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>>> I will be at work however and not QRV
for the passes.<<<

Ask the Boss what's more important , your work or talking to a lonely guy on
the Space Station...worked for me...my wife said I didn't have to shovel
until AFTER the pass!

Roger
WA1KAT
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Edward R. Cole" <al7eb@acsalaska.net>
To: "Allen Emer" <aemer@monmouth.com>; <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2006 5:20 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] ISS


> Al,
>
> I have set up my M2-436CP42 UHF satellite antenna (16.5dBd) today and the
> FT-847 (50w) to try with ISS on 437.55 on pass #40517 at 2253utc coming up
> in roughly 30-minutes.  We will see if I am successful and prehaps set up
a
> sked for next weekend on VHF with Bill on the ISS.
>
> Thanks to all that have helped.
>
> 73's Ed - KL7UW
> PS: now that the passes are into a better time, perhaps some of the other
> AK hams will make contact this week.  I will be at work however and not
QRV
> for the passes.
>
> At 02:35 PM 1/15/2006 -0500, Allen Emer wrote:
> ===snip===
>
> >I run a big  gun station and can get in on any pass, but I've only made
two
> >contacts. One on VHF passing Ed Coles call sign and schedule in Alaska up
> >to ISS to help Bill get his WAS and one this morning on UHF trying to
help
> >KC2FDQ. My Son Sean KC2DIJ made one on UHF the day before.
> >
> >Don't get frustrated by lack of success, sooner or later you'll nail it.
> >Talking to an astronaut is not so much a contact but an accomplishment.
> >
> >Keep learning and keep trying.... we love it when some one posts their
> >first contact here on the board.  !!!
> >
> >Al Emer, N2YAC
> >Amsat 30942
> >
> >
> >Ken Ransom sent this to the club:
> >
> >------------------------------------
> >This weekend (Jan 14-15 UTC) Bill McArthur plans to operate on the UHF
band
> >exclusively. It is his desire to work all continents on the UHF band from
> >the International Space Station.
> >
> >The frequency he will be using will be 437.55 simplex. Due to the high
> >Doppler effect on this band, one will need to operate split frequencies
for
> >most of the pass. A very simplified chart showing memory assignment for
> >transmit and receive with 5 KHz spacing is below as an example .
> >
> >Mem.     TX     -    RX
> >Ch A - 437.540 - 437.560  Acquisition of signal (AOS)
> >Ch B - 437.545 - 437.555
> >Ch C - 437.550 - 437.550  Time of closest approach (TCA)
> >Ch D - 437.555 - 437.545
> >Ch E  -437.560 - 437.540  Loss of signal (LOS)
> >
> >Good Luck and 73,
> >
> >Kenneth G. Ransom - N5VHO
> >ISS Ham Radio Project Engineer
> >Johnson Space Center
> >Houston, TX
> >
> >http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/reference/radio/
> >http://www.issfanclub.com/
> >http://oscar.dcarr.org/index.php
> >http://www.ariss.net/
> >http://www.amsat.org/amsat/archive/sarex/48hour/threads.html
> 73's,
> Ed - KL7UW
> =========================================
> http://www.qsl.net/al7eb - BP40iq
> 144-EME: FT-847, mgf-1801/1402, 4xM2-xpol-20, 170w
> 432-EME: FT-847, mgf-1402, 1x21-ele (18.6 dBi), 60w
> =========================================
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