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Re: OARS Hamfest March 23

Hillman, Richard E.
 

Thank you.
I’ll try to go if I can.  And my wife lets me!

Richard AC0MP

On Feb 10, 2019, at 9:26 AM, John Beatty via Groups.Io <jebeatty@...> wrote:

Here is the flyer. 

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Re: SSTV experiment on International Space Station (ISS) today through Sunday 2/10

Gary Vaught - W9TIG
 

Thanks, Ralph.  Got 'em both.

-
Best Regards,
Gary D Vaught


OARS Hamfest March 23

John Beatty
 

Here is the flyer. 


Re: SSTV experiment on International Space Station (ISS) today through Sunday 2/10

Chris Swisher
 

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On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 5:18 PM Ralph Howard <wd6bgn@...> wrote:
Sstv
ROBOT 36
sstv encode
Just go to the Google app and search for sstv.
Ralph

Ralph Howard
WD6BGN


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of John Beatty <jebeatty@...>
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019 4:25:10 PM
To: main@cmra.groups.io
Subject: Re: [CMRA] SSTV experiment on International Space Station (ISS) today through Sunday 2/10
 
Gary, it might be this one.   
It’s a purchase but the program has been in use for a while.  


On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 4:19 PM Gary Vaught - W9TIG <gdv.pops@...> wrote:
Ralph had an app on his 'droid phone that seemed to do a pretty good job.  I was just wondering if anyone had a better one or if I could get the name of the one Ralph was using.

-
Best Regards,
Gary D Vaught


On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 3:52 PM Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...> wrote:
ISS sighting information. One pass per day it appears for our area. https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/view.cfm?country=United_States&region=Missouri&city=Columbia#.XF35Ojp7m70 Gary, I'm not sure about Android specific apps, but you could record the audio and play it into MMSSTV on a Winders PC.https://hamsoft.ca/pages/mmsstv.php

On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 3:39 PM Gary Vaught - W9TIG <gdv.pops@...> wrote:
Can anyone recommend a decent-to-good SSTV app for Android?

-
Best Regards,
Gary D Vaught


On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 3:30 PM John Beatty <jebeatty@...> wrote:

Announcing ARISS/NOTA Slow Scan TV Event 

ARISS News Release                                                                                                  No. 19-02
 
Copied from AMSAT.org .  I will listening on 145.800.  If anyone hears the ISS please let us know.  73, John - NO0I
Feb 2, 2019:
 
ARISS is planning another of their popular Slow Scan Television (SSTV) experiment events. Transmissions are scheduled to begin Friday, Feb. 8 at 14:00 UTC and run through Sunday, Feb. 10 at 18:30 UTC. SSTV operations is a process by which images are sent from the International Space Station (ISS) via ham radio and received by ham operators, shortwave listeners and other radio enthusiasts on Earth, similar to pictures shared on cell phones using twitter or instagram. 
 
When this event becomes active, SSTV images will be transmitted from the ISS at the frequency of 145.80 MHz using the SSTV mode of PD120 and can be received using ham radio equipment as simple as a 2 meter handheld radio or a common shortwave or scanner receiver the covers the 2 meter ham band. After connecting the audio output of the radio receiver to the audio input of a computer running free software such as MMSSTV, the SSTV images can be displayed. 
 
Transmissions will consist of eight NASA On The Air (NOTA)
images (see https://nasaontheair.wordpress.com/). In additional, four ARISS commemorative images will also be included.
 
Once received, Images can be posted and viewed by the public at http://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/index.php. In addition, you can receive a special SSTV ARISS Award for posting your image. Once the event begins, see details at https://ariss.pzk.org.pl/sstv/ .
 

Please note that the event is dependent on other activities, schedules and crew responsibilities on the ISS and are subject to change at any time. Please check for news and the most current information on the AMSAT.org and ARISS.org websites, the AMSAT-BB@..., the ARISS facebook at Amateur Radio On The International Space Station (ARISS) and ARISS twitter @ARISS_status.

--


ARES District F Ready Reference 2019

John W. Smith
 

The latest draft of the ARES District F Ready Reference 2019 is available at https://www.k0si.net/public-service/helpful-documents/ . Click on the title link for this document to view or right click to download and save.


73,


John, KC0HSB



--
This message came to you from
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kc0hsb@...
Find musings of an eclectic pilgrim at
https://johnwesleysmith.com/


Re: February Exercise- Columbia Black/White out

paul watt
 

Bill,
Unfortunately I am going to be out of town on the day of the test.  

Paul KE0IKG


On Feb 8, 2019 17:15, Bill McFarland <billmcfarland10@...> wrote:

Group,
I have been suggesting at meetings and net announcements that I am preparing an exercise for February 16 at 10:00 AM. After I actually lost power for 49 hours, I have a little different view on what we should do. 
Here is the plan:
Objectives:
1. Encourage the real use of non-commercial power for the exercise. Get gas for your generator. Make sure your stand-by batteries are charged. Start up the generator and put a load on it like, a light, or TV or something besides your radio. If your computer needs AC, make sure you have that in your plan, so you can get digital as necessary. 
2. Access how well we can communicate off grid, and by simplex. (61 repeater is on emergency power, but suppose Ice brings the antenna down??)  
3. Install and try out MMSSTV for Slow Scan TV operation over your radio. You will need a sound card connection for the radio to computer. Download MMSSTV and try it our. We could practice after the net on Wednesday. Have sound card capabilities on your 2M radio, as well as HF.

Scenario:

Boone Count severely affected by Ice storm. Many power lines down. Red Cross opens warming shelters for those whose power is off. Icy roads cause traffic hazards. Cell towers are down, or overloaded.

OEM asks BCARES to get reports of roads and power outages around the county.

 

Action:

Your Family is secured and OK. (if that doesn't happen, you aren't on the radio!)


Your power is off. You must use emergency power. If that means you must operate from your vehicle in your driveway, OK. HTs will be limited if repeaters are down.

 

10:00 AM Check in on the 146.61 repeater (it has an emergency generator).

We will take voice reports from your home. (Does any one need help, like Paul needs a path to his car in the 16"snow bank. Ernest has snow blower, will travel)


61 repeater goes down, move net to HVTac-6F, or Airport UHF repeater.

Establish connection/relays to NCS.

Get Pictures from around your area, send via MMSTV 2M simplex and attached file to Winlink P-P.


Can anyone get to the Broadway Christian Church to assist with Red Cross shelter there?


--------------------end of scenario ----------------------


Anyone want to make some suggestions, especially from a real world experience? Open to ideas here and now.


Have a good weekend (listen for ISS with your MMSSTV setup!)

 

 73,


--
Bill N0AXZ


Re: SSTV experiment on International Space Station (ISS) today through Sunday 2/10

Ralph Howard
 

Sstv
ROBOT 36
sstv encode
Just go to the Google app and search for sstv.
Ralph

Ralph Howard
WD6BGN


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of John Beatty <jebeatty@...>
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019 4:25:10 PM
To: main@cmra.groups.io
Subject: Re: [CMRA] SSTV experiment on International Space Station (ISS) today through Sunday 2/10
 
Gary, it might be this one.   
It’s a purchase but the program has been in use for a while.  


On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 4:19 PM Gary Vaught - W9TIG <gdv.pops@...> wrote:
Ralph had an app on his 'droid phone that seemed to do a pretty good job.  I was just wondering if anyone had a better one or if I could get the name of the one Ralph was using.

-
Best Regards,
Gary D Vaught


On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 3:52 PM Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...> wrote:
ISS sighting information. One pass per day it appears for our area. https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/view.cfm?country=United_States&region=Missouri&city=Columbia#.XF35Ojp7m70 Gary, I'm not sure about Android specific apps, but you could record the audio and play it into MMSSTV on a Winders PC.https://hamsoft.ca/pages/mmsstv.php

On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 3:39 PM Gary Vaught - W9TIG <gdv.pops@...> wrote:
Can anyone recommend a decent-to-good SSTV app for Android?

-
Best Regards,
Gary D Vaught


On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 3:30 PM John Beatty <jebeatty@...> wrote:

Announcing ARISS/NOTA Slow Scan TV Event 

ARISS News Release                                                                                                  No. 19-02
 
Copied from AMSAT.org .  I will listening on 145.800.  If anyone hears the ISS please let us know.  73, John - NO0I
Feb 2, 2019:
 
ARISS is planning another of their popular Slow Scan Television (SSTV) experiment events. Transmissions are scheduled to begin Friday, Feb. 8 at 14:00 UTC and run through Sunday, Feb. 10 at 18:30 UTC. SSTV operations is a process by which images are sent from the International Space Station (ISS) via ham radio and received by ham operators, shortwave listeners and other radio enthusiasts on Earth, similar to pictures shared on cell phones using twitter or instagram. 
 
When this event becomes active, SSTV images will be transmitted from the ISS at the frequency of 145.80 MHz using the SSTV mode of PD120 and can be received using ham radio equipment as simple as a 2 meter handheld radio or a common shortwave or scanner receiver the covers the 2 meter ham band. After connecting the audio output of the radio receiver to the audio input of a computer running free software such as MMSSTV, the SSTV images can be displayed. 
 
Transmissions will consist of eight NASA On The Air (NOTA)
images (see https://nasaontheair.wordpress.com/). In additional, four ARISS commemorative images will also be included.
 
Once received, Images can be posted and viewed by the public at http://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/index.php. In addition, you can receive a special SSTV ARISS Award for posting your image. Once the event begins, see details at https://ariss.pzk.org.pl/sstv/ .
 

Please note that the event is dependent on other activities, schedules and crew responsibilities on the ISS and are subject to change at any time. Please check for news and the most current information on the AMSAT.org and ARISS.org websites, the AMSAT-BB@..., the ARISS facebook at Amateur Radio On The International Space Station (ARISS) and ARISS twitter @ARISS_status.

--


February Exercise- Columbia Black/White out

Bill McFarland - N0AXZ
 

Group,
I have been suggesting at meetings and net announcements that I am preparing an exercise for February 16 at 10:00 AM. After I actually lost power for 49 hours, I have a little different view on what we should do. 
Here is the plan:
Objectives:
1. Encourage the real use of non-commercial power for the exercise. Get gas for your generator. Make sure your stand-by batteries are charged. Start up the generator and put a load on it like, a light, or TV or something besides your radio. If your computer needs AC, make sure you have that in your plan, so you can get digital as necessary. 
2. Access how well we can communicate off grid, and by simplex. (61 repeater is on emergency power, but suppose Ice brings the antenna down??)  
3. Install and try out MMSSTV for Slow Scan TV operation over your radio. You will need a sound card connection for the radio to computer. Download MMSSTV and try it our. We could practice after the net on Wednesday. Have sound card capabilities on your 2M radio, as well as HF.

Scenario:

Boone Count severely affected by Ice storm. Many power lines down. Red Cross opens warming shelters for those whose power is off. Icy roads cause traffic hazards. Cell towers are down, or overloaded.

OEM asks BCARES to get reports of roads and power outages around the county.

 

Action:

Your Family is secured and OK. (if that doesn't happen, you aren't on the radio!)


Your power is off. You must use emergency power. If that means you must operate from your vehicle in your driveway, OK. HTs will be limited if repeaters are down.

 

10:00 AM Check in on the 146.61 repeater (it has an emergency generator).

We will take voice reports from your home. (Does any one need help, like Paul needs a path to his car in the 16"snow bank. Ernest has snow blower, will travel)


61 repeater goes down, move net to HVTac-6F, or Airport UHF repeater.

Establish connection/relays to NCS.

Get Pictures from around your area, send via MMSTV 2M simplex and attached file to Winlink P-P.


Can anyone get to the Broadway Christian Church to assist with Red Cross shelter there?


--------------------end of scenario ----------------------


Anyone want to make some suggestions, especially from a real world experience? Open to ideas here and now.


Have a good weekend (listen for ISS with your MMSSTV setup!)

 

 73,


--
Bill N0AXZ


Re: SSTV experiment on International Space Station (ISS) today through Sunday 2/10

John Beatty
 

Gary, it might be this one.   
It’s a purchase but the program has been in use for a while.  


On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 4:19 PM Gary Vaught - W9TIG <gdv.pops@...> wrote:
Ralph had an app on his 'droid phone that seemed to do a pretty good job.  I was just wondering if anyone had a better one or if I could get the name of the one Ralph was using.

-
Best Regards,
Gary D Vaught


On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 3:52 PM Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...> wrote:
ISS sighting information. One pass per day it appears for our area. https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/view.cfm?country=United_States&region=Missouri&city=Columbia#.XF35Ojp7m70 Gary, I'm not sure about Android specific apps, but you could record the audio and play it into MMSSTV on a Winders PC.https://hamsoft.ca/pages/mmsstv.php

On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 3:39 PM Gary Vaught - W9TIG <gdv.pops@...> wrote:
Can anyone recommend a decent-to-good SSTV app for Android?

-
Best Regards,
Gary D Vaught


On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 3:30 PM John Beatty <jebeatty@...> wrote:

Announcing ARISS/NOTA Slow Scan TV Event 

ARISS News Release                                                                                                  No. 19-02
 
Copied from AMSAT.org .  I will listening on 145.800.  If anyone hears the ISS please let us know.  73, John - NO0I
Feb 2, 2019:
 
ARISS is planning another of their popular Slow Scan Television (SSTV) experiment events. Transmissions are scheduled to begin Friday, Feb. 8 at 14:00 UTC and run through Sunday, Feb. 10 at 18:30 UTC. SSTV operations is a process by which images are sent from the International Space Station (ISS) via ham radio and received by ham operators, shortwave listeners and other radio enthusiasts on Earth, similar to pictures shared on cell phones using twitter or instagram. 
 
When this event becomes active, SSTV images will be transmitted from the ISS at the frequency of 145.80 MHz using the SSTV mode of PD120 and can be received using ham radio equipment as simple as a 2 meter handheld radio or a common shortwave or scanner receiver the covers the 2 meter ham band. After connecting the audio output of the radio receiver to the audio input of a computer running free software such as MMSSTV, the SSTV images can be displayed. 
 
Transmissions will consist of eight NASA On The Air (NOTA)
images (see https://nasaontheair.wordpress.com/). In additional, four ARISS commemorative images will also be included.
 
Once received, Images can be posted and viewed by the public at http://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/index.php. In addition, you can receive a special SSTV ARISS Award for posting your image. Once the event begins, see details at https://ariss.pzk.org.pl/sstv/ .
 

Please note that the event is dependent on other activities, schedules and crew responsibilities on the ISS and are subject to change at any time. Please check for news and the most current information on the AMSAT.org and ARISS.org websites, the AMSAT-BB@..., the ARISS facebook at Amateur Radio On The International Space Station (ARISS) and ARISS twitter @ARISS_status.

--


Re: SSTV experiment on International Space Station (ISS) today through Sunday 2/10

Gary Vaught - W9TIG
 

Ralph had an app on his 'droid phone that seemed to do a pretty good job.  I was just wondering if anyone had a better one or if I could get the name of the one Ralph was using.

-
Best Regards,
Gary D Vaught


On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 3:52 PM Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...> wrote:
ISS sighting information. One pass per day it appears for our area. https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/view.cfm?country=United_States&region=Missouri&city=Columbia#.XF35Ojp7m70 Gary, I'm not sure about Android specific apps, but you could record the audio and play it into MMSSTV on a Winders PC.https://hamsoft.ca/pages/mmsstv.php

On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 3:39 PM Gary Vaught - W9TIG <gdv.pops@...> wrote:
Can anyone recommend a decent-to-good SSTV app for Android?

-
Best Regards,
Gary D Vaught


On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 3:30 PM John Beatty <jebeatty@...> wrote:

Announcing ARISS/NOTA Slow Scan TV Event 

ARISS News Release                                                                                                  No. 19-02
 
Copied from AMSAT.org .  I will listening on 145.800.  If anyone hears the ISS please let us know.  73, John - NO0I
Feb 2, 2019:
 
ARISS is planning another of their popular Slow Scan Television (SSTV) experiment events. Transmissions are scheduled to begin Friday, Feb. 8 at 14:00 UTC and run through Sunday, Feb. 10 at 18:30 UTC. SSTV operations is a process by which images are sent from the International Space Station (ISS) via ham radio and received by ham operators, shortwave listeners and other radio enthusiasts on Earth, similar to pictures shared on cell phones using twitter or instagram. 
 
When this event becomes active, SSTV images will be transmitted from the ISS at the frequency of 145.80 MHz using the SSTV mode of PD120 and can be received using ham radio equipment as simple as a 2 meter handheld radio or a common shortwave or scanner receiver the covers the 2 meter ham band. After connecting the audio output of the radio receiver to the audio input of a computer running free software such as MMSSTV, the SSTV images can be displayed. 
 
Transmissions will consist of eight NASA On The Air (NOTA)
images (see https://nasaontheair.wordpress.com/). In additional, four ARISS commemorative images will also be included.
 
Once received, Images can be posted and viewed by the public at http://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/index.php. In addition, you can receive a special SSTV ARISS Award for posting your image. Once the event begins, see details at https://ariss.pzk.org.pl/sstv/ .
 

Please note that the event is dependent on other activities, schedules and crew responsibilities on the ISS and are subject to change at any time. Please check for news and the most current information on the AMSAT.org and ARISS.org websites, the AMSAT-BB@..., the ARISS facebook at Amateur Radio On The International Space Station (ARISS) and ARISS twitter @ARISS_status.


Re: SSTV experiment on International Space Station (ISS) today through Sunday 2/10

Bill McFarland - N0AXZ
 

I monitoered the frequency today around the 12:00 pass, and the Space Station finder real-time display showed the station coming right over Columbia but no radio heard on 145.800 for me, and no picture on MMSSTV.
Maybe another pass. Going to leave a monitor on that freq for the weekend.
bill

On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 3:52 PM Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...> wrote:
ISS sighting information. One pass per day it appears for our area. https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/view.cfm?country=United_States&region=Missouri&city=Columbia#.XF35Ojp7m70 Gary, I'm not sure about Android specific apps, but you could record the audio and play it into MMSSTV on a Winders PC.https://hamsoft.ca/pages/mmsstv.php

On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 3:39 PM Gary Vaught - W9TIG <gdv.pops@...> wrote:
Can anyone recommend a decent-to-good SSTV app for Android?

-
Best Regards,
Gary D Vaught


On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 3:30 PM John Beatty <jebeatty@...> wrote:

Announcing ARISS/NOTA Slow Scan TV Event 

ARISS News Release                                                                                                  No. 19-02
 
Copied from AMSAT.org .  I will listening on 145.800.  If anyone hears the ISS please let us know.  73, John - NO0I
Feb 2, 2019:
 
ARISS is planning another of their popular Slow Scan Television (SSTV) experiment events. Transmissions are scheduled to begin Friday, Feb. 8 at 14:00 UTC and run through Sunday, Feb. 10 at 18:30 UTC. SSTV operations is a process by which images are sent from the International Space Station (ISS) via ham radio and received by ham operators, shortwave listeners and other radio enthusiasts on Earth, similar to pictures shared on cell phones using twitter or instagram. 
 
When this event becomes active, SSTV images will be transmitted from the ISS at the frequency of 145.80 MHz using the SSTV mode of PD120 and can be received using ham radio equipment as simple as a 2 meter handheld radio or a common shortwave or scanner receiver the covers the 2 meter ham band. After connecting the audio output of the radio receiver to the audio input of a computer running free software such as MMSSTV, the SSTV images can be displayed. 
 
Transmissions will consist of eight NASA On The Air (NOTA)
images (see https://nasaontheair.wordpress.com/). In additional, four ARISS commemorative images will also be included.
 
Once received, Images can be posted and viewed by the public at http://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/index.php. In addition, you can receive a special SSTV ARISS Award for posting your image. Once the event begins, see details at https://ariss.pzk.org.pl/sstv/ .
 

Please note that the event is dependent on other activities, schedules and crew responsibilities on the ISS and are subject to change at any time. Please check for news and the most current information on the AMSAT.org and ARISS.org websites, the AMSAT-BB@..., the ARISS facebook at Amateur Radio On The International Space Station (ARISS) and ARISS twitter @ARISS_status.



--
Bill N0AXZ


Re: SSTV experiment on International Space Station (ISS) today through Sunday 2/10

Chris Swisher
 

ISS sighting information. One pass per day it appears for our area. https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/view.cfm?country=United_States&region=Missouri&city=Columbia#.XF35Ojp7m70 Gary, I'm not sure about Android specific apps, but you could record the audio and play it into MMSSTV on a Winders PC.https://hamsoft.ca/pages/mmsstv.php

On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 3:39 PM Gary Vaught - W9TIG <gdv.pops@...> wrote:
Can anyone recommend a decent-to-good SSTV app for Android?

-
Best Regards,
Gary D Vaught


On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 3:30 PM John Beatty <jebeatty@...> wrote:

Announcing ARISS/NOTA Slow Scan TV Event 

ARISS News Release                                                                                                  No. 19-02
 
Copied from AMSAT.org .  I will listening on 145.800.  If anyone hears the ISS please let us know.  73, John - NO0I
Feb 2, 2019:
 
ARISS is planning another of their popular Slow Scan Television (SSTV) experiment events. Transmissions are scheduled to begin Friday, Feb. 8 at 14:00 UTC and run through Sunday, Feb. 10 at 18:30 UTC. SSTV operations is a process by which images are sent from the International Space Station (ISS) via ham radio and received by ham operators, shortwave listeners and other radio enthusiasts on Earth, similar to pictures shared on cell phones using twitter or instagram. 
 
When this event becomes active, SSTV images will be transmitted from the ISS at the frequency of 145.80 MHz using the SSTV mode of PD120 and can be received using ham radio equipment as simple as a 2 meter handheld radio or a common shortwave or scanner receiver the covers the 2 meter ham band. After connecting the audio output of the radio receiver to the audio input of a computer running free software such as MMSSTV, the SSTV images can be displayed. 
 
Transmissions will consist of eight NASA On The Air (NOTA)
images (see https://nasaontheair.wordpress.com/). In additional, four ARISS commemorative images will also be included.
 
Once received, Images can be posted and viewed by the public at http://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/index.php. In addition, you can receive a special SSTV ARISS Award for posting your image. Once the event begins, see details at https://ariss.pzk.org.pl/sstv/ .
 

Please note that the event is dependent on other activities, schedules and crew responsibilities on the ISS and are subject to change at any time. Please check for news and the most current information on the AMSAT.org and ARISS.org websites, the AMSAT-BB@..., the ARISS facebook at Amateur Radio On The International Space Station (ARISS) and ARISS twitter @ARISS_status.


Re: SSTV experiment on International Space Station (ISS) today through Sunday 2/10

Gary Vaught - W9TIG
 

Can anyone recommend a decent-to-good SSTV app for Android?

-
Best Regards,
Gary D Vaught


On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 3:30 PM John Beatty <jebeatty@...> wrote:

Announcing ARISS/NOTA Slow Scan TV Event 

ARISS News Release                                                                                                  No. 19-02
 
Copied from AMSAT.org .  I will listening on 145.800.  If anyone hears the ISS please let us know.  73, John - NO0I
Feb 2, 2019:
 
ARISS is planning another of their popular Slow Scan Television (SSTV) experiment events. Transmissions are scheduled to begin Friday, Feb. 8 at 14:00 UTC and run through Sunday, Feb. 10 at 18:30 UTC. SSTV operations is a process by which images are sent from the International Space Station (ISS) via ham radio and received by ham operators, shortwave listeners and other radio enthusiasts on Earth, similar to pictures shared on cell phones using twitter or instagram. 
 
When this event becomes active, SSTV images will be transmitted from the ISS at the frequency of 145.80 MHz using the SSTV mode of PD120 and can be received using ham radio equipment as simple as a 2 meter handheld radio or a common shortwave or scanner receiver the covers the 2 meter ham band. After connecting the audio output of the radio receiver to the audio input of a computer running free software such as MMSSTV, the SSTV images can be displayed. 
 
Transmissions will consist of eight NASA On The Air (NOTA)
images (see https://nasaontheair.wordpress.com/). In additional, four ARISS commemorative images will also be included.
 
Once received, Images can be posted and viewed by the public at http://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/index.php. In addition, you can receive a special SSTV ARISS Award for posting your image. Once the event begins, see details at https://ariss.pzk.org.pl/sstv/ .
 

Please note that the event is dependent on other activities, schedules and crew responsibilities on the ISS and are subject to change at any time. Please check for news and the most current information on the AMSAT.org and ARISS.org websites, the AMSAT-BB@..., the ARISS facebook at Amateur Radio On The International Space Station (ARISS) and ARISS twitter @ARISS_status.


SSTV experiment on International Space Station (ISS) today through Sunday 2/10

John Beatty
 

Announcing ARISS/NOTA Slow Scan TV Event 

ARISS News Release                                                                                                  No. 19-02
 
Copied from AMSAT.org .  I will listening on 145.800.  If anyone hears the ISS please let us know.  73, John - NO0I
Feb 2, 2019:
 
ARISS is planning another of their popular Slow Scan Television (SSTV) experiment events. Transmissions are scheduled to begin Friday, Feb. 8 at 14:00 UTC and run through Sunday, Feb. 10 at 18:30 UTC. SSTV operations is a process by which images are sent from the International Space Station (ISS) via ham radio and received by ham operators, shortwave listeners and other radio enthusiasts on Earth, similar to pictures shared on cell phones using twitter or instagram. 
 
When this event becomes active, SSTV images will be transmitted from the ISS at the frequency of 145.80 MHz using the SSTV mode of PD120 and can be received using ham radio equipment as simple as a 2 meter handheld radio or a common shortwave or scanner receiver the covers the 2 meter ham band. After connecting the audio output of the radio receiver to the audio input of a computer running free software such as MMSSTV, the SSTV images can be displayed. 
 
Transmissions will consist of eight NASA On The Air (NOTA)
images (see https://nasaontheair.wordpress.com/). In additional, four ARISS commemorative images will also be included.
 
Once received, Images can be posted and viewed by the public at http://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/index.php. In addition, you can receive a special SSTV ARISS Award for posting your image. Once the event begins, see details at https://ariss.pzk.org.pl/sstv/ .
 

Please note that the event is dependent on other activities, schedules and crew responsibilities on the ISS and are subject to change at any time. Please check for news and the most current information on the AMSAT.org and ARISS.org websites, the AMSAT-BB@..., the ARISS facebook at Amateur Radio On The International Space Station (ARISS) and ARISS twitter @ARISS_status.


Fw: [LarrysList] 3rd Annual WB0SFT ( Santa Fe Trail ) Special Event Station

Corey
 

Not sure if we have anyone on the CMRA list from Booneville or NewFranklin,  Thought I’d pass this along from LL.       73. Corey


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On Thursday, February 7, 2019, 1:52 PM, Laurance Staples <larrystaples@...> wrote:

Larry and List Members:

Coming up in a couple of months (May 18th & 19th) is the "WILLIAM BECKNELL HERITAGE DAYS AMATEUR RADIO CLUB"  Special Event Station  ( WB0SFT ) on the air. The event is commemorating the starting of the Santa Fe Trail back in Sept 1821 and May 1822.

A short background on the SFT history.  In September 1821 William Becknell and 5 or 6 men set out from New Franklin Missouri, across from todays Boonville on the Missouri River and headed Westward into the mostly unknown territory. Their objective was to take some trade goods and find a place out West to sell them. On September 1st, 1821 they left New Franklin passing through what is now Independence Missouri and traveled Westward through present day Olathe onward out into Western Kansas.  They were not specifically heading for Santa Fe, NM.  After arriving out in the New Mexico area, about 60 days into the trip, they were informed by local individuals that the town of Santa Fe would be a great place to visit and trade. This proved to be in fact a great location and they sold all the goods they took. Taking approximately $300 dollars of goods they returned a profit of almost $6,000 in coin the 30 days there. Roughly $90,000 in todays money.  They left in Mid December and ret!
urned to New Franklin, Mo. in Late January of 1822.  The trip out was such a HUGE success that William immediately started planning a second trip. This next one he recruited around 70 individuals and gathered a large supply of goods to take. Somewhere in the neighborhood 30 men and with a cash of $4,000 - $6000 dollars in goods they left New Franklin again on May 20th, 1822. This time their destination was obviously Santa Fe.  It took them only 48 days to get there this time and the return on their investment was nearly $90,000 dollars. Equivalent to about $1.8 million dollars in todays money.

Thus began the Santa Fe Trail and approximately 60+ years of trips and trading. The SF Trail was only partially a migration route mostly the Kansas section becoming a partial route for the Oregon and California trails which started shortly there after.  It is estimated that hundreds of millions of dollars worth of goods traveled the trail during its long and successful existence. William Becknell only traveled the trail a few times the first years as he retired to Texas and went on to become a successful rancher in that territory. He is however credited with the title of " The Founding Father of the Santa Fe Trail ".

Today our Ham Radio Club  " WB0SFT "  " William Becknell zero Santa Fe Trail "  commemorates the founding of the trail by holding a Special Event station "On The Trail" on the two most memorable dates of Sept 1st and May 20th.  Working on the weekends closest to those dates this year we will be doing it on Sat/Sun May 18th & 19th and again on Sat/Sun September 7th & 8th. In September we will avoid the Labor Day weekend by doing it a week later until 2021. On that date 100's of thousands of people will commemorate the 200th anniversary on September 1st.  We will be a huge part of that event and our exposure between now and then will help bring the history to thousands of people who do not know of or enjoy the knowledge of what happened on the Santa Fe Trail.

This will be the 3rd year of being on the trail, which in the past two years was locally at Strang Park here in Overland Park. 88th & Farley just behind the JoCO Library on 87th.  This was a noted camping ground on the trail in the early days. Starting this year we are wanting to expand the number of event stations "On The Trail" by having stations set up at noted historic trail locations between Franklin Mo and Santa Fe. NM. I've mapped around 20 great locations that would be ideal to set up a station at.

Here is where all of you come into play. Last year I had a chance to travel the trail out and back from Kansas City to Santa Fe. I stopped at about a dozen of the locations looking for great places to set up remote field stations.  I would like to have a minimum of 10 locations working by 2021 and a minimum of 4 to 6 this year. One of them again being at Strang Park here in OP, Ks.  What is needed is someone or group of individuals willing to set up a remote site on the trail at any of the places that might be convenient for them to get to.  It does not have to be an elaborate set up, just a vehicle and a good antenna of choice and capable of working in the HF bands. 6m, 10m, 15m, 20m, 40m, 80m.  The only restriction is the stations need to be within a few hundred yards of the known historic trail. So even if your house or Ham Shack happens to be that close to the trail you could qualify as a remote station and never leave the QTH.

The Strang Line Park location has worked almost the full 30 hours from Saturday Morning 9am till Sunday evening at 4-5pm all 4 of the previous event times.  We have had 4 to 10 individuals each day come and help work the event. If anyone is willing to spend a single day or possibly the 2 days and set up a station any where on the trail from at least 9am till 4 - 7pm each day that is my objective. The Route 66 gang has a great turnout each year so why can't we... We are already listed in QST for the two times this year as a Special Event Station.

Here is a chance to be a part of the Historic Santa Fe Trail and work an exciting event. You want to test out that GO Bag of goodies in a field day kind of location well here is that chance to test it out.  Contact me Steve Everley at our web site  ( WB0SFT.org ) or send me an email at  WB0SFT@....  The website has information about the trail and our objective so visit it or contact me directly and let me know how you would be willing to help. We need to start NOW so we can coordinate and publicize the stations and locations for all to see.

Thanks, 

Steve Everley  KC0VYS  /  WB0SFT  Trustee 
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Re: Share comm port driver

John Beatty
 

Thanks Bob and Big Jon.   Just what I needed!   
73,  John - NO0I

On Tue, Feb 5, 2019 at 4:27 PM Big Jon AD0ZE <ad0ze@...> wrote:
I had good luck with VSPE.


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Hi, can anyone provide a link or a program to help me share a Windows com port with two apps?  My mad Google search skillz have left me wanting on this topic.  Thanks, John - NO0I 



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I had good luck with VSPE.


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Hi, can anyone provide a link or a program to help me share a Windows com port with two apps?  My mad Google search skillz have left me wanting on this topic.  Thanks, John - NO0I 



Re: Share comm port driver

Boback
 

Within Windows, you cannot share a com port with multiple active applications. Normally the Windows program reserves the comm port it is using and Windows will tell the 2nd application that the port is not available. You might want to try a Serial-to-USB adapter and use a 2nd USB port for the 2nd serial connection. USB-To-Serial adapters are cheap (under $20), and I have been using both the I/O Gear and Trendnet brands for years. Once configured they show up as a serial port and I have run 3 at one time, through an USB Hub, on a PC before.

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On 2/5/2019 1:10 PM, John Beatty wrote:

Hi, can anyone provide a link or a program to help me share a Windows com port with two apps?  My mad Google search skillz have left me wanting on this topic.  Thanks, John - NO0I 


Share comm port driver

John Beatty
 

Hi, can anyone provide a link or a program to help me share a Windows com port with two apps?  My mad Google search skillz have left me wanting on this topic.  Thanks, John - NO0I 


Re: Congratulations

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Let me know what you find out there, so I can pass it on to my brother - AG7MU!!


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Brian
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On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 1:12 PM Don - KM0R <don228@...> wrote:
Thanks for all the well wishes folks!   I have some absolutely wonderful friends here and will miss you all!  I will be in touch via DMR when possible.  I did not have the time check on the DMR repeaters yet but will be doing so when I get back out there.

My last day at Job Point is March 1 (though I may continue working for Job Point remotely) and I'll be moving as soon thereafter as possible.

73,
Don - KM0R

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