[amsat-bb] Re: Ao51

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Fri Jun 3 12:28:35 PDT 2011


Tried to listen to the 2040z pass over toronto on tuesday last (may 31) and heard nothing. Will try again this weekend.
John. Va3BL

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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: AO-51 coming out of eclipse over Hawaii (Mark L. Hammond)
   2. Re: Hawaii Qsl (Mark L. Hammond)
   3. Re: AO-51over ZL (Mark L. Hammond)
   4.  AO51 Health (Brett Haussmann)
   5.  SO-67 Schedule for the America's (John Papay)
   6. Re: Fixed! Re: Landwehr 70cm preamp (Bill Dzurilla)
   7. Re: AO-51over ZL (Alan Cresswell)
   8.  Out of Office (Martha)
   9. Re: AO-51 coming out of eclipse over Hawaii (David Palmer KB5WIA)
  10.  Free to Good Home (Davidoff, Martin R.)


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Message: 1
Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2011 05:14:31 -0400
From: "Mark L. Hammond" <marklhammond at gmail.com>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 coming out of eclipse over Hawaii
To: Robert Smith <dukenuke at pixi.com>, AMSAT-BB at amsat.org
Message-ID: <rMEY1g00956cfur05MEYR4 at gmail.com>
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It's still on at 0912utc too!  Wow...this is neat.

Robert, could you tell if the trasmitter on was ON during eclipse, or did it come on when it entered sunlight?

Mark N8MH 

At 04:15 PM 6/2/2011 -1000, Robert Smith wrote:
>Aloha
>
>Unless  someone has set up a strange repeater there is absolutely 
>no doubt AO51 was alive and well as she came out of eclipse moments ago.
>I was able to hear myself perfectly on the downlink (145.880 up and 
>435.150 down). Unfortunately, the footprint from here only touched the
>west coast. Had an Alaska station been on, I am sure there would have
>been a QSO. The signal was strong the entire pass.
>(Could I be missing something?).
>
>robert, NH7WN
>Honolulu, HI
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Message: 2
Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2011 05:15:48 -0400
From: "Mark L. Hammond" <marklhammond at gmail.com>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Hawaii Qsl
To: Tom Deeble <ka6sip at aol.com>, summit496 at live.com,
	amsat-bb at amsat.org
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Thanks for the report Kevin.  This is encouraging...

73,

Mark N8MH 



At 01:12 AM 6/3/2011 -0400, Tom Deeble wrote:

>Kevin,
>
>Hawaii is possible but passes on AO-51 need to be close to the 1/2 way point between the west coast and Hawaii.
>Last September my wife & I went to Oahu and I operated from the entrance to Diamond Head.  I was able
>to make a contact with Glenn, AA5PK, in Texas from there. We figured that we were both around 1 degree over the horizon.
>All I had was my trusty Arrow, IC-W32A and Hamtronics 450 preamp.  Pretty amazing what these sats can do!
>
>But don't do as I find myself forgetting to do too often - keep those keps up to date!
>
>- Tom, KA6SIP
>
>
>
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Kevin Deane <summit496 at live.com>
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>Sent: Thu, Jun 2, 2011 4:45 pm
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Hawaii Qsl
>
>
>
>
>as anyone ever got Hawaii from the West Coast? Hopefully Robert NH7WN will get 
>ack to me, a friend and I would really like to try it!
>
>evin
>F7MYK
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Message: 3
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2011 05:32:21 -0400
From: "Mark L. Hammond" <marklhammond at gmail.com>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-51over ZL
To: Alan Cresswell <alancresswell at xtra.co.nz>
Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org
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Thanks, Alan!  Keep the reports coming.

73,

Mark N8MH

On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 1:16 AM, Alan Cresswell <alancresswell at xtra.co.nz> wrote:
> AO-51 solid signals in ZL. ? AOS (0459 UT) about five minutes after it came
> out of eclipse.
>
> Alan
> ZL2BX
>
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-- 
Mark L. Hammond [N8MH]



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Message: 4
Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2011 15:37:37 +1000
From: Brett Haussmann <bretadel at bigpond.net.au>
Subject: [amsat-bb]  AO51 Health
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Heard on AO51 today UTC 05: 05pass over Australia/ New Zealand
145880/435150 Strong signals.
VK1AMG,ZL2BX,VK4VDX


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Message: 5
Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2011 09:05:19 -0400
From: John Papay <john at papays.com>
Subject: [amsat-bb]  SO-67 Schedule for the America's
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
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I never saw this message on the amsat-bb so I'm
posting it now.
73,
John K8YSE


From: Andrew Glasbrenner
Sent: Jun 2, 2011 6:26 PM
To: Ted
Cc: amsat-bb
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] SO-67?

All this week. There was a glitch earlier and some passes didn't get 
scheduled. Right now the ones below are loaded, and at 1 watt, but 
only if the battery is in good shape. All this was passed to me from 
the command station this morning, sorry for not relaying it sooner.

2JUN2011
2330
3JUN2011
0120
0255
0430

Here are the remaining activation times I submitted; they may or may 
not be ran.

3JUN2011
0120
0255
0430
1000
1130
1255
1425
1600
1735
1910
2315
4JUN2011
0055
0235
0415
0545
1115
1245
1410
1540
1715
1850
2255
5JUN2011
0040
0215
0355
0530
1055
1230
1350
1525
1655
1830

73, Drew KO4MA



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Message: 6
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2011 07:29:25 -0700 (PDT)
From: Bill Dzurilla <billdz.geo at yahoo.com>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Fixed! Re: Landwehr 70cm preamp
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
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Those Landwehrs are great preamps.  I had an issue similar to Mark's, except it was the transmit side of the Tohtsu relay that had the problem.  I could receive fine but had high SWR during TX.  Unlike Mark, I did risk a shot of spray, which didn't cure the problem.  But then ran a sheet of paper between the contacts and it has worked fine ever since.

73, Bill NZ5N

> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Fixed! Re: Landwehr 70cm preamp
> device
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Message-ID:
> ??? <1020722076.1625425.1307043809981.JavaMail.root at sz0063a.emeryville.ca.mail.comcast.net>
> ??? 
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8
> 
> FYI, parts for the Landwehr pre-amps 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Ted at Radio DAN still?carries?replacement Mitsubishi
> MGF1402 GaAsFET (discontinued) 
> 
> http://www.radiodan.com/ted_stuff/landwehr.htm 
> 
> 
> 
> RF Parts lists the Mitsubishi MGF series 
> 
> MGF1402 - was listed as $18.95 in 2007, currently (2011)
> you need to Call for Price. 
> http://www.rfparts.com/transistors_2SKand3SK.html#bf 
> 
> 
> 
> Check with K0KN ...?from an earlier AMSAT-BB posting -- he
> may have?extra ! 
> 
> http://www.amsat.org/amsat/archive/amsat-bb/200701/msg00021.html
> 
> 
> 
> 
> PC Electronics?carried the part in 2007, but they may have
> sold?their remaining stock. 
> 
> http://www.hamtv.com/specials.html 
> 
> 
> 
> GH Engineering (UK) 
> 
> http://www.ghengineering.co.uk/prices.htm#Mitsubishi 
> 
> 
> Greg 
> 
> w9gb 
> 
> ==== 
> 
> 
> 
> Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2011 08:59:54 -0500 (CDT) 
> From: n0jy 
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Fixed! Re: Landwehr 70cm preamp
> device 
> ????????question? 
> To: "Mark L. Hammond" 
> Cc: K5OE 
> 
> I'm glad you shared this all here Mark, I have a 2M
> Landwehr that's been 
> cranking along since 1993 or so, I've never looked inside
> but this thread 
> is something I'll keep in case it gets flaky on me. 
> 
> 73, 
> Jerry 
> N0JY 



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Message: 7
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2011 14:46:53 -0000
From: "Alan Cresswell" <alancresswell at xtra.co.nz>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-51over ZL
To: "'Mark L. Hammond'" <marklhammond at gmail.com>
Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org
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Hi Mark,

Well I can finally confirm that AO-51 is loud and clear over ZL in full
eclipse.  AOS 1435 UTC.  Solid signals from the transponder.

Alan
ZL2BX

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Sent: Friday, 3 June 2011 09:32
To: Alan Cresswell
Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-51over ZL

Thanks, Alan!  Keep the reports coming.

73,

Mark N8MH

On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 1:16 AM, Alan Cresswell <alancresswell at xtra.co.nz>
wrote:
> AO-51 solid signals in ZL. ? AOS (0459 UT) about five minutes after it
came
> out of eclipse.
>
> Alan
> ZL2BX
>
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-- 
Mark L. Hammond [N8MH]
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Message: 8
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2011 11:07:43 -0400
From: Martha <martha at amsat.org>
Subject: [amsat-bb]  Out of Office
To: Board of Directors <bod at amsat.org>, AMSAT BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
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Due to a very bad cold, I am at home today.

-- 
73- Martha


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Message: 9
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2011 08:18:16 -0700
From: David Palmer KB5WIA <kb5wia at amsat.org>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 coming out of eclipse over Hawaii
To: "Mark L. Hammond" <marklhammond at gmail.com>
Cc: AMSAT-BB at amsat.org
Message-ID: <BANLkTi=MCz6MWyid37rxx_mO97feVr9BRA at mail.gmail.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1

AO-51 was in great shape as it passed south above the Pacific Ocean
this morning (6/3/2011 1410z).  No one else was on, but I had a nice
S9+ full quieting downlink on my uplink for the entire pass.

The birds footprint was still in daylight when it went LOS, so even
though it was 1000mi west of the sun line when it dipped below my
horizon, it was still in sunlight at that point.

73 de Dave KB5WIA

On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 2:14 AM, Mark L. Hammond <marklhammond at gmail.com> wrote:
> It's still on at 0912utc too! ?Wow...this is neat.
>
> Robert, could you tell if the trasmitter on was ON during eclipse, or did it come on when it entered sunlight?
>
> Mark N8MH
>
> At 04:15 PM 6/2/2011 -1000, Robert Smith wrote:
>>Aloha
>>
>>Unless ?someone has set up a strange repeater there is absolutely
>>no doubt AO51 was alive and well as she came out of eclipse moments ago.
>>I was able to hear myself perfectly on the downlink (145.880 up and
>>435.150 down). Unfortunately, the footprint from here only touched the
>>west coast. Had an Alaska station been on, I am sure there would have
>>been a QSO. The signal was strong the entire pass.
>>(Could I be missing something?).
>>
>>robert, NH7WN
>>Honolulu, HI
>>_______________________________________________
>>Sent via AMSAT-BB at amsat.org. Opinions expressed are those of the author.
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>
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Message: 10
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2011 14:57:14 -0400
From: "Davidoff, Martin R." <MDAVIDOFF at ccbcmd.edu>
Subject: [amsat-bb]  Free to Good Home
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>, <amsat-dc at amsat.org>
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To: AMSAT membership
De: Martin Davidoff, K2UBC
Re: Equipment & Literature Disposal 
Prepared: June 3, 2011

	The literature and equipment listed below is mostly free to individuals and/or groups involved in OSCAR development and OSCAR support activities.   In some cases a contribution direct to AMSAT-NA may be appropriate.  Most equipment with all accessories and original manuals.  Pickup must be arranged!   Cataloging this material is a big job.  Please bear with me as I issue updates over next several weeks and respond directly -- do NOT clutter AMSAT BB.

Please Note Organization

	Literature
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			General Amateur Radio
		Conference Proceedings (not yet available)
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Contact Information
      Martin Davidoff (k2ubc since 1956)	
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	Note to those who know me personally --  I?m in good health, just moving and downsizing and I?d like to see this ?stuff? get into hands of someone who?ll appreciate it and/or where appropriate preserve it.  Anyone who has moved 50+ years of QST several times will understand.

Literature

      Magazines/Journals

		AMSAT OSCAR

      			AMSAT Newletter
	 			Oct. 1969 - Dec. 1979  (most issues)

			Orbit (AMSAT)  (complete run)
				#1  March 1980   to  #19  Nov/Dec 1984

      			AMSAT Satellite Report
				#1  Feb 23, 1981   to   #360  March 15, 1997
					missing #?s: 97, 139, 147, 194-206, 254

			Satellite Journal (AMSAT)
				#1  Jan/Feb 1985   to   #7  Jan/Feb 1986
					missing # 6

			The AMSAT Journal
				#1  May 1989   to   March/April 2011
					missing Vol. 31, #2, March/April 2008

			Satellite Operator (Myers Communications)
				#1  Oct 1990 - #67  July 1996
					Missing #15 Dec 1991

			 

		General Amateur Radio 

			QEX
				1998 - 2009 (bi-monthly)
					missing Nov/Dec 2004
				March 1992 - Dec 1997 (monthly) complete

			Lunar Letter (EME)
				July 1982 - Jan 1984  (14 issues)

			Weather Satellite Report (Myers Communications)  (9 issues)
				Jan - May 1992, #1 - #5
				April 1995 - August 1996, #16 - #19

			Journal of the Environmental Satellite Amateur Users Group
				(Dallas Remote Imaging Group)   (7 issues)
				April 1990 - 1992 (7 issues)

			VHF/UHF and Above
				Vol. 1, #1 May 1984 - Vol. 3, May 1986 complete

		   	QST  1955 - date (Most years complete)

      			Ham Radio Magazine (Jim Fisk) Complete Run!


	Conference Proceedings (not yet available)
	Texts (not yet available)
     


Hardware

     OSCAR Operations

	ICOM IC-211 (2m) Master oscillator problem
	Multi 2000 (2 m ssb) intermittent in rx IF board
	EICO 6n2, 6 and 2m cw, xtal control (2 xtals for 2 m OSCAR uplink), tube unit
	Radio Shack scanner Rx (only used by little old
		 grandmother to monitor MIR downlink)
      Misc

  	Bird Watmeter and slugs
	Rotator and cables (never used)  CDE Ham III
        National NC 240-D Rx (~1948, working but much modified)
        Several ARC-5 WW2 Rx?s (working) including 100-500kHz unit
        Heathkit bench Power Supply (New, kit never built)	
	Knight Kit HF transmitter ~ 1958 with homebrew w2ym vfo
	Progline 2m FM commercial (old, full documentation and cables)
        GE Master 2m FM commercial (old, full documentation and cables)
	Large supply parts, tubes, homebrew gear
	Coax Cable. Several nearly new RG-8 and RG-58 30-50ft runs with connectors.







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