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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: AO-7 orbit count. (Alan)
   2. Re: AO-7 orbit count. (Bob)
   3. Re: AO-7 orbit count. (Greg D)
   4. AO-92 images (Andrew Glasbrenner)
   5. KX9X Birthday Rove Through VT & NH This Weekend (Sean K.)
   6. ANS-190 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin - AMSAT-NA	Files
      Comments on FCC Docket (JoAnne Maenpaa)
   7. Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2018-07-10 02:00	UTC
      (aj9n@???.????
   8. Spid RAS rotor issue (kb2mjeff@???.????
   9. Upcoming ARISS contact with Space Port Area Conference	for
      Educators (SPACE), Kennedy Space Center, FL (n4csitwo@?????????.????
  10. Trying to understand downlink corrections (k6vug@?????????.????


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Message: 1
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2018 08:41:49 -0500
From: "Alan" <wa4sca@?????.???>
To: "'E.Mike McCardel'" <mccardelm@?????.???>,	<APBIDDLE@???????.???>
Cc: amsat-bb@?????.???
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-7 orbit count.
Message-ID: <000201d4178a$96d73940$c485abc0$@?????.???>
Content-Type: text/plain;	charset="utf-8"

EMike,

More a case that if you have one problem, there may be no solution, but if
you have multiple problems they may solve each other.

73,

Alan
WA4SCA

<-----Original Message-----
<From: E.Mike McCardel [mailto:mccardelm@?????.????
<Sent: Monday, July 09, 2018 08:24 AM
<To: APBIDDLE@???????.???
<Cc: Ray Hoad <ray.hoad@????????.???>; amsat-bb@?????.???
<Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-7 orbit count.
<
<Alan,
<So two wrongs make it right?
<Or if at first you don?t succeed fail, fail again?
<Hi hi
<EMike
<
<EMike McCardel, AA8EM
<Rotating Editor AMSAT News Service
<Sent from my iPhone
<
<> On Jul 6, 2018, at 5:33 PM, Alan <wa4sca@?????.???> wrote:
<>
<> Tom Clark, K3IO (ex-W3IWI) once observed that AO-7 was the only amateur
<satellite known to have suffered two catastrophic failures, thereby returning
<it to service.  Hi HI
<>
<> 73,
<>
<> Alan
<> WA4SCA
<>
<> _______________________________________________
<> Sent via AMSAT-BB@?????.???. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum
<available
<> to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership.
<Opinions expressed
<> are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of
<AMSAT-NA.
<> Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite
<program!
<> Subscription settings: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb



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Message: 2
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2018 09:47:13 -0400
From: Bob <WB4SON@?????.???>
To: "amsat-bb@?????.???? <amsat-bb@?????.???>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-7 orbit count.
Message-ID:
<CAPonRZ816euwgtJRWJz9++CZYDz3dbJUUsAhPzNrRBeurQ=-iQ@????.?????.???>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"

Hum,

Don't know what the thought of viewing AO-7 caught my attention, but it
did.  So I did some quick math:

In round numbers AO-7 is about 0.06 arc seconds across (1450 KM orbit, 0.4
meters diameter).  That's the theoretical resolving power of a telescope
with a 16,000mm focal length and magnification of about 500, constructed
with perfect optics and operated in a vacuum.  So I wouldn't hold my breath
thinking you can observe it with a ground based telescope.

But maybe as a point of light?  N2YO.com doesn't even list a magnitude for
visible passes.

73, Bob, WB4SON




On Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 7:38 AM, Samudra Haque [TTLLC] <
sehaque@??????????.???> wrote:

> Well, it is a well known that in some universes a double negative results
> in a positive result. I'm interested in taking an attempt at imaging OSCAR
> satellites. Any tips from the community for say, AO-7, using an optical
> telescope and a DSLR mounted at its focus?
>
> Samudra N3RDX.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces@?????.???? On Behalf Of Greg D
> Sent: Friday, July 6, 2018 8:07 PM
> To: APBIDDLE@???????.???? 'Ray Hoad' <ray.hoad@????????.???>;
> amsat-bb@?????.???
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-7 orbit count.
>
> With any luck, AO-7 will outlive (or perhaps it already has) the IBM punch
> card that caused the whole 5-digit thing in the first place.  Of the
> constants in the universe, the first one is 42, immediately followed by
> either 72 or 80, depending on your background.  We apparently had
> programmers define the KEPs format, as both lines are 71 characters long...
> :)
>
> Greg  KO6TH
>
> (For source code, columns 73-80 were reserved for sequence numbers, so
> that when you dropped your deck, the cards could be reassembled in the
> proper order.)
>
>
> Alan wrote:
> > Tom Clark, K3IO (ex-W3IWI) once observed that AO-7 was the only
> > amateur satellite known to have suffered two catastrophic failures,
> > thereby returning it to service.  Hi HI
> >
> > 73,
> >
> > Alan
> > WA4SCA
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> > Sent via AMSAT-BB@?????.???. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
> > to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership.
> > Opinions expressed are solely those of the author, and do not reflect
> the official views of AMSAT-NA.
> > Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite
> program!
> > Subscription settings: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
>
> _______________________________________________
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> all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions
> expressed are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official
> views of AMSAT-NA.
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> The information contained in this communication is confidential, may be
> privileged and is intended for the exclusive use of the above named
> addressee(s). If you are not the intended recipient(s), you are expressly
> prohibited from copying, distributing, disseminating, or in any other way
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> to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions
> expressed
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>


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Message: 3
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2018 10:01:51 -0700
From: Greg D <ko6th.greg@?????.???>
To: Bob <WB4SON@?????.???>, "amsat-bb@?????.???? <amsat-bb@?????.???>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-7 orbit count.
Message-ID: <6d813eb5-f1ef-5e96-2c6a-757a84184df2@?????.???>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii

Besides seeing the satellite - I've seen several zip through the field
of view in my telescope - tracking the object, even if you knew it was
coming (and which one it actually was), would be very difficult.  Way
too fast for regular astronomical telescope mounts.  And, yes, point of
light is all you'd get.

We have had (very) limited success with doing a manual track of the ISS,
during a visible pass.  We used a Dobsonian scope with a Telrad, and a
low magnification eyepiece.  One person does the tracking, arm wrapped
around the OTA, while the second person tries to look through the
eyepiece to see the Station, as the whole thing is moving around.
Amazing when it works, but requires practice and some luck.

Greg  KO6TH


Bob wrote:
> Hum,
>
> Don't know what the thought of viewing AO-7 caught my attention, but it
> did.  So I did some quick math:
>
> In round numbers AO-7 is about 0.06 arc seconds across (1450 KM orbit, 0.4
> meters diameter).  That's the theoretical resolving power of a telescope
> with a 16,000mm focal length and magnification of about 500, constructed
> with perfect optics and operated in a vacuum.  So I wouldn't hold my breath
> thinking you can observe it with a ground based telescope.
>
> But maybe as a point of light?  N2YO.com doesn't even list a magnitude for
> visible passes.
>
> 73, Bob, WB4SON
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 7:38 AM, Samudra Haque [TTLLC] <
> sehaque@??????????.???> wrote:
>
>> Well, it is a well known that in some universes a double negative results
>> in a positive result. I'm interested in taking an attempt at imaging OSCAR
>> satellites. Any tips from the community for say, AO-7, using an optical
>> telescope and a DSLR mounted at its focus?
>>
>> Samudra N3RDX.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces@?????.???? On Behalf Of Greg D
>> Sent: Friday, July 6, 2018 8:07 PM
>> To: APBIDDLE@???????.???? 'Ray Hoad' <ray.hoad@????????.???>;
>> amsat-bb@?????.???
>> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-7 orbit count.
>>
>> With any luck, AO-7 will outlive (or perhaps it already has) the IBM punch
>> card that caused the whole 5-digit thing in the first place.  Of the
>> constants in the universe, the first one is 42, immediately followed by
>> either 72 or 80, depending on your background.  We apparently had
>> programmers define the KEPs format, as both lines are 71 characters long...
>> :)
>>
>> Greg  KO6TH
>>
>> (For source code, columns 73-80 were reserved for sequence numbers, so
>> that when you dropped your deck, the cards could be reassembled in the
>> proper order.)
>>
>>
>> Alan wrote:
>>> Tom Clark, K3IO (ex-W3IWI) once observed that AO-7 was the only
>>> amateur satellite known to have suffered two catastrophic failures,
>>> thereby returning it to service.  Hi HI
>>>
>>> 73,
>>>
>>> Alan
>>> WA4SCA
>>>
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> Sent via AMSAT-BB@?????.???. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
>>> to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership.
>>> Opinions expressed are solely those of the author, and do not reflect
>> the official views of AMSAT-NA.
>>> Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite
>> program!
>>> Subscription settings: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
>> _______________________________________________
>> Sent via AMSAT-BB@?????.???. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available to
>> all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions
>> expressed are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official
>> views of AMSAT-NA.
>> Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
>> Subscription settings: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
>> The information contained in this communication is confidential, may be
>> privileged and is intended for the exclusive use of the above named
>> addressee(s). If you are not the intended recipient(s), you are expressly
>> prohibited from copying, distributing, disseminating, or in any other way
>> using any information contained within this communication. If you have
>> received this communication in error please contact the sender by telephone
>> or by response via mail. We have taken precautions to minimize the risk of
>> transmitting software viruses, but we advise you to carry out your own
>> virus checks on any attachment to this message. We cannot accept liability
>> for any loss or damage caused by software viruses.
>> _______________________________________________
>> Sent via AMSAT-BB@?????.???. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
>> to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions
>> expressed
>> are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of
>> AMSAT-NA.
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>> Subscription settings: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
>>
> _______________________________________________
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> to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions
expressed
> are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of
AMSAT-NA.
> Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
> Subscription settings: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb



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Message: 4
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2018 15:05:28 -0400
From: "Andrew Glasbrenner" <glasbrenner@??????????.???>
To: <amsat-bb@?????.???>
Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-92 images
Message-ID: <032c01d417b7$cd052ef0$670f8cd0$@??????????.???>
Content-Type: text/plain;	charset="us-ascii"

All,

This Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday we will be enabling the camera on
AO-92 on the morning passes over the US east coast. This is in support of
two different educational programs running this week. Please help us copy
images by enabling Auto or High Speed mode in FoxTLM and enabling data to be
uploaded to the server. Camera mode runs for 45 minutes each time, so this
will be an opportunity for Central and South America as well. Images will
appear at http://www.amsat.org/tlm/fox1d/images/ in near-real time.



Thanks for your cooperation.



73, Drew KO4MA

AMSAT VP Operations





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Message: 5
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2018 19:47:15 +0000 (UTC)
From: "Sean K." <kx9x@?????.???>
To: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb@?????.???>
Subject: [amsat-bb] KX9X Birthday Rove Through VT & NH This Weekend
Message-ID: <829412178.1582978.1531165635734@????.?????.???>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

Hi all-
I'll be hitting the road this weekend, celebrating my birthday by driving
through Vermont and New Hampshire. This will be a holiday-style trip with no
real agenda, taking my time. I won't be on every pass, but I'll be on
several. I'll be on SSB/FM passes.
Saturday 7/14: CT/MA/VT: FN31/32/33/34/44/45Will spend the night just south
of the FN44/45 grid line and will make a point of being on to hand out FN45
from ~2100z Saturday to ~1300z Sunday.?
Sunday 7/15: VT/NH/MA/CT: FN45/44/43/42/31There is a chance I'll be on from
FN41 Rhode Island as well.
Will be on SSB and FM. Follow me on Twitter at @?????????? for real-time
pass info.
Hope to work you this weekend!
Sean Kutzko Amateur Radio KX9X


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Message: 6
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2018 17:25:49 -0500
From: "JoAnne Maenpaa" <k9jkm@???????.???>
To: "'AMSAT BB'" <amsat-bb@?????.???>
Subject: [amsat-bb] ANS-190 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin -
AMSAT-NA	Files Comments on FCC Docket
Message-ID: <005601d417d3$ca857830$5f906890$@???>
Content-Type: text/plain;	charset="us-ascii"

AMSAT NEWS SERVICE SPECIAL BULLETIN
ANS-190.01

In this Special Bulletin:

* AMSAT-NA Files Comments on FCC Docket #18-86 Small Satellite Licensing
Procedures

SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-190.01
ANS-190 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin

AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin 190.01
>From AMSAT HQ KENSINGTON, MD.
DATE July 9, 2018
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-190.01

On July 9, 2018, AMSAT filed comments with the Federal Communications
Commission on their Notice of Proposed Rulemaking In the Matter of
Streamlining Licensing Procedures for Small Satellites (International
Bureau Docket #18-86). AMSAT's comments as filed can be found at:
https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filing/10709067911864

(A copy of AMSAT's comments document can be accessed on the ECFS
 page, using the Document Download link)

In the comments, AMSAT reviewed the significant contributions made by
the organization and the amateur radio community. The comments note
that the many scientific and technological achievements made by AMSAT
satellites directly led to many groups, including government,
non-profit, and commercial organizations becoming interested in
developing small satellites of their own. AMSAT also discussed the
suitability of authorizing certain satellites built by universities
and non-profit organizations in the amateur satellite service and
expressed opposition to satellites licensed as experimental under Part
5 of the Commission's regulations operating in the amateur satellite
service bands.

Interested parties may file reply comments on or before August 7, 2018.

[ANS thanks AMSAT Executive Vice-President, Paul Stoetzer, N8HM for
 the above information]

 /EX



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Message: 7
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2018 22:14:23 -0400
From: aj9n@???.???
To: amsat-bb@?????.???
Subject: [amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2018-07-10
02:00	UTC
Message-ID: <16481f7e2f8-179e-1413c@?????????????.???.???????.???>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8

Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2018-07-10 02:00 UTC



Quick list of scheduled contacts and events:



Space Port Area Conference for Educators (SPACE), Kennedy Space Center, FL
(CASIS#4), telebridge via W6SRJ

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS

The scheduled astronaut is Ricky Arnold KE5DAU

Contact is a go for: Fri 2018-07-13 14:00:22 UTC 42 deg

?

Essex Heights Primary School, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, telebridge via
VK4KHZ?(***)

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS (***)

The scheduled astronaut is Serena Aunon-Chancellor KG5TMT (***)

Contact is a go for: Tue 2018-07-17 08:24:52 UTC 85 deg (***)

?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

******************************************************************************

ARISS is always glad to receive listener reports for the above contacts.?
ARISS thanks everyone in advance for their assistance.? Feel free to send
your reports to aj9n@?????.??? or aj9n@???.???.

?

Listen for the ISS on the downlink of 145.8? MHz.

?

******************************************************************************
*

?

All ARISS contacts are made via the Kenwood radio unless otherwise noted.

?

******************************************************************************
*


Several?of you have sent me emails asking about the RAC ARISS website and
not being able?to get in.? That has now been changed to?
http://www.ariss.org/

Note that there are links to other ARISS websites from this?site.

****************************************************************************
Looking?for something new to do?? How about receiving DATV from the ISS???
If interested, then please go to the ARISS-EU website for complete?
details.? Look for the buttons indicating Ham?Video.? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
? ?
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
http://www.ariss-eu.org/? ?

?

If you need some assistance, ARISS mentor Kerry N6IZW, might be able to
provide some insight.? Contact Kerry at kbanke@?????????.???
****************************************************************************
ARISS congratulations the following mentors who have now mentored over 100
schools:?

Francesco IK?WGF with 132

Satoshi 7M3TJZ with 129

Gaston ON4WF with 123

Sergey RV3DR with 103


****************************************************************************
The?webpages listed below were all reviewed for accuracy.? Out of date
webpages?were removed and new ones have been added.? If there are additional
ARISS?websites I need to know about, please let me know.

Note, all times?are approximate.? It is recommended that you do your own
orbital prediction?or start listening about 10 minutes before the listed
time.
All dates and?times listed follow International Standard ISO 8601 date and
time format? YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS


The complete schedule page has been updated as of?2018-07-10 02:00 UTC.? (***)

Here you will find a listing of all scheduled?school contacts, and
questions, other ISS related websites, IRLP and?Echolink websites, and
instructions for any contact that may be streamed?live.??


http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/news/arissnews.rtf

http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/news/arissnews.txt

Total number?of ARISS ISS to earth school events is 1236.
Each school counts as 1?event.
Total number of ARISS ISS to earth school contacts is 1184.
Each contact may have multiple schools sharing the same time slot.
Total number of ARISS supported terrestrial contacts is?47.

A complete year by year breakdown of the contacts may be found in the
file.
http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/news/arissnews.rtf

Please?feel free to contact me if more detailed statistics are needed.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

The?following US states and entities have never had an ARISS contact:
Delaware, South Dakota, Wyoming, American?Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas
Islands, and the Virgin Islands.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

QSL?information may be found at:??
http://www.ariss.org/qsl-cards.html?

ISS callsigns:? DP?ISS, IR?ISS, NA1SS, OR4ISS,?RS?ISS

****************************************************************************
The successful school list has been updated as of 2018-06-28 19:30 UTC.


http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/news/Successful_ARISS_schools.rtf

Frequency? chart for packet, voice, and crossband repeater modes showing
Doppler? correction? as of 2005-07-29 04:00 UTC
http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/news/ISS_frequencies_and_Doppler_correction
.rtf

Listing?of ARISS related magazine articles as of 2006-07-10 03:30 UTC.
http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/news/ARISS_magazine_articles.rtf

Check out the Zoho reports of the ARISS?contacts

https://reports.zoho.com/ZDBDataSheetView.cc?DBID=412218000000020415
****************************************************************************


Exp. 55 on orbit

Drew Feustel

Oleg Artemyev

Ricky Arnold KE5DAU

?

Exp. 56 on orbit

Serena Aunon-Chancellor KG5TMT

Alexander Gerst KF5ONO

Sergei Propopev


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73,
Charlie?Sufana AJ9N
One of the ARISS operation team mentors

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Message: 8
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2018 06:32:26 -0400
From: <kb2mjeff@???.???>
To: "Amsat" <amsat-bb@?????.???>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Spid RAS rotor issue
Message-ID: <31316C218F6E48E3A57840958A070DA5@???????>
Content-Type: text/plain;	charset="UTF-8"

I?m having a problem with my RAS rotor at my winter home. When I turned it
on yesterday, after an absence of about 2 months the elevation went into a
complete backflip when powered up, and is jammed against the roof with an
elevation reading of 195 degrees on the control box.  I?m at my Florida home
for just a few weeks to do some fishing, so before starting to work on it to
maybe speed up the repair process a bit I?m asking here if anyone else had
this problem. When the roof dries off I plan on going up there and remove
the antennas before trying to move the rotor, to diagnose. Right now the
azimuth will turn, but the elevation is stuck, it wont move up or down. I?m
hoping it is just jammed into the roof, once unstuck hopefully all it would
need is a re-calibration. Thanks for any useful information....

73 Jeff kb2m

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Message: 9
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2018 10:47:06 -0400
From: <n4csitwo@?????????.???>
To: <amsat-bb@?????.???>, "amsat-edu" <amsat-edu@?????.???>,
<ariss-press@?????.???>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Space Port Area
Conference	for Educators (SPACE), Kennedy Space Center, FL
Message-ID: <2109F541426B4AF4ABD9784DF41ADE7B@???>
Content-Type: text/plain;	charset="iso-8859-1"

An International Space Station school contact has been planned at the Space
Port Area Conference for Educators (SPACE), Kennedy Space Center, FL with
participating students from Burns Science and Technology Charter School in
Oak Hill, FL. on 13 July. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately
14:00 UTC. It is recommended that you start listening approximately 10
minutes before this time. The duration of the contact is approximately 9
minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and
W6SRJ. The contact should be audible over the west coast of the U.S.
Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The
contact is expected to be conducted in English.



Burns Science and Technology Charter School is a K-8 public charter school
operating within the Volusia County School District. It is a tuition free
school, with an open admission policy. It is located in a rural area in the
town of Oak Hill, Florida. The school is a STEM school, offering core
curriculum, with emphasis on science, technology, and 21st century skills.
The school has a strong belief that in order to prepare students for success
in the 21st century, today's learners must be able to think critically and
creatively, work collaboratively, and master an ever-growing arena of
skills. The school has 450 students, 25 classroom teachers, seven special
area teachers, and two teaching assistants. The school's mission is to
cultivate learners and leaders who are inspired, able, and prepared to make
a positive difference in the world.





Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:



1. What is the most valuable item you've ever found or discovered in space?

2. What experiments or items do you think would best help astronauts aboard

   the Orion spacecraft on the trip to Mars?

3. Do they allow you to bring any lucky charms aboard the ISS? What did or

   would you bring as your lucky charm?

4. In 12 years, do you think you might get to go to Mars in the Orion MPCV

   for EM-2?

5. What do you want to do as soon as you get back home?

6. How does CIMON stabilize in antigravity? And, can CIMON be used as a Wi-Fi

   hotspot for games?

7. Does CIMON have the capability to monitor air quality (gasses in

   particular), and are there multiple air quality sensors throughout the

   different sections of the ISS?

8. Yesterday was my birthday, how many birthdays have been celebrated aboard

   the ISS?

9. Will absolute zero ever be accomplished in the ISS, and if so, will the

   cooled atoms in the CAL have no motion at all; creating a wonderful

   opportunity to observe and experiment with quantum physics?

10. What does it feel like wearing a spacesuit? Have there been any special

    suit modifications for astronauts who are more sensitive to having things

    touch their skin?

11. Is Commander Drew Feustel going to try to beat his third-place record for

    cumulative time spacewalking during this mission?

12. What sensors are used to collect data and determine the amount of Cosmic

    rays aboard the ISS?  And who monitors that data over time?

13. How do you draw blood in space for all the experiments requiring that? Do

    you have to use a special type of syringe?

14. Is your daily routine regimented to a time zone, or can you sleep, wake,

    and work at times you choose?

15. How long did it take to make CIMON and get it approved for this mission,

    and has anyone nicknamed it "HAL" yet?

16. Do ambient noises sound different in the Bigelow Expandable Activity

    Module (BEAM) compared with the other sections of the ISS, and can you

    please record ambient sounds inside the Bigelow Expandable Activity

    Module (BEAM) for us?

17. What happens if you take apart a jumbled Rubik's cube and reassemble it

    correctly in front of CIMON?  Will it detect that as cheating and call

    you out on it?

18. Would Infrared lights help the High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV)

    cameras to see Earth when the ISS is looking at the night sides?

19. Have you watched the new episodes of BattleBots on Discovery Channel? Our

    school S.T.E.A.M. Director JediJill, and I, and Ethan, and Cayden, and

    Sara from Team Kraken-BattleBots are all here today. Our robot's primary

    weapon is a pneumatic crusher. What kind of pneumatics are used on board

    the ISS or the Soyuz?





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Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN




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Message: 10
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2018 17:28:02 +0000 (UTC)
From: "k6vug@?????????.???? <k6vug@?????????.???>
To: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb@?????.???>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Trying to understand downlink corrections
Message-ID: <1440710733.2179672.1531243682690@????.?????.???>
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Greetings,
I have been using a SDR dongle to receive the downlinks of SSB satellites.
The combination of SatPC32's Downlink Correction feature and the SDR's
visual display helps to zero beat the CW beacon exceptionally well.? The
Lat/Lon is good to 6 decimals.? However, I find that the downlink correction
needed is quite different for different satellites. Could it be due to
rounding off errors or due to temperature variations at the satellite itself
??? Maybe this has been explained earlier, but I wonder why ??
?
Obviously, the more I learn, shows how less I know...? Thanks for any
pointers !?
?
73!?
Umesh?
k6vug?
?


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