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KC9SGV
Bernie Dekok
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KC9SGV Ham Since 1984
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My Ham Radio Interests
Amateur Radio.
CW, SSB, Pactor 1, WINMOR, PSKMail, Slow scan TV.
IRLP, Echolink,
Maritime Mobile installations.
Remote HF stations.
Future GEO ham band satellites for the Americas.

Equipment
Icom 735,
Kenwood TS 520,
Kantronics Kam Plus TNC.
Signalink USB
Dentron Junior antenna tuner.
Yaesu FT212 2M VHF
Radio Shack VHF/UHF scanners.
IRLP node.
PSKMail Server.
Various Windows and Linux computers.
MiniTiouner DATV receiver.
Various power supplies and battery backup for the radios.
G5RV Inverted V antenna for 80 thru 10 M.
Hygain 14 AVQ Vertical antenna.

Other Interests
Racing sailing on Lake Michigan out of Waukegan, IL.
Aviation.

Clubs
Great Lakes Marine Mobile Net.
Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club (SARC).
Chicago FM Club (CFMC).

Geostationary ham band satellite.

From KC9SGV

9/20/2019 7:38:49 PM (3 comments) Add a commentAdd Comment


My latest interest is a ham band GEO satellite for IARU Region 2, sitting over the Americas.
Hopefully we can have a satellite emulating the European QO-100 soon.

Building the ground station, is what every ham can do for his own shack.
COTS parts are readily available and inexpensive.

ADALM Pluto learning module, with a WiFi booster into a old Direct TV dish will work.
So will Minitiouner and TBS5520SE.

Free software, like CrazyScan, FreeDV, Minitioune, etc will be tested.


Read the 3 comments after the break below.

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by WB4IUY 11/13/2019 1:55:10 PM

I'm just getting interested in the sats a bit more. Is there actually a geostationary ham sat up now?

Thanks,
Dave

by KC9SGV 11/14/2019 5:22:48 AM

Only over Europe.
There are groups here in the U.S. Working towards GEO sats.

by WB4IUY 11/15/2019 4:36:09 PM

That would be awesome! I have been listening a little to the FM sats as they fly over, a geosat would be great.

I need to learn the best freqs to listen for the FM sats with 2m downlinks, could you share that info?

Dave WB4IUY


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