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Sasquatch
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October 30, 2020 2:50 pm  

Hi everyone!

Had chemotherapy yesterday so probably going to feeling yucko for next 2-4 days.  In the bright side this will provide some time to do indoor stuff here around the shack.  Does anyone have a list of easy to access HAMSATs from Parker (QTH near Parker Core Knowledge school) or an easy way to download a list of the sats then easily determine which are usable?

 

73 de N0RDE


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Jeff Karpinski
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October 30, 2020 3:46 pm  

Not sure I'm understanding... The HAMSAT I know, AKA VO-52, died back in 2014.

If you're looking for amateur radio friendly satellites in general, they're whizzing overhead all the time. Many PRA members use the Andriod app ISS Detector. Costs a few bucks but works great and helps greatly with yagi pointing. There's loads of websites that track passes too. I had this one bookmarked: https://www.n2yo.com/passes/amateur-radio.php

https://www.amsat.org/ is another great resource for "chasing the birds."


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Sasquatch
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October 31, 2020 10:46 am  

Hello Jeff,

Here goes to hopefully clarify the original questions.  There are tons of sources for data on existing and past satellites.  I can down load the data and use AMSAT or other prediction tools to see which birds can be worked from our slice of heaven here in Parker.  This method is extremely time consuming because there are tons of birds up there and you have to run your chosen tool for each specific bird.

My question is two part:

1-Has someone already determined which birds are usable for us here in Parker and willing to share this data?

2- Does anyone know of a tool that would run predictions for a list of satellites vice having to run an individual prediction for each specific bird?

I hope this clears things up.  Enjoy the Blue Moon and Halloween!!

 

73 de N0RDE Jon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Sasquatch
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October 31, 2020 10:48 am  

Oops, thank you Jeff!!

 

Jon


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Jeff Karpinski
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October 31, 2020 12:25 pm  

Hopefully the links helped. Realize these satellites are not in geosynchronous orbit so they're usable in Parker for a few minutes whenever they pass overhead; sometimes even 2 or 3 times a day. There's only one geosynchronous amatuer radio satellite I'm aware of and the Saudis put it up so it's not visible from this side of the planet.

73, AB0L.


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Sasquatch
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November 1, 2020 9:32 am  

Hello Jeff,

Thank you for the links.  The problem is sorting through the gazillion (OK, gazillion/100) satellites available.  I hoped someone who is active in this part of the hobby had, and would share, a list of favorites.  Maybe I am reading some of the lists incorrectly because many of the lists I've found include satellites that have already burned in or have died.  AMSAT seems to be the worst offender in this regard and they are impossible to reach because their headquarters are not manned due to concerns (valid!) about COVID-19. 

Just returned from picking up the paper.  What a beautiful day outside!  Effects from chemotherapy last week are fading so Scooter (Australian Sheppard) will get a nice walk today!

73 de N0RDE 🙃 

PS-we need a generic ham and a specific PRA emoji!  Any artists in our group want to take this on...of course with the club's ok.

 


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November 1, 2020 11:42 am  

https://www.n2yo.com/passes/amateur-radio.php shows only active satellites. The C indicates birds that accept uplink in ham bands. This is the page I used to build my ISS Detector list. There's 40 or so I track:

OSCAR 7  

7530

1974-089B

Active

EYESAT-1  

22825

1993-061C

Active

JAS 2 (FO-29)  

24278

1996-046B

Active

TECHSAT 1B  

25397

1998-043D

Active

SPACE STATION  

25544

1998-067A

Active

PCSAT 

26931

2001-043C

Active

SAUDISAT 1C  

27607

2002-058C

Active

FALCONSAT 3  

30776

2007-006E

Active

SRMSAT  

37841

2011-058D

Active

M-CUBED/EXP-1 PRIME  

37855

2011-061F

Active

ZACUBE  

39417

2013-066B

Active

FUNCUBE 1 (AO-73)  

39444

2013-066AE

Active

MCUBED-2

39469

2013-072H

Active

SPROUT  

39770

2014-029E

Active

NANOSAT C BR1  

40024

2014-033Q

Active

DTUSAT-2  

40030

2014-033W

Active

XW-2A  

40903

2015-049E

Active

XW-2B  

40911

2015-049N

Active

XW-2C  

40906

2015-049H

Active

XW-2D  

40907

2015-049J

Active

XW-2E  

40909

2015-049L

Active

XW-2F  

40910

2015-049M

Active

LILACSAT 2  

40908

2015-049K

Active

LAPAN A2 (IO-86)  

40931

2015-052B

Active

AIST 2D  

41465

2016-026B

Active

NAYIF (EO-88)  

42017

2017-008BX

Active

ZHUHAI-1 01 (CAS 4A)  

42761

2017-034D

Active

ZHUHAI-1 02 (CAS 4B)  

42759

2017-034B

Active

FOX-1B (RADFXSAT AO-91)  

43017

2017-073E

Active

FOX-1D (AO-92)  

43137

2018-004A

Active

XIAOXIANG 2 (TY-2)  

43155

2018-008A

Active

FENGMANIU 1 (FMN 1)  

43192

2018-015A

Active

BIRD-MY (UiTMSAT-1)  

43589

1998-067PD

Active

BIRD-PH (MAYA-1)  

43590

1998-067PE

Active

BIRD-BT (BHUTAN-1)  

43591

1998-067PF

Active

CUBEBEL-1(BSUSAT-1)  

43666

2018-083E

Active

DIWATA 2B (PO-101)  

43678

2018-084H

Active

FOX-1CLIFF (AO-95)  

43770

2018-099N

Active

UWE-4  

43880

2018-111E

Active

D-STAR ONE SPARROW  

43881

2018-111F

Active

NEXUS (FUJI-OSCAR 99)  

43937

2019-003F

Active

PSAT 2 (NO-104)  

44354

2019-036R

Active

JAISAT 1  

44419

2019-038F

Active

SWIATOWID  

44426

1998-067QL

Active

DOSAAF-85 (RS-44)  

44909

2019-096E

Active

HUSKYSAT-1  

45119

2019-071J

Active


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Sasquatch
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November 1, 2020 1:52 pm  

Ham radio and astronomy friend turned me onto this website ya gotta check it out!  Has a function showing all hamsats to a lat/lng you enter in decimal format.  Output can be pasted into Excel for further research.

 

73 de N0RDE


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