(an archived page, this may contain outdated or
How did I miss this ?!?
has developed a very cool program.
will update my website . . .|
I will update my
website . . .
update my website .
I've gotten old, and set in my ways...
seems as tho I've been doing packet-radio since it appeared in the mid
1980s, and have experimented with and enjoyed many varied modes for
both analog and digital satellite
communications. Admittedly I have not tried everything, so I should not
be that surprised to find something I have overlooked.
did finally put my MFJ-1278 up on the shelf earlier this year (next to the TAPR PSK
kit), and committed fully to the sound card
revolution. I had wanted to try DSP when it became available in the
early 90's - but could never justify the price. Now with programs like AGWPE and mixW, my laptop has
more power than I could have imagined even 10 years ago. OK, so I have
been using UI-View32
and been happy with what I have learned about APRS - but unfortunately
still not as active on the satellites as I'd like to be.
Shoot, I'm not
as active on any band/mode as I'd like to be . . . . . /;^)
forward to Thanksgiving 2008. I've been pinging ISS recently to help
keep Huntsville on the ISS/APRS
map - but while STS-126 was in Joint-Ops, the
ARISS radio has been off. I've been trying to pay better attention to
as quite a lot of really good information goes thru there on a daily
basis. There are so many things I want to learn, so many different ways
of doing things these days... I saw a posting by NADER - ST2NH, that
led me to his nicely detailed web site. Included
there I saw a screen capture of a program he has used, and thought "WOW,
look at that user interface ! It has what you need, right there where
you can click it.!.!." Guess what, it was UISS...
knew it was there; I had heard of it, seen reference to it, even seen
UISS tags on raw packets that return from space... but had
in search of any detail. Guy
Roels - ON6MU, has created a beautiful web site that features
his program UISS
... If you've never heard of, or like me - just never tried
you should download and install this very full-featured program. AND it is not just for
has terrestrial value as well !! UISS
has lots of features you
want for APRS,
but maybe like me, had not taken the time to learn exactly how best to
try some of the features available in today's implementation of
'packet-radio'. This program has 'plug-ins' available for additional
features, which lead me to yet another fantastic program that again, I
had heard of - but never tried.
Orbitron is a very
well thought out program for tracking satellites. Sebastian Stoff has
created this and offers it on his web site http://www.stoff.pl/.
program has a plug-in that communicates with Orbitron,
and can do all sorts-of neat tricks as a function of which satellite is
chosen... This should take my digital satellite operations to a
convenience level I have never before encountered.
many more options to consider - AND new documentation and user-forums
to review . . . but these are welcome challenges.
Guy & Sebastian !!!
Keep up the
great work !!!
forget to support your favorite programs (and programmers). .. ...
because so many software programs are available for free, doesn't
change the fact that space-flight
hardware and details like rocket-launches
- and still very expensive. Please continue to support your
Radio Satellite Programs (with as much money
organizations are consolidating some of the overhead associated with
registration and training of the membership. Join us on the 2nd
Thursday evening of each month for a good meeting at the HMC EMA EOC
(and learn more about this).
Remember, the severe weather
season is available year-round.
The Huntsville Hamfest
is coming in August. Never too early to start planning.
|Recent discoveries, rants and raves,
and experiments :|
+ Be sure to check www.somenet.net
for interesting articles inbetween updates to this page.
= Narrow Band Emergency Messaging System - this works !!! (new Yahoo
Propagation Map = using APRS beacons to visualize current
+ APRS.FI = another view of
the APRS-IS database, from Finland.
= My weather instruments are still active and logging.
I'm not yet satisfied with the radiation shield I made for the external
= someday I'll get the rest of my old logs entered . . .
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2008 . . .+ 2007 . . .
+ 2006 . . .
2005 . . .
organizations, projects and web sites
that I continue to support and