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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.
(Radio Amateur Satellite NA home)


Heavens-Above logoHeavens-Above
(live satellite/astronomy positions)H_coax

APRS from FindU

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

(ARISS status)H_coax
Orbitron - stoff.plOrbitron
(tracking software)H_coax

(UISS software)H_coax

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

(multi-satellite status)


shadow-beacon homeShadow-beacon
(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 .!.!.


HuntsvilleHamfest 2010 – Part 2

It is hard to believe that it has almost been a month already, and I haven’t gotten these pics on-line… Rather than delay any further by trying to editorialize about the hamfest – I’ll just re-state that it was great. So, on with the pictures. I have more of course, but these are the significant ones. Continue reading


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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