Welcome back, Richard!
- Linux in the Ham Shack showed up on Podcast Sniper.
- Chris, ZL2CCO, mentions LHS on his blog. Thanks, Chris!
- Doug, N6LMX, is listening to Episode 31 and recommends the Griffin SmartTalk Headphone Adapter for the iPod Touch. It adds a microphone to your headphones. He bought his at Fry's. (You can also find it at Amazon for a little less money. Click through our Amazon store and support the Black Sparrow Media podcast empire! -Ed.)
- Texas Linux Fest is Saturday, April 10, 2010 at the Monarch Events Center, Austin, Texas.
- Southeast Linux Fest is June 12-13, 2010 at the Marriott at Renaissance Park hotel in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
- We met our fund-raising goal for attending Dayton Hamvention 2010! The next goal is to raise enough money for a noise gate for Richard.
- Richard expresses his appreciation for everyone's patience and support during the past few weeks.
Links and Notes:
- Amateur radio satellite operation.
- Doppler shift
- Linear transponder: a broadbanded repeater that operates over a range of frequencies.
- Satellite tracking: there are programs that will help you find when and where a satellite will appear over your location. This page lists several, including some that run on Linux.
- You will very likely need an antenna with gain, and probably a means of moving the antenna to match the trajectory of the satellite as it passes by.
- SAREX (Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment) has been superceded by ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station).
- Equipment considerations. A VHF/UHF radio with sideband capability is often required, as is a cross-polarized antenna with gain.
- More info can be found at the AMSAT site including Keplerian Elements and other tracking tools.
- The ARRL publishes several books on satellite operation.