Monthly Archives: July 2015

Speaking of FUNcube-1: Certificate and QSL Now Available

AMSAT-UK announced that a ‘Certificate of Achievement’ and/or a amateur radio style ‘QSL’ card for FUNcube-1 are now available online.  Assuming that you’ve entered at least one telemetry report into the data warehouse, then you can print them yourself here:  

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Lost (but found?) Secret Sauce for AO-73

Shortly after AO-73 was launched, I had decent success working several stations, but only after adjusting my uplink frequency up about 8500 Hz from the published value.  Unfortunately, I never calibrated SatPC32 the correct way, so I was always entering … Continue reading

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ARISS Contact: One Step Closer

I am one member on a team of folks who have had our initial proposal for an ARISS contact sometime between Jan and June of 2016.  The initial “marketing” proposal was accepted.  The next step in the process is to … Continue reading

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GOTA Summary – Field Day 2015

I’ve been organizing the GOTA operation for my club’s Field Day for the past several years.  Each year our goal is to max out our GOTA contribution, a goal that we’ve never met.  Depending on your definition, we either did … Continue reading

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Cycle 24 Musings and Goal Review for 2015

The planet took a beating about ten days ago from Sunspot 2371, which produced one of the larger geomagnetic disturbances of the Cycle 24 when the CME hit the earth around noon local time on June 22.  This event and several others … Continue reading

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