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Re: Who knows the AMSAT 2010 Symposium Presentations featured?

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

On AMSAT website, there is no info about the schedule of presentations.
The Symposium is plastered all across the top story at the AMSAT.org Web site.

Clint

Re: Who knows the AMSAT 2010 Symposium Presentations featured?

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

Here is the summary of the Received and Pending papers as of Sunday morning,
9/5.

Papers that have been received:
-------------------------------
Mark Hammond N8MH/Colin Hurst VK5HI
AO-51 Battery Capacity and Spin Trends

Mark Spencer WA8SME
Education Paradigm Shift for AMSAT to Support Subsidized Launch
Opportunities

Tony Monteiro AA2TX
ARISSat-1 Overview
ARISSat-1 Power System

Fabio Azzarello IW8QKU
HamTV Experiment on-board ISS

Rosalie White K1STO
ARISS = Education

Nick Pugh K5QXJ
University of Louisiana Satellite Program

Paul D. Wiedemeier KE5LKY
Characteristics of simulated data multicasts transmitted over
K3IO's proposed GEO-Eagle communications platform

Clint Bradford K6LCS
How to Work the FM Ham Satellites With Your Handheld Radio


Please try to get your paper to me by September 10 if at all possible.
Papers Pending Delivery:
------------------------
Douglas Quagliana KA2UPW
ARISSatTLM, a telemetry display program for ARISSat-1

Bob McGwier N4HY
Flex Radio V/U Module - 2m/70cm full duplex transverter module for
the Flex 5000

Gould Smith WA4SXM
Assembling ARISSat

Bill Pasternak WA6ITF
Using ham radio satellites to distribute amateur radio news in both
voice and data formats

JoAnne Maenpaa K9JKM
AMSAT Publications - Journal, News Service, Web

Barry Baines WD4ASW
ITAR Legal Update

Tony Monteiro AA2TX (Planned contributions by Tony's team)
AMSAT-FOX
Software Radio Technology on ARISSat-1

Phil Karn KA9Q
BPSK-1000 format for ARISSat-1

Alex Harvilchuck N3NP
SUNY-AMSAT System Development

Hans van de Groenendaal ZS6AKV
TBD

Tom Clark K3IO
Elmersat -- A Modest Proposal

Marc Franco N2UO
Low Cost, Lightweight Homebrew Dish Construction

Keith Pugh W5IU
ARISS Operation Update
Successful Hamfest Satellite Demos

Bob Bruninga WB4APR
PSAT, the Next APRS Satellite

Stephen Turner, K3HPA
Design & Construction of VHF/UHF Power Amplifier

...

so67

John Moncak
 

was wondering i had 1 contact on 67 maybe i was just lucky been listening for it but only hear it out way to the distance not even copyable are they testing it or is that the way its going to be does anyone copy it ok thanks ke3lb

iss recording

ve5ctm <da_bad_badger@...>
 

Hi i was wondering if anyone had the recording from around 22:25:41 Wednesday September 8, 2010 in UTC pass they can send me pls between 22:00 to 22:25 utc sept. 8th 2010

this is so cool it is the 2ed time i have worked the iss :)
bad_badger@...

Who knows the AMSAT 2010 Symposium Presentations featured?

ian_73wine
 

Hello All-

Thinking about attending AMSAT 2010 symposium. However, my only interest in this event is the presentations/demos.

As this event is only a month away, I need to start making my travel plans. On AMSAT website, there is no info about the schedule of presentations.

I just need to know what is being presented before I start scheduling time off work, etc.

Anybody have the "inside knowledge" that they are willing to share?

Thanks,

Ian

Victorville Demo Oct 16-17 - JOTA

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

We need someone to demo/work the birds in Victorville, CA on either (or both!) Sat and Sunday, October 16-17 in Victorville, CA. I cannot do it - I'll be demo'ing/presenting in Sam Ramon at PACIFICON.

Anyone available for some high-energy FUN with the Scouts?

Clint, K6LCS
909-241-7666

AO-51 Schedule

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

1) As always, the schedule for the 435.150 transmitter is subject to
change so that command stations can download telemetry files for
analysis.
2) "late UTC" and the mode change dates below translate into schedule
changes occurring over the eastern coast of the US on Sunday evenings.
3) the schedule is subject to change based on the real power budget we
experience.


September 12 (late UTC)

FM Repeater, V/U
Uplink: 145.920 MHz FM (no PL tone)
Downlink: 435.300 MHz FM

9k6 Baud PBBS Operations, L/U
Uplink: 1268.700 MHz FM at 9600 baud (no PL tone)
Downlink: 435.150 MHz FM at 9600 baud


September 19 (late UTC)

FM Repeater, V/U
Uplink: 145.920 MHz FM (no PL tone)
Downlink: 435.300 MHz FM

FM Repeater, L/U
Uplink: 1268.700 MHz FM (no PL tone)
Downlink: 435.150 MHz FM


September 26 (late UTC)

FM Repeater, V/S
Uplink: 145.880 MHz FM (no PL tone)
Downlink: 2401.200 MHz FM

9k6 Baud Telemetry, U
Uplink: none
Downlink: 435.150 MHz FM at 9600 baud


October 3 (late UTC)

FM Repeater, V/U
Uplink: 145.920 MHz FM (no PL tone)
Downlink: 435.300 MHz FM

9k6 Baud PBBS Operations, L/U
Uplink: 1268.700 MHz FM at 9600 baud
Downlink: 435.150 MHz FM at 9600 baud


On behalf of the AO-51 Operations and Command Teams,
--
Mark L. Hammond [N8MH]

KD0HKD Satellite Presentation Goes To Nebraska

Randy Schulze
 

The presentation on Amateur Radio Satellites by Randy Schulze, KD0HKD is hitting the road again. This time, to Nebraska!

Thursday, September 16:

Bellevue Amateur Radio Club who meets at 7:30 PM at the Masonic Lodge in Olde Towne Bellevue, Nebraska, 1908 Franklin Street, across from Washington Park. For details, visit their web site at http://www.bellevuearc.org

Saturday, September 18:

At 12:00 Noon with the Midway Amateur Radio Club at an address yet to be announced. For information on the Midway Amateur Radio Club, visit: http://w0ky.kearney.net

Information on the KD0HKD Amateur Radio Satellite Presentation can be found at: http://kd0hkd.com

More details will be announced soon!

Re: SatPC32's WinAOS program

Jeremy B
 

Satscape and Orbitron are a few other tracking programs, you can check passes at the http://amsat.org/amsat-new/tools/predict/

AO-27 only seems to be on during ascending passes when the sat is between 30 and 60 degrees north. There is a program to predict when it is on at http://sites.google.com/site/ao27satellitescheduler/

--- In Work-Sat@..., "stevebrody@..." <stevebrody@...> wrote:

I went out this morning with the hope of working SO-50, and AO-27. I set up WinAOS to give me the times for signal access. I heard nothing for both satellites and was wondering if I was missing some key information concerning WinAOS. On top of the printout is "QTH:8.9/51.9" If this latitude and longitude, they would be wrong for my location in Orange County California (33.8 and -117.8. Also on top of the printout is T#:11937 and Sat.: 5 (standard). I checked the program help and the CD AMSAT sent me but could find no explanation for these values. Just for information, the first SO-50 pass was supposed to be 10:49-11:02 and the AO-27 pass was 11:37-11:50. The handheld I am using is the Yaesu VX-8G, the squelch is turned all the way down and the volume is turned all the way up for receive. The volume is set down for the transmit side. I use a compass to set the azimuth and an inclinometer to set the elevation. Can anyone help?
Thanks

Re: SatPC32's WinAOS program

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

SATme is a Java app for Blackberry ... I know absolutely nothing about it.

http://www.dxzone.com/cgi-bin/dir/jump2.cgi?ID=16382

But just plug in your grid square on the AMSAT data page ... or go to Heavens Above ... stop over-thinking this. With your great HT and improved antenna, you just need to know AOS-Acquisition, LOS-Loss of Signal which tells to N-to-S or S-to-N), and how high off the horizon either East or West at mid-pass.

We'll get together on AO-51 this week!

K6LCS from DM-13
909-241-7666

Re: SatPC32's WinAOS program

Michael Eastman <n7onp@...>
 

How about Blackberry?

DO you have a smart phone? If a >'droid, HamSatDroid is great. If >an iPhone or iPod touch, >PocketSat is my favorite.
(Sorry about that empty post. Hit the send too soon)

Mike N7ONP
Sent via BlackBerry

Re: SatPC32's WinAOS program

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

... I set up WinAOS ...
Try another software program - don't spend a lot of time on this program if it isn;t accepting your basic info.

http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/tools/software.php

DO you have a smart phone? If a 'droid, HamSatDroid is great. If an iPhone or iPod touch, PocketSat is my favorite.

Clint

Re: SatPC32's WinAOS program

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

... the first SO-50 pass was supposed to be 10:49-11:02 ...
... AO-27 pass was 11:37-11:50 ...
Nope - something's amiss in your program's settings. I am not familiar with that program - but it is not "taking" your settings like you want it to. Also make sure it "knows" were -7 from GMT right now during PDT, too.

SO-50 had a decent pass from 10:13AM PDT to 10:27AM PDT.

AO-27 was over us from 2:36 to 2:51PM PDT.

... the Yaesu VX-8G ...
Great HT!

... The volume is set down for the transmit side ...
Your radio can be programmed with "Odd SPlits" - so that just one memory location can RX 440 and TX on 2M. Use the same programming charts as in my tutorial for '51 and '50.

... I use a compass to set the azimuth and an inclinometer to set the elevation ...
OK. But once you work a few passes, that stuff will stay in the house. Although this is rocket science ... it really isn't.

You will "see" the passes as, "South to North ... when west eight minutes into the pass, it'll be 45 degrees above the horizon ... "

Clint, K6LCS
909-241-7666

Re: SatPC32's WinAOS program

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

When I get home tonight I'll see what other software shows for passes today ... Did you happen to check the AMSAT sat data page to see if your program coincided with it?

Link on the TRACKING page at ...

http://www.work-sat.com

Clint

SatPC32's WinAOS program

stevebrody@sbcglobal.net <stevebrody@...>
 

I went out this morning with the hope of working SO-50, and AO-27. I set up WinAOS to give me the times for signal access. I heard nothing for both satellites and was wondering if I was missing some key information concerning WinAOS. On top of the printout is "QTH:8.9/51.9" If this latitude and longitude, they would be wrong for my location in Orange County California (33.8 and -117.8. Also on top of the printout is T#:11937 and Sat.: 5 (standard). I checked the program help and the CD AMSAT sent me but could find no explanation for these values. Just for information, the first SO-50 pass was supposed to be 10:49-11:02 and the AO-27 pass was 11:37-11:50. The handheld I am using is the Yaesu VX-8G, the squelch is turned all the way down and the volume is turned all the way up for receive. The volume is set down for the transmit side. I use a compass to set the azimuth and an inclinometer to set the elevation. Can anyone help?
Thanks

ISS QSL/ log

kc2lsd <kc2lsd@...>
 

Well I set up my HT today with my Elk antenna and I heard the ISS. I finally got him , so I think, so see I only heard KC**** of my call then I lost his signal. Is there an on line log, or should I just send my QSL card.? Of coarse I'll give it another try, any thoughts. What a thrill just to hear the ISS , I hope I'm in the log.

Cody
Kc2lsd

Re: Digital recorders

 

Steve :

One nice feature is some recorders automatically put a time/date stamp on each recording, but since you are likely just going to let it run for the duration of a pass it probably not a necessary feature for SAT work, handy for other uses though.

I picked up an RCA unit on sale from Staples. They frequently have a discount bin with old or discontinued stock .. I just waited until I saw something that looked reasonable .. I think I got at half price. I think that any basic digital recorder will fit the bill. Given how short most satellite passes are I think that you shouldn't have to worry about filling up the memory of even a basic recorder.

Michael VE3WMB

--- In Work-Sat@..., "stevebrody@..." <stevebrody@...> wrote:

I have been reading with interest the mail concerning digital recorders. I had my first satellite contact last week and found the need to grow another arm or use some recording device. But the one point missing from the conversation (or perhaps I missed it) was answering two questions:
1. What features in the recorder would be most desirable, and which feature(s) would be like to have?
2. Any serious recommendation as to make and model for the recorder?
73
Steve N1AB

Easy Sat mounts.

padmanabhan cattamanchi
 

I have found it really cumbersome to tag along a tripod for sat working,  I have a couple of  Easy Sat mounts
at a few vantage points of my QTH for sat working. Check out the Photos at:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Work-Sat/photos/album/1986773529/pic/list

73,s
Paddy
vu2pep/ac2dt

Re: Digital recorders

walscobry
 

I use a Creative ZEN Stone MP3 player for my digital recorder. Small, light, works like a USB drive, IE no software needed.

Bryan
KJ4QZJ

Re: Digital recorders

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

Some recorders will record in WPA and/or MP3 for you - so no conversion from a "proprietary" scheme to post on the 'Net. (Or to edit locally.)

For recording my talks, I use my Marantz PMD-660 and an Audio Technica wireless mic setup. One of the features of the Marantz is that is accepts XLR mics - so I can use my Heil PR-40 or Seinheiser MD46 straight into it. But that is WAY overkill for recording sat passes ...

Clint