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djellison
post Jul 2 2009, 08:31 AM
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Anyone on UMSF into Ham Radio?

I'm thinking of getting in to it, but only as a means to an ends (setting up a groundstation for Balloon flights, and Cubesats)

I'm booked into the Amsat UK conference at the end of July in Guildford. I know a few of the CUSpaceflight badgerworks guys are going to be there.

My current plan is to grab a fairly cheap UHF/VHF handheld to get my license with. A hand-held UHF/VHF arrow antennae to 'manually' listen in to sats to begin with - which can then be mounted on a rotator at some future point, and then upgrade to a better receiving set at some point.

Doug
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ElkGroveDan
post Jul 2 2009, 02:28 PM
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Ham radio! I remember that. It's a way to communicate with people on the other side of the world without the cost of a telephone call. Sounds intriguing.


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- djellison   Ham Radio   Jul 2 2009, 08:31 AM
- - RoverDriver   QUOTE (djellison @ Jul 2 2009, 12:31 AM) ...   Jul 2 2009, 10:21 AM
- - djellison   Lecture 10 from here - http://www.batc.tv/channel....   Jul 2 2009, 10:50 AM
|- - MahFL   K2MAH here . Thats my callsign, I have a "ha...   Jul 2 2009, 01:25 PM
- - Astro0   Not me personally, but we have a Ham radio set-up ...   Jul 2 2009, 01:24 PM
|- - Okei   QUOTE (Astro0 @ Jul 2 2009, 05:24 AM) Not...   Aug 9 2009, 03:24 AM
- - ElkGroveDan   Ham radio! I remember that. It's a way to...   Jul 2 2009, 02:28 PM
|- - Marz   QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ Jul 2 2009, 08:28 AM...   Jul 2 2009, 06:37 PM
|- - Marz   FYI: here is the cool Handy -> repeater -> ...   Jul 2 2009, 06:45 PM
|- - SFJCody   There's nothing like a DS19/87B radio valve...   Jul 2 2009, 07:02 PM
|- - Okei   QUOTE (SFJCody @ Jul 2 2009, 11:02 AM) Th...   Aug 9 2009, 03:10 AM
- - nprev   Back in the day when I worked for NOAA we had ham ...   Jul 2 2009, 04:43 PM
- - djellison   Well - without any books infront of me, I've b...   Jul 2 2009, 07:14 PM
- - ddeerrff   Here's an example of Ham radio tracking a ball...   Jul 2 2009, 09:59 PM
- - aggieastronaut   I'm KE5RDD. I mostly use mine when out storm c...   Jul 2 2009, 11:12 PM
- - dvandorn   Back in the '70s, when I seriously looked into...   Jul 3 2009, 02:21 AM
- - nprev   I think all you need in the US now is a General Ra...   Jul 3 2009, 03:38 AM
- - PDP8E   As a HAM for a long time I am working with FCC to ...   Jul 3 2009, 03:51 AM
- - djellison   Whoops http://www.uk.amsat.org/content/view/679/2...   Jul 20 2009, 08:20 AM
|- - RJG   Excellent! Look forward to your presentation, ...   Jul 20 2009, 11:26 PM
- - djellison   Barely out the box - and BOOM. AO51 http://www...   Aug 4 2009, 06:29 PM
- - PDP8E   Doug, nice gear! Amsat Echo is a great bird to...   Aug 4 2009, 07:19 PM
- - djellison   AO19 doing morse - still with just the handheld an...   Aug 8 2009, 02:47 PM
- - PDP8E   bravo! there are some programs and machines ou...   Aug 8 2009, 07:04 PM
- - djellison   I have a dual-band Yagi (70cm2m) on the way   Aug 8 2009, 07:52 PM
- - PDP8E   ...or you could just order a dual band yagi and ge...   Aug 9 2009, 12:45 AM
- - PDP8E   ...or you could just order a dual band yagi and ge...   Aug 9 2009, 12:54 AM
- - djellison   My Arrow Yagi has arrived. Heard AO19 again, very...   Aug 17 2009, 08:01 PM
- - djellison   Well - I passed the foundation licence (24/25...AR...   Oct 2 2009, 01:53 PM
|- - Okei   QUOTE (djellison @ Oct 2 2009, 05:53 AM) ...   Oct 2 2009, 04:03 PM
- - djellison   I wanted DJE - but it was taken So it ended up...   Oct 2 2009, 04:17 PM
- - nprev   Well, Sierra Hotel, dude! Congrats; now you...   Oct 3 2009, 12:32 AM


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