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Re: Antenna Pointers



> Dave, N6YMM wrote:
> 
> 1.	Are there alternatives to the KCT?

In case you missed it, this was posted last week or so..  Its low class,
and probably not suitable for precision AO-40 SSSband pointing, but it
should be within about 10 degrees which is good enough for most LEO's and
a modest small beam...

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Here is a complete beginners automated satellite ground station for 
almost a dozen satellites for LESS than the $500 cost of the typical OSCAR
class rotator:

1) Any old 386 or better PC (running DOS)                      $ 10
2) Any ole' $64 Radio Shack TV rotator                         $ 64
3) The $20 rotator controller kit (see web page below)         $ 20
4) APRStk (Tracks, tunes radio, decodes packets and plots them)
5) Either the Kenwood D700 or TH-D7 w built in 12/9600 TNC     $390

This set up left sitting in a corner will tune the radio to all satellites
in view and you wont miss a thing... 

a) Listen to all voice QSO's                  (UO14, AO27, ISS)
b) Capture PCSAT TELEMETRY, STATUS, USER logs (UO22, KO23,25,TI31)
c) Capture APRS positions, STATUS and Messages (SO35,OO38,UO22,ISS)
d) Listen to data and inverted CW telemetry    (UO11, LO19)

It does not try to capture the megabytes from the PACSATs, but if you have
another WINDOWS PC running WISP in receive-only, then you will also
capture a lot of the data and files on the PACSATS...

de WB4APR@amsat.org, Bob

Cheap ROTATOR       http://web.usna.navy.mil/~bruninga/rotator.html
PCsat Design        http://web.usna.navy.mil/~bruninga/pcsat.html
CUBESAT Designs     http://web.usna.navy.mil/~bruninga/cubesat.html
APRS SATELLITES     http://web.usna.navy.mil/~bruninga/astars.html

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