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Re: Still Low Audio 1830 UTC Saturday

Brad Smith
 

I received mine today too. 

Brad Smith KC9UQR 

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On Apr 13, 2019, at 12:42 PM, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford@...> wrote:

Bad news, good news: Still low audio from the ISS this morning, BUT the award certificates are being sent out!!!
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Still Low Audio 1830 UTC Saturday

Clint Bradford
 

Bad news, good news: Still low audio from the ISS this morning, BUT the award certificates are being sent out!!!

Re: It is ALL Experimental!

Kevin Whitcomb
 

I’m just happy to have the opportunity to do this whole hobby at all and if things were always guaranteed to go as planned, it would just be boring. Figuring stuff out is a big part of the fun. 

Kevin Whitcomb
KD0RUR/Maritime Mobile

Re: Latest ARISS SSTV Project - no or very little signal

Mark Huffstutter
 

We are having parallel experiences, Floyd!
My 18:30 UTC pass today was nothing, no RF at
All. Hopefully those nice Folks up there will
Be able to fix things!

73
Mark. KB7WAL


OK, Mark, then I can check off my new RTL-SDR dongle that came in
yesterday as not being the problem (my FunCube Dongle went south on the
same day).  My last pass was nil; not even RF...  
Hopefully they'll extend the dates or resked like last time we had this
problem
 
73, Floyd DA1VF/WD8DUP



Re: It is ALL Experimental!

Kevin
 

Well said Clint!
Kevin W6AAE

 

On Apr 12, 2019, at 13:54, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford@...> wrote:

... There is plenty to enjoy and teach this weekend - whether SSTV gets back up or not!

It is ALL Experimental!

Clint Bradford
 
Edited

Amateur radio aboard the International Space Station is an experiment. And one in a rather unique environment.

Yes, amateur radio is involved in the ISS’ “master plan” as a communications system. And I believe it was used once for “official” comms between it and ground stations many years ago.

But please: Don’t get upset/angry that we aren’t receiving images this week. The astronauts aboard the ISS aren’t sitting around and not doing anything. If you go the Web sites of the space agencies involved, you can see the daily
schedules of activities. Couple that with the fact that they mainly work on UTC time ... and add to all that that today is Yuri Gagarin Day - Astronauts’ Day in Russia, when many ground-based personnel are busy with those special activities ...

SO ... please know I have never read a story indicating that any ham astronaut dislikes working us from the ISS. And they love the ARISS contacts with schools (well over 1,000 of those have been accomplished!). 

There is a technical glitch with the current SSTV project. Use this to your advantage! Monitor for packet ... get your neighbors out and watch the ISS streak across the sky ... whip out that tape measure beam and discuss “line of sight” ...

Therenis plenty to enjoy and teach this weekend - whether SSTV gets back up or not!

Re: Anything ?

Ron Pereira <ron.g.pereira@...>
 

Heard nothing. Max elev. 25 degrees at 18:21Z, FN03. Got some earlier passes.

Re: Anything ?

Brad Smith
 

Nothing in Milwaukee.

Brad KC9UQR 

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On Apr 12, 2019, at 1:24 PM, James Ricker via Groups.Io <jim7j6cef@...> wrote:

Nothing here 35mi  North of Palm Springs (Yucca Valley). It was straight overhead….Jim K6Cef

On Apr 12, 2019, at 11:22 AM, AF7ZA <billnjoano@...> wrote:

Did anyone hear anything on this last pass ?
1811 UTC. It was only Max of 10º from my QTH @CN85

Next pass at 1946 with be Max of 66º. Hope to hear something then.

Bill AF7ZA

Re: Anything ?

AF7ZA
 

Thx for the replies. Bummer. It worked marginal yesterday. 
Bill

On Apr 12, 2019, at 11:25 21AM, Walter kd7dny <walter.dilley@...> wrote:

I did not hear anything either from Arizona, grid DM43, 52 degree pass.

Walter, kd7dny


On Fri, Apr 12, 2019 at 11:22 AM AF7ZA <billnjoano@...> wrote:
Did anyone hear anything on this last pass ?
1811 UTC. It was only Max of 10º from my QTH @CN85

Next pass at 1946 with be Max of 66º. Hope to hear something then.

Bill AF7ZA



Re: Anything ?

Walter kd7dny <walter.dilley@...>
 

I did not hear anything either from Arizona, grid DM43, 52 degree pass.

Walter, kd7dny


On Fri, Apr 12, 2019 at 11:22 AM AF7ZA <billnjoano@...> wrote:
Did anyone hear anything on this last pass ?
1811 UTC. It was only Max of 10º from my QTH @CN85

Next pass at 1946 with be Max of 66º. Hope to hear something then.

Bill AF7ZA

Re: Anything ?

James Ricker
 

Nothing here 35mi  North of Palm Springs (Yucca Valley). It was straight overhead….Jim K6Cef

On Apr 12, 2019, at 11:22 AM, AF7ZA <billnjoano@...> wrote:

Did anyone hear anything on this last pass ?
1811 UTC. It was only Max of 10º from my QTH @CN85

Next pass at 1946 with be Max of 66º. Hope to hear something then.

Bill AF7ZA

Anything ?

AF7ZA
 

Did anyone hear anything on this last pass ?
1811 UTC. It was only Max of 10º from my QTH @CN85

Next pass at 1946 with be Max of 66º. Hope to hear something then.

Bill AF7ZA

Re: Latest SSTV Project issues - UPDATE

Clint Bradford
 

Great news - thanks!

Re: Latest ARISS SSTV Project - no or very little signal

Brad Smith
 

I use wide band on my 72 with great results. 

Brad KC9UQR 

Sent from Brad's iPod

On Apr 12, 2019, at 12:02 PM, Fred Hillhouse <fmhillhouse@...> wrote:

The 12:40 pass in Massachusetts is attached.

 

I used narrow band. This is my typical recording using my D72 and Diamond RH77CA with Robot36. I had similar results in a previous event with ‘poor’ audio.

 

Best regards,

Fred N7FMH

 

 

From: Work-Sat@groups.io [mailto:Work-Sat@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Huffstutter
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2019 12:00 PM
To: Work-Sat@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Work-Sat] Latest ARISS SSTV Project - no or very little signal

 

That is very interesting, Floyd. I am in the Central United States,
New Mexico, and I
Experienced the exact same problem You did.
At the 01:31 UTC pass here, an almost perfect
Overhead pass, I had almost S9, full quieting
Receive, but the SSTV audio was very faint, would not trigger My Robosat36
app. I have another pass here in a couple hours.

Looking at the ARISS blog page others are
Getting good copy, confusing Me!

73
Mark. KB7WAL


Just had a very good pass from the ISS.  Unfortunately, the SSTV signal
was nil to none although the RF was, at my location, full quieting,
albeit, also intermittent.  This was a pass almost directly overhead from
Germany (JN58).

Anyone else in Europe see this?

Floyd DA1VF/WD8DUP



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Re: Latest ARISS SSTV Project - no or very little signal

Fred Hillhouse
 

In a previous event, I could not hear any SSTV audio in Wide. I tried Narrow and I could hear it. The reasoning: as I understand it, one of the radios used on the ISS is narrow band so I thought I would give it a try. It was during the previous event that had a period of poor reception. Both times was with my D72.

 

I did suspect my D72 of filter problems but I am fairly confident the D72 is okay.

 

Best regards,

Fred N7FMH

 

 

 

From: Work-Sat@groups.io [mailto:Work-Sat@groups.io] On Behalf Of Clint Bradford via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2019 1:10 PM
To: Work-Sat@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Work-Sat] Latest ARISS SSTV Project - no or very little signal

 

Why did you choose "narrow band?" Have your results with NB been better than Wide in the past?

Clint


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Re: Latest ARISS SSTV Project - no or very little signal

Brad Smith
 

Just had a 37 degree pass with 50 mph winds. Got the beginning and end of the pic because the wind blew the wire off my recorder. Low volume. Next pass I will try a preamp and see if it makes a difference. 

Brad Smith KC9UQR 

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On Apr 12, 2019, at 10:42 AM, Floyd Bixler <wd8dup@...> wrote:

Just had a very good pass from the ISS.  Unfortunately, the SSTV signal was nil to none although the RF was, at my location, full quieting, albeit, also intermittent.  This was a pass almost directly overhead from Germany (JN58).

Anyone else in Europe see this?

Floyd DA1VF/WD8DUP

Latest SSTV Project issues - UPDATE

Floyd Bixler
 

Just saw this on the ISSFANCLUB.eu website:

"ISS SSTV transmissions on Thursday and Friday, April 11/12 had very low audio. Dmitry R4UAB reports the ISS cosmonauts plan to try to fix the issue on Saturday, April 13 
 
Trevor M5AKA"

Floyd DA!VF/WD8DUP

Re: Latest ARISS SSTV Project - no or very little signal

Clint Bradford
 

Why did you choose "narrow band?" Have your results with NB been better than Wide in the past?

Clint

Re: Latest ARISS SSTV Project - no or very little signal

Floyd Bixler
 

OK, Mark, then I can check off my new RTL-SDR dongle that came in yesterday as not being the problem (my FunCube Dongle went south on the same day).  My last pass was nil; not even RF...  
Hopefully they'll extend the dates or resked like last time we had this problem
 
73, Floyd DA1VF/WD8DUP

Re: Latest ARISS SSTV Project - no or very little signal

Clint Bradford
 

It is Yuri's Day / Astronauts' Day in Russia ... appropriate powers-that-be ARE aware of the 
audio problem ... but between it being a holiday and a weekend - well, we can just hope 
the audio situation is rectified.

Clint