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Re: IC-9700 and the SATS

Jer W
 

Thanks Brad,
I'm going to check out the specs right now. I did not
know it was full duplex. All the better.


Jerry...W8RQM



On Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 7:27:37 PM EST, Brad Smith via Groups.Io <corlissbs@...> wrote:


Jerry, I work with a Kenwood TM-D710GA, which is full duplex and a lot cheaper than the 9700, is smaller and has a removable faceplate.  Brad KC9UQR

Re: IC-9700 and the SATS

Brad Smith
 

Jerry, I work with a Kenwood TM-D710GA, which is full duplex and a lot cheaper than the 9700, is smaller and has a removable faceplate.  Brad KC9UQR

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: Another ISS SSTV Project?

Jer W
 

Thanks.

Jerry


On Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 2:24:07 PM EST, Loren Lang <lorenl@...> wrote:


Jey,

There is a very simply reason it asks to access photos and files on your device, it uses that permission to save the received SSTV images to your images folder. However, if you don't want to allow it, or want to be able to try different settings for an improved capture, just record the audio with any audio recorder. You can play the audio back and have Robot36 decode it or use MMSSTV or other SSTV app on a computer to decode the signal.

Re: Another ISS SSTV Project?

 

Jey,

There is a very simply reason it asks to access photos and files on your device, it uses that permission to save the received SSTV images to your images folder. However, if you don't want to allow it, or want to be able to try different settings for an improved capture, just record the audio with any audio recorder. You can play the audio back and have Robot36 decode it or use MMSSTV or other SSTV app on a computer to decode the signal.

Re: Another ISS SSTV Project?

Jer W
 

Hi Bread,
How are things with you? Yes, I would appreciate it if you could send that file, but I will not be able to use it until some time in January because my PC computer
crashed and i have to either build or purchase another one from Micro Center which is about 30 miles north east from me. I'm using my Apple computer for e-mail.

Jerry...W8RQM




On Monday, December 16, 2019, 10:19:57 PM EST, Brad Smith via Groups.Io <corlissbs@...> wrote:


Hi Jerry:

I love my 72A. If you have RT Systems software, email me and I will send you the file that you can import into your software and download it into the radio. Brad KC9UQR 

Sent from Brad’s iPad

Re: Another ISS SSTV Project?

Jer W
 

Thanks Brad,
Great to hear from you again. I have been off the air for a while due to my daughter-in-law had a baby boy on October 10th and we have been spending a lot of time at my son's house.
I think you know the routine. LOL

I'll get back with you sometime this week. Tonight at around 23:23 to 23:35 my time EST, I'm going to try to at least copy the AO91 pass but it looks like it will be in the Atlantic Ocean east of N.Y.
Can't wait to get back in the flow of ham radio. I have a lot to learn and catch up with all the new modes.

Jerry...W8RQM




On Monday, December 16, 2019, 10:19:57 PM EST, Brad Smith via Groups.Io <corlissbs@...> wrote:


Hi Jerry:

I love my 72A. If you have RT Systems software, email me and I will send you the file that you can import into your software and download it into the radio. Brad KC9UQR 

Sent from Brad’s iPad

Re: Another ISS SSTV Project?

Brad Smith
 

Hi Jerry:

I love my 72A. If you have RT Systems software, email me and I will send you the file that you can import into your software and download it into the radio. Brad KC9UQR 

Sent from Brad’s iPad_._,_._,_

Re: Antennas

Jer W
 

Thanks Clint,
I will check all of this info tonight and tomorrow.

Jerry...W8RQM


On Monday, December 16, 2019, 8:15:55 PM EST, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford@...> wrote:


For getting started working the "easy" FM voice satellites on 2 meters and 440, 
there are several DIY antenna projects on our ANTENNAS page ...

http://work-sat.com/Antennas.html

Included are links to  ...

Arrow Antennas 

--K6LCS’ Arrow Antenna Mods

Elk’s Log Periodics

Alex Diaz’ Homebrew Yagis

Umbrella Antenna Ideas


WB2HOL’s  2M Tape Measure Beam

  (used mine to work the ISS!)


--Mods to Joe’s Tape Measure Beam

--Tape Measure Beam KITS!

W6NBC’s 2M/70CM Tape Measure Beam Project - .pdf  - from January, 2012 QST magazine


Doug KD5PDN wrote a great article on working the ISS with just an HT and tape measure beam! It’s in the Feb. 2012 issue of QST magazine - or click here for a copy!


Doug KD5PDN does it again! Read how he worked the ISS with an antenna made out of barbed wire! Download the 10/2013 QST magazine article by clicking here (3.1mb .pdf) ... then watch the video: http://tinyurl.com/BARBED-WIRE-ANT


  1. Ed Fong’s CLASSIC j-pole construction articles (NOT high-gain antennas by any means ... but EVERY ham working 2 meters and 70cm should enjoy building and using a j-pole!):  DBJ1   DBJ2

    Jerry W8RQM recommends W7MEM's antenna site - where you can enter a frequency (NOT just for satellites!) and get specific antenna plans/drawings. 

    Clint

Antennas

Clint Bradford
 
Edited

For getting started working the "easy" FM voice satellites on 2 meters and 440, 
there are several DIY antenna projects on our ANTENNAS page ...

http://work-sat.com/Antennas.html

Included are links to  ...

Arrow Antennas 

--K6LCS’ Arrow Antenna Mods

Elk’s Log Periodics

Alex Diaz’ Homebrew Yagis

Umbrella Antenna Ideas


WB2HOL’s  2M Tape Measure Beam

  (used mine to work the ISS!)


--Mods to Joe’s Tape Measure Beam

--Tape Measure Beam KITS!

W6NBC’s 2M/70CM Tape Measure Beam Project - .pdf  - from January, 2012 QST magazine


Doug KD5PDN wrote a great article on working the ISS with just an HT and tape measure beam! It’s in the Feb. 2012 issue of QST magazine - or click here for a copy!


Doug KD5PDN does it again! Read how he worked the ISS with an antenna made out of barbed wire! Download the 10/2013 QST magazine article by clicking here (3.1mb .pdf) ... then watch the video: http://tinyurl.com/BARBED-WIRE-ANT

Ed Fong’s CLASSIC j-pole construction articles (NOT high-gain antennas by any means ... but EVERY ham working 2 meters and 70cm should enjoy building and using a j-pole!):  DBJ1   DBJ2

Jerry W8RQM recommends W7MEM's antenna site - where you can enter a frequency (NOT just for satellites!) and get specific antenna plans/drawings. 

Clint

Re: Another ISS SSTV Project?

Jer W
 

Thanks, I have the HT all set to go for later tonight. Once I get the station going full bore, I am going to try an contact Brad, KC9UQR
who lives on the other side of Lake Michigan (Unsalted) from me.

Jerry...W8RQM

On Monday, December 16, 2019, 8:03:56 PM EST, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford@...> wrote:


On Mon, Dec 16, 2019 at 05:01 PM, Jer W wrote:
Tonight I can only use the 19" whip.
If about 15 degrees or more elevation, you WILL hear '91 - open up your Squelch!


Re: Another ISS SSTV Project?

Clint Bradford
 

On Mon, Dec 16, 2019 at 05:01 PM, Jer W wrote:
Tonight I can only use the 19" whip.
If about 15 degrees or more elevation, you WILL hear '91 - open up your Squelch!


Re: Another ISS SSTV Project?

Jer W
 
Edited

 
Tonight I can only use the 19" whip. My home brew 2M, 8' boom, 7-element is in the garage and will not be able to set it up tonight.
I have a few adjustments to make on it and its already dark and getting colder tonight. I'm going to pull it down from the storage tomorrow
and set it up permanently. I was impressed with the results of using it when the ISS came over and contacted one of the local high schools.
  
 
Jerry...W8RQM
 
 

On Monday, December 16, 2019, 7:54:11 PM EST, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford@...> wrote:
 
 
Which antenna(s) are you going to use?

Re: Another ISS SSTV Project?

Clint Bradford
 

Which antenna(s) are you going to use?

Re: Another ISS SSTV Project?

Jer W
 
Edited

 
Thanks Clint,
 
I am going to try it tonight for AO91 when it is in my area at 23:23 to 23:35 EST local time.
Thanks again for all your help and quick response.  That is why this hobby is the greatest with
hams helping other hams. I appreciate it.
 
Jerry...W8RQM
 

On Monday, December 16, 2019, 7:48:33 PM EST, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford@...> wrote:
 
 
Summarizing ... 

-Use VFO B for TX
-VFO A for RX (it has better sensitivity)
-balanced audio all the way to VFO A
-open squelch for VFO A 
-5W transmit
-DUPlex On

Re: Another ISS SSTV Project?

Clint Bradford
 
Edited

Summarizing for the Kenwood TH-D72a ... 

-Use VFO B for TX
-VFO A for RX (it has better sensitivity)
-balanced audio all the way to VFO A
-open squelch for VFO A 
-5W transmit
-DUPlex On

The frequencies at work-sat.com are there for you ... You can simply be in VFO mode for both A and B.

Re: Another ISS SSTV Project?

Jer W
 

Hi Brad,
Have not talked with you in a while. I need to contact someone who may have the Kenwood TH-D72A to walk me through the process of setting up the HT for the SATS.
Having some difficulty and need someone that has the same model so we can discuss via e-mail or phone call.

Thanks,

Jerry...W8RQM



On Monday, December 16, 2019, 6:25:45 PM EST, Brad Smith via Groups.Io <corlissbs@...> wrote:


All that is needed is an HT capable of receiving 2 meters and a rubber duck antenna. Then you need an interface to decode the signal. Some people do this on a computer and others do this on their cell phone, with an app. I use SSTV app on my iPhone. I’m sure Android has an equal app.

Of course, if you have a better 2 meter antenna, your image will be better. Try it. It is fun.

73 Brad KC9UQR

Sent from Brad’s iPad

Re: Another ISS SSTV Project?

Brad Smith
 

All that is needed is an HT capable of receiving 2 meters and a rubber duck antenna. Then you need an interface to decode the signal. Some people do this on a computer and others do this on their cell phone, with an app. I use SSTV app on my iPhone. I’m sure Android has an equal app.

Of course, if you have a better 2 meter antenna, your image will be better. Try it. It is fun.

73 Brad KC9UQR

Sent from Brad’s iPad

Re: Another ISS SSTV Project?

Clint Bradford
 

Re: Another ISS SSTV Project?

Jer W
 

Hi Clint,
I down loaded the Robut36, but then it asked me to allow Robut36 to
access photos, media, and files on my devise. Do I really want to do that?
Why would it ask for things of privacy?

Jerry


On Monday, December 16, 2019, 4:54:01 PM EST, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford@...> wrote: