[amsat-bb] Re: Vienna Wireless Winterfest - Demonstration Report

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Wed Feb 26 15:32:10 PST 2014


Thanks for the nice report on your activity at the hamfest on Sunday.
I was happy to get up a little early to work you on that FO-29 pass,
and you sounded good through the satellite.  And a thanks to Steve
for leading the forum.  Sounds like you two had a great day!



On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 11:15 AM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:

> Good afternoon,
> The demonstrations at the Vienna Wireless Winterfest were quite a success.
> We made two QSOs on the 1230Z pass of VO-52 and an outstanding 11 QSOs on
> the 1347Z pass of FO-29.
> <snip>

> Following the demonstration, Steve, KS1G, presented a great introduction to
> AMSAT and satellite operating in a classroom forum with about 20 hams in
> attendance.
> After the forum, we went back outside to capture some telemetry from
> FUNcube-1 as it passed over at about 1530Z and captured 25 frames with
> Steve's FUNcube Dongle, Elk antenna, and a Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet. Only 25
> frames were captured because it was the first time I had used the FUNcube
> Dongle and the Dashboard is not quite designed for touchscreen input! We
> were able to show the realtime and whole orbit data collected and read
> several fitter messages.
> <snip>

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