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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: Fwd: Re: [UKMicrowaves] OSCAR-100 (Joe)
   2. Re: ISS APRS Signal Quality? (Brian Clark)
   3. SatPC32 (NA1SA Loon  ??)
   4. Re: Fwd: Re: [UKMicrowaves] OSCAR-100 (R. Chastain)
   5. The Space Race is On--and We're Behind... (Les Rayburn)
   6. Re: The Space Race is On--and We're Behind...
      (Kenneth P Alexander)
   7. Re: The Space Race is On--and We're Behind... (Les Rayburn)
   8. Re: SatPC32 (Mark L. Hammond)
   9. Re: The Space Race is On--and We're Behind... (Simon Brown)
  10. The Space Race is On--and We're Behind... (Nicholas Mahr KE8AKW)


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Message: 1
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 22:01:38 -0600
From: Joe <nss@???.???>
To: John Brier <johnbrier@?????.???>,	Jean Marc Momple
<jean.marc.momple@?????.???>
Cc: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb@?????.???>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Fwd: Re: [UKMicrowaves] OSCAR-100
Message-ID: <4a39e4ff-dd25-65c6-f9a0-a65a56a58c99@???.???>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=windows-1252; format=flowed

I was one of them!
What an awesome Bird! Wouldn't it be soo awesome if we could get three
up there linked together 100% worldwide coverage.

Listening to some of the stations describe what they are using did not
sound overly complex either!

Joe WB9SBD
Sig
The Original Rolling Ball Clock
Idle Tyme
Idle-Tyme.com
http://www.idle-tyme.com
On 2/12/2019 5:52 PM, John Brier wrote:
> There were over 300 people on the Goonhilly WebSDR alone this
> afternoon. This is a great time for AMSAT! I must say I am very
> jealous though!
>
> 73, John Brier KG4AKV
>
> On Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 12:55 PM Jean Marc Momple
> <jean.marc.momple@?????.???> wrote:
>> Andrew,
>>
>> Thanks to have shared, was not aware of that communication. And to all
who may have been somehow been embarrassed by my comments about the HAM
discipline etc. Please accept my apologies for same.
>>
>> This side no luck, my setup was ready over a year ago and tested many
times, today trying to Tx (after your mail) I have a high SWR and cannot
access the bird, will have to wait Saturday to figure it out and hopefully
make my 1st QSO through the bird.
>>
>> 73
>>
>>
>> Jean Marc (3B8DU)
>>
>>> On Feb 12, 2019, at 9:19 PM, Andrew Glasbrenner
<glasbrenner@??????????.???> wrote:
>>>
>>> AMSAT-DL opened it this morning.
>>>
>>> https://amsat-dl.org/qo-100-nb-transponder-experimental-operation
>>>
>>> 73, Drew KO4MA
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb-bounces@?????.???> On Behalf Of Jean Marc Momple
>>> Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:00 PM
>>> To: n1jez@?????????????????.???
>>> Cc: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb@?????.???>
>>> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Fwd: Re: [UKMicrowaves] OSCAR-100
>>>
>>> Mike,
>>>
>>> Heard many stations in QSO today really strong (loud and clear), seems
that
>>> the bird will be very popular in these low solar times. Also it seems that
>>> strong signal with 5-10 watts in 70 cm dish for uplink is confirmed from
>>> many, therefore the forecast in terms of power budget seems confirmed so
>>> far.
>>>
>>> Myself refraining to Tx per AMSAT-DL recommendation (just a question of
>>> discipline) but will surely do so by Friday.
>>>
>>> 73
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Jean Marc (3B8DU)
>>>
>>>> On Feb 12, 2019, at 8:44 PM, Mike Seguin <n1jez@?????????????????.???>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Just heard G3WDG and DB6NT in QSO via the Goonhilly SDR.
>>>>
>>>> https://eshail.batc.org.uk/nb/
>>>>
>>>> On 2/12/2019 10:37 AM, Simon Brown wrote:
>>>>> Quite a few stations on the narrow band (voice) transponder right now.
>>> It's open for experimental use.
>>>>> https://amsat-dl.org/
>>>>> Simon Brown, G4ELI
>>>>> www.sdr-radio.com
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb-bounces@?????.???> On Behalf Of Graham
>>>>> Shirville
>>>>> Sent: 11 February 2019 10:56
>>>>> To: AMSAT <amsat-bb@?????.???>
>>>>> Subject: [amsat-bb] Fwd: Re: [UKMicrowaves] OSCAR-100 A relay from
>>>>> the UK Microwave group with a request from the Chairman of BATC which is
>>> fully supported by AMSAT-UK of course. Please be patient.
>>>>> 73
>>>>> Graham
>>>>> G3VZV
>>>>> _______________________________________________
>>>>> Sent via AMSAT-BB@?????.???. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
>>>>> to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership.
>>>>> Opinions expressed are solely those of the author, and do not reflect
the
>>> official views of AMSAT-NA.
>>>>> Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite
>>> program!
>>>>> Subscription settings: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
>>>> --
>>>>
>>>> 73,
>>>> Mike, N1JEZ
>>>> "A closed mouth gathers no feet"
>>>> _______________________________________________
>>>> Sent via AMSAT-BB@?????.???. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
>>>> to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership.
>>>> Opinions expressed are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the
>>> official views of AMSAT-NA.
>>>> Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite
program!
>>>> Subscription settings: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> Sent via AMSAT-BB@?????.???. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available to
all
>>> interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions
>>> expressed are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official
>>> views of AMSAT-NA.
>>> Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
>>> Subscription settings: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
>>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> Sent via AMSAT-BB@?????.???. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
>> to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership.
Opinions expressed
>> are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of
AMSAT-NA.
>> Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
>> Subscription settings: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
> _______________________________________________
> Sent via AMSAT-BB@?????.???. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
> to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions
expressed
> are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of
AMSAT-NA.
> Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
> Subscription settings: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
>
>



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Message: 2
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 19:53:50 -0800
From: Brian Clark <decompudoc@?????.???>
To: Fernando Ramirez <framirezferrer@?????.???>
Cc: AMSAT -BB <amsat-bb@?????.???>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] ISS APRS Signal Quality?
Message-ID:
<CAJs_bv2MvhZSqNEeO+WC_7_trUvpgCuAPemJRTQPrF8mKopXQQ@????.?????.???>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"

It appears that after the system came back after being down for over a
month, that something changed.  I have been able to hit it with a Kenwood
TH-D72, but it was not easy.  The receive is a bit deaf, and the transmit
is very weak.  I tried last evening, but was unsuccessful.

I am wondering if some new antenna systems are being tested.  It was a
similar situation with the SSTV event over the weekend, then it came back
full strength.  I am certain that after the testing is complete (if that is
what is going on) things will be strong and great again.  The A.R.I.S.S.
Team is very good and is always working hard with the ISS crew members to
keep the systems in tip top shape.

73's de KF6FES

Brian,


On Tue, Feb 12, 2019, 6:46 PM Fernando Ramirez <framirezferrer@?????.???
wrote:

> I have tried two different radios, an Icom IC-2820h and a Kenwood TM-V71A.
> No luck with the Icom at full power on a high elevation pass. Better luck
> with the Kenwood but only on higher passes and transmitting with 50w.
>
> Other operators have been able to get their packets digipeated with Kenwood
> APRS-Ready HTs, so it's kind of puzzling.
>
> I'm using a Mobilinkd TNC3. I have no problem hitting distant terrestrial
> digipeaters with both setups.
>
> 73
> Fernando, NP4JV
>
> On Tue, Feb 12, 2019, 7:37 PM <walterh@????.???> wrote:
>
> > I definitely have to agree with you.
> >
> > The signal does seem to be less than half of what it used to be, and I
> have
> > yet to hit it myself. When it used to be so easy.
> >
> > Not sure what has changed, but it's certainly not the same as it was
> before
> > the shut down several weeks ago.
> >
> > Walter/K5WH
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb-bounces@?????.???> On Behalf Of Frank
> Karnauskas
> > Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 5:19 PM
> > To: amsat-bb@?????.???
> > Subject: [amsat-bb] ISS APRS Signal Quality?
> >
> > Is it me or does the APRS signal not sound as strong as it was before and
> > is
> > it not hearing quite as well?
> >
> > I am having a heck of a time pinging the digipeater and the signal seems
> to
> > be down a bit.
> >
> > Could entirely be something on my end, but I would appreciate others'
> > opinion.
> >
> > 73,
> > Frank
> >
> > FRANK W. KARNAUSKAS, N1UW
> > N1UW@???????.???
> >
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> > Sent via AMSAT-BB@?????.???. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available to
> > all
> > interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions
> > expressed are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official
> > views of AMSAT-NA.
> > Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite
> program!
> > Subscription settings: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> > Sent via AMSAT-BB@?????.???. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
> > to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership.
> Opinions
> > expressed
> > are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of
> > AMSAT-NA.
> > Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite
> program!
> > Subscription settings: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
> >
> _______________________________________________
> Sent via AMSAT-BB@?????.???. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
> to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions
> expressed
> are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of
> AMSAT-NA.
> Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
> Subscription settings: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
>


------------------------------

Message: 3
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 02:48:41 +0000
From: "NA1SA Loon  ??" <na1saloon@???????.???>
To: AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb@?????.???>
Subject: [amsat-bb] SatPC32
Message-ID:
<DM6PR05MB39967373FADC59460FF52F36F2650@?????????????.????????.????.???????.??
?>

Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"

Setting up SatPC32 .... Under the CAT menu, what interval settings are you
running on SSB/CW and FM/PKT?

Thanks

Loon
NA1SA


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Message: 4
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 05:37:39 +0000 (UTC)
From: "R. Chastain" <suenrod@?????.???>
To: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb@?????.???>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Fwd: Re: [UKMicrowaves] OSCAR-100
Message-ID: <1269573924.72471.1550036259142@????.?????.???>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

 Why are no signals now? Do they turn it off periodically?
KD0XX-EM86Rod
    On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 11:04:03 PM EST, Joe <nss@???.???> wrote:

 I was one of them!
What an awesome Bird! Wouldn't it be soo awesome if we could get three
up there linked together 100% worldwide coverage.

Listening to some of the stations describe what they are using did not
sound overly complex either!

Joe WB9SBD
Sig
The Original Rolling Ball Clock
Idle Tyme
Idle-Tyme.com
http://www.idle-tyme.com
On 2/12/2019 5:52 PM, John Brier wrote:
> There were over 300 people on the Goonhilly WebSDR alone this
> afternoon. This is a great time for AMSAT! I must say I am very
> jealous though!
>
> 73, John Brier KG4AKV
>
> On Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 12:55 PM Jean Marc Momple
> <jean.marc.momple@?????.???> wrote:
>> Andrew,
>>
>> Thanks to have shared, was not aware of that communication. And to all
who may have been somehow been embarrassed by my comments about the HAM
discipline etc. Please accept my apologies for same.
>>
>> This side no luck, my setup was ready over a year ago and tested many
times, today trying to Tx (after your mail) I have a high SWR and cannot
access the bird, will have to wait Saturday to figure it out and hopefully
make my 1st QSO through the bird.
>>
>> 73
>>
>>
>> Jean Marc (3B8DU)
>>
>>> On Feb 12, 2019, at 9:19 PM, Andrew Glasbrenner
<glasbrenner@??????????.???> wrote:
>>>
>>> AMSAT-DL opened it this morning.
>>>
>>> https://amsat-dl.org/qo-100-nb-transponder-experimental-operation
>>>
>>> 73, Drew KO4MA
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb-bounces@?????.???> On Behalf Of Jean Marc Momple
>>> Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:00 PM
>>> To: n1jez@?????????????????.???
>>> Cc: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb@?????.???>
>>> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Fwd: Re: [UKMicrowaves] OSCAR-100
>>>
>>> Mike,
>>>
>>> Heard many stations in QSO today really strong (loud and clear), seems
that
>>> the bird will be very popular in these low solar times. Also it seems that
>>> strong signal with 5-10 watts in 70 cm dish for uplink is confirmed from
>>> many, therefore the forecast in terms of power budget seems confirmed so
>>> far.
>>>
>>> Myself refraining to Tx per AMSAT-DL recommendation (just a question of
>>> discipline) but will surely do so by Friday.
>>>
>>> 73
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Jean Marc (3B8DU)
>>>
>>>> On Feb 12, 2019, at 8:44 PM, Mike Seguin <n1jez@?????????????????.???>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Just heard G3WDG and DB6NT in QSO via the Goonhilly SDR.
>>>>
>>>> https://eshail.batc.org.uk/nb/
>>>>
>>>> On 2/12/2019 10:37 AM, Simon Brown wrote:
>>>>> Quite a few stations on the narrow band (voice) transponder right now.
>>> It's open for experimental use.
>>>>> https://amsat-dl.org/
>>>>> Simon Brown, G4ELI
>>>>> www.sdr-radio.com
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb-bounces@?????.???> On Behalf Of Graham
>>>>> Shirville
>>>>> Sent: 11 February 2019 10:56
>>>>> To: AMSAT <amsat-bb@?????.???>
>>>>> Subject: [amsat-bb] Fwd: Re: [UKMicrowaves] OSCAR-100 A relay from
>>>>> the UK Microwave group with a request from the Chairman of BATC which is
>>> fully supported by AMSAT-UK of course. Please be patient.
>>>>> 73
>>>>> Graham
>>>>> G3VZV
>>>>> _______________________________________________
>>>>> Sent via AMSAT-BB@?????.???. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
>>>>> to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership.
>>>>> Opinions expressed are solely those of the author, and do not reflect
the
>>> official views of AMSAT-NA.
>>>>> Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite
>>> program!
>>>>> Subscription settings: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
>>>> --
>>>>
>>>> 73,
>>>> Mike, N1JEZ
>>>> "A closed mouth gathers no feet"
>>>> _______________________________________________
>>>> Sent via AMSAT-BB@?????.???. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
>>>> to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership.
>>>> Opinions expressed are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the
>>> official views of AMSAT-NA.
>>>> Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite
program!
>>>> Subscription settings: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> Sent via AMSAT-BB@?????.???. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available to
all
>>> interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions
>>> expressed are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official
>>> views of AMSAT-NA.
>>> Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
>>> Subscription settings: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
>>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> Sent via AMSAT-BB@?????.???. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
>> to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership.
Opinions expressed
>> are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of
AMSAT-NA.
>> Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
>> Subscription settings: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
> _______________________________________________
> Sent via AMSAT-BB@?????.???. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
> to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions
expressed
> are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of
AMSAT-NA.
> Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
> Subscription settings: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
>
>

_______________________________________________
Sent via AMSAT-BB@?????.???. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions
expressed
are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of
AMSAT-NA.
Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
Subscription settings: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb


------------------------------

Message: 5
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 03:52:47 -0600
From: Les Rayburn <les@????????????.???>
To: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb@?????.???>
Subject: [amsat-bb] The Space Race is On--and We're Behind...
Message-ID: <E304A476-FD0D-4F93-A44D-BE0C70D42865@????????????.???>
Content-Type: text/plain;	charset=utf-8

:-)

After listening to the WebSDR of Oscar-100 for nearly 24 hours now, it?s
easy to imagine how my parents must have felt on October 4, 1957 as Sputnik
transmitted it?s ?beep beep beep? message to the world. Everything had
changed in an instant.

A geostationary hamsat is a quantum leap forward?and I confess to feeling a
twinge of disappointment that someone other than AMSAT-NA accomplished this
feat first.

As a teenager, I remember driving a friends brand new, 1974 Corvette
Stingray. My first thought was ?Man! I gotta get me one of these!? Color me
jealous.


73,

Les Rayburn, N1LF
Maylene, AL
EM63nf
AMSAT #38965, ARRL Life Member, CVHS Life Member, SVHF Member






------------------------------

Message: 6
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 10:28:45 +0000
From: Kenneth P Alexander <ve3hls@?????.???>
To: Les Rayburn <les@????????????.???>
Cc: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb@?????.???>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] The Space Race is On--and We're Behind...
Message-ID:
<CAPOM0dkkP7YCkH_k13ayUnRTuXQ6CZRPOdw3MQ7c3N12od+wsg@????.?????.???>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"

Hi Les,

I think Amsat would love to put something like this up there, but I think
it comes down to how deep your pockets are, I suspect the people behind
Es'hail-2 have a little more free cash than Amsat does.  That said, I would
think ARES types would go crazy for 24/7 access to a satellite, not to
mention other disaster relief types.  Maybe Amsat needs to be approaching
them (if they haven't already) to sell them on the benefits of
continent-wide radio coverage with portable equipment and no need to worry
about changing propagation conditions.

Myself, I would miss the challenge of predicting satellite orbits and
manipulating handheld antennas to aim at satellites as they pass over.
Operating through a geostationary satellite presents a technical and
financial challenge to build or acquire the necessary equipment.  After
that it sounds to me like we're just picking up the phone to talk to
someone.  VUCC, DXCC etc. could probably be banged off in a weekend.  Not
quite the same feeling of accomplishment.  Anyway, that's just me.  I'm
sure many others can't wait!

73,
Ken Alexander (still VE3HLS)
So Phisai, Thailand
Blog:  bueng-ken.com


On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 9:57 AM Les Rayburn <les@????????????.???> wrote:

> :-)
>
> After listening to the WebSDR of Oscar-100 for nearly 24 hours now, it?s
> easy to imagine how my parents must have felt on October 4, 1957 as Sputnik
> transmitted it?s ?beep beep beep? message to the world. Everything had
> changed in an instant.
>
> A geostationary hamsat is a quantum leap forward?and I confess to feeling
> a twinge of disappointment that someone other than AMSAT-NA accomplished
> this feat first.
>
> As a teenager, I remember driving a friends brand new, 1974 Corvette
> Stingray. My first thought was ?Man! I gotta get me one of these!? Color me
> jealous.
>
>
> 73,
>
> Les Rayburn, N1LF
> Maylene, AL
> EM63nf
> AMSAT #38965, ARRL Life Member, CVHS Life Member, SVHF Member
>
>
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> Sent via AMSAT-BB@?????.???. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
> to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions
> expressed
> are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of
> AMSAT-NA.
> Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
> Subscription settings: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
>


------------------------------

Message: 7
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 04:35:19 -0600
From: Les Rayburn <les@????????????.???>
To: Kenneth P Alexander <ve3hls@?????.???>
Cc: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb@?????.???>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] The Space Race is On--and We're Behind...
Message-ID: <1FB66CD7-4AB7-4E85-B040-7D5DFEFDD31F@????????????.???>
Content-Type: text/plain;	charset=utf-8

I agree that the challenge of VUCC, and possibly DXCC would be minimized.
Operating LEO?s does provide a real sense of
accomplishment.

But the advantages of having a geostationary hamsat are so many?and just
beginning to be explored. I?m certain that within a year or two, we?ll be
amazed at what hams accomplish with Es?hail-2. As you mention, for EMCOMM it
could be a god-send.

I really wasn?t complaining. It?s a tremendous thing?regardless of which
country managed to pull it off. Without the efforts of AMSAT since the
beginning, none of this would be possible.

73,

Les Rayburn, N1LF
Maylene, AL
EM63nf
AMSAT #38965, ARRL Life Member, CVHS Life Member, SVHF Member




> On Feb 13, 2019, at 4:28 AM, Kenneth P Alexander <ve3hls@?????.???> wrote:
>
> Hi Les,
>
> I think Amsat would love to put something like this up there, but I think
it comes down to how deep your pockets are, I suspect the people behind
Es'hail-2 have a little more free cash than Amsat does.  That said, I would
think ARES types would go crazy for 24/7 access to a satellite, not to
mention other disaster relief types.  Maybe Amsat needs to be approaching
them (if they haven't already) to sell them on the benefits of
continent-wide radio coverage with portable equipment and no need to worry
about changing propagation conditions.
>
> Myself, I would miss the challenge of predicting satellite orbits and
manipulating handheld antennas to aim at satellites as they pass over. 
Operating through a geostationary satellite presents a technical and
financial challenge to build or acquire the necessary equipment.  After that
it sounds to me like we're just picking up the phone to talk to someone. 
VUCC, DXCC etc. could probably be banged off in a weekend.  Not quite the
same feeling of accomplishment.  Anyway, that's just me.  I'm sure many
others can't wait!
>
> 73,
> Ken Alexander (still VE3HLS)
> So Phisai, Thailand
> Blog:  bueng-ken.com <http://bueng-ken.com/>
>
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 9:57 AM Les Rayburn <les@????????????.???
<mailto:les@????????????.???>> wrote:
> :-)
>
> After listening to the WebSDR of Oscar-100 for nearly 24 hours now, it?s
easy to imagine how my parents must have felt on October 4, 1957 as Sputnik
transmitted it?s ?beep beep beep? message to the world. Everything had
changed in an instant.
>
> A geostationary hamsat is a quantum leap forward?and I confess to feeling
a twinge of disappointment that someone other than AMSAT-NA accomplished
this feat first.
>
> As a teenager, I remember driving a friends brand new, 1974 Corvette
Stingray. My first thought was ?Man! I gotta get me one of these!? Color me
jealous.
>
>
> 73,
>
> Les Rayburn, N1LF
> Maylene, AL
> EM63nf
> AMSAT #38965, ARRL Life Member, CVHS Life Member, SVHF Member
>
>
>
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Message: 8
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 06:33:18 -0500
From: "Mark L. Hammond" <marklhammond@?????.???>
To: "NA1SA Loon ??" <na1saloon@???????.???>
Cc: AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb@?????.???>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] SatPC32
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You might start with 50 in SSB/cw and 200 on FM.   Tweak to your liking.
Another fun setting is changing from 1x speed of updates to 5x.

Mark N8MH

On Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 11:18 PM NA1SA Loon ?? <na1saloon@???????.???>
wrote:

> Setting up SatPC32 .... Under the CAT menu, what interval settings are you
> running on SSB/CW and FM/PKT?
>
> Thanks
>
> Loon
> NA1SA
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Message: 9
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 11:44:06 -0000
From: "Simon Brown" <simon@?????????.???>
To: "'AMSAT BB'" <amsat-bb@?????.???>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] The Space Race is On--and We're Behind...
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One big advantage is informed, technical QSOs rather than just the 59 IO70kc
adios. For me a very big plus.

Simon Brown, G4ELI
www.sdr-radio.com


-----Original Message-----
From: AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb-bounces@?????.???> On Behalf Of Les Rayburn
Sent: 13 February 2019 10:35
To: Kenneth P Alexander <ve3hls@?????.???>
Cc: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb@?????.???>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] The Space Race is On--and We're Behind...

I agree that the challenge of VUCC, and possibly DXCC would be minimized.
Operating LEO?s does provide a real sense of accomplishment.

But the advantages of having a geostationary hamsat are so many?and just
beginning to be explored. I?m certain that within a year or two, we?ll be
amazed at what hams accomplish with Es?hail-2. As you mention, for EMCOMM it
could be a god-send.

I really wasn?t complaining. It?s a tremendous thing?regardless of which
country managed to pull it off. Without the efforts of AMSAT since the
beginning, none of this would be possible.

73,

Les Rayburn, N1LF
Maylene, AL
EM63nf
AMSAT #38965, ARRL Life Member, CVHS Life Member, SVHF Member



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Message: 10
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 07:31:53 -0500
From: Nicholas Mahr KE8AKW <nicholasmahr1@?????.???>
To: amsat-bb@?????.???
Subject: [amsat-bb] The Space Race is On--and We're Behind...
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You guys do know AMSAT NA is going to be putting up our own geostationary
satellite at some point right? From amsat.org about P4B: Virginia Tech
continues to investigate opportunities to fly an amateur payload aboard a
geostationary or geosynchronous satellite. A Payload Accommodation Study
showed that an amateur payload could be carried on a U. S. Government
satellite, but that satellite has been delayed indefinitely. Virginia Tech
expects to have a further status update by summer 2018. So I'd say it's a
matter of time before that happens. Be patient and I'm sure it will happen
soon as well. As for P3E (Molyina orbit sat like AO-10/13) In July 2015,
Virginia Tech approached the U. S. Government with a proposal to fly
AMSAT-DL?s Phase 3E satellite spaceframe with both a scientific payload for
the Government and an amateur radio payload to a Highly Elliptical Orbit
(HEO). Under this proposal, AMSAT would have operated the amateur radio
payload on the mission. Although the U. S. Government approved the proposal
to fly Phase 3E on a classified flight, the Government required Virginia
Tech to partner with a contractor in order to ensure on-time integration of
the payload. Fulfilling this requirement would have caused the project to
exceed the allocated budget by several million dollars which resulted in
its cancellation. The Phase 3E satellite spaceframe remains in storage in
Germany.
Hopefully soon we get more information on P4B status, possibly at Dayton
this year? At the end of the day we are held at the mercy of launch
costs/payload providers.

Nick, KE8AKE


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