[amsat-bb] Ceuta & Melilla and Gibraltar this summer

Félix Páez ea4gqs at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 22:25:59 UTC 2016


Hi all,

I am very sorry to inform you that after requesting formal permission to use VHF/UHF HAM satellite band from Gibraltar (by using the avaliable Gibraltar Regulatory Autorithy form they have send me by email to fill), they have denied me the permission to broadcast from its territory. They have told me that Spain licenses are not recognized by the colony. This may not affect other nationalities, so if you have a license from another country You can try if you visit the colony.

Anyway, my main goal is to activate the autonomous city of Ceuta (DXCC entity Ceuta & Melilla) and all seems to be fine for this. I still can not specify the exact date but It will be in mid-August (probably between days 12-21). It is very possible that I will only be able to be in the city  one or two days, but because this visit if flexible to me I will try to do it one day with a good pass of SO-50 and Fox 1A (and maybe Lilacsat if it is active).

73s,

Felix


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Today's Topics:

   1. Coax jumper lenths -- Math help please. (Tom Schuessler)
   2. FT-847 Problems (Richard Lawn)
   3. AMSAT @ Scottsdale AZ hamfest, 19 March 2016 - report
      (Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK))
   4. inline Dynamic Compressor for FT-817 (Kevin M)
   5. SatPC32 & MDS RC1-Y Rotor Interface? (Dennis Pitts)
   6. Security Survey - Reminder (Brandon Shirley)
   7. Re: inline Dynamic Compressor for FT-817 (EC4TR Luis)
   8. Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2016-03-21 17:00   UTC
      (AJ9N at aol.com)
   9. Re;  rover trips to nevada (Kevin M)
  10. UX 910 1.2 GHZ MODULE FOR IC 910H (jeffory broughton)
  11. Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2016-03-22 16:00  UTC
      (AJ9N at aol.com)
  12. IRLP node interference to FO-29 (Kevin M)


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Message: 1
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2016 17:33:35 -0500
From: "Tom Schuessler" <tjschuessler at verizon.net>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Coax jumper lenths -- Math help please.
Message-ID: <002101d182f8$8b020240$a10606c0$@net>
Content-Type: text/plain;            charset="us-ascii"

Hello all,

I have a question for those of you much more experienced than I.  It relates
to a satellite antenna installation I am working to accomplish this Spring.

I have two cross polarity yagis, one  for 145 and the other for 435.  Each
of these antennas has two separate feeds for the H and V polarities.  The
two meter antenna has two feeds, both at about 14 inches from the end of the
antenna boom.  Jumpers from the connectors will be secured to the very end
of the boom and trail off to main feed line connectors below the AZ rotor.
The mount point of this boom is 5' 2" from the end of the boom with the
driven element.  The 70CM yagi is an end mount but the two connection points
are offset from each other.  One is 17 inches from the back end of the boom
and the other is 24.  Coax jumpers will again be attached to the boom and
will trail off to connections below my AZ rotor.  

I will be using two separate rotors, (A G5400 or G5500 is not in the
paycheck right now), an elevation rotor with a 4'2" boom to mount the two
antennas and an azimuth rotor which will have a probably 2' maximum mast
from there to the EL rotor mount.  All this will mount to an only half
extended push-up-pole, which is ground mounted but attached to the apex of
my single story house.  Total height off the ground will probably be 20 feet
when all is said and done.  I will be running 4 runs of not that flexible
9913 up to just below the AZ rotor and from there want to attach jumpers of
more flexible LMR 400 Flex to make the runs out to the antennas mentioned
above.

My question is for your more math savvy or just plain experienced folks, is
how long should the jumpers be in total for each antenna to allow for a 360
degree rotation and 180 degree elevation shift based on the parameters I
described above???  I was guessing 10 to 11 foot jumpers from antennas to
the barrel connectors just below the AZ rotor but wanted to make sure that
that was long enough, or if they could be shorter, say maybe 9 feet.  Of
course the 70 CM antenna with it's one feed point 7 inches further up the
antenna would need to be that much longer I guess.  I also understand that
the 2 meter swing will be greater because of the more center mount rather
than the end mount on the 70 cm antenna.

Clear as mud???

This is new territory for me so I am wanting to make sure that all the
decisions are right before I need to do things over, and over, and over to
get it right.  I can take some pictures if someone needs to see what I
described.  Email me and I will give you my cell if you would rather talk or
ask questions verbally.

Thank you to the group in advance for your help and thoughts.

Tom Schuessler, N5HYP
n5hyp at arrl.net




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Message: 2
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2016 19:52:17 -0400
From: Richard Lawn <rjlawn at gmail.com>
To: Amsat BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Subject: [amsat-bb] FT-847 Problems
Message-ID:
                <CADQmrTGqvy6GkkR_BWWob--6CA0phgD-wEwB5qZ8wRGLqM85+w at mail.gmail.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

Make sure you are using a Null modem serial cable not a straight through
cable. 9600 baud and it should work. If you still have problems try a USB
to serial adapter that uses the FTDI chip set.
Rick, W2JAZ


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Message: 3
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2016 03:31:55 +0000
From: "Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)" <amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net>
To: "amsat-bb at amsat.org" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Subject: [amsat-bb] AMSAT @ Scottsdale AZ hamfest, 19 March 2016 -
                report
Message-ID:
                <CAN6TEUcn4Uiuaa6ziKdYK3Pq10rGJpckmi8qgi-H5_t4ZJuT6g at mail.gmail.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

Hi!

I had an AMSAT table at the Scottsdale Amateur Radio Club's "Springfest"
hamfest, held in a church parking lot yesterday (Saturday, 19 March)
morning. This hamfest is one of the 3 major hamfests for the Phoenix area
in the non-summer season, and the good weather helped to bring the crowds
out. Lots of buyers and sellers, and lots of interest in AMSAT and amateur
satellites.

With the launches of AO-85 and the 9 Chinese amateur satellites in the past
6 months, many hams are taking a closer look at this part of the hobby. For
some, the recent launches and projects currently in the pipeline are
bringing some back to the satellites. Along with talking about satellites,
many copies of AMSAT's "Getting Started with Amateur Satellites" flew off
my AMSAT table. Demonstrations, whether at 6am (1300 UTC) or 11am (1800
UTC), had nice crowds.

It was nice to have AO-85 available during the morning, as SO-50 was not
passing by during the morning. I also had 4 other satellites that were used
for demonstrations - AO-73, XW-2A, XW-2C, and XW-2F. The three XW-2
satellites were passing by in the first couple of hours, and AO-73 and
AO-85 came by later in the morning. For all of these passes, I used my
SDRplay SDR receiver for the downlinks, connected to an 8-inch Windows10
tablet and HDSDR software running on the tablet.

As I have seen at other recent events, using an SDR receiver makes for more
conversations - and not just in the context of working satellites. With all
of these satellites employing a 70cm uplink and 2m downlink, I didn't have
to worry so much about the sunlight making the tablet's LCD panel
unreadable. Once I set my downlink frequency on the tablet, and for AO-85
activate AFC in HDSDR to track the downlink, I only had to worry about
using the wheel on a Bluetooth mouse for fine-tuning. Despite some QRM in
the area of the hamfest site, northeast of a nearby airport, the SDRplay
did a decent job hearing all of these downlinks. For AO-73 and AO-85, I was
able to play back the RF recordings I made with HDSDR later at home, so I
could upload telemetry to each satellite's telemetry server from those
passes. By the way, HDSDR's recordings do a much better job picking up
AO-73 telemetry than I ever saw when I used the FUNcube Dashboard to
directly receive the telemetry and then upload the data to the FUNcube data
warehouse server. Same thing for copying AO-85 telemetry - HDSDR's RF
recordings do better for capturing the data than I saw when using the
FoxTelem software to directly control my FUNcube Dongle Pro+.

For those who worked WD9EWK during those demonstrations - THANK YOU! The
demonstrations make a positive impression on this part of the hobby for the
crowds. My mockup of the AO-85 satellite - a 4-inch cube of wood, with two
whips representing the antennas coming out of two sides - also helps to
reinforce that small satellites can do more than "beep" in orbit. AO-73 and
AO-85, in particular, are great examples of what we can do with small
satellites. I have uploaded my log to Logbook of the World from these
demonstrations, and am happy to send QSL cards to anyone who would like one
for QSOs during the hamfest (just e-mail me with the QSO details - no need
to send me a card and self-addressed stamped envelope).

Thanks again, and 73!





Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
http://www.wd9ewk.net/
Twitter: @WD9EWK


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Message: 4
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2016 11:48:16 +0000 (UTC)
From: Kevin M <n4ufo at yahoo.com>
To: "amsat-bb at amsat.org" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Subject: [amsat-bb] inline Dynamic Compressor for FT-817
Message-ID:
                <1526990753.2214039.1458560896259.JavaMail.yahoo at mail.yahoo.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

Hi all. I am curious about the little dynamic compressor kits sold out of Germany to go inline with the hand mic of an FT-817 or similar style Yaesu radios. http://www.box73.com/product/4? I know that compressors are generally not used when operating on satellite transponders, but I was wondering if given only 5 watts output (or less) it might not be useful. If anyone has any experience using one on these on the linear birds, I would like to hear about your experience. Did you use a stock Yaesu hand mic with it, headset or what? How did it perform, etc.? Replies on or off list welcome.

If anyone has one that would like to part with, I would be interested as well! =^)

73, Kevin N4UFO


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Message: 5
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2016 20:09:05 -0500
From: Dennis Pitts <drsurfacert at hotmail.com>
To: "amsat-bb at amsat.org" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Subject: [amsat-bb] SatPC32 & MDS RC1-Y Rotor Interface?
Message-ID: <BLU408-EAS147D135ACC198DF53C6F2C6AA8F0 at phx.gbl>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"

Just returned back to the Sats in November (have not been on the since the Oscar 13 days). I see things have changed a lot. Seems like I am now trying to catch up. At the moment I am using fixed elevation antennas, but would like to have computer control of the azimuth to help out and/or see if that is better than me trying to control manually.

I would like to know if SatPC32 will work with the MDS RC1-Y (DCU-1 protocol) to accomplish control of the azimuth rotor (Yaesu G-800SA)?

Thanks for any info or help,
Dennis
KK4CF




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Message: 6
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2016 15:38:32 +0000
From: Brandon Shirley <Brandon.Shirley at sdl.usu.edu>
To: "amsat-bb at amsat.org" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Security Survey - Reminder
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Message: 7
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2016 17:21:18 +0100
From: EC4TR Luis <ec4tr.luis at gmail.com>
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] inline Dynamic Compressor for FT-817
Message-ID: <56F01F7E.4010909 at gmail.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8; format=flowed

Hi Kevin
I?m using this similar one with FT-817
http://www.box73.com/product/1
it works great, the adio improves and get better punch, also have voice 
keyer.
Very useful for me when I make SOTA.
73 Luis
EC4TR


El 21/03/2016 a las 12:48, Kevin M via AMSAT-BB escribi?:
> Hi all. I am curious about the little dynamic compressor kits sold out of Germany to go inline with the hand mic of an FT-817 or similar style Yaesu radios. http://www.box73.com/product/4  I know that compressors are generally not used when operating on satellite transponders, but I was wondering if given only 5 watts output (or less) it might not be useful. If anyone has any experience using one on these on the linear birds, I would like to hear about your experience. Did you use a stock Yaesu hand mic with it, headset or what? How did it perform, etc.? Replies on or off list welcome.
>
> If anyone has one that would like to part with, I would be interested as well! =^)
>
> 73, Kevin N4UFO
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Message: 8
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2016 13:01:28 -0400
From: AJ9N at aol.com
To: amsat-bb at AMSAT.Org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2016-03-21
                17:00     UTC
Message-ID: <1b80a6.eaace35.442182e8 at aol.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="ISO-8859-1"

Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2016-03-21  17:00 UTC

Quick list of scheduled contacts and  events:

Hirano Junior High School, Kobe, Japan, direct via  8N370H
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS 
The scheduled  astronaut is Tim Kopra KE5UDN (***)
Contact is a go for: Mon 2016-03-28  11:07:49 UTC 56 deg  (***)

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**

The  next window to submit a proposal for an upcoming contact is now open.  
The  window is open from 2016-02-15 to 2016-04-15 and would be for contacts 
between  2017-01-01 and 2017-06-30.  

Check out the ARISS website  http://www.ariss.org/ or the ARRL website  
http://www.arrl.org/hosting-an-ariss-contact for full  details.

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**

ARISS  is always glad to receive listener reports for the above contacts.  
ARISS  thanks everyone in advance for their assistance.  Feel free to send 
your  reports to aj9n at amsat.org or  aj9n at aol.com.
****************************************************************************
***

All  ARISS contacts are made via the Ericsson radio unless otherwise  noted.

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***

Several  of you have sent me emails asking about the RAC ARISS website and 
not being  able to get in.  That has now been changed to  
http://www.ariss.org/

Note that there are links to other ARISS  websites from this  site.

****************************************************************************
Looking  for something new to do?  How about receiving DATV from the  ISS?  
 
If interested, then please go to the ARISS-EU website for  complete 
details.  Look for the buttons indicating Ham  Video.                       
      

http://www.ariss-eu.org/    

If you need some  assistance, ARISS mentor Kerry N6IZW, might be able to 
provide some  insight.  Contact Kerry at  kbanke at sbcglobal.net
****************************************************************************
ARISS  congratulations the following mentors who have now mentored over 100 
 
schools:  

Gaston ON4WF with 121
Satoshi 7M3TJZ with  116
Francesco IK?WGF with  116

****************************************************************************
The  webpages listed below were all reviewed for accuracy.  Out of date  
webpages were removed and new ones have been added.  If there are  
additional 
ARISS websites I need to know about, please let me  know.

Note, all times are approximate.  It is recommended that you  do your own 
orbital prediction or start listening about 10 minutes before  the listed 
time. 
All dates and  times listed follow International  Standard ISO 8061 date 
and 
time format  YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS

The  complete schedule page has been updated as of 2016-03-21 17:00 UTC.  
(***)

Here you will find a listing of all scheduled school contacts, and  
questions, other ISS related websites, IRLP and Echolink websites, and  
instructions for any contact that may be streamed live.    
http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/news/arissnews.rtf

Total number of  ARISS ISS to earth school events is 1037. 
Each school counts as 1  event.
Total number of ARISS ISS to earth school contacts is 1002. 
Each  contact may have multiple schools sharing the same time slot.
Total number of  ARISS supported terrestrial contacts is 47. 

A complete year by year  breakdown of the contacts may be found in the  
file.
http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/news/arissnews.rtf

Please  feel free to contact me if more detailed statistics are  needed.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

The  following US states and entities have never had an ARISS contact:
Arkansas,  Delaware, Rhode Island, South Dakota, 
Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam,  Northern Marianas Islands, and the Virgin  
Islands.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

QSL  information may be found at:   
http://www.ariss.org/qsl-cards.html  

ISS callsigns:  DP?ISS, IR?ISS, NA1SS, OR4ISS,  RS?ISS

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The  successful school list has been updated as of 2016-03-19 05:30 UTC.  

http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/news/Successful_ARISS_schools.rtf

Frequency   chart for packet, voice, and crossband repeater modes showing 
Doppler   correction  as of 2005-07-29 04:00  UTC
http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/news/ISS_frequencies_and_Doppler_correction
.rtf

Listing  of ARISS related magazine articles as of 2006-07-10 03:30  UTC.
http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/news/ARISS_magazine_articles.rtf

Check  out the Zoho reports of the ARISS  contacts

https://reports.zoho.com/ZDBDataSheetView.cc?DBID=412218000000020415
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Exp.  46 on orbit 
Tim Kopra KE5UDN
Timothy Peake KG5BVI
Yuri Malenchenko  RK3DUP

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73,
Charlie   Sufana AJ9N
One of the ARISS operation team  mentors






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Message: 9
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2016 19:16:00 +0000 (UTC)
From: Kevin M <n4ufo at yahoo.com>
To: "amsat-bb at amsat.org" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re;  rover trips to nevada
Message-ID:
                <954460338.2583591.1458587760125.JavaMail.yahoo at mail.yahoo.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

Thank you to those that sent me tips on who the 'other Nevada rover' might be. I have in fact found out who it is and we have had a very lengthy and productive chat. He lives in Nevada, has a motor home and has plans to take a weekend to go operate from a rare grid not terribly far from his home. He is not a new sat op, but 'grid roving' is a new aspect he is in the process figuring out. He has asked for my help on working out a few details as to gear, logging, etc. I am only too happy to assist. I will let him announce his own plans, as that is only polite, but I will say that if everything goes as planned, our schedules will not conflict. He should be operating the weekend BEFORE I arrive in Nevada, with him wrapping up the same day I cross the state line. =^)

Hopefully between the two of us, we can work everyone that needs that grid (DM19). And hey, if he works everyone who presently needs it, I already have another spot I can go. =^D My only regret may be that I won't be home to work him myself... but I'm really glad he is going!


Also, I will be operating with my portable gear as much as possible during April, in order to get well acquainted with my new gear and work out any bugs. If you hear me on, feel free to give me a holler. I might even work from a few nearby grids for anyone that needs them.

Again, I will be posting info about my trip to a special QRZ page as well as sending out last minute updates on a special twitter account. Use the link: https://www.qrz.com/db/N4UFO/P or look up N4UFO/P on QRZ (must add the /P). The link to my twitter is there and you do not have to have a twitter account to watch it. I also plan to have APRS going during my trip and links will be on that page when ready to go.


73 to all and will be looking for all you grid chasers on the birds!? Kevin N4UFO
?

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Message: 10
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:19:23 -0400
From: jeffory broughton <jefforybroughton at gmail.com>
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] UX 910 1.2 GHZ MODULE FOR IC 910H
Message-ID:
                <CACm2je14UjYmTaUg435aCPt44tm7087+=Q=Ad9M7ma65N=RFeA at mail.gmail.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

A while back I was looking for a ux 910
1.2 ghz module for my ic 910h to get ready for 3 new L band sats this year.
I ended up with an extra one in its original box.
Installed it in my 910 and it tested to factory specs. I decided I don't
need an extra one sitting on the shelf.i am selling it for what I paid for
it.It was not cheap,but close to what it sold for originally. $499 free
ship.
WB8RJY.JEFF
517 202 7862 cell

jeff broughton


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Message: 11
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2016 12:19:23 -0400
From: AJ9N at aol.com
To: amsat-bb at AMSAT.Org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2016-03-22
                16:00     UTC
Message-ID: <242cb1.466f1988.4422ca8b at aol.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="ISO-8859-1"



Quick list of scheduled contacts  and events:

Hirano Junior High School, Kobe, Japan, direct via  8N370H
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS 
The scheduled  astronaut is Tim Kopra KE5UDN
Contact is a go for: Mon 2016-03-28 11:07:49  UTC 56 deg

National Soaring Museum, Elmira, New York, telebridge  via IK1SLD (***)
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS (***)  
The scheduled astronaut is Timothy Peake KG5BVI (***)
Contact is a go  for: Fri 2016-04-01 18:34:03 UTC 34 deg  (***)


****************************************************************************
**

The  next window to submit a proposal for an upcoming contact is now open.  
The  window is open from 2016-02-15 to 2016-04-15 and would be for contacts 
between  2017-01-01 and 2017-06-30.  

Check out the ARISS website  http://www.ariss.org/ or the ARRL website  
http://www.arrl.org/hosting-an-ariss-contact for full  details.

****************************************************************************
**

ARISS  is always glad to receive listener reports for the above contacts.  
ARISS  thanks everyone in advance for their assistance.  Feel free to send 
your  reports to aj9n at amsat.org or  aj9n at aol.com.
****************************************************************************
***

All  ARISS contacts are made via the Ericsson radio unless otherwise  noted.

****************************************************************************
***

Several  of you have sent me emails asking about the RAC ARISS website and 
not being  able to get in.  That has now been changed to  
http://www.ariss.org/

Note that there are links to other ARISS  websites from this  site.

****************************************************************************
Looking  for something new to do?  How about receiving DATV from the  ISS?  
 
If interested, then please go to the ARISS-EU website for  complete 
details.  Look for the buttons indicating Ham  Video.                       
      

http://www.ariss-eu.org/    

If you need some  assistance, ARISS mentor Kerry N6IZW, might be able to 
provide some  insight.  Contact Kerry at  kbanke at sbcglobal.net
****************************************************************************
ARISS  congratulations the following mentors who have now mentored over 100 
 
schools:  

Gaston ON4WF with 121
Satoshi 7M3TJZ with  116
Francesco IK?WGF with  116

****************************************************************************
The  webpages listed below were all reviewed for accuracy.  Out of date  
webpages were removed and new ones have been added.  If there are  
additional 
ARISS websites I need to know about, please let me  know.

Note, all times are approximate.  It is recommended that you  do your own 
orbital prediction or start listening about 10 minutes before  the listed 
time. 
All dates and  times listed follow International  Standard ISO 8061 date 
and 
time format  YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS

The  complete schedule page has been updated as of 2016-03-22 16:00 UTC.  
(***)

Here you will find a listing of all scheduled school contacts, and  
questions, other ISS related websites, IRLP and Echolink websites, and  
instructions for any contact that may be streamed live.    
http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/news/arissnews.rtf

Total number of  ARISS ISS to earth school events is 1037. 
Each school counts as 1  event.
Total number of ARISS ISS to earth school contacts is 1002. 
Each  contact may have multiple schools sharing the same time slot.
Total number of  ARISS supported terrestrial contacts is 47. 

A complete year by year  breakdown of the contacts may be found in the  
file.
http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/news/arissnews.rtf

Please  feel free to contact me if more detailed statistics are  needed.

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The  following US states and entities have never had an ARISS contact:
Arkansas,  Delaware, Rhode Island, South Dakota, 
Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam,  Northern Marianas Islands, and the Virgin  
Islands.

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QSL  information may be found at:   
http://www.ariss.org/qsl-cards.html  

ISS callsigns:  DP?ISS, IR?ISS, NA1SS, OR4ISS,  RS?ISS

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The  successful school list has been updated as of 2016-03-19 05:30 UTC.  

http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/news/Successful_ARISS_schools.rtf

Frequency   chart for packet, voice, and crossband repeater modes showing 
Doppler   correction  as of 2005-07-29 04:00  UTC
http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/news/ISS_frequencies_and_Doppler_correction
.rtf

Listing  of ARISS related magazine articles as of 2006-07-10 03:30  UTC.
http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/news/ARISS_magazine_articles.rtf

Check  out the Zoho reports of the ARISS  contacts

https://reports.zoho.com/ZDBDataSheetView.cc?DBID=412218000000020415
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Exp.  46 on orbit 
Tim Kopra KE5UDN
Timothy Peake KG5BVI
Yuri Malenchenko  RK3DUP

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73,
Charlie   Sufana AJ9N
One of the ARISS operation team  mentors






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Message: 12
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2016 21:33:54 +0000 (UTC)
From: Kevin M <n4ufo at yahoo.com>
To: "amsat-bb at amsat.org" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Subject: [amsat-bb] IRLP node interference to FO-29
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On today's 1915-1930z pass of FO-29, there was an FM signal coming over the transponder... really loud, S9 at times. I was able to tune in and listen to a net and caught the callsign of the station conducting the net who was in Houston. It was not necessarily his station and/or node that was the problem, the signal could have been coming from any number of nodes across the US that might have been connected.

I am having limited success communicating with the individual who's callsign I heard. I got one reply from his phone in response to a message I sent through the IRLP website. He is apparently not getting any e-mails from me directly despite being the same e-mail address. I'm trying to confirm what reflector & channel(?) he was connected to and then see if there is any way to research with IRLP to find out what other nodes may have been connected at the time. You know, detective work.


Does anyone have experience with this? with IRLP? Anyone know how to research the stations on the IRLP side of things or who to contact? Has anyone there been receptive in the past regarding resolution of interference with the sats? It's all very frustrating as I don't see any central point of contact on their website and not getting any more communication from the one guy I heard in Houston doesn't help either. I made every effort to be polite and respectful in my communications (honey versus vinegar), but with some people that just equates to a license to 'blow you off'. =^)

Thanks in advance for any help... prefer replies off list. 73!? Kevin N4UFO


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