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You can get the VC-H1 cable from Partstore.com

http://www.partstore.com/PartSearch.aspx?PartNumber=E303352-08&x=18&y=6

On Oct 16, 2008, at 7:56 AM, amsat-bb-request@amsat.org wrote:

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>   1. Re: "Flea Power" follow up...Part 2 (John Marranca, Jr)
>   2. Re: sstv mixw settings (Rafael Valdez G.)
>   3.  VC-H1 cable (Michael J. Wolthuis)
>   4. Re: VC-H1 cable (Jim Jerzycke)
>   5. Re: ISS SSTV No Joy... (acjohn1@juno.com)
>   6.  ARISS Flight Update October 15, 2008 (Janet Bauer)
>   7.  ARISS Flight Update October 15, 2008 (Kenneth, N5VHO)
>   8. Re: VC-H1 cable (Simon (HB9DRV))
>   9. Re: sstv mixw settings (Gordon JC Pearce MM3YEQ)
>  10.  ISS, 9:10 UTC PASS (Simone T)
>  11. Re: ISS, 9:10 UTC PASS, rubber duck (MM)
>  12. Re: ISS, 9:10 UTC PASS, rubber duck (Gordon J. C. Pearce MM3YEQ)
>  13.  ISS: 143.625 downlink 2x (also by D700 ??): (Henk, PA3GUO)
>  14.  VC-H1 sold (John Price)
>  15. Re: ISS: 143.625 downlink 2x (also by D700 ??):
>      (Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR])
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> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 23:26:54 -0400
> From: "John Marranca, Jr" <KB2HSH@amsat.org>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: "Flea Power" follow up...Part 2
> To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
> Message-ID:
> 	<8edcdb130810152026o12d952bfx84467b9ebcfa356d@mail.gmail.com>
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> Good Evening everyone....nice to take a break from politics, etc.
>
> On tonight's AO-51 QRP pass at 2330z pass, I was using my ever- 
> faithful Icom
> 2AT as an uplink.  At 1 watt, I was pretty amazed at how good it  
> sounded in
> the downlink...and was able to work Drew, KO4MA,  Dave, VP9/G1OCN in
> Bermuda, and Paul, N2BX.
>
> Tomorrow night's pass I'll be trying the low power setting: 100mW.
>
> 73 de John KB2HSH
>
> -- 
> _______________________________
>
>
> John Marranca, Jr
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> Orchard Park, NY
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>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 20:27:22 -0700
> From: "Rafael Valdez G." <rafavaldez@hotmail.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: sstv mixw settings
> To: Mr Jeffrey L Ross <radiooperator@comcast.net>, amsat
> 	<amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Message-ID: <BAY111-W46D439EC1FE74D0C7FFF07DB330@phx.gbl>
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>
>> hi folks, on mixw, mode settings sstv it says xmit freq 1900 hz and  
>> recv,. > freq 1900 hz. my pics are coming in garble, should i  
>> change this? If so to > what? any other settting I should have here?
> Hi Jeff,
>
> I only set the mode to R36, everything worked fine.... also with  
> 1900mhz... you can see the "half" image I captured at 16:16z using  
> MixW 2.18 in
>
> http://sat-xe.blogspot.com
>
> 73's de
>
> Rafael XE2RV
> DL55lt
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 3
> Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 23:28:41 -0400
> From: "Michael J. Wolthuis" <wolthui3@msu.edu>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  VC-H1 cable
> To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Message-ID: <018c01c92f3f$49c8a0a0$dd59e1e0$@edu>
> Content-Type: text/plain;	charset="us-ascii"
>
> I have an original VC-H1, never even opened it.  I did not buy the  
> cable to
> hook it to my D7a, 700 or 710 (possible?) when available.  Is there  
> anywhere
> to get the cables now?  I want to try and copy ISS SSTV with it.
>
>
>
> Mike
>
> Kb8zgl
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 4
> Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 20:42:39 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Jim Jerzycke <kq6ea@pacbell.net>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: VC-H1 cable
> To: amsat-bb@amsat.org, "Michael J. Wolthuis" <wolthui3@msu.edu>
> Message-ID: <279698.47334.qm@web80607.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>
> The only place I've seen them in the last couple of years has been  
> on eBay, and man, are they EXPEN$IVE!
> The last ones I saw went for $80.
> 73, Jim  KQ6EA
>
>
>
> --- On Wed, 10/15/08, Michael J. Wolthuis <wolthui3@msu.edu> wrote:
>
>> From: Michael J. Wolthuis <wolthui3@msu.edu>
>> Subject: [amsat-bb]  VC-H1 cable
>> To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
>> Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 8:28 PM
>> I have an original VC-H1, never even opened it.  I did not
>> buy the cable to
>> hook it to my D7a, 700 or 710 (possible?) when available.
>> Is there anywhere
>> to get the cables now?  I want to try and copy ISS SSTV
>> with it.
>>
>>
>>
>> Mike
>>
>> Kb8zgl
>>
>>
>>
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> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 5
> Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 22:09:38 GMT
> From: "acjohn1@juno.com" <acjohn1@juno.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: ISS SSTV No Joy...
> To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
> Message-ID: <20081015.180938.18434.1@webmail13.dca.untd.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=windows-1252
>
> Hi All
> I left my setup and downloaded 7 photos today. Only two were really  
> clear. The rest had a lot of noise in them. Hopefully I can keep it  
> going like this for the duration.
>
> 73
> John Rusmiselle
> KG4VHV
>
>
>
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>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 6
> Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 18:14:05 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Janet Bauer <bauerfam5@yahoo.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  ARISS Flight Update October 15, 2008
> To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
> Message-ID: <375282.48106.qm@web56307.mail.re3.yahoo.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1
>
>
> All,
> ?
> It was quite an exciting day for ARISS yesterday with the Expedition  
> 18 crew docking and the start up of Richard Garriott's ham radio  
> activities. Here are some updates and plans for ARISS during  
> Richard's flight.
> ?
> Richard, W5KWQ, fired up the radio and started SSTV operations just  
> a couple of hours after docking. Prior to flight, Richard planned to  
> support a slide show mode using the SpaceCam software and the SSTV  
> interface box at the beginning of his flight. This is what you saw  
> yesterday. Richard downlinked a number of SSTV images using Martin  
> 1, a higher quality but longer transmit SSTV mode. The Russian team,  
> led by Sergey Samburov, RV3DR, had requested testing several high  
> quality image modes during Richard's flight, so don't be surprised  
> if you see Martin 1 or other high resolution SSTV modes during  
> Richard's flight. We asked Richard to move to the default Robot 36  
> mode for the time being and to space out the images once every 3  
> minutes to reduce the radio transmit duty cycle. Richard confirmed  
> that he will support this. He also has transitioned to the VC-H1 as  
> this will allow Richard to use the computer to support his Earth ops  
> and still support SSTV.
> ?
> We have over 300 image uploads on the Gallery site by hams all  
> around the world! The ARISS team appreciates your volunteer support  
> through all the SSTV images that have been uploaded. A volunteer  
> ARISS team is working 24/7 during Richard's flight to review these  
> images, to understand how the SSTV operations is progressing, and to  
> include some of these images on the Gallery pages. ALL the images  
> you have uploaded have been archived and are being reviewed. Please  
> continue to upload these images as they help the ARISS team analyze  
> and redirect the SSTV operations. You are welome to upload these  
> through the gallery page:
> ?
> http://www.amsat.com/ARISS_SSTV/
> ?
> We also have a blog available that provides the latest ARISS  
> information for this expedition. That blog is located at:
> ?
> http://www.ariss-sstv.blogspot.com/
> ?
> You can also reach these sites through the ARISS website:
> ?
> http:/www.ariss.org
> ?
> Some other information:
> ?
> SSTV uplink/downlink: Richard is really not supporting SSTV uplinks  
> during his short duration mission. The downlink is on the normal  
> ARISS VHF downlink, 145.80.
> ?
> General Voice Contacts: Use the regular general voice frequencies.  
> 145.80 downlink. Uplinks are 144.49 in Region 2 (Americas) and  
> 145.20 for Region 1 (Europe, Africa, Middle East) and Region 3  
> (Australia, Asia). Richard and Mike Fincke, KE5AIT, have been on the  
> air on voice since shortly after docking yesterday.
> ?
> Sleep Period Activity: We have asked the crew to turn packet on  
> during sleep periods. Our intent is to keep SSTV active during their  
> work day. The rationale for this is that we are having some issues  
> with the software based (SpaceCam) SSTV system occasionally keeping  
> the radio keyed down after an image transmission. And we have a  
> limited set of Russian batteries available during Richard's flight  
> for the VC-H1.
> ?
> Additional SSTV Information: The computer-based SSTV can also  
> support SSTV picture taking using a USB camera. We don't anticipate  
> Richard using this as his primary SSTV operations for his mission  
> will be with the VC-H1. The USB camera was checked out over the  
> weekend by the Expedition 17 crew, where they took photos of  
> themselves and downlinked these to the ham community.
>
> ?
> You are witnessing and are a part of history: Some of you have asked  
> why Richard is using his callsign for some QSOs and SSTV contacts  
> instead of the ISS station callsigns. There is a long and proud  
> history that is attached to the Garriotts. This includes ham radio  
> in space and their personal callsigns. 25 years ago, Richard's  
> father, Owen Garriott, W5LFL, initiated the first ham radio contacts  
> from space on the STS-9 SAREX mission. Richard, W5KWQ, is following  
> in his father's footsteps, using the ARISS ham radio system  
> extensively on his first flight. And Richard's callsign is actually  
> his grandfather's original callsign. So you can see that this  
> mission touches 3 generations of ham radio and 2 generations of ham  
> radio in space!
> ?
> JOTA: Remember that Jamboree on the Air is this Weekend! Scout  
> groups are welcome to call Richard or Mike Fincke over the weekend  
> using the General Voice Contact frequencies (see above).
> ?
> School Contacts: School contacts from this day forward are  
> tentatively scheduled as follows:
> ?
> Challenger Learning Center Combined Contact #1, telebridge via  
> W6SRJ; on Thu 2008-10-16 16:39 UTC
> Howard B. Owens Science Center's Challenger Center (Lanham, MD)  
> Challenger Learning Center of Columbia (Columbia, SC) Verizon  
> Challenger Learning Center at MOSI (Tampa, FL) Brownsburg Challenger  
> Learning Center (Brownsburg, IN)
> Budbrooke Primary School, Warwick, England, direct via GB4OBS Fri  
> 2008-10-17 11:05 UTC
> Challenger Learning Center Combined Contact #2, telebridge via  
> W6SRJ; on Fri 2008-10-17 15:30 UTC
> Indianapolis Challenger Learning Center (Indianapolis, IN)  
> Challenger Learning Center at Paducah (Paducah, KY) Challenger  
> Learning Center St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
> Austin Liberal Arts and Sciences Academy, Austin, TX, direct via  
> K5LBJ Sun 2008-10-19 13:14 UTC
> Pinehurst School, Ashland, Oregon, telebridge via W6SRJ Mon  
> 2008-10-20 15:13 UTC
> National Planetarium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, direct via 9M2RPN Tues  
> 2008-10-21 08:30 UTC
> ?
> Enjoy the ARISS operations!! And my thanks to the international  
> ARISS team for their outstanding volunteer support.
> ?
> 73, Frank Bauer, KA3HDO
> AMSAT-NA V.P. for Human Spaceflight Programs
> ARISS International Chairman
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 7
> Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 18:19:53 -0700 (PDT)
> From: "Kenneth, N5VHO" <ransomk@yahoo.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  ARISS Flight Update October 15, 2008
> To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
> Message-ID: <390705.65920.qm@web42101.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1
>
> Forwarded on behalf of Frank Bauer:
> ----------------------------------------------------
> ?
> All,
> It was quite an exciting day for ARISS yesterday with the Expedition  
> 18 crew docking and the start up of Richard Garriott's ham radio  
> activities.? Here are some updates and plans for ARISS during  
> Richard's flight.
> ?
> Richard, W5KWQ, fired up the radio and started SSTV operations just  
> a couple of hours after docking.? Richard planned to support a slide  
> show mode using the SpaceCam software and the SSTV interface box at  
> the beginning of his flight, which is what you saw yesterday.? A  
> number of the images were sent down using Martin 1, a higher quality  
> but longer transmit SSTV mode.? The Russian team, led by Sergey  
> Samburov, RV3DR, had requested testing several high quality image  
> modes during Richard's flight, so don't be surprised if you see  
> Martin 1 or other high resolution SSTV modes during Richard's  
> flight.? We have asked Richard to move to the default Robot 36 mode  
> for the time being and to space out the images once every 3 minutes  
> to reduce the radio transmit duty cycle.? Richard confirmed that he  
> will support this.? He also has transitioned to the VC-H1 as this  
> will allow Richard to use the computer to support his Earth ops and  
> still support SSTV.?
> ?
> We have had a number of image uploads on the Gallery site by hams  
> all around the world.? The ARISS team appreciates your volunteer  
> support through all the SSTV images that have been uploaded.? A  
> volunteer ARISS team is working 24/7 during Richard's flight to  
> review these images, to understand how the SSTV operations is  
> progressing, and to include some of these images on the Gallery  
> pages.? ALL the images you have uploaded have been archived and are  
> being reviewed.? Please continue to upload these images as they help  
> the ARISS team analyze and redirect the SSTV operations.? You are  
> welome to upload these through the gallery page:
> http://www.amsat.com/ARISS_SSTV/
> ?
> We also have a blog available that provides the latest ARISS  
> information for this expedition.? That blog is located at:
> http://www.ariss-sstv.blogspot.com/
> ?
> You can also reach these sites through the ARISS website:
> http:/www.ariss.org
> ?
> Some other information:
> SSTV uplink/downlink:? Richard is really not supporting SSTV uplinks  
> during his short duration mission.? The downlink is on the normal  
> ARISS VHF downlink, 145.80.
> ?
> General Voice Contacts:? Use the regular general voice frequencies.?  
> 145.80 downlink.? Uplinks are 144.49 in Region 2 (Americas) and  
> 145.20 for Region 1 (Europe, Africa, Middle East) and Region 3  
> (Australia, Asia).? Richard and Mike Fincke, KE5AIT, have been on  
> the air on voice since shortly after docking yesterday.
> ?
> Sleep Period Activity:? We have asked the crew to turn packet on  
> during sleep periods.? Our intent is to keep SSTV active during  
> their work day.? The rationale for this is that we are having some  
> issues with the software based (SpaceCam) SSTV system occasionally  
> keeping the radio keyed down after an image transmission.? And we  
> have a limited set of Russian batteries available during Richard's  
> flight for the VC-H1.?
> ?
> You are witnessing and are a part of history:? Some of you have  
> asked why Richard is using his callsign for some QSOs and SSTV  
> contacts instead of the ISS station callsigns.? There is a long and  
> proud history that is attached to the Garriotts.? This includes ham  
> radio in space and their personal callsigns.? 25 years ago,  
> Richard's father, Owen Garriott, W5LFL, initiated the first ham  
> radio contacts from space on the STS-9 SAREX mission.? Richard,  
> W5KWQ, is following in his father's footsteps, using the ARISS ham  
> radio system extensively on his first flight.? And Richard's  
> callsign is actually his grandfather's original callsign.? So you  
> can see that this mission touches 3 generations of ham radio and 2  
> generations of ham radio in space!
> ?
> School Contacts:? School contacts from this day forward are  
> tentatively scheduled as follows:
> Challenger Learning Center Combined Contact #1, telebridge via  
> W6SRJ; on Thu 2008-10-16 16:39 UTC
> Howard B. Owens Science Center's Challenger Center (Lanham, MD)  
> Challenger Learning Center of Columbia (Columbia, SC) Verizon  
> Challenger Learning Center at MOSI (Tampa, FL) Brownsburg Challenger  
> Learning Center (Brownsburg, IN)
> Budbrooke Primary School, Warwick, England, direct via GB4OBS Fri  
> 2008-10-17 11:05 UTC
> Challenger Learning Center Combined Contact #2, telebridge via  
> W6SRJ; on Fri 2008-10-17 15:30 UTC
> Indianapolis Challenger Learning Center (Indianapolis, IN)  
> Challenger Learning Center at Paducah (Paducah, KY) Challenger  
> Learning Center St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
> Austin Liberal Arts and Sciences Academy, Austin, TX, direct via  
> K5LBJ Sun 2008-10-19 13:14 UTC
> Pinehurst School, Ashland, Oregon, telebridge via W6SRJ Mon  
> 2008-10-20 15:13 UTC
> National Planetarium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, direct via 9M2RPN Tues  
> 2008-10-21 08:30 UTC
> ?
> Enjoy the ARISS operations.? And my thanks to the international  
> ARISS team for their outstanding volunteer support.
> ?
> 73,? Frank Bauer, KA3HDO
> AMSAT-NA V.P. for Human Spaceflight Programs
> ARISS International Chairman
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 8
> Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 09:12:51 +0200
> From: "Simon \(HB9DRV\)" <simon@hb9drv.ch>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: VC-H1 cable
> To: "Michael J. Wolthuis" <wolthui3@msu.edu>, <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Message-ID: <A238BDC0CC6A4D8299FF3828451A6C71@doubletrouble>
> Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset="iso-8859-1";
> 	reply-type=original
>
> Mike,
>
> If you don't have a software solution May I suggest MM-SSTV (Windows  
> app)?
> It is free and very simple to use, all you need is a soundcard  
> interface
> between the radio and your PC.
>
> Simon Brown, HB9DRV
> www.ham-radio-deluxe.com
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael J. Wolthuis" <wolthui3@msu.edu>
>
>
>> I have an original VC-H1, never even opened it.  I did not buy the  
>> cable to
>> hook it to my D7a, 700 or 710 (possible?) when available.  Is there
>> anywhere
>> to get the cables now?  I want to try and copy ISS SSTV with it.
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 9
> Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 09:26:35 +0100
> From: Gordon JC Pearce MM3YEQ <gordonjcp@gjcp.net>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: sstv mixw settings
> To: amsat <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Message-ID: <48F6FABB.2000501@gjcp.net>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
>
> Rafael Valdez G. wrote:
>>> hi folks, on mixw, mode settings sstv it says xmit freq 1900 hz  
>>> and recv,. > freq 1900 hz. my pics are coming in garble, should i  
>>> change this? If so to > what? any other settting I should have here?
>> Hi Jeff,
>>
>> I only set the mode to R36, everything worked fine.... also with  
>> 1900mhz... you can see the "half" image I captured at 16:16z using  
>> MixW 2.18 in
>>
>> http://sat-xe.blogspot.com
>>
>> 73's de
>>
>> Rafael XE2RV
>> DL55lt
>
> I record the pass and then set about decoding it later.  The first
> decode of the ISS image I captured was terribly skewed, but I was able
> to adjust qsstv on subsequent attempts to get it bob on.
>
> Gordon
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 10
> Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 11:23:36 +0200
> From: "Simone T" <terrando@gmail.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  ISS, 9:10 UTC PASS
> To: "Amsat-Bb@Amsat. Org" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Message-ID:
> 	<b6e4241a0810160223x17b7e9d2ycc34d7f238586bbc@mail.gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
>
> Hi Folks,
>
> tried to catch ISS with my TH-D7 + Rubber Duck on Office's terrace in
> JN33MO. The pass was very good, most of the time over 30deg. Just  
> heard
> voice traffic (one word fragment, guess wa Garriot ending a contact)  
> at AOS,
> then nothing.
>
> Anyone was succesful with that equipment?
>
> Best 73s
>
> Simone IW1FYV/F
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 11
> Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 03:16:34 -0700 (PDT)
> From: MM <ka1rrw@yahoo.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: ISS, 9:10 UTC PASS, rubber duck
> To: "Amsat-Bb@Amsat. Org" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>, Simone T
> 	<terrando@gmail.com>
> Message-ID: <454559.2702.qm@web56405.mail.re3.yahoo.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>
>
>
> The gain of a stock rubber duck antenna is usually minus 12 to minus  
> 9 dBd gain.  The average car 1/2 wave dipole is Zero dBd gain.
>
> More gain, better results.
>
>
>
>
>
> --- On Thu, 10/16/08, Simone T <terrando@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> From: Simone T <terrando@gmail.com>
>> Subject: [amsat-bb]  ISS, 9:10 UTC PASS
>> To: "Amsat-Bb@Amsat. Org" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
>> Date: Thursday, October 16, 2008, 5:23 AM
>> Hi Folks,
>>
>> tried to catch ISS with my TH-D7 + Rubber Duck on
>> Office's terrace in
>> JN33MO. The pass was very good, most of the time over
>> 30deg. Just heard
>> voice traffic (one word fragment, guess wa Garriot ending a
>> contact) at AOS,
>> then nothing.
>>
>> Anyone was succesful with that equipment?
>>
>> Best 73s
>>
>> Simone IW1FYV/F
>> _______________________________________________
>> Sent via AMSAT-BB@amsat.org. Opinions expressed are those
>> of the author.
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>> satellite program!
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>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 12
> Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 11:26:33 +0100
> From: "Gordon J. C. Pearce MM3YEQ" <gordonjcp@gjcp.net>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: ISS, 9:10 UTC PASS, rubber duck
> To: ka1rrw@yahoo.com
> Cc: "Amsat-Bb@Amsat. Org" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Message-ID: <1224152793.6867.5.camel@kusanagi>
> Content-Type: text/plain
>
> On Thu, 2008-10-16 at 03:16 -0700, MM wrote:
>>
>> The gain of a stock rubber duck antenna is usually minus 12 to  
>> minus 9 dBd gain.  The average car 1/2 wave dipole is Zero dBd gain.
>>
>> More gain, better results.
>
> I had a thumping signal yesterday with my homebrew J-pole.  Nothing
> more.  I thought I might have used the Yagi, but that would probably
> have only been worthwhile for catching the very ends of the pass.   
> As it
> was, with my antenna about 12' off the ground in a suburban back  
> garden
> with trees and buildings around, I was getting full quieting at 15
> degrees above the horizon!
>
> http://www.gjcp.net/~gordonjcp/dualbandjpole.pdf
>
> Here's a copy of WB6IQN's dual-band design (mirrored because I don't
> want to cane the author's bandwidth).  I built the single-band  
> version,
> and it tuned up perfectly at 144.9MHz when built as described - I've  
> now
> built three, one on a pole in my back garden, one that I gave to a
> friend to listen to the local repeater with (along with an old Icom
> IC-22A - must ask him if it's got a 145.8 crystal!) and one to stuff
> into my laptop bag and take to work.  You'd actually have to try to  
> get
> it wrong.
>
> HTH,
>  Gordon
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 13
> Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 13:02:02 +0200 (CEST)
> From: "Henk, PA3GUO" <hamoen@iae.nl>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  ISS: 143.625 downlink 2x (also by D700 ??):
> To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Message-ID: <1203.212.61.85.20.1224154922.squirrel@webmail.iae.nl>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1
>
> To whom this may concern (Kenneth N5VHO ?):
>
> Thursday 10:45utc pass over Europe:
>
> With the very latest keps I monitored both 145.800 and 143.625.
> Late in the pass, a carrier appeared on 143.625.
> Also I heared now and then voice from another source (distorted)  
> through that.
> Initially I believed this was a local station transmitting on 143.625.
>
> But: switching between HOR/VER/LHCP/RHCP gave exactly the same
> ratio of that carrier versus the voice/other signal... they must
> have identical polarization: too much coincidence to me.
>
> Then: the carrier faded down fast in the last 2 degrees elevation,
> like the ISS 145.800 also always does: the carrier must have come
> from ISS: I guess the D700 also has 143.625 programmed ?
>
> Conclusion:
> I suspect that maybe the Kenwood D700 onboard was transmitting
> on 143.625 and at the same time the astronauts tried via the other
> radio to reach Moscow (like they do every day). Most likely Moscow
> also could not hear the 2nd radio, as the carrier was strongest.
>
> Henk, PA3GUO
> The Netherlands
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 14
> Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 07:46:23 -0400
> From: "John Price" <n4qwf1@gmail.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  VC-H1 sold
> To: "amsat-bb@amsat.org" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Message-ID:
> 	<8d1b8e80810160446y40be11d5v820d15d7c3496de2@mail.gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
>
> Thanks for the many responce. Best 73's << john
>
> -- 
> N4QWF Amateur Radio Operator
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>> From the Foothills of the Blueridge
>
> *Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of
> arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to
> skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly
> proclaiming - "WOW, What a ride!"
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 15
> Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 06:56:34 -0500
> From: "Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR]" <kenneth.g.ransom@nasa.gov>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: ISS: 143.625 downlink 2x (also by D700 ??):
> To: "Henk, PA3GUO" <hamoen@iae.nl>, <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Message-ID:
> 	<A2862DA1C49F4145AF6C2A4528294035021F3CA0@NDJSEVS21A.ndc.nasa.gov>
> Content-Type: text/plain;	charset="US-ASCII"
>
> Sounds like the Russian VHF comm. system which has a multi polarity
> antenna array. They may have locked the PTT in anticipation of a  
> ground
> pass over Moscow and you were hearing background noise from within the
> ISS.
>
>
> Kenneth - N5VHO
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org]  
> On
> Behalf Of Henk, PA3GUO
> Sent: Thursday, October 16, 2008 6:02 AM
> To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] ISS: 143.625 downlink 2x (also by D700 ??):
>
> To whom this may concern (Kenneth N5VHO ?):
>
> Thursday 10:45utc pass over Europe:
>
> With the very latest keps I monitored both 145.800 and 143.625.
> Late in the pass, a carrier appeared on 143.625.
> Also I heared now and then voice from another source (distorted)  
> through
> that.
> Initially I believed this was a local station transmitting on 143.625.
>
> But: switching between HOR/VER/LHCP/RHCP gave exactly the same
> ratio of that carrier versus the voice/other signal... they must
> have identical polarization: too much coincidence to me.
>
> Then: the carrier faded down fast in the last 2 degrees elevation,
> like the ISS 145.800 also always does: the carrier must have come
> from ISS: I guess the D700 also has 143.625 programmed ?
>
> Conclusion:
> I suspect that maybe the Kenwood D700 onboard was transmitting
> on 143.625 and at the same time the astronauts tried via the other
> radio to reach Moscow (like they do every day). Most likely Moscow
> also could not hear the 2nd radio, as the carrier was strongest.
>
> Henk, PA3GUO
> The Netherlands
>
>
>
>
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