[sarex] Re: Be on the lookout for more Simonyi SSTV and voice activity
kc6rol at amsat.org
Tue Mar 31 03:39:24 PDT 2009
The batteries in the VC-H1 handset have probably run out of juice, Greg.
Take a look on http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/SSTV/index.php at the
picture that Yoshimasa Uehara, JH0GEV, acquired at 2009-03-31 03:34:00.
That seems to be typical of low batteries.
Charles has a very busy schedule and so we're lucky he's doing SSTV at
all and will have to be patient as to when he can get around to replace
the batteries. We have plans to work on a battery eliminator but doing
that sort of thing is fairly complex in the spaceflight environment.
Greg D. wrote:
> Wow, great visible pass, rising out of the north west, and going
> straight overhead before winking out. I couldn't see much in the way of
> structure, even with binoculars, but it was really bright.
> I heard sstv, and had my PC running a live capture into QSSTV on my
> Linux box. The program decoded it as Robot36, but the picture is just a
> bunch of nearly horizontal colored stripes, like a TV set that is way
> out of sync. You can see that there was some text at the bottom, but
> it's illegible.
> I used the same setup with Richard a few months ago, and got some
> beautiful pictures. What format was Charles using?
> Greg KO6TH
> > Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 12:30:35 -0400
> > From: kc6rol at AMSAT.Org
> > To: sarex at AMSAT.Org
> > Subject: [sarex] Be on the lookout for more Simonyi SSTV and voice
> > Charles said this morning that he is planning to take more SSTV images.
> > He will investigate the possibility of leaving the VC-H1 in automatic
> > mode. He also plans to do more voice QSOs with the ham community. So
> > you should monitor for SSTV and voice activity this week. I would
> > appreciate it if you would upload any SSTV images you receive to the
> > http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/SSTV/index.php page, please. Thanks!
> > 73,
> > Will
> > --
> > Will Marchant, NAR 13356, Tripoli 10125 L3, AMA 800142, FBIS
> > kc6rol at amsat.org http://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/will/
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Will Marchant, NAR 13356, Tripoli 10125 L3, AMA 800142, FBIS
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