[amsat-bb] Re: Videos from last weekend's Yuma Hamfest
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g0mrf at aol.com
Wed Feb 19 00:35:55 PST 2014
Nice FUNcube demo Patrick.
Thanks for the good publicity
From: Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) <amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net>
To: amsat-bb <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:44
Subject: [amsat-bb] Videos from last weekend's Yuma Hamfest
I have posted some videos from last weekend's Yuma Hamfest of some
demonstrations, along with a non-ham-related video that might be of interest.
The demonstration videos were all done on Saturday, 15 February. First,
an SO-50 pass at 1444 UTC:
followed by FO-29 about an hour later, at 1556 UTC:
Just after noon (1900 UTC), there was an AO-73 pass where I was outside
copying the telemetry with my FUNcube Dongle Pro+, Elk log periodic,
Dashboard software, and laptop:
Thanks to Frank N7ZEV (AMSAT Area Coordinator from Las Vegas NV) and
Israel AD7ND (AMSAT member from the Phoenix area) who were around
during the AO-73 pass. Alex XE2BSS/N2IX from Calexico CA (west of Yuma)
ran the camera for these three videos, and did a little bit of commentary in
On Friday (14 February) morning before the official start of the hamfest, I was
outside watching the activity at the airfield across from the hamfest site. That
airfield is a joint-use airfield, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma for the
and Yuma International Airport for the civilians. As it was a weekday, there
were Marine planes taking off for training. I saw AV-8B Harriers, F-5s (these
are "aggressors", simulating the "enemy" for training Marine pilots), and even
the new F-35 Lightning II which is going to eventually replace the Harriers in
Marine service. I was not able to get a video of the F-35s, but caught a
as it was landing. Even at a normal airfield, Harriers land vertically. This
shows a Harrier descending to its landing pad:
The radio traffic heard in this video was from the 119.300 MHz AM frequency
used by the Yuma airport control tower. I was holding a receiver near my
camera, and the camera picked up the radio chatter as I recorded the video.
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