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DATV on the ISS 


From AMSAT and
ANS ( AMSAT News Service).
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SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-094.06
Update on the ISS Columbus Module Amateur Radio Station

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 094.06
>From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
April 4, 2010
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-094.06

The Amateur Radio on the International Space

Station (ARISS)international team met for

the monthly teleconference on March 16.
Two highlights of the meeting include the

planned installation of VHF and UHF FM

amateur radio equipment and possible

digital amateur television from the Columbus

module at the International Space Station.

The installation of the Ericsson radio used

by ARISS in the Columbus module is scheduled

to be done by astronaut Mike Fincke, KE5AIT on
the STS-134 shuttle

flight planned for late

July 2010. ESA hopes to have a special contact

to commemorate the first operation of amateur
radio in the Columbus Module.

Gaston Bertels, ON4WF reported that the

Amateur Radio - Columbus (ARCOL) Working

Group is currently proposing the flight of

a digital amateur television (DATV) system

to downlink TV on S-band. ARISS US team

members Mark Severance N5XWF; Mark Steiner

K3MS; Lou McFadin W5DID; Kenneth Ransom

N5VHO; Rosalie White K1STO; and Carol Jackson
KB3LKI are assisting.

The Digital Television capability, under

consideration for installation by the ESA

in December, 2010 poses technical challenges.

The biggest technical challenge is the

obtaining of a suitable power supply. Gaston
is working with ESA to resolve this.

While DATV from the Columbus

module will

open up an exciting new capability for

education contacts, it will require a more

capable ground station to receive the S-band

DATV signals. This has implications for the

existing telebridge stations, including how

the DATV images would be routed to the event

sites. Gaston will be establishing a working
group to help tackle these two challenges

(reception and passing to the event site),

and is actively soliciting volunteers to help out.

The ARCOL group has already accomplished

the assembly and installation of the L- and

S-band patch antennas mounted on the exterior

of the Columbus Module.


[ANS thanks the ARISS team for the above

information]

 

 

 

^ DATV Question

Last week I printerd the following Question and below

you will find the responses from Pat, G4EKD

 

Hi Bryon

For the ATV Newsletter under the Digital headline.

When using DATV on 70cm, 436.00 MHz we use an up

converter to convert 70cm to L Band to enable the signal

to be received on a satellite receiver.

This means building an up converter or buying one ready

made, quite costly.

There are UHF to L Band up converters available sometimes

on Eaby for $10 to $20 These have been used in the US

Cable TV networks for viewing Digital TV sent on the cable

at UHF on a regular satellite receiver.


One example of this is the Glencom VC510. This has a

LO frequency of 1,950 MHz so that 436 MHz is converted

to 1,514 MHz It requires minor modification to remove the

cable coupling components and it is then ideal for feeding

a digital satellite receiver from the up converted 70cm signal.

My question is do any of you know where to get these surplus

cable TV up converter from?

Please let Bryon know for the next issue,

73's

Dave
G8adm

 

send your reply to atv-newsletter@hotmail.com 

Thank you Dave for sending me your question.

^ Response to QUESTION

Hi Bryon

I use a DIRECTV SUP-2400 up converter which comes

from USA i did a small convertion on it and works fine

into a comag receiver. I have converted several of the

units all work for local hams on 70cms d-atv .the cost

was £ 5.00 each.  They are on E-BAY about the same cost.

I have told Rob M0DTS about them and he has put a mod

on his website ..I have no website. It is a cheap converter

to get you receiving; Hope this ok for you.

 

G4EKD Pat

Derbyshire

  and follow up email

Hi Bryon

A little more info, the convertion I did was a simple mod 

and so required a preamp, The preamp I converted was f

rom mini-kit wide band, retune to 70cms again a simple

convertion.

 

hope dave g8adm finds this of use  73 G4EKD Pat

 

Thank you Pat for all your input. N6IFU

 

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Send me your D-ATV News.. atv-newsletter@hotmail.com  

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Buy-Sell-Trade

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^ 2E0DCR SK Sale of ATV Items

 

Hi Everyone,

 

Silent key sale all ATV items please contact Steve  GW8ZOE

direct  Tel 01291 623735 make him a offer for any item.

Viv

 

 

From: GW8ZOE [mailto:gw8zoe@btinternet.com]
Sent: 04 April 2010 15:34
To: viv.green@googlemail.com
Subject: 2E0DCR SK sale of ATV items

 

Viv,

 

Please see attached photo of the ATV items looking for a

good home, all proceeds from sale will go to Thelma

(Dave's widow)

 

Items include

1.       EuroSky SR401 Satellite Receiver with RC

2.       23cm homebrew dipole antenna in plastic case with N type plug

3.       SCTV Model 2500HG Down-converter

4.       23cm ATV receiver in case

5.       23cm ATV transmitter in die cast case

6.       23cm G1MFG ATV Rx Gold module

7.       23cm G1MFG ATV Rx Platinum module

8.       23cm G1MFG ATV Tx module

9.       23cm Control module with LCD display

10.   Spare LCD display

11.   23cm ATV complete system aluminium case with Tx/Rx and

         control modules

12.   Colour widescreen 7 inch colour monitor, with RC and

          12V PSU

13.   Citizen ST555 LCD TV VHF/UHF

14.   4 i/p CCTV PCI card with CD software

15.   WinTV PCI board

16.   Micromark MM23205 CCTV camera monochrome

17.   Homebrew 23cm cavity filter

18.   JMK 4 channel receiver CCTV-1500RS

 

All items are untested and I have no real idea of value.

 

Please let me know if these items are of any interest to

STG members.

 

73 Steve GW8ZOE

Hm 01291 623735 

 

 

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^ Looking for something for ATV or that

hard to find item?

 

Got some ATV Equipment you don't

use and you want it to have a good home?

 

Send your advertisement to the

ATV Newsletter and I will put it

in the next issue.

 

***************************************

Anyone looking to buy, sell or trade ATV Equipment are

welcomed to send your ad(s) for publication to:
atv-newsletter@hotmail.com
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^ ATV Guide
Scheduled Program Guide for ATV

Monday:

7:00 PM PST

Oregon Amateur Television Association

           "OATVA" Net

           Net held every Monday starting at 7:00 PM

            www.batc.tv listed under "repeater streaming"

            using it's repeater's call W7AMQ

11:00 PM PST

        DB0HEX, Mount Brocken/ATV in Germany

           Round Table at (0700 UTC Tuesday)

http://www.afu-ag.de/db0hex/db0hex.m3u

        SCART Net (GB3IV)

           http://g7jtt.camstreams.com

Tuesday:

12:00 Noon PST       

         Torbay Amateur Television & Microwave Group
            Group Activity Night
            Every Tuesday at 2000 to 2200 UTC
            www.batc.tv under GB3TB Repeater   
6:00 PM PST

        ATCO ATV Net

            Every Tuesday (0200 UTC Wednesday)

            www.batc.tv under repeater streams WR8ATV &

http://wb8lga.camstreams.com

8:30 PM PST

       WB9KMO Net Night Santa Barbara, CA

           Every Tuesday at (0430 UTC Wednesday)

www.batc.tv the goto members streams and look

           for WB9KMO

8:00 PM PST

       W7TED Repeaters Net Night

           Every Tuesday (0400 UTC Wednesday)

http://w7ted.camstreams.com

11:00 PM PST 

       DB0HEX, Mount Brocken/ATV in Germany

           Round Table (0700 UTC Wednesday)

http://www.afu-ag.de/db0hex/db0hex.m3u


Wednesday:

11:00 AM PST      

        Chat Night, GB3ZZ  
            Every Wednesday at 1900 to 2100 UTC

            BATC.TV streaming video www.batc.tv then go to

            member streams as well as www.camsecure.co.uk

6:00 PM PST

        C.A.T.S. Net

            Net held every Wed.

            9:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST (0200 UTC Thursday)

http://kb3lnn.camstreams.com

8:30 PM PST

Silicon Valley ATV Group

Net held every Wed. K6BEN RPT

            Not currently Streaming

            Anyone in the area is welcomed to check-in

            on 145.51 MHz simplex Talk-in freq.

11:00 PM PST

        DB0HEX, Mount Brocken/ATV in Germany

            Round Table (0700 UTC Thursday)

http://www.afu-ag.de/db0hex/db0hex.m3u
Thursday:

12:00 Noon PST
        Torbay Amateur Television & Microwave Group
            Group Activity Night
            Every Thursday at 2000 to 2200 UTC
            www.batc.tv  under GB3TB Repeater 
6:00 PM PST

        B.R.A.T.S. Net

            Net held every Thurs.

            9:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST (0200 UTC Firday)

http://kb3lnn.camstreams.com

7:00 PM PST

        San Bernardino Microwave Society Meeting 

            Next meeting December 3rd

       Meeting are held on the first Thursday of the month.

             Meeting start @:

            7:00 to 9:00 PM PT Starts @ 0300 UTC to 0500 UTC Friday

            You can watch the SBMS Meeting on the

            The METS ATV Repeaters as well as or the

            ATN-CA Repeaters in Southern California or

www.batc.tv them go to ATV Repeaters and

            click on W6ATN  or try
www.ac6rb.com  then click on option #1 or #2

8:00 PM PST  

         MDARC ATV Repeater Net

         Net held every Thursday starting at 8:00 PM

www.stickam.com/w6cxatv
11:00 PM PST


        DB0HEX, Mount Brocken/ATV in Germany

             Round Table (0700 UTC Friday) 

http://www.afu-ag.de/db0hex/db0hex.m3u


Friday:

1:00 PM PST

        GB3GG, Grimsby Amateur Television Group Net
             Every Friday at 2100 ZULU

             www.batc.tv

11:00 PM PST  

^         DB0HEX, Mount Brocken/ATV in Germany

            Round Table (0700 UTC Saturday)

http://www.afu-ag.de/db0hex/db0hex.m3u

Saturday:

11:00 AM PST

Oregon Amateur Television Association

          "OATVA Net"

           Every Saturday starting at 11:00 AM

           www.batc.tv listed under "repeater streaming"

           using it's repeater's call W7AMQ

12:00 Noon PST

         Spanish/English Net

^ Argentina/CA ATV Net

            Held every Saturday

            AC6RB and Friends, everyone is welcomed

www.batc.tv and found under the W6ATN

            Repeater stream

6:00 PM PST

        M.A.T.S. Net

            Held every Saturday

            9:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST (0200 UTC Sunday)

            http://kb3lnn.camstreams.com
Sunday:
1:30 AM PST

        DB0HEX, Mount Brocken/ATV in Germany

            Round Table at (0930 UTC) 

http://www.afu-ag.de/db0hex/db0hex.m3u

 

3:00 AM PST  

North Bristol Amateur Radio Club

Net every Sunday at 3:00 AM PST 

             (11:00 to 12:00 UTC)

             Streamed by G8VPG

             streamed via GB3UT on www.batc.tv

 

9:30 AM PST 

MDARC, "Bathrobe" Net 

         Held every Sunday @ 9:30 AM

www.stickam.com/w6cxatv

11:00 AM PST

        GB3ZZ Chat Night 

            Every Sunday at 1900 to 2100 UTC

www.batc.tv Streaming video go to members stream

            and look for GB3ZZ

            and www.camsecure.co.uk as well

12:00 Noon PST

        Torbay Amateur Television & Microwave Group
            Group Activity Night
            Every Sunday at 2000 to 2200 UTC
www.batc.tv under GB3TB Repeater 


 7:00 PST 9:00 pm CST 

         Minnesota Fastscan Amateur TV

            MNFAT Club Net

            Every Sunday at 0300 UTC 

www.batc.tv Go to "Members Stream" and

            look for KB0ozn

 

 

                    *********************************

^ Proposed Upcoming Live Webcasts

on the BATC.TV Streaming Video

http://www.batc.tv/



                  *********************************

                   

ATV DXing
KA9UVY http://ka9uvy.camstreams.com

KA9UVY, Bob is active mostly morning during weekdays
And all hours weekends.

Hepburn tropo forecast page:
http://www.dxinfocenter.com/tropo.html  

ATV DXers post their CQ's and Reports to the ATV logger page:
http://dxworld.com/atvlog.html  

Hawaiian Beacons for the West Coast provided by. "KH6HME"
144.170 MHz
432.075 MHz
1296.34 MHz
                    *********************************
Other Streaming ATV Videos

Washington State RACES Station 

http://w7emd.camstreams.com/

 

W7EMD Ustream.TV

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/w7emd-tv

 

 

K8DMR's Camstream

not in operation at this time

 

WB8LGA's Camstream

Links to other camstreams and Google ATV Maps

And location to view the ATCO ATV Net

http://wb8lga.camstreams.com


Severnside Television Group
http://www.camsecure.co.uk/Camsecure_Radio_Amateurs.html

and www.batc.tv   

N6GKB's Tower Cam in Yucca Valley, CA .

And Back-up for the AC6RB Camstream
http://ustream.tv/channel/n6gkb  


 

The ATV Newsletter can not be held responsible for the content

of any website, web stream or link listed in the publication.


If you have a scheduled Net or Event on your Streaming Video

that you would like listed in the "ATV Guide" please send your

information to:
atv-newsletter@hotmail.com

___________________________________________

On Line Internet Repeater

for Ham Radio &

Amateur TV 

You are invited to use AC6RB's On Line Repeater,

for more information go to the following web page: 

www.ac6rb.com

 

George AC6RB

California, USA

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^ ATV WEBSITE GUIDE
__________________________________
Acres Electronics, ZL4TAO
ATV Gear
  www.acreselectronics.co.nz

ATV Google Map

  Help Page.
  http://home.roadrunner.com/~cbeener/Help/Help.htm
  My home page
  http://home.roadrunner.com/~cbeener/index.html
  The Fastscan ATV Google map
  http://home.roadrunner.com/~cbeener/GMapATVQ.html

Amateur Radio Victoria
  www.users.amateurradio.com.au
Amateur Radio Victoria/VK3FCE
  www.amateurradio.com.au/vk3fce
Associated Radio Amateurs of Long Beach, Inc.
Club Station located on "Queen Mary" W6RO
  http://www.aralb.org
ATCO Newsletter
  www.atco.tv
Amateur Television Quarterly
  http://ATVQuarterly.com

ATV Mobile Website

  http://home.comcast.net/~k8jwt
^ ATV Newsletter (Back Issues Only)
  http://www.qsl.net/g3zhi/atvnews.htm  
Baltimore Radio Amateur Television Society (BRATS)
  http://www.bratsatv.org
British Amateur Television Club Forums
  http://www.batc.org.uk/forum
^ British Amateur Television Club Website (BATC)

  CQ-TV Magazine, View Back Issues and the Place to Subscribe
http://www.batc.org.uk


Cameras on Mountain Tops

  http://www.AirCommServices.com and http://www.AirSites2000.com
Chesapeake Amateur Television Society (CATS)
  http://mysite.verizon/vzev3ql6/id.html  
CQ-TV Magazine, view back issues and the place to subscribe
  http://www.batc.org.uk
DATV/Digital Amateur Television Primer, G7LWT
^ And another location you can download bask issues
of the "ATV Newsletter"
  www.g7lwt.com
Dutch Digital Amateur Television Site
  http://d-atv.com
G3ZHI
Many Ham Radio Links
  http://www.qsl.net/g3zhi  
GB3BH
  http://gb3bh.com
GB3KM
  http://myspace.freeserve.com
GW6BWX's
Amateur Television Electronics Projects ATV/DATV
  http://www.atv-projects.com/index.html  
Hamoholics, 2E0GYZ
  www.2e0gyz.ning.com

Historical TV & Radio Website

  www.pharis-video.com

Intuitive Circuits, LLC

^   ATV Repeater Controllers http://www.icircuits.com/prod_atv_main.html

  On-Screen ID Overlay and home page http://www.icircuits.com   
Italian ATV, IK1HGI

  Web Site for the first Italian ATV contact to the

  Spanish/English Net

  http://xoomer.virgilio.it/atv/ac6rb.htm

K6BEN-ATV

  http://www.k6ben.com     
Las Vegas Radio Amateur Club
  http://www.lvrac.org and www.hxo.com
Microwave Experimenters Television System (METS)
  http://www.qsl.net/kc6ccc/   
Mini-kits Hi-Tech RF Kits and Components
  http://www.minikits.com.au
MNFAT Minnesota Group/KB0OZN
  www.MNFAT.net
N6HOG's Weather Web
  http://n6hog.com

Oregon Amateur Television Association-Portland

   "OATVA"

  www.oregonatv.org

P.C. Electronics

  www.hamtv.com

Salem Amateur Television Associations-Salem

  www.qsl.net/k7atv/
San Bernardino Microwave Society (SBMS)
  http://www.ham-radio.com/sbms  
Severnside Television Group

  Website www.stvg.co.uk
  http://www.batc.tv streaming website  

Southgate Amateur Radio  Club
  www.southgatearc.org
WA6NUT's page
HF with FFT-TV
  http://www.hamsdr.com/personaldirectory.aspx?did=1139  

WWATS, Western Washington Amateur Television Society

  www.qsl.net/ww7ats  


If you have an ATV Streaming Video or ATV website that you

would like to have listed in the ATV Guide please send your info to:

atv-newsletter@hotmail.com

 

The ATV Newsletter can not be held responsible for the content

of any website, web stream or link listed in the publication.

___________________________________________

Oat Mtn. News

___________________________________________ 

 

___________________________________________
^ This weeks Joke:

These 2 atoms were walking around when

one atom says to the other one, "Hey!

I think I lost an electron!"

The other atom says, "Are you sure?"

He replies "Yes, I'm positive."


 

Got a joke? send it to atv-newsletter@hotmail.com
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Southern California News

__________________________________

 

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Repairs Needed for the ATN-CA Repeaters
________________________________________
Blueridge:

1. Establish link from Mt. Potosi

2. Repair 900 MHz output transmitter and reinstall

3. Get repeater back on the air.
Mt  Wilson:

Saw testing on 3/21/10.on 434 MHz and it was working
Oat Mtn.:
1. Replace plastic wire ties with appropriate fasteners.
2. Tune 2.4 GHz link dipole for better SWR. It would be a

    good idea to sweep the 1200 MHz antenna at the same

    time as well.
Santiago Peak:
1. Remove KC6UQH's call and Palomar from the W6ATN

    repeaters ID's (late spring early summer 08 when the new controller is installed)
2. Look into weak signal getting into one of the inputs.

3. Find intermittent receive problem for link from Oat Mtn..(1/24/09)

4. Resolve problems with WiFi getting into receiver for Snow Peak

    & Point Loma (April 28, 2009)

Snow Peak:

1. 2.4 Ghz input is operational but has audio problems due to

    receiver problems on the network hub.. July 23, 2009

2. The 1200 MHz output does work and you can watch.

3. Get repeater back on the air.

Point Loma, W6RDF: No Repairs Needed/Fully Operational

   Trustee Robert Swain, KA4JSR

1. Off the air do to AC problems at the shack.

2. 434 input unuseable (4/03.01)

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Letters to the Editor

 

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^ Invitation to Anonymous

 

If you would like to send a "Letter to the Editor" and want

to have your name withheld to protect your identity so as to 

shield yourself from the attacks I will print your letter, but

I must know who you are and be able to contact you.

 

Whenever I have been asked to protect someones identity

I have always done so. But I have a responsibility to my

readers to know who sent the letter..........    

 

 

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If you have an opinion or viewpoint that you would like to express

to the readers, please submit your letters to:
atv-newsletter@hotmail.com
_____________________________________________
See you all on ATV,
Bryon Foster
N6IFU
Editor and Publisher of the "ATV Newsletter"

Please send this newsletter to anyone you

think will enjoy it.

If you wish to subscribe to the "ATV Newsletter", send

me an email I will add you to my mailing list.

The ATV Newsletter is FREE.

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If you are receiving the newsletter and would like it

stopped, please send me an email as well.

My "Mailing List" is not sold or shared.

The "ATV Newsletter" is not affiliated with "ATN".

 

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