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Re: AMSAT-BB Digest, Vol 1, Issue 229




Karl R. Sandstrom, K5MAN
W5YI Volunteer Examiner
Greenwell Springs, Louisiana
k5man@arrl.net / k5man@amsat.org
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>   1. Re: Handheld of Choice... (Luciano G. Nachif)
>   2.  Trakbox and Parking Frequency. (Vincenzo Mone)
>   3.  Florida AMSAT Net for tonight (David J)
>   4.  WTB 435 MHZ Mast Mounted preamp (Jeff Kelly)
>   5.  FM HT (jack)
>   6. Re: Handheld of Choice... IC-W32 desense problem (Stefan Wagener)
>   7. Re: HITSAT Nov 1 (Mineo Wakita)
>   8.  D700 issues (Tim Tapio)
>   9. Re: D700 issues (Paul Lenharr II)
>  10. Re: AO-51 SSB/FM mode (jtowler)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Thu,  2 Nov 2006 16:35:41 -0400
> From: "Luciano G\. Nachif" <nachif@terra.com.br>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Handheld of Choice...
> To: "amsat-bb" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Message-ID: <J84EJH$3F97BCFD489997C0FC2CA6A8F777F9F0@terra.com.br>
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> All,
>
> I had an Icom IC-W32A for about year and a half. I tried that with either 
> an Arrow or a Premier AL800 antennas and NEVER was able to work AO-51 or 
> any other satellite. It was quite difficult to hear a bird on 70cm 
> downlink. I never heard my return.
> Upon trying satellite work it was noticed that one of the receivers was 
> not as good as the other. One can do it by simply tuning both receivers to 
> the same distant repeater.
> I'm glad Icom has put an end to that HT and hope that the company will 
> come up with a new unit which will give us a chance to forget a word:
> "FRUSTRATION"
>
> Best 73,
>
> Luciano Gasparini
> PT9KK
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2006 21:57:47 +0100
> From: "Vincenzo Mone" <vimone@alice.it>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  Trakbox and Parking Frequency.
> To: "Amsat - BBs" <amsat-bb@Amsat.org>
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> Hi to the list,
> it is a while that I've noticed that my trakbox
> when it terminated to track the satellites
> it should put my radio in parking frequency which should be:
>
> RX_Freq : 1296.500
> TX_freq :144.800
>
> But I always get:
>
> RX_Freq: 1296.499.9
> TX_freq: 144.800
>
> How you can see, the RX_Freq is 1 Hz down.
> I've tried to set the
> RX_Freq to 1296.501
> But when it parks, it goes to:
> 1296.500.9
> Can anybody explain me what happens?
> Thanks in advance.
>
> 73 de Enzo IK8OZV
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> ------------------------------
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> Message: 3
> Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2006 16:31:38 -0500
> From: "David J" <n4csitwo@bellsouth.net>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  Florida AMSAT Net for tonight
> To: "AMSAT-BB" <AMSAT-BB@amsat.org>, "AMSAT-FLORIDA"
> <AMSAT-FLORIDA@amsat.org>
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>
> Due to technical difficulties with the 443.100 N4HHA repeater, check-ins 
> in
> the Orlando area should listen for tonight's Florida AMSAT Net on either 
> the
> KE4TTE 442.100 MHz repeater or the K4SLB 444.450 MHz repeater. I will use
> the 442.100 freq. as net control. If I have any problems linking into that
> machine, the 444.125 WD4HIM repeater will be my backup.
>
>
>
> Dave, AA4KN
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 4
> Date: Thu, 02 Nov 2006 17:10:02 -0500
> From: "Jeff Kelly" <jkelly@bellatlantic.net>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  WTB 435 MHZ Mast Mounted preamp
> To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
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> Looking for a working 435 MHZ MM preamp.
>
> Please contact me off list:
>
> jkelly@bellatlantic.net
>
>
> thanks,
>
> Jeff
> KT2K
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 5
> Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2006 09:20:41 +1100
> From: jack <vk2trf@bigpond.net.au>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  FM HT
> To: amsat-bb <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Message-ID: <1162506041.2845.53.camel@LINUX01>
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>
> I have 2 Kenwood TH-79A duplex HTs .  Work great for AO51 and use them
> portable all the time.  No problem hearing the downlink.  Can be set for
> simplex or full duplex.
> -- 
> VK2TRF
> QF56oe
> P5 or nothing
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 6
> Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2006 16:30:26 -0600
> From: "Stefan Wagener" <stefan_wagener@hotmail.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Handheld of Choice... IC-W32 desense problem
> To: "'Luciano G. Nachif'" <nachif@terra.com.br>, "'amsat-bb'"
> <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Message-ID: <BAY107-DAV5BC0A3F07BC1CA425C579F6FF0@phx.gbl>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
>
> Good point.
>
> The "second" generation of IC-W32A had and still have a horrible desense
> problem. Not at all useful for full duplex on the birds. Sold mine 
> quickly.
>
> Stefan VE4NSA
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org] On
> Behalf Of Luciano G. Nachif
> Sent: November 2, 2006 2:36 PM
> To: amsat-bb
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Handheld of Choice...
>
> All,
>
> I had an Icom IC-W32A for about year and a half. I tried that with either 
> an
> Arrow or a Premier AL800 antennas and NEVER was able to work AO-51 or any
> other satellite. It was quite difficult to hear a bird on 70cm downlink. I
> never heard my return.
> Upon trying satellite work it was noticed that one of the receivers was 
> not
> as good as the other. One can do it by simply tuning both receivers to the
> same distant repeater.
> I'm glad Icom has put an end to that HT and hope that the company will 
> come
> up with a new unit which will give us a chance to forget a word:
> "FRUSTRATION"
>
> Best 73,
>
> Luciano Gasparini
> PT9KK
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> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 7
> Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2006 09:26:36 +0900
> From: "Mineo Wakita" <ei7m-wkt@asahi-net.or.jp>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: HITSAT Nov 1
> To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Message-ID: <002b01c6fede$b96cade0$92aefea9@yourdesomzjynu>
> Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset="iso-2022-jp";
> reply-type=original
>
>
> HITSAT CW Telemetry Decoder
> http://www.dk3wn.info/sat/afu/sat_hitsat.shtml
>
> AOS    Primary  Secondary
> 0515   5.820    8.828
> 0515   7.539    8.828
> 0515   7.539    8.828
> 0648   7.539    8.711
> 0648   7.578    8.672
> 0648   7.539    8.672
> 1555   7.500    8.633
> 1555   7.500    8.594
> 1727   7.500    8.320
> 1727   7.500    8.320
>
> Image of the analysis:
> http://www.ne.jp/asahi/hamradio/je9pel/61101hit.jpg
>
> ---------------------------------------------
> Name: Mineo Wakita / JE9PEL, JAMSAT member
> Mail: ei7m-wkt@asahi-net.or.jp
> URL : http://www.ne.jp/asahi/hamradio/je9pel/
> QTH : Yokohama Japan, GL:pm95tj
> Date: Nov 3, 2006
> ---------------------------------------------
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 8
> Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2006 20:47:29 -0500
> From: "Tim Tapio" <tim@timtapio.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  D700 issues
> To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Message-ID: <000301c6feea$05ded5d0$4101a8c0@D6Z67P91>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
>
> Trying to set up D700 as a Satgate, so far, can't seem to copy aprs 
> traffic
> off the air.  List doesn't show anything although I am able to hear plenty
> of traffic.  I transmitted a beacon and status reports.  Probably have
> something set wrong.  Using radio A for data.
>
>
>
> Would someone be willing to send me a setup file so I might see what I'm
> doing wrong?
>
>
>
> 73 de Tim, K4SHF
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 9
> Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2006 21:23:46 -0500
> From: "Paul Lenharr II" <kb3nds@gmail.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: D700 issues
> To: "Tim Tapio" <tim@timtapio.com>
> Cc: amsat-bb@amsat.org
> Message-ID:
> <c6c9f2f20611021823v9cb19f0qa5a8abdc1f95d2d4@mail.gmail.com>
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> Try this site.
> Works like a charm!
>
> http://www.aj3u.com/aprs/tm-d700.php
>
> 73,
> Paul
>
> On 11/2/06, Tim Tapio <tim@timtapio.com> wrote:
>>
>> Trying to set up D700 as a Satgate, so far, can't seem to copy aprs
>> traffic
>> off the air.  List doesn't show anything although I am able to hear 
>> plenty
>> of traffic.  I transmitted a beacon and status reports.  Probably have
>> something set wrong.  Using radio A for data.
>>
>>
>>
>> Would someone be willing to send me a setup file so I might see what I'm
>> doing wrong?
>>
>>
>>
>> 73 de Tim, K4SHF
>>
>>
>>
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> -- 
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> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 10
> Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2006 23:10:03 +1300
> From: "jtowler" <jtowler@xtra.co.nz>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 SSB/FM mode
> To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Message-ID: <008801c6ff30$3ee50f70$0201a8c0@AFOX>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
>
> I've been busy doing "other things", but have just seen the email messages
> about the V(USB)/U(FM) Mode.
>
> So, gave it a go just now on the 09:40 UTC, 3rd November pass as AO-51 
> went
> just a little West of New Zealand.
>
> I was able to work VK2ZAZ, Geff, in New South Wales, Australia, from here 
> in
> Wellington, New Zealand.
>
> Very cool giving it a go. Thanks to the AO-51 ops.
>
> I used Nova to watch the pass and display the rotator settings, which I 
> was
> changing manually. (Must get around to building the interface for that :-)
>
> Used Ham Radio Delux to Doppler-tune my Kenwood TS-2000. Set to also 
> support
> manual, so I could adjust the transmit a little to keep my pitch sounding
> OK.
>
> As others have noted, including the message below, some very extreme level
> changes in the receive signal.
>
> At times, fully quieting the FM receive, but then dipping right away to no
> copy, and then fading back again.
>
> This is not something I have heard when AO-51 is in the more normal FM/FM
> mode.
>
> Regards,
> Jim, ZL1TYF.
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org
>> [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org] On Behalf Of Isao SEKI
>> Sent: Thursday, 2 November 2006 10:33 p.m.
>> To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
>> Cc: Isao SEKI
>> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 SSB/FM mode
>>
>> Fades suddenly comes and I feel that modulation
>> of FM down signal is shallow.
>>
>> Isao / JM1WBB
>>
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