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[jamsat-news:902] * SpaceNews 03-Aug-98 *
SB NEWS @ AMSAT $SPC0803
* SpaceNews 03-Aug-98 *
MONDAY AUGUST 3, 1998
SpaceNews originates at KD2BD in Wall Township, New Jersey, USA. It
is published every week and is made available for non-commercial use.
* 8P9JJ QSL INFO *
Bob, W2GG came through with the 8P9JJ QSL information asked about last week.
Bob reports that Dennis, K7BV, is 8P9JJ's QSL manager. Cards should go to
K7BV's home address.
* SAFEX NEWS *
Mike, N1JEZ reported copying the MIR/SAFEX repeater during a 0042 UTC pass
1998-Jul-29. The SAFEX repeater input is 435,750 MHz, and the outout is
437.950 MHz. A CTCSS of 141.3 Hz is required to access the repeater.
* LUSAT-OSCAR-19 NEWS *
The LUSAT-OSCAR-19 satellite experienced a software crash recently. On
1998-Aug-01 at 17:40 UTC, the satellite was copied by KD2BD in New Jersey
transmitting binary telemetry and status information along with an ASCII
message containing the following text:
July 31 - 1998.
Not BBS service.
On Board Computer reload in progress.
Norberto - LU8DYF.
The kernel uptime was reported to be one day, four hours, and two minutes.
* NEWS FROM HAWAII *
Greg Greenwood, WB6FZH/KH6, in Kaneohe Bay on the Hawaiian island of Oahu
would like to alert SpaceNews readers who use FO-20/29, and AO-27 that
the Western passes that include the Hawaiian islands and large parts of
North America have KH6 stations making calls the entire pass that are
going unanswered. Greg reports and little if any activity on the these
satellites in his part of the world.
Greg also reports that AMSAT coordinator, Peter, NH6VB, is making lots of
new friends on AO-10 these days with stations lined up trying to work him.
In Mid-September, a "loaner" AO-27 satellite groundstation for Oahu Amateurs
will be availiable through the Koolau Amateur Radio Club on Oahu, complete
with antennas, a print-out of satellite passes, and operational hints.
It is hoped that the relatively easy operation of AO-27 and the extra
passes that do not include the "mainland" US will encourage satellite
skills and invite interest to other birds and bands.
Emergency Amateur Radio Club President Ted, NH6YK, and Koolau Amateur Radio
Club President Greg, WB6FZH, are trying to use satellites along with other
activities to increase the number of new hams in Hawaii. Ted uses a lot of
manned space and satellite activities as part of his teaching at Pearl City,
Greg also reports voice QSOs on RS-12, FO-20/29, and AO-27. He's still
trying RS-15 CW and SSB, but hasn't had much luck recently.
* THANKS! *
Thanks to all who recently sent messages of appreciation to SpaceNews,
AD1B W4FJ WB6FZH/KH6
* FEEDBACK/INPUT WELCOMED *
Comments and input for SpaceNews should be directed to the editor
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