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Re: Digital recorders

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

I hate to see folks go out and purchase a little recorder JUST for working the sats. SO ... purchase one thinking what else you could possibly do with it.

Size - shirt-pocketable is attractive.

Tape or memory card - up to you. The non-tape units' pricing has come way down the past few years. If you want to post anything to the 'Net, then think of connectivity 'tween the recorder and your computer.

Inputs for external mic - Nice for other work (podcasting), but not mandatory for sat work. Working the FM sats is so much more satisfying the SIMPLER you keep things! A pocket recorder in your shirt pocket and its internal mic does the trick!

Do you have a smartphone? Then you already have the makings for a pocket recorder. On my iPod touch, I use HT Recorder Pro. On my Android, I use Live Recorder Pro.

Olympus and Sony make great units. Staples and BestBuy have several models in stock. Olympus' new VN-8100PC looks good - well under a hundred bucks. I believe the Olympus models with "PC" in their model name are all easily connected to PCs.

Clint

Re: Digital recorders

Randy Schulze
 

Re: grids

wa7dxz@...
 

 
Weekend of Nov 4th I will be going mobile, in DM grids,,, I am in DM 33, gonna give out a few around my area...Bob  maybe north of DM 33
 
 
laminated grid square map and put tiny silver reflective stars on each grid fits nice on the square without covering the grid number so far 120 grids i guess its not bad need more new ones from dn,cm,cn,and dm so i will be listening wonder how everyone is doing and logging thier contacts ok 73 ke3lb fn21 plus the ISS that i am very pleased with.

Re: ISS

wa7dxz@...
 

Is this on   144.490 up? and 145.800 down?  I hear them,
 
 

Digital recorders

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

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

Re: ISS

John Moncak
 

--- In Work-Sat@..., "jim9251" <jim9251@...> wrote:

Just worked the International Space Station while standing on my patio Yaesu ft-60 5 watt ht and Arrow antenna. Posted audio in the files section. I think that was the coolest thing I've ever done! K0BAM I am.
I did the samething from my patio in fn21 its cool isnt it 73

grids

John Moncak
 

Finally got my grids squares together kept my sat log up to date since i started 1yr ago with sats i used my arrl laminated grid square map and put tiny silver reflective stars on each grid fits nice on the square without covering the grid number so far 120 grids i guess its not bad need more new ones from dn,cm,cn,and dm so i will be listening wonder how everyone is doing and logging thier contacts ok 73 ke3lb fn21 plus the ISS that i am very pleased with.

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ISS

jim9251 <jim9251@...>
 

Just worked the International Space Station while standing on my patio Yaesu ft-60 5 watt ht and Arrow antenna. Posted audio in the files section. I think that was the coolest thing I've ever done! K0BAM I am.

Life ...

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

Had a miserable Saturday. A raccoon attacked and killed one of our large koi, and seriously injured another. (These guys aren't "commercial" in nature ... just friends.) So yesterday's schedule got totally switched around, as I played Dr. Koi and tried nursing the guy back to health ...

Which caused us to give up 4th row tickets to see the San Diego Padres play today. But that's OK. I'm still on "koi watch."

And to top it off, I received n email from a disgruntled visitor to my Work-Sat Web site this morning. You folks have filled out that "Satisfaction Survey: for me, and it is appreciated. Over 200 responses. All have "felt" honest and appreciative. Suggestions were all noted. But this guy this morning ...

"Never got to your tutorial. Can't download pdf file without installing new software v9. 55 Mb for four pages ... "

My first reactions was, "Why wouldn't ANYONE want to update Adobe Reader to the current version? I mean, it is FREE to the world ... "

That's when I looked into my system logs, to try to see what kind of system connected with me at 4:19AM PDT this morning. I mean, that little .pdf file has been downloaded thousands of times without problem.

Then I remembered my trusty old IBM ThinkPad 760ED that I use for programming Motorola and Kenwood commercial radios. Maybe even I wouldn't desire to download a 55MB upgrade just to read my 4-page tutorial.

SO ... Instead of blowing the guy off, I converted the tutorial to an Adobe v6 .pdf file, and replaced the v9 that I created.

And so it goes ...

Clint

Ham Prefer Firefox, Windows XP

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

VERY un-scientific stuff ... but of the last 2000 or so visitors to my Work-Sat Web site, Firefox is the Web browser of choice.

And Windows XP is being used by over 50 percent of recent visitors.

The browser numbers ...

747 37.35% Firefox 3.6
477 23.85% IE 8.0
191 9.55% IE 7.0
151 7.55% Chrome 5.0
114 5.70% Safari 5.0
105 5.25% IE 6.0
41 2.05% Firefox 3.5
24 1.20% Safari iPad
21 1.05% Firefox 2.0
21 1.05% Default Browser 0
16 0.80% iPhone 0
11 0.55% Palm 0
10 0.50% Rippers 0
10 0.50% Opera 10.6
9 0.45% Chrome 6.0
8 0.40% Opera 10.1
8 0.40% iPod Touch 0
8 0.40% Firefox 3.0
5 0.25% Safari 4.1
4 0.20% BlackBerry 0
4 0.20% Firefox 1.5
3 0.15% Safari 4.0
2 0.10% Maxthon 2.0
2 0.10% Android 0
2 0.10% AOL 7.0
1 0.05% Safari 3.1
1 0.05% SeaMonkey 2.0
1 0.05% SeaMonkey 1.1
1 0.05% Chrome 4.0
1 0.05% Googlebot-Image 0
1 0.05% Opera 9.6


And the OS numbers ...

1090 54.50% WinXP
353 17.65% Win7
199 9.95% WinVista
181 9.05% MacOSX
48 2.40% iPhoneOS
47 2.35% Linux
32 1.60% unknown
18 0.90% Win2003
14 0.70% Win2000
11 0.55% webOS
4 0.20% RIM
2 0.10% Android
1 0.05% SunOS

Clint

ARRL Conventions

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

WAIT - there's MORE ... (grin) ...

If you're attending either the ARRL SW Division Convention in San Diego or PACIFICON in Sam Ramon, look for the SAT PASSES flyer on the bulletin boards near the sign=up area.

My presentations are scheduled for ...

ARRL SW Division Convention, San Diego - Sat Sept 18, 9AM
PACIFICON, San Ramon - October 16, 10AM

Clint, K6LCS
8909-241-7666

Coachella Valley Demo

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

AMSAT area coordinator Clint Bradford, K6LCS, will be presenting
his 'Working Amateur Satellites With Your HT' multimedia session
at the September 14 meeting of the Coachella Valley Amateur Radio Club.
ALL are welcome to attend!

"The Coachella Valley club has been serving their region for almost
60 years," writes Clint. "We have a tentative pass of satellite AO-51 at
5:30PM that evening - if you can show up at Patriot Park at a little
after 5:00PM, let's work it!"

Patriot Park is located at the NE corner of Date Palm and
Dinah Shore Drives - adjacent to Big League Dreams Sport Park
and Cathedral City Public Library. You may park by going East off of
Date Palm on Ortega Road, then South into the library parking lot to its end -
and you will see Patriot Park.

Later, the club meets a mile away at 7PM at the Cathedral
City Fire Department, 32100 Desert Vista Road (use Cielo Vista Road
entrance) in Cathedral City.

Attendees may find a helpful tool by downloading Clint's four-page tutorial
and radio programming charts at ... http://www.work-sat.com.

Clint welcomes pre-presentation questions - call him at
909-241-7666, or send email to clint@... .

Re: ISS

John Moncak
 

144.490fm up go to ISS fan club site for more inf ke3lb

--- In Work-Sat@..., "kc2lsd" <kc2lsd@...> wrote:

I am new to the world of satellite, my current set up is an HT and an Elk antenna, I also have a IC 706 MllG. I have made two contacts on AO-51. I would like to make a contact with the ISS. I read the downlink is 145.800, but what is the uplink? I see there are different regions, I live in NJ.

Thanks
Cody Kc2lsd

Re: ISS

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

Outstanding work, gentlemen!

Clint

ISS

John Moncak
 

Just had another contact with iss vhf fm voice 25 degree pass this time with my arrow on a tripod with my icv8 5watts amazing so both antennas the elk and arrow are very good choices for fm sats and ISS CONTACT WAS AT 2215UTC FROM FN21 9 4 10 73 ke3lb

Re: ISS CONTACT

Craig Gagner <crgagner@...>
 

I got my 1st contact today 9-2-2010 at 22:55 UTC ..
 
Pretty much the same set up as you, Elk on a cheap Radio Shack Rotator at 18 degree's elevation and the elements oriented at about 45 degree's. Works AWESOME !!
 
73
 
Craig
W1MED


From: Work-Sat@... [mailto:Work-Sat@...] On Behalf Of jmoncak
Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 8:20 PM
To: Work-Sat@...
Subject: [Work-Sat] ISS CONTACT

 

finally got my first contact today at 2355utc 18 degree pass with my elk ant on rotor fixed at 20 degrees at the ISS with my ft 8800 r fm voice vhf up and down 145800 dn and 144490up writting out my qsl now next contact going to try my arrow and ht again 73 ke3lb

ISS CONTACT

John Moncak
 

finally got my first contact today at 2355utc 18 degree pass with my elk ant on rotor fixed at 20 degrees at the ISS with my ft 8800 r fm voice vhf up and down 145800 dn and 144490up writting out my qsl now next contact going to try my arrow and ht again 73 ke3lb

Re: ISS

Mike Scott
 

Absolutely !!! I did it with the Arrow antenna and my VX8R....beacon'd
through it via APRS from PHX and worked them voice from HNL.

73's

N6goz

Is it possible to work the iss with my arrow and ht with 5 watts or do i
need more power output thanks ke3lb 73

so67

John Moncak
 

made first contact on so67 at 11am today nice to have another one to work having alot of fun with all fm sats 27 50 51 and67 also want to get iss was hearing voice vhf 145800 down the last few days tried 144490 up but i guess they didnt hear me thier signals were real strong im only trying the ht and the arrow not sure if its enough power out but ill keep on trying 73 ke3lb