[amsat-bb] FM Birds
SaguaroAstro at cox.net
Sat Jul 8 01:03:07 UTC 2017
What 6 are you referring to? ? The three are SO-50, AO-85 and Lilactsat-2 (rarely active).
IO-86 has an FM transponder, but it's equatorial orbit is unacscesable from the US. EO-80 will most likely never be activated, for reasons I don’t recall, I'm sure someone will fill in that blank. The only other one I can think of is the ISS, whose repeater is again very rarely active and then usually when the downlink is available for other uses (as was the case when they tested the Russian satellites earlier this week.)
Rick Tejera (K7TEJ)
Saguaro Astronomy Club
Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club
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Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] FM Birds
I count 6 on the page referenced above?
There were several more that are inoperable now.
On Sun, Jul 2, 2017 at 2:13 PM, Joe <nss at mwt.net> wrote:
> Really? there is only 3 of them?
> I had the impression there were a LOT more than that.
> Joe WB9SBD
> The Original Rolling Ball Clock
> Idle Tyme
> On 7/2/2017 10:46 AM, R.T.Liddy wrote:
>> Joe.... See below. 73, Bob K8BL
>> FM Satellite Frequency Summary – AMSAT-NA
>> <https://www.amsat.org/fm-sate llite-frequency-summary/>
>> FM Satellite Frequency Summary – AMSAT-NA
>> *From:* Joe <nss at mwt.net>
>> *To:* amsat-bb <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
>> *Sent:* Sunday, July 2, 2017 10:48 AM
>> *Subject:* [amsat-bb] FM Birds
>> As someone myself not into the FM Birds, I really have not paid any
>> attention to what is out there FM bird wise.
>> But this past Field Day we had this 14 year old kid stop in at our
>> Field Day site.
>> He's newly licensed Tech, ( January got his ticket ), He sat down in
>> front of the HF radio and listened for ohh ten minutes or so, we then
>> offered him a chance to run the logger.
>> And he did Great! We were running a Freq on 15 meters at the moment,
>> and then asked him if he would want to try getting on the radio, and
>> he said sure.
>> We explained the exchange and QSO pattern of what to say and when and
>> all that.
>> And said go for it!
>> He was Incredible! Almost from the start he was Running the Freq like
>> a veteran pro! The off freq SSB sigs never even fazed him at all.
>> Even pileups he handled perfectly. I was very impressed. For someone
>> that has never been on HF or even heard it before, it was like he was
>> doing this for decades!
>> He would "QRZed Field Day" And he'd grab a call out of the pile,
>> never write it down or anything and go back to them with the exchange
>> and all that. Monitoring the QSO rate meter, he for the two hours he
>> played, he was running an average 90 QSO's a hour rate! Incredible
>> for someone that has never ever been on HF ever before!
>> After he got off I talked to him a bunch and learned that he got his
>> license because he read someplace about Amateur Radio and how we can
>> talk through Satellites all our own.
>> Right now all he has is a Baeofeng BF-F8HP, so not much of a Sat
>> radio there,, BUT.... I want to give him a list of FM birds to at
>> least listen for, and Elmer him into some of the prediction
>> software's and or web pages.
>> But I need a list of active FM birds that I can suggest to him to
>> listen for.
>> Joe WB9SBD
>> The Original Rolling Ball Clock
>> Idle Tyme
>> http://www.idle-tyme.com <http://www.idle-tyme.com/>
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