[amsat-bb] Re: Transit of Venus event 6 June

Bob Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Sun Jun 10 23:28:21 PDT 2012

> Transit of Venus Special Event, 6 June 2012:
> For the 7th time in Human history and last time this
> century, Venus will pass in front of the sun on 6 June 2012.
> See web page:  http://aprs.org/VenusTransit2012.html

Preliminary APRS Report:

There were 9 overall observation sites that checked in on APRS via the CQ VENUS (CQSRVR).  These were identified:

Kyoto Japan - JH1IBN-7 (WB4APR) Kyoto U. Observatory, sunny!
Canberra, AU - VK1NUT-8 - Mt Stromolo - cold,windy
Australia - VK2AGC-2
Canada - VE6DSF
Arizona, USA - K7TEJ-7
Italy - LA1TPA-7
Honolulu, HI - NH7WN
Lexington, KY - W5IEM cloudy
Arizona? - KD7ZWV
Unknown? - KA2DDO

No one mentioned any HF contacts.  We made one local contact on 10 meters, but were only running 5 W PEP.

The fact that both our Japan and Australian stations got good photos throughout, we should be able to reduce the data and repeat the original measurement of the size of the solar system!  Though we expect the students might stretch out the data reduction over the next semester rather than zipping it out now over summer break!

Thanks to EVERYONE who participated.  It shows the worldwide APRS connectivity potential.  THough apparently our IGate in Japan was only 1 way, and we did not realize we were getting out until we got to the internet later and saw the traffic on the APRS-IS.

Lets get those Igates 2-way where legal!!


2012-06-03 08:54:13 UTC: VK1NUT-8>CQSRVR: cq venus testing from Canberra AU vk1nut-8
2012-06-03 14:16:21 UTC: CQSRVR>VE6DSF: Active group: VENUS with 2 members
2012-06-04 22:15:04 UTC: JH1IBN-7>CQSRVR: CQ venus bob in japan
2012-06-05 10:35:16 UTC: VK1NUT>CQSRVR: CQ VENUS TESTING
2012-06-05 16:46:55 UTC: K7TEJ-7>CQSRVR: CQ VENUS Rick K7TEJ test from Arizona
2012-06-05 19:14:40 UTC: LA1TPA-7>CQSRVR: cq venus
2012-06-05 19:30:54 UTC: NH7WN>CQSRVR: CQ VENUS; de NH7WN Preparing for 2309Z AOS
2012-06-05 20:51:40 UTC: JH1IBN-7>CQSRVR: cq venus my IGate may be 1 way? Seeing no SRVR resp
2012-06-05 21:58:52 UTC: VK1NUT-8>CQSRVR: cq venus testing Canberra AU, any acks?
2012-06-05 22:19:01 UTC: JH1IBN-7>CQSRVR: CQ venus bob in japan 1st at 2211z
2012-06-05 22:26:49 UTC: VK1NUT-8>CQSRVR: cq venus Canberra
2012-06-05 22:41:09 UTC: W5IEM-5>CQSRVR: CQ VENUS Intermittent cloud coverage over Lexington, KY
2012-06-05 22:44:49 UTC: K7TEJ-7>CQSRVR: CQ VENUS de K7TEJ DM33vq 1st ctc 2208UT, 2nd
2012-06-05 22:51:10 UTC: NH7WN>CQSRVR: CQ VENUS; Vesus visible HNL. Very clear. 222730UTC; PHOTO
2012-06-05 23:29:32 UTC: W5IEM-5>CQSRVR: CQ VENUS Still too many clouds in Lexington,KY to see much.
2012-06-05 23:36:36 UTC: JH1IBN-7>CQSRVR: CQ venus bob in japan 2nd at 2230z
2012-06-05 23:37:37 UTC: NH7WN>CQSRVR: CQ VENUS: Honolulu-Venus very distinct- No moons? 2330Z PHOTO
2012-06-05 23:46:36 UTC: KD7ZWV-7>CQSRVR: CQ VENUS
2012-06-05 23:54:34 UTC: K7TEJ-9>CQSRVR: CQ VENUS DE Rick K7TEJ DM33vq 1st cntc 2208ut 2nd cntc 2223ut 73
2012-06-06 00:32:00 UTC: KA2DDO>CQSRVR: CQ VENUS
2012-06-06 00:44:47 UTC: NH7WN>CQSRVR: CQ VENUS: Aloha- Home photo avail. fm dukenuke at pixi.com
2012-06-06 01:24:37 UTC: JH1IBN-7>CQSRVR: CQ venus bob in japan excellent wx! at 0125z
2012-06-06 01:30:45 UTC: NH7WN>CQSRVR: CQ VENUS: About 1/2 way thru; Some clouds in Hono
2012-06-06 01:41:16 UTC: NH7WN>CQSRVR: CQ VENUS: Revelation- Venus has no moons hihi; Thinking Jupiter.
2012-06-06 02:00:25 UTC: JH1IBN-7>CQSRVR: CQ venus bob in japan blue sky! at 0201z
2012-06-06 02:51:29 UTC: VK1NUT-8>CQSRVR: cq venus test from cbr
2012-06-06 03:06:39 UTC: NH7WN>CQSRVR: CQ VENUS: QRT/ Last photo 0255Z: Sun going behind ridge
2012-06-06 04:31:12 UTC: VK1NUT-8>CQSRVR: cq venus site is packing up. cheers Glenn
2012-06-06 04:33:28 UTC: JH1IBN-7>CQSRVR: CQ venus bob in japan 3rd contact 0430z
2012-06-06 05:13:32 UTC: JH1IBN-7>CQSRVR: CQ venus bob in japan 4th contact 0446z!
2012-06-06 06:21:31 UTC: JH1IBN-7>CQSRVR: CQ venus bob in japan event over sk 0620z!
2012-06-06 07:14:55 UTC: CQSRVR>LA1TPA-7: Removed fromVENUS
2012-06-06 10:35:58 UTC: CQSRVR>VK2AGC-2: Removed fromVENUS
2012-06-06 11:29:58 UTC: CQSRVR>W5IEM-5: Removed fromVENUS
2012-06-06 11:46:58 UTC: CQSRVR>KD7ZWV-7: Removed fromVENUS
2012-06-06 13:01:07 UTC: CQSRVR>DF8LS-10: Active group: VENUS with 2 members
2012-06-06 18:21:33 UTC: CQSRVR>JH1IBN-7: VENUSClosed
>40 Meters -  7180 KHz
>20 Meters - 14240 KHz
>17 Meters - 18140 KHz
>15 Meters - 21240 KHz
>12 Meters - 24940 KHz
>10 Meters - 28340 KHz

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