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Re: AMSAT-BB Digest, Vol 2, Issue 102



Scott: none of the 4 URL's worked here...."page cannot be found"...Rob Roy 
W4pza      ,Robroyy@comcast.net
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>   1.  ANDE Voice Repeater (PA3GUO)
>   2. RAFT VOICE Contest: waiting for the first mp3 from outside
>      Europe (PA3GUO)
>   3. Re: AO-51 this week (Luc Leblanc)
>   4.  FCAL telemetry received (PA3GUO)
>   5.  Looking for some new tracking hardware? (Jack KZ4USA)
>   6.  HPSDR Janus and Ozy Board Production Announcement (Scott Cowling)
>   7.  KF4OTN -> W4OTN (Eric Christensen)
>   8.  RAFT 'Voice' QSO made (PA3GUO)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 07:27:13 +0100
> From: "PA3GUO" <pa3guo@amsat.org>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  ANDE Voice Repeater
> To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Message-ID: <004e01c75001$2d8dde10$9d02a8c0@waalre>
> Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset="iso-8859-1";
> reply-type=original
>
> Just as an FYI to ANDE users:
>
> Although ANDE is much stronger in downlink signal compared
> to RAFT, you need to be aware that its spoken messages are
> transmitted at a lower output power.
>
> So do not tune up the squelch too much when you work
> ANDE, as you will hear the APRS transmissions, but may
> miss the audio/voice transmissions.
>
> Good luck !
>
> Henk, PA3GUO
>
> ps:
> ANDE VOICE needs to be enabled by a commandstation
> each pass, so it will not always be ON. Monitor the traffic.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 07:35:43 +0100
> From: "PA3GUO" <pa3guo@amsat.org>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] RAFT VOICE Contest: waiting for the first mp3 from
> outside Europe
> To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Message-ID: <005201c75002$5c5d3f00$9d02a8c0@waalre>
> Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset="iso-8859-1";
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>
> These evenings RAFT is very strong over Europe. If you
> can work the APRS digipeater, try to get RAFT speaking !
>
> Voice Contest rules:
> 1 point for each APRS message you get spoken by RAFT or ANDE
> 2 points for each message to another HAM you get spoken by RAFT or ANDE
>
> Examples:
> "DK3WN says Hello Europe" will give 1 point
> "PE1ITR says DK3WN 59" will give 2 points
>
> Enrollment is simple:
> - email the mp3 recording to pa3guo @ amsat.org (max 200kb, edit yourself 
> !)
> - attach a picture of yourself/shack/station (optional, pls keep filesize 
> small)
> - include the digipeated packet & timestamp (to identify RAFT or ANDE)
>
> VOICE Contest website with mp3's of current submissions:
> http://home.vianetworks.nl/users/hamoen/pa3guo/voice.html
>
> Waiting for the first mp3 from outside Europe !
>
> Henk, PA3GUO
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 3
> Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 04:39:56 -0500
> From: Luc Leblanc <lucleblanc6@videotron.ca>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 this week
> To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> Message-ID: <45D2929C.643.44DD0C2@lucleblanc6.videotron.ca>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
>
> On 11 Feb 2007 at 23:33, Andrew Glasbrenner wrote:
>
>> There are several new pieces of software that need to be uploaded and 
>> tested
>> this week on AO-51. Additionally the S band transmitter will be on for an 
>> as
>> of yet undetermined number of daylight passes over the Air Force Academy
>> ground station in Colorado Springs, Colorado. These passes will be used 
>> for
>> the ground station checkout on S band prior to the launch of Falconsat-3
>> satellite, now scheduled in late February.  FS-3 carries an amateur 
>> payload
>> along with its primary science mission.
>
>>From WIKIPEDIA
>
> FalconSAT-3 - contains 5 experiments, including a gravity gradient boom,
> launch adapter shock ring, and several DARPA sponsored payloads, including
> MPACS (Micro Propulsion Attitude Control System), FLAPS (Flat Plasma
> Spectrometer),
> and PLANE (Plasma Local Anomalous Noise Experiment). As of summer 2005,
> the project has completed qualification phase and construction of the 
> flight
> model
> is in progress. The launch, aboard an Atlas V 401 from LC-41 at Cape 
> Canaveral,
> was scheduled to occur on December 8, 2006, however as this was on the 
> same
> day as the scheduled launch of STS-116, and a 48-hour turnaround was 
> required,
> it was delayed. Launch is now scheduled for 22 February 2007. When the
> scientific
> mission of the program is completed, the satellite will be placed into 
> amateur
> repeater
> mode and opened to use by amateur radio operators.
>
>
>
>
> FalconSat 3 [USAF]
>
> FalconSAT-3, is a 50 kg microsatellite being developed by faculty and 
> cadets,
> and is the Air Force Academy?s first attempt at achieving three axis 
> attitude
> determination and control (ADCS). FalconSAT-3 will carry three payloads to
> conduct
> DoD research. The attitude requirements for FalconSAT-3 include pointing 
> the
> satellite
> within +/- five degrees of ram direction, as well as attitude knowledge to
> within one degree.
> FalconSAT-3 will provide sophisticated characterization of plasma 
> turbulence in
> the F region
> ionosphere. Significant advances in technology have enabled 
> miniaturization of
> instruments
> that enable comprehensive measurements of both ambient and 
> spacecraft-specific
> turbulence.
>
> The three primary experiments include
>
>    * the Flat Plasma Spectrometer (FLAPS), a planar electrostatic analyzer
> used to measure
>        ion spectra differential in energy with a DE/E ~ 4%;
>
>    * the Plasma Local Anomalous Noise Environment (PLANE) experiment, a
> bifurcated retarding
>      potential analyzer capable of distinguishing between ambient and
>    Spacecraft-induced turbulence
>
>    * the Micro-Propulsion Attitude Control System (MPACS), consisting of a 
> set
> of Teflon-fueled
>      pulsed plasma thrusters used to stabilize satellite attitude.
>
> The FalconSAT-3 satellite bus is custom fabricated at the United States 
> Air
> Force Academy (USAFA)
> and is manifested for launch into a 35? inclination, 560 km circular orbit 
> in
> late 2006. Satellite operations
> will be managed from the USAFA ground station. Complementary ground-based
> observations of the
> ionosphere will be taken both at USAFA and at remote locations at low 
> magnetic
> latitudes, where
> equatorial ionospheric processes are particularly effective at stimulating
> plasma turbulence.
>
>
>>From a NASA agency NSSDC Master Catalog Display: Spacecraft
>
> FALCONSAT
>
> NSSDC ID: 2000-004D
> Other Names
>
>    * 26064
>
> Launch Date: 2000-01-27
> Description
>
> FALCONSAT is an American military microsatellite that was released from 
> JAWSAT.
>
> It is reported to be a technology testing mission.
> Discipline of surveillance and other Military uses. (edited)
>
> Sponsoring Agency/Country
>
>    Unknown/United States
>
>
> If you read this past post on AMSAT-NA BB
>
> On 10 Feb 2007 at 9:02, Jeff Davis wrote:
>
>> Just looking at some interesting images and stats from the CenterForSpace
>> Web site. The quick stats are 3,100 spacecraft orbiting earth with
>> two-thirds of those no longer active. Nearly 7000 pieces of man-made 
>> debris
>> large enough to be tracked. And the satellite recently destroyed by China
>> created more than 900 pieces of large debris.
>>
>> Take a good look at the various images depicting the debris.
>>
>> http://www.centerforspace.com/asat/
>>
>> 73,
>> -- 
>> Jeff, KE9V
>
>
> Did AMSAT-NA will condemned military endeavour or support it? Or it is the 
> end
> result who make's amateur radio supporting a military program acceptable 
> eg:
> producing debris or not? or helping in producing military technology as 
> stated
> by NASA "It is reported to be a technology testing mission.
> Discipline of surveillance and other Military uses. (edited)".
>
>
> I know i wrote in the past that AMSAT'S should be "innovative" but not to 
> a
> point to prostitute with any military action or operation.
>
> Probably another inconsiderate and unplanned move by AMSAT-NA where the 
> BOD is
> again out of control driven by any floating interest who probably 
> blackmailed
> them "AGAIN" If AMSAT-NA wants to be a military puppet, here is a song 
> lyrics
> from James blunt probably the BOD  inspiration source.
>
> Out of my mind
>
> Judging by the look on the organ-grinder,
> He'll judge me by the fact that my face don't fit.
> It's touching that the monkey sits on my shoulder.
> He's waiting for the day when he gets me,
> But I don't need no alibi - I'm a puppet on a string.
> I just need this stage to be seen.
> We all need a pantomime to remind us what is real.
> Hold my eye and know what it means.
>
> I'm out of my mind.
>
> Judging by the look on the organ-grinder,
> He'll judge me by the fact that my face don't fit.
> It's touching that the monkey sits on my shoulder.
> He's waiting for the day when he gets me,
> But I won't be your concubine - I'm a puppet not a whore.
> I just need this stage to be seen.
> Won't you be a friend of mine to remind me what is real?
> Hold my heart and see that it bleeds.
>
> I'm out of my mind.
>
>
> ???????
>
>
>
> "-"
> "It is not the class of license the amateur holds, but the class of the 
> amateur
> that holds the license."
>
> Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
> Skype VE2DWE
> www.qsl.net/ve2dwe
> WAC BASIC CW PHONE SATELLITE
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 4
> Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 07:09:25 +0100
> From: "PA3GUO" <pa3guo@amsat.org>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  FCAL telemetry received
> To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Message-ID: <004701c74fff$4b937c00$9d02a8c0@waalre>
> Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset="iso-8859-1";
> reply-type=original
>
> FCAL Telemetry of Feb 13, Time is UTC:
>
> !S 20:08:53 !KD4HBO>TELEM,TELEM <UI C>:Analog 
> 000A000300F200DB00AA000700DE0009 N 0000001E
> !S 20:09:38 !KD4HBO>TELEM,TELEM <UI C>:Analog 
> 0009000200F000D900A9000B00DC0009 N 0000001E
>
> HW:
> - 7 elements beam
> - no pre-amp
> - 71 degrees elevation pass
> SW:
> - Alogger
>
> Henk, PA3GUO, The Netherlands
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 5
> Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 18:49:38 -0500
> From: "Jack KZ4USA" <videorov@hughes.net>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  Looking for some new tracking hardware?
> To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Message-ID: <000601c74f00$7cd1b160$0100a8c0@internet>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
>
> Im going to be using a TS-2000 and TRX-manager with the G-5400 rotors. Who 
> is making some hardware trackers nowadays.
>
>
> Jack
> KZ4USA
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 6
> Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 23:12:26 -0700
> From: Scott Cowling <scotty@tonks.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  HPSDR Janus and Ozy Board Production Announcement
> To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
> Message-ID: <6.1.2.0.2.20070212231221.05d896a8@mail.tonks.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"; format=flowed
>
>
> *** TAPR ANNOUNCES PRODUCTION OF HPSDR JANUS OZY BOARDS ***
> High Performance Software Defined Radio Project (HPSDR)
>
> *IMPORTANT*
>
> TAPR and HPSDR need your input!
>
> Please help us by visiting Dale's (WA8SRA) HAMSDR website (see below) and
> let us know if you are interested in purchasing Janus and/or Ozy bare or
> assembled boards for delivery by May.
>
> THIS IS NOT PLACING AN ORDER; IT IS AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST SO THAT WE
> CAN MORE ACCURATELY DETERMINE HOW MANY BOARDS TO ORDER AND ASSEMBLIES TO 
> MAKE!
>
> This opportunity will end on Tuesday, February 20th at 0200 UTC.
>
> To register your interest you need to go to the Dale's (WA8SRA) HAMSDR
> website, in the projects section.
>
> If you are a member and have previously expressed interest in these
> projects, log in and re-enter your quantities of each board.
>
> NOTE: Previous quantities have been reset to zero so you WILL HAVE TO
> RE-ENTER QUANTITIES.
>
> If you are new to HPSDR and Dale's Website, please join for instant access
> by providing the information requested.
>
> Go to: <http://www.hamsdr.com/>HTTP://www.hamsdr.com
>
> Login and go to Projects > TAPR-HPSDR and click on <Indicate Your 
> Interest>
> button to create a new record for entering your quantities.
>
> What is HPSDR?         <http://hpsdr.org/>http://hpsdr.org
> What is an Ozy? 
> <http://hpsdr.org/ozy.html>http://hpsdr.org/ozy.html
> What is a
> Janus?           <http://hpsdr.org/janus.html>http://hpsdr.org/janus.html
>
> There are many other HPSDR projects in design and testing; most will
> require the Janus and Ozy boards.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 7
> Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 21:53:33 -0500
> From: Eric Christensen <kf4otn@ericsatcom.net>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  KF4OTN -> W4OTN
> To: undisclosed-recipients:;
> Message-ID: <45D279AD.9030906@ericsatcom.net>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
>
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> Hash: SHA1
>
> After ten years of using KF4OTN I thought I'd give a new call sign a
> spin.  The FCC issued me W4OTN today.
>
> I'll be slowly changing over my e-mail address and such but I'll keep
> all the old addresses forwarding properly for a while.
>
> 73s,
> Eric W4OTN (ex KF4OTN)
> www.ericsatcom.net
>
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>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 8
> Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 07:15:11 +0100
> From: "PA3GUO" <pa3guo@amsat.org>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  RAFT 'Voice' QSO made
> To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Message-ID: <004a01c74fff$800bf2f0$9d02a8c0@waalre>
> Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset="iso-8859-1";
> reply-type=original
>
> Dear all,
>
> These days RAFT is very strong during its evening
> passess over Europe. After a simple C RAFT and
> then on the terminal typing
> :TALK     :Hello who wants to talk?
> you can made a real QSO, without much delay.
>
> http://home.vianetworks.nl/users/hamoen/pa3guo/voice10_raft_13022007_2116_pa3guo_dk3wn.mp3
>
> DK3WN says "Hello Henk PA3GUO 59 from Mike".
> PA3GUO says "Hi Mike 59 here also".
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
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