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Experimenter's Wednesday (UTC) for AO-85!
Posted: 02 Oct 2017 03:44 PM PDT
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...
Experimenters Wednesday (UTC) for AO-85!
Orbitron - Not getting elevation to rotor
Posted: 02 Oct 2017 03:06 PM PDT
Im using Orbitron & WispDDE to control my Fox Delta interface and Yaesu
G-5500 rotor. When a satellite Im tracking passes over, it turns the AZ
rotor but not the EL. I know it can control the EL, because if I manually
point it some degrees up, it will take it back down to -3 degrees as it
acquires the bird. As it tracks it, it stays at -3 degrees EL. Any ideas
why it holds it flat for the duration?
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