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Experimenter's Wednesday (UTC) for AO-85!

Discussion in 'Satellite and Space Communications' started by K3RLD, Aug 6, 2017.

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  1. K3RLD

    K3RLD Ham Member QRZ Page

    From the Amsat Mailing List:

    With the recent popularity of Slow Scan Television (SSTV) from the
    ISS, AMSAT Operations is bringing back Experimenter’s Wednesday to AO-

    On a trial basis, we invite users to exchange pictures using Robot
    36 SSTV mode via the FM repeater on AO-85 during UTC Wednesdays.
    Please identify prior to beginning transmissions, and only send when
    the uplink is clear.

    Stations are requested to only uplink if they have a reasonable
    expectation of maintaining a full-quieting signal for the duration of
    the image transmission.

    Smaller stations are encouraged to focus on receiving the images.

    Please don’t send questionable or provocative images. If in doubt,
    pick another one.

    Expect all ages to be participating.

    Feedback is encouraged, and comments may be directed via email to me
    at ko4ma at amsat dot org.
    KM6GUA, KA2CZU and WD9EWK like this.
  2. WE4B

    WE4B Ham Member QRZ Page

    This could be somewhat interesting.
  3. KA2CZU

    KA2CZU XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Really sounds like it could be interesting!
  4. W8LR

    W8LR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well this should be challenging - !!! (ha ha)
    WD9EWK likes this.
  5. WE4B

    WE4B Ham Member QRZ Page

    Agreed. Me and my 5 watts and Arrow antenna will gladly try to copy pictures from some of the big stations but there's no way I could ever be able transmit a full image.
    WD9EWK likes this.
  6. W5SAT

    W5SAT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I might be willing to give this a try. It only takes 36 seconds to TX the image so not too bad.
  7. K3RLD

    K3RLD Ham Member QRZ Page

    I certainly won't be transmitting, at least not for a few weeks to get a feel for how everything works - but I am eagerly awaiting tomorrow for the downlink opportunity!
    KA2CZU likes this.
  8. WE4B

    WE4B Ham Member QRZ Page

    Anybody have any success?
  9. K3RLD

    K3RLD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Still 1 minute till wednesday utc.... I haven't even tried yet.
  10. WE4B

    WE4B Ham Member QRZ Page

    KO4MA sent some pictures just a little while ago, did anybody copy them?

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