo? I'd like to make one two. 

-------- Original message --------
From: "Brad Smith via Groups.Io" <corlissbs@...>
Date: 8/23/19 7:59 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Work-Sat@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Work-Sat] Antenna help

Randy, your antenna rest for the tripos is finished and will go out in tomorrow's mail from WI. Hope t work you on the birds.

73 Brad KC9UQR

In a message dated 8/23/2019 12:49:56 PM Central Standard Time, pastor.spaceboy@... writes:

Hi Brad, 

I have an arrow clone with all elements horizontal. I also have a tripod I am good on qrz.

Randy ka4nma


On Fri, Aug 23, 2019, 1:43 PM Brad Smith via Groups.Io <corlissbs=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I assume that you are using an Arrow 2 antenna??? An easy fix for this is to find a used camera tripod. $10 max on Craig's List. There is a 1/4-20 screw on top to hold the camera. I have made a plastic "Y" that mounts to the screw and supports the antenna boom, so it is no longer heavy. This also keeps the antenna steady. Let me know when you get the tripod and I will make you the "Y" and mail it to you.  Brad Smith KC9UQR

< I am disabled and low income. It's hard to hold my large sat antenna. Can somebody build me an antenna like the ones listed below?>

In a message dated 8/23/2019 3:36:21 AM Central Standard Time, pastor.spaceboy@... writes:

I am disabled and low income. It's hard to hold my large sat antenna. Can somebody build me an antenna like the ones listed below?
1 2 element  on 2m, 3 element on 70cm

Randy ka4nma

 



Re: Antenna help

Brad Smith
 

Greg: Here are two pics. Since the camera tripod has a 1/4"-20 thread to mount the camera, it is easy to tighten this part to the tripod. I made mine out of 1/2" acrylic that I had laying around the shop. All that is needed is a saw, a #7 drill and a 1/4"-20 tap.

Previous to this, I used a cheap Shooting Stick, which can be pushed into grass, but the tripod can also be used on hard surfaces.

Clint Bradford, K6LCS gave me the idea in his website work-sat.com.

73 Brad KC9UQR

In a message dated 8/24/2019 6:34:56 AM Central Standard Time, greg@... writes:

Can you post a photo? I'd like to make one two. 

-------- Original message --------
From: "Brad Smith via Groups.Io" <corlissbs@...>
Date: 8/23/19 7:59 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Work-Sat@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Work-Sat] Antenna help

Randy, your antenna rest for the tripos is finished and will go out in tomorrow's mail from WI. Hope t work you on the birds.

73 Brad KC9UQR

In a message dated 8/23/2019 12:49:56 PM Central Standard Time, pastor.spaceboy@... writes:

Hi Brad, 

I have an arrow clone with all elements horizontal. I also have a tripod I am good on qrz.

Randy ka4nma


On Fri, Aug 23, 2019, 1:43 PM Brad Smith via Groups.Io <corlissbs=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I assume that you are using an Arrow 2 antenna??? An easy fix for this is to find a used camera tripod. $10 max on Craig's List. There is a 1/4-20 screw on top to hold the camera. I have made a plastic "Y" that mounts to the screw and supports the antenna boom, so it is no longer heavy. This also keeps the antenna steady. Let me know when you get the tripod and I will make you the "Y" and mail it to you.  Brad Smith KC9UQR

< I am disabled and low income. It's hard to hold my large sat antenna. Can somebody build me an antenna like the ones listed below?>

In a message dated 8/23/2019 3:36:21 AM Central Standard Time, pastor.spaceboy@... writes:

I am disabled and low income. It's hard to hold my large sat antenna. Can somebody build me an antenna like the ones listed below?
1 2 element  on 2m, 3 element on 70cm

Randy ka4nma

 



Re: FO-99 Tonight

Jer W
 

Thanks Paul (K6HR) for posting the pic.

Jerry...W8RQM

On Saturday, August 24, 2019, 8:57:17 AM EDT, K6HR via Groups.Io <paul.hamradio@...> wrote:


 
Paul Delaney
 
 


From: Work-Sat@groups.io [mailto:Work-Sat@groups.io] On Behalf Of Clint Bradford via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2019 5:38 PM
To: Work-Sat@groups.io
Subject: [Work-Sat] FO-99 Tonight

From AMSAT-NA -

Heads up central and western North America -

FO-99 SSTV activation is scheduled for approximately 03:25 UTC - 03:46 UTC tonight.

Frequency is 437.075 MHz FM.

SSTV mode is Scottie 1.


Re: FO-99 Tonight

K6HR <paul.hamradio@...>
 

 
Paul Delaney
 
 



From: Work-Sat@groups.io [mailto:Work-Sat@groups.io] On Behalf Of Clint Bradford via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2019 5:38 PM
To: Work-Sat@groups.io
Subject: [Work-Sat] FO-99 Tonight

From AMSAT-NA -

Heads up central and western North America -

FO-99 SSTV activation is scheduled for approximately 03:25 UTC - 03:46 UTC tonight.

Frequency is 437.075 MHz FM.

SSTV mode is Scottie 1.


Re: Antenna help

Greg
 

Can you post a photo? I'd like to make one two. 

-------- Original message --------
From: "Brad Smith via Groups.Io" <corlissbs@...>
Date: 8/23/19 7:59 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Work-Sat@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Work-Sat] Antenna help

Randy, your antenna rest for the tripos is finished and will go out in tomorrow's mail from WI. Hope t work you on the birds.

73 Brad KC9UQR

In a message dated 8/23/2019 12:49:56 PM Central Standard Time, pastor.spaceboy@... writes:

Hi Brad, 

I have an arrow clone with all elements horizontal. I also have a tripod I am good on qrz.

Randy ka4nma


On Fri, Aug 23, 2019, 1:43 PM Brad Smith via Groups.Io <corlissbs=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I assume that you are using an Arrow 2 antenna??? An easy fix for this is to find a used camera tripod. $10 max on Craig's List. There is a 1/4-20 screw on top to hold the camera. I have made a plastic "Y" that mounts to the screw and supports the antenna boom, so it is no longer heavy. This also keeps the antenna steady. Let me know when you get the tripod and I will make you the "Y" and mail it to you.  Brad Smith KC9UQR

< I am disabled and low income. It's hard to hold my large sat antenna. Can somebody build me an antenna like the ones listed below?>

In a message dated 8/23/2019 3:36:21 AM Central Standard Time, pastor.spaceboy@... writes:

I am disabled and low income. It's hard to hold my large sat antenna. Can somebody build me an antenna like the ones listed below?
1 2 element  on 2m, 3 element on 70cm

Randy ka4nma

 



Re: FO-99 Tonight

Jer W
 

Please post some pics as some of us are in the EDT time zone.

Jerry...W8RQM


On Friday, August 23, 2019, 8:38:29 PM EDT, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford@...> wrote:


From AMSAT-NA -

Heads up central and western North America -

FO-99 SSTV activation is scheduled for approximately 03:25 UTC - 03:46 UTC tonight.

Frequency is 437.075 MHz FM.

SSTV mode is Scottie 1.


FO-99 Tonight

Clint Bradford
 

From AMSAT-NA -

Heads up central and western North America -

FO-99 SSTV activation is scheduled for approximately 03:25 UTC - 03:46 UTC tonight.

Frequency is 437.075 MHz FM.

SSTV mode is Scottie 1.


Re: Antenna help

Brad Smith
 

Randy, your antenna rest for the tripos is finished and will go out in tomorrow's mail from WI. Hope t work you on the birds.

73 Brad KC9UQR

In a message dated 8/23/2019 12:49:56 PM Central Standard Time, pastor.spaceboy@... writes:

Hi Brad, 

I have an arrow clone with all elements horizontal. I also have a tripod I am good on qrz.

Randy ka4nma


On Fri, Aug 23, 2019, 1:43 PM Brad Smith via Groups.Io <corlissbs=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I assume that you are using an Arrow 2 antenna??? An easy fix for this is to find a used camera tripod. $10 max on Craig's List. There is a 1/4-20 screw on top to hold the camera. I have made a plastic "Y" that mounts to the screw and supports the antenna boom, so it is no longer heavy. This also keeps the antenna steady. Let me know when you get the tripod and I will make you the "Y" and mail it to you.  Brad Smith KC9UQR

< I am disabled and low income. It's hard to hold my large sat antenna. Can somebody build me an antenna like the ones listed below?>

In a message dated 8/23/2019 3:36:21 AM Central Standard Time, pastor.spaceboy@... writes:

I am disabled and low income. It's hard to hold my large sat antenna. Can somebody build me an antenna like the ones listed below?
1 2 element  on 2m, 3 element on 70cm

Randy ka4nma

 



Re: Antenna help

Greg
 


Re: Antenna help

Clint Bradford
 

WOW - Extaordinary - Thank you, Brad!


Re: Antenna help

Brad Smith
 

Randy, I will get it made in the next few days and on the way to you.

73 Brad KC9UQR

In a message dated 8/23/2019 12:49:56 PM Central Standard Time, pastor.spaceboy@... writes:

Hi Brad, 

I have an arrow clone with all elements horizontal. I also have a tripod I am good on qrz.

Randy ka4nma


On Fri, Aug 23, 2019, 1:43 PM Brad Smith via Groups.Io <corlissbs=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I assume that you are using an Arrow 2 antenna??? An easy fix for this is to find a used camera tripod. $10 max on Craig's List. There is a 1/4-20 screw on top to hold the camera. I have made a plastic "Y" that mounts to the screw and supports the antenna boom, so it is no longer heavy. This also keeps the antenna steady. Let me know when you get the tripod and I will make you the "Y" and mail it to you.  Brad Smith KC9UQR

< I am disabled and low income. It's hard to hold my large sat antenna. Can somebody build me an antenna like the ones listed below?>

In a message dated 8/23/2019 3:36:21 AM Central Standard Time, pastor.spaceboy@... writes:

I am disabled and low income. It's hard to hold my large sat antenna. Can somebody build me an antenna like the ones listed below?
1 2 element  on 2m, 3 element on 70cm

Randy ka4nma

 



Re: Antenna help

Randy Davenport
 

Hi Brad, 

I have an arrow clone with all elements horizontal. I also have a tripod I am good on qrz.

Randy ka4nma


On Fri, Aug 23, 2019, 1:43 PM Brad Smith via Groups.Io <corlissbs=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I assume that you are using an Arrow 2 antenna??? An easy fix for this is to find a used camera tripod. $10 max on Craig's List. There is a 1/4-20 screw on top to hold the camera. I have made a plastic "Y" that mounts to the screw and supports the antenna boom, so it is no longer heavy. This also keeps the antenna steady. Let me know when you get the tripod and I will make you the "Y" and mail it to you.  Brad Smith KC9UQR

< I am disabled and low income. It's hard to hold my large sat antenna. Can somebody build me an antenna like the ones listed below?>

In a message dated 8/23/2019 3:36:21 AM Central Standard Time, pastor.spaceboy@... writes:

I am disabled and low income. It's hard to hold my large sat antenna. Can somebody build me an antenna like the ones listed below?
1 2 element  on 2m, 3 element on 70cm

Randy ka4nma


Re: Antenna help

Brad Smith
 

I assume that you are using an Arrow 2 antenna??? An easy fix for this is to find a used camera tripod. $10 max on Craig's List. There is a 1/4-20 screw on top to hold the camera. I have made a plastic "Y" that mounts to the screw and supports the antenna boom, so it is no longer heavy. This also keeps the antenna steady. Let me know when you get the tripod and I will make you the "Y" and mail it to you.  Brad Smith KC9UQR

< I am disabled and low income. It's hard to hold my large sat antenna. Can somebody build me an antenna like the ones listed below?>

In a message dated 8/23/2019 3:36:21 AM Central Standard Time, pastor.spaceboy@... writes:

I am disabled and low income. It's hard to hold my large sat antenna. Can somebody build me an antenna like the ones listed below?
1 2 element  on 2m, 3 element on 70cm

Randy ka4nma


Antenna help

Randy Davenport
 

I am disabled and low income. It's hard to hold my large sat antenna. Can somebody build me an antenna like the ones listed below?
1 2 element  on 2m, 3 element on 70cm

Randy ka4nma


Humanoid FEDOR on His Way to ISS

Clint Bradford
 

http://en.roscosmos.ru/20854/

Looks like a successful launch!


Re: People to Know

Clint Bradford
 

And the ARRL officially announced that these two have been awarded the Technical Service Award for 2019!


Linear Actuator for EL

Brent Crier
 

I'm hoping someone can hear in the group can help me out. I planning on using a Yaesu g-800 for AZ and would like to use a linear actuator for EL. Is anyone using this type of setup? I'm plan on using Pstrotator for tracking. The AZ setup is pretty simple. So no problem there. The part I'm struggling with is the controlling the actuator. Any help is much appreciated.

The actuator I'm looking at is one of these. https://ebay.us/llXAeg I'm thinking either the 18 or 12 inch one.

Thanks,
Brent N9BC


Re: Mobile Antenna

Joe Krepps
 

Oh my...planning on mounting antennas on the goats, Steve? LOL/HiHI!!

Thanks, Clint, for the tip. That's really encouraging. I remember, about 10 years ago, I had my Yaesu HT sitting in the back seat of my car. Didn't know it was on and a satellite pass goes overhead. It was one of the older Yaesu's that was full duplex. No idea what ever happened to it, unfortunately. I got an Icom W32A but managed to dump a lot of water on it - never got around to getting it fixed. Hoping to _finally_ get on with the '817ND + Arrow.

Tnx & 73/72,
Joe
WB3CFN