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  1. raydio

    40/20 meter QSO/Net for Satguys hams

    Well that's two who are interested...that's a start. I think it would be fun to get together on the air and rag chew for awhile. I could very likely work Brian in NoCal but not sure about Michael way out East with my loop on 40 that may be pushing it but it's worth a try! The loop certainly...
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    40/20 meter QSO/Net for Satguys hams

    Hey Brian, Is Band Hoppers Net on 40? I did not see a freq or anything on the Nets page of the website -
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    FlightAware Dongle for ADS-B

    I saw a couple of tutorials on the subject and they were using SDR# and CW...One of them was using a ADS-B plugin for SDR#. There is a great tutorial here - - - RTL-SDR Tutorial: Cheap ADS-B Aircraft RADAR
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    40/20 meter QSO/Net for Satguys hams

    I do know that there are quite a few hams on this forum and was wondering if there is any interest in a forum QSO/Net? I would organize it but I live in an HOA and my magnetic loop does not quite cut it.... 73 Jim K4ECP Sent from my iPhone using the SatelliteGuys app!
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    Looking for SDR that will cover 100KHz to 3 GHz ranges

    I am using the RTL-SRD Patch Antenna as I was too lazy to build one! Works ok...well enough to decode STD-C stuff from Inmarsat. Seems I cannot find an LNA that will pass power to the input to power the active Patch...Guess no one makes one so will have to use a Bias T to power the Active...
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    FlightAware Dongle for ADS-B

    No, but I am getting into decoding Inmarsat EGC messages on the STD-C NCS channel which is pretty cool plus some other Inmarsat stuff -
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    Icom IC-7100

    Checked out the RemoteRig boxes but cannot justify almost $500.00 for a remote box that costs nearly as much as the rig...Will keep trying to make the Icom remote software work as it was a bit less expensive -
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    OTHER old guy that is new

    Sounds like you and I were in the hobby back in the day as I also had a couple of Coolsats as well! It's nice having another old guy here along with all these young whippersnappers.
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    Little ugly dish

    Beauty is in they eyes of the beholder -
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    DirecTV Uplink Site?

    I am in the Tucson, AZ area this week doing some work on Lasik Lasers and once again I have stumbled upon something cool. It's a DirecTV uplink site I believe. Five big-ass dishes and one that is quite a bit larger than the other four. The big one appears to be steerable, don't know about the...
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    Icom IC-7100

    Hi guys, Does anyone have an IC-7100? I just picked one up and it seems to be a fine HF/VHF/UHF rig for the money. Just wondering if anyone else has one?? 73 Jim K4ECP
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    Looking for SDR that will cover 100KHz to 3 GHz ranges

    I have used SDR Sharp and it's ok...However I am now delving into monitoring Inmarsat stuff on L band
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    A note from Jeff Schumann from Manhattan Digital

    It's unfortunate CN that the FCC is a government agency, and I don't want to get political here, but it seems the FCC is for sale just like most other government agencies.
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    Equipment to go

    Actually the output of the exciter would be about 10 watts max...that and an antenna with a bit of gain would get you a decent low power transmitter. College stations used these all the time years ago -
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    Kijiji, eBay, and Craigslist dishes for you to take a look at

    Looks like they cobbled some angle iron together to make the mount CN -
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    Very Large Array

    They have a neat visitor center and they do give tours of the Operations Center and there is a walking tour that takes you to the base of one of these 82 foot monsters. 27 - 82 foot diameter (25 meter) dishes in a Y configuration with an electronic resolution of a dish 22 miles across -...
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    Very Large Array

    As some of you know, I am a Field Service Engineer for a Medical Device Company and travel extensively in New Mexico, Arizona and Texas. And because I drive 99% of the time, at times I see some neat stuff. I was coming home from Mesa, AZ yesterday and got an emergency call from a customer in...
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    Are the few new sunspots making a difference?

    Late last night I heard DX calling CQ on 40 meters...believe it was Italy. That was cool considering I'm hamstrung regarding antennas due to HOA and am using a magnetic loop. I threw out a call responding to his CQ but of course no reply -
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    Hispasat 30W4 moving

    Yep, I think I can swing that far West
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    Merry Christmas

    To all my friends in the FTA community I hope you all have a happy holiday and a new year full of fabulous ITC video - Sent from my iPhone using the SatelliteGuys app!
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