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Digital Satellite Ops reference

It has not been recently that I have posted anything particularly relevant to ham radio. I don’t find as much time lately to play with the radios either.
I do however, try to follow several special-interest groups that have internet email distribution lists. Overnight I received an email item from VE6MVP, referencing a research project I have not heard of : Shadow-beacon. In particular, Tony was looking for additional reference on digital operations via satellite. The Shadow-beacon project intends to utilize the APRS infrastructure that is already in place and operational on the International Space Station (as well all over the planet surface via the Internet).

With this in mind I thought I would create a simple page, that provides linkage to several resources that I use on a regular basis. There are surely lots of additional pages that are just as relevant, perhaps you will post some of your favorites in the comment section below. Aside from having equipment setup to operate APRS digital, we need to know what satellites are available, and when and where to listen. Hopefully these links will help answer some questions you may have.
H_coaxAMSAT-NA logoAMSAT
http://amsat.org
(Radio Amateur Satellite NA home)

H_coax

Heavens-Above logoHeavens-Above
http://www.heavens-above.com/
(live satellite/astronomy positions)H_coax

APRS from FindU

ARISS / PCsat
http://ariss.net/ (APRS via ISS : real-time) http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/ariss/index.cgi  (basically same as the one above)
http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/pcsat.cgi
(APRS via Pcsat : real-time)H_coax

www.ISSfanclubISSfanclub
http://issfanclub.com
(ARISS status)H_coax
Orbitron - stoff.plOrbitron
http://www.stoff.pl/
(tracking software)H_coax

UISS - ON6MUUISS
http://users.belgacom.net/hamradio/sat-info.htm
(UISS software)H_coax

DK3WNDK3WN
http://www.dk3wn.info/p/ (Sat Blog) http://www.dk3wn.info/satellites.shtml
(Satellite info)H_coax

KD5QGR statusKD5QGR
http://oscar.dcarr.org/index.php
(multi-satellite status)

H_coax

shadow-beacon homeShadow-beacon
http://knts.tsniimash.ru/shadow/en/Default.aspx
(space plasma shadow’ experiment)H_coaxEnjoy  – -|||   |||- -
/;^)

P.S. Please submit additional relevant links via the comment section below….

ARISSat-1/KEDR On-Air Test

A test of the system will be conducted on the ISS from 1915 UTC July 30 to 1430 UTC July 31. The standard ARISSat-1/KEDR 2m downlink band plan should be transmitted. The satellite FM signal will also be downlinked on 437.55 MHz. ( borrowed from the details at www.AMSAT.orggo read more !)
Here is the posted frequency chart. Testing is about to start .!.!.

2011_ARISSat-1_Frequency_Chart

HuntsvilleHamfest2010

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"The" Hamfest

As expected, this year the Huntsville Hamfest is a blast. Last year a schedule conflict resulted in the hamfest having to split the vendors and the flea-market into two areas. This year they are back together where it has been before, and everyone is much happier. It appears to be a big crowd this year, and everyone says they are having a wonderful time. I won’t go into too much detail this morning, as I need to Continue reading

Landsat Viewer

Not really forgotten, but it wasn’t in recent memory either.
I found this link last year to the Landsat Viewer, and wanted to be sure it was still working before I visit Shelby’s science class next week to talk about satellites… Pretty cool. I grabbed a piece today from Continue reading