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 on: Yesterday at 07:08:41 PM 
Started by W5XJ - Last post by W5XJ
The Collins Collectors Association 1st Wednesday night AM net starts 10-3-18 at 1900 local.

Get on and make a nice AM transmission.

East Coast - 3.880

North Central - 3.880

South Central - 3.890 NEW as of 2018

Mountain - 3.880

West Coast - 3.880

For more info visit this link http://www.collinsradio.org/

73 & good AM to you

 on: Yesterday at 05:57:59 PM 
Started by ka1tdq - Last post by ka1tdq
I did have 67Hz in my 70cm uplink, but my antenna has 9-elements and maybe a little too narrow of a beamwidth.  I've seen YouTube videos of guys hitting these FM satellites with 3-element measuring tape antennas, so I figured mine was overkill. 

I know the SaudiSat has a timer, but I didn't try hitting that one since it has a 2 meter uplink (although I could try). 

The problem definitely seems to be my aim.  I'm using the phone app which tells me to the n-th degree where to point, but my hip isn't calibrated. 


 on: Yesterday at 05:26:46 PM 
Started by ka1tdq - Last post by WB2EMS
Looking at your setup, I would have expected that to work. I use the phone app also, ISS detector with the add on, and it's a pretty reliable tool for that.

As I recall, they require a PL tone to operate through - looks like 67 Hz, did you have that set? Some of them also require a second tone to start the transmit timer - if the satellite was quiet when it came over, you might have needed that also to wake it up. ISS detector doesn't seem to mention the PL tones, so if that has been your reference for frequencies, that might be the issue. They aren't that hard to hit (AO85 is a little deaf). Hopefully WD8BIL will chime in, I was hearing him on them regularly a while back, before summer got in the way of ham stuff.  :-)

 on: Yesterday at 04:45:18 PM 
Started by nq5t - Last post by W1RKW
Mailwasher can be your friend in cases like this.  Mailwasher is an email client capable of bouncing email.

 on: Yesterday at 04:29:14 PM 
Started by ka1tdq - Last post by KA3EKH
Mode B and J are fairly easy but just remember that the bigger the antenna the harder to aim. With stuff with a two meter uplink sometimes things like a egg beater and a 100 watt amplifier work wonders on the uplink.
Biggest problem I had years ago doing this was typical satellite pass was something like a contest QSO, you would broadcast your call and someone in the pile up would come back and say they heard so and so. Not like rag chewing. I did a lot back in the day with packet station on ISS being thatís easy to hear and hit and you can have some exchange keyboard to keyboard.
Wonder if there is any mode A stuff out there and if you can get away with A3 uplink in the passband and have that on the ten meter downlink? With SSB whatever you sent up came back on the opposite side band but with AM going to assume it would come back down AM? May also have some weird power restrictions, they use to have something that was able to identify people running too much on the uplink and knock them out.
Got me thinking I know I can come up with a couple hundred watts of AM on two now just have to find out if anything still has a mode A transponder.

 on: Yesterday at 04:24:48 PM 
Started by ka1tdq - Last post by W1RKW
yes, moving target indeed and a fast one too.  Since you were aiming overhead or perpendicular to its trajectory doppler shift should be minimal but as a sat approaches and moves away one has to compensate for doppler shift. Depending on the bird, speed, approach and retreat, doppler shift can be as much as +/- 9kHz depending if moving away or approaching. Not sure what the doppler effect would be if operating FM vs. SSB. Did you have your sub-tone or PL set correctly for AO-91?

 on: Yesterday at 11:36:10 AM 
Started by W4RFM - Last post by W4RFM
I have a Globe King 500 A, with all the documentation both from World Radio Labs and I have the W7FG version manuals.  three pieces and the rack.  The rack has been refinished in the original colors, and is nice.  The power supply has been gone thru and restored, puts out 2100 + B plus.   am looking for offers to send it to a good A M home.  I have purchased a Gates broadcast transmitter, and will not be needing it. I am located in the area between Birmingham AL, and Chattanooga, TN. We can talk about deliveries if you are interested in meeting me. Pictures available of everything.

 on: Yesterday at 11:07:51 AM 
Started by n7ioh - Last post by n7ioh
This listing just appeared yesterday on eHam.net


I contacted the guy, Francis, wa4zyn in Olive Branch, Mississippi.  His # is, 901+254+1644

Good luck, Al, n7ioh

 on: Yesterday at 09:42:05 AM 
Started by nq5t - Last post by nq5t

I sent him, W5HRO, an email at the one of his listed email addresses I could find.
I asked him to stop sending emails.

Good luck with that.  I don't see his emails anymore (they're marked as spam, and are not delivered to my email client), so he's wasting his time.  I went online and checked that folder this morning.  There were FOUR of the things, all delivered yesterday.  I think he needs to have his meds adjusted ...

 on: Yesterday at 09:24:06 AM 
Started by nq5t - Last post by WBear2GCR

I sent him, W5HRO, an email at the one of his listed email addresses I could find.
I asked him to stop sending emails.

Will check to see if they stopped later this week, I use a "second" account for registering
with many places that I am not 100% solid with... just in case stuff like this happens. Cheesy

Anyhow I thought perhaps he could add the tag line to his masthead:
"...Following in the footsteps of K1MAN..."

Ok, it's a joke, but...


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