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Ham Radio Day 2013

A little bit earlier this year (Mar.16), and the weather should be great .!.

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HR Day at GigaParts in Huntsville AL

This is a fun event, and a great opportunity for folks to learn more about this hobby. Doesn’t matter if you are newly-licensed, un-licensed, or an Old-Timer like me . . . something for everyone. Vendors, product demos, show&tell – I really appreciate GigaParts for hosting such an event. I plan to be there again to demonstrate my Subaru-deployable EmComm station. Last year I had HF and VHF radio, with simple quick antenna setups. This year I’m hoping to demo a portable VHF Winlink2000 email gateway. I’ll offer assistance and tips on how to configure your RMS-Express clients to use this service.
Sounds like a party .!. (here are a couple of pics from last year…)

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Subaru Field Station WB5RMG @ GigaParts 2012

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Subaru Field Station WB5RMG w/ HF & VHF & APRS & PSK31 /;^)

 

These might be for sale soon.

I may have too many radios… These two may be for sale soon.
Nothing fancy, certainly not new. Not heavily used or abused;
these are well-suited to become first rigs for new licensees, or as a backup or dedicated mobile/portable equipment to augment existing stations.

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Kenwood TS-440S w/AT, PS-30, SP430, 12 VDC cable, mobile bracket . . .

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Yaesu FT50-R dual-band HT, AC charger, DC charger, MH34 spkr-mic, belt clip

More detail available of course.
Thanks  /;^)

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….

Huntsville Hamfest 2012

Come to the Huntsville Hamfest .!.!.!. (Aug 18 & 19, 2012)

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Come talk to me about “stuff” …..

Thanks  /;^)