January 31, 2010

WISP KISS MIXW

Here comes the soundcard

Software :-
1-Virtual Serial Ports Emulator - VSPE - from Eterlogic.com free software work on my pc more better than ComEmulDrv3!!.
2-WISP Software by Mr.Chris Jackson ZL2TPO/G7UPN
3-ONLINEKISS a free software from Mr. Mike Rupprecht DK3WN
4-The wounderful software - MixW by UT2UZ &UU9JDR

My setup :-
Created 2 pairs of com on VSPE .
COM1 & COM2
COM4 & COM5
WISP --->COM1 (TNC-2 selected on wisp)
ONLINEKISS INPUT ---> COM2
ONLINEKISS OUTPUT ---> COM 5
MIXW EMULATION TNC--->COM4

Result :-
Wisp keying the Mixw and gave out a brust of digital packet
frams througth the soundcard.

Further test wll follow on receving ! I hope soon on bird !!

Thanks :-
Thanks to my friends Mike DK3WN and Mineo JE9PEL and other for their fine work software and information they provided and forwarded to other (Great friendship sprit) .

73 Nader st2nh
video

On line KISS , PB.exe & WISP

Here another go with OnlineKISS software






OnLineKISS link = http://www.dk3wn.info/software.shtml

Test PB.exe Setup

Here is a simple test for BP.exe setup.

1-Download and insulate ComEmulDrv3.
2-Create 2 virtual ports.
3-Use one port at PB.exe ini file and the other port for Winpack.
4-Run the PB.exe
5-press D on the keybord for Dir .
6-See what BP.exe transmiting to Winpack !!
7-Good luck PB.exe setup

Test Wisp and Ports

WISP <----> PC PORTS <-- WIRES--> TNC <--WIRES--> RADIO
Yahhhh To much setup!!


Here is a simple test for WISP and the PC ports!

1-Download and insulate ComEmulDrv3.
2-Create 2 virtual ports.
3-Use one port for Wisp and the other port for Winpack.
5-Select TNC-2 at wisp !!
6-No TNC to be select at Winpack!
7-Match all other parameters Speed/Parity/Bits etc
4-Run a pass.
5-Click fill.
6-See what wisp transmiting on Winpack !!
7-Good luck with your ports and software .

January 29, 2010

Keps and Wisp Database!!

It seem to be an old problem with keps updating and Wisp.

My solution :-
1- Deleting the old wisp keps file.
2- Update only the keps for the satellite you want to use.eg AO-51,GO-32,HO-68
No need for the other sats at database file.
3- Prepate the keps for the satellites you want to use in a Notepad text file.
eg
------------
HO-68
1 36122U 09072B 10028.24111825 -.00000045 00000-0 00000 0 0 1202
2 36122 100.4904 089.9827 0007278 295.9666 064.0683 13.16279814 5806
GO-32
1 25397U 98043D 10027.84123431 .00000044 00000-0 37419-4 0 982
2 25397 098.3172 043.0027 0001008 004.7754 355.3420 14.23170554600088
AO-51
1 28375U 04025K 10027.57713359 .00000009 00000-0 15331-4 0 05909
2 28375 098.0548 029.1313 0083586 163.4352 196.9603 14.40666722293268
/EX
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4- Re-update database .

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Here the advice of Mr. Howard Long and Mr.Mineo.
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G6LVB / Howard Long wrote at 28 Jun 2002:

o Shut down Wisp
o Rename the Wisp.kep file to something else (just in case)
o Restart Wisp.
o For each satellite which was previously scheduled, you will get an error
"GSC cannot find satellite xx-xx in the keplarian database....".
OK each message.
o Re-import the keps (Database -> Update Satellite Database)
o Shutdown Wisp
o Restart Wisp
o Tracking -> Redo Schedule

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JE9PEL wrote How to reset WiSP.KEP:

1. Delete 'C:\wisp\WiSP Schedule.DAT' and 'C:\wisp\WiSP.KEP'
2. Run GSC.EXE
3. Then you will get an error message:
'GSC cannot find satellite ... in the keplerrian database'
OK each messages.
4. GSC - Database - Update Satellite Database
and import the right TLE file.
5. GSC - Setup - Satellite Setup - (satellite) - Edit - OK
Do it each satellites.
6. GSC - Tracking - Redo Schedule

sourse
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/hamradio/je9pel/index.htm

Welcome back Fuji-OSCAR 29

It's booming down with 5 watts (QRP)througth all the pass .
Orbit # 66.438
No trafic from North!!! .
Worked My friend Hal ZS6WB loc(KG44ee)
Welcome Back My lovely Bird .
Thanks to JARL Commander Team .

January 28, 2010

Can the fantastic old software (PB.exe and PG.exe ) work with HO-68 BBS??

The PG file at Amsat download site not include PFHADD
But there is a full version of PFHADD at

ftp://ftp.amsat.org/amsat/software/PC/pacsat/

Down load and unzip it to same directory of PG.EXE.

The easy way to add header to the upload file under window
by PFHADD as following :-

Write your message with notepad.
Save it
Right click your saved message.
Chose open with.
Go to choose program.
Go to browse.
Go to PFHADD on the same file where you have PG.exe.
A DOS window of PFHADD wll pop up .
PFHADD wll ask you many questions!!(you need to know that )
Now you have Pacsat upload file ready for sat.

January 26, 2010

AO-51 9K6 Packet TLM with a soundcard

Receiving AO_ 51 satellite 9600 bps Packet Telemetry with a soundcard AWGPE and UISS .Orbit 29,313 max El 16 16:08 - 16:20 UTC

video





January 24, 2010

HO-68 TLM

ORBIT 522
TIME 20:00
DATE 23/01/2010

BJ1SA XW XW AAA TTT AUU AAE ETT TTT TTT TTT TTT TTT TTT TTT TTT XW XW
BJ1SA XW XW AAA TTT AUU AAE ETT TTT TTT TTT TTT TTT TTT TTT TTT XW XW

XW-1 Telemetry Decoder (c) Mike Rupprecht, DK3WN
==================================================

PA Output RF Switch Status : PA2 Works (Beacon only)
Transponder Working Status : Beacon only
Transponder Temperature : 22 C
Beacon RF Output Power : 115 mW
Beacon Power Supply Volts : 5 V
Receiver Power Supply Curr : 0 mA
Linear Transponder ACG Volts : 0 V
Transponder RF Output Power : 0 mW
Transponder PA Curr : 0 mA
Linear Transponder Up Conv : 0 mA
Linear Transponder Volts : 0 V
FM Dig S/F Transponder Curr : 0 mA
FM Dig S/F Transponder Volts : 0 V

January 23, 2010

Pacsat with DOS software.

An old snapshots for PB.exe with a long directory . Received from Echo-51 satellite during 2005 .





















January 22, 2010

January 21, 2010

HO-68 FM/Packet Understanding

FM / Digital working principle is that whoever will relay signal to who
should transmit first. the transponder is not torn between the uplink
signals.

In other words, if the voice first, open the repeater and talk, this time
where the transmitting packet data is necessary to wait for voice
communication before end of the processing voice. By the same token, if
you are transmitting Packet data into voice link from time to time, the
satellite will continue to transmit the packet data to complete the data
frame, and then process voice request if the request is still active.

On the other hand, if there are a lot of very strong signals transmit to
the satellite at same time, the satellite receiver may be unable to decode
67Hz PL correctly, so voice will be unable to be replied in that case.

Alan Kung, BA1DU
HO-68(XW-1) Project Manager

January 20, 2010

Still Hope-1 hold 2 Messages? tnx Mike


Dear Nader, Alan

I could download the directory this afternoon. There are only 2 files from
you (Jan 18)

Best 73, Mike
DK3WN
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Thanks Mike DK3WN feedback
Nader

January 19, 2010

Messages storage time on HO-68 ?

Yesterday I posted 8 messages to hope-1 BBS.

http://www.amsat.org/amsat/archive/amsat-bb/100day/msg83565.html

Today the directory was empty!!
XW-1 Store-forward Transponder user's manual stats the message storage time Is
five days!!
I hope Mr. Alan BA1DU have a time to explain what is wrong!
73 DE ST2NH

8 messages to Hope-1 BBS in single pass – See this at youtube.

HI all
In a semi-quiet pass over Africa I‘ve succeeded to up loaded 8 messages to HOPE-1 BBS.

Messages to
1- WA4SCA
2 - BA1DU
3 - TO ALL
4 - JE9PEL
5 - N8MH
6 - I7PQD
7 - DD1JSN
8 - TO ALL










See a movie at youtube channel
http://www.youtube.com/st2nh

( sry for flickering from an old monitor)


Message with attached file (photo) also uploaded.
The photo I’ve paint and uploaded carried a QST message to save Forest and Trees.
More useful meaning to BBS in time of fast DSL.





The Directory was empty! I wish to receive a reply soon. Really FM killing the packet or vice versa . I'm lucky coz I'm here in quit Africa. (Not so quite, Not so lucky with DXCC )

The all-week, one-mode Schedule should give a chance to many hams to read and upload their messages before deleted by OBC. . Thanks Alan for this arrangement which had been suggested by my Elmer Mr. Dom.


Many Friends sent me an email asking about WISP setup!!
Here every thing in it default setting. I haven’t change any thing only I’ve added the
Broadcast and BBS callsign . I’m using an old PC Pentium 2 OS is XP.

73 de Nader – ST2NH

www.st2nh.com

http://st2nh-blogger.blogspot.com/

January 16, 2010

No downlink only carrier !! hope-1 last pass over Africa!

Strong carrier on 435.675 mhz, Completely No fm downlink or packet througth all
the pass!!

orbit #417 time 2015 -2038 loc kk65gp
beacon cw was in 2 different tones?
x ponder is off


schedule info

15 Jan. 2010
HO-68 FM and Digital Transponder
20:15…Turn On
South Africa,Middle East Asia,Europe,NA,North Pole, North As
21:00…Turn Off


73 de nader


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From: "Mike Rupprecht"


Hi Nader,

... confirm that.

At 20:34 UTC over Europe – FM transponder should be active – but we heard only a strong carrier

The following telemetry was heard during the pass:

BJ1SA XW XW TTT TAT AU6 TTT ETT U4D TT4 BET EBT TTT TTT VE6 ETT XW XW
BJ1SA XW XW TTT TAT AU6 TTT ETT UET TT4 BET EBT TTT TTT VE6 ETT XW XW
BJ1SA XW XW TTT TAT AUB TTT ETT UET TT4 BET EBT TTT TTT VE6 ETT XW XW
BJ1SA XW XW TTT TAT AUB TTT ETT UET TT4 BET EBT TTT TTT VE6 ETT XW XW
BJ1SA XW XW TTT TAT AUB TTT ETT U4D TT4 BET EBT TTT TTT VE6 ETT XW XW

PA Output RF Switch Status : PA1 Works (Transponder and Beacon)
Transponder Working Status : Beacon and FM Transponder
Transponder Temperature : 26 C
Beacon RF Output Power : 0 mW
Beacon Power Supply Volts : 5 V
Receiver Power Supply Curr : 248 mA
Linear Transponder ACG Volts : 0.04 V
Transponder RF Output Power : 2250 mW
Transponder PA Curr : 570 mA
Linear Transponder Up Conv : 0 mA
Linear Transponder Volts : 0 V
FM Dig S/F Transponder Curr : 356 mA
FM Dig S/F Transponder Volts : 5 V

73, Mike
DK3WN
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Tnx Mike for feedback and TLM info.
73 de st2nh

January 14, 2010

Nader scores success with new satellite HO-68

Nader scores success with new satellite HO-68

Nader, ST2NH has been having a lot of success with the new Chinese amateur radio satellite Hope-1 (HO-68).

In a message to Southgate Amateur Radio News, he writes:

I have succeeded in uploading 7 messages (including one picture file) to the BBS on board the Hope-1 Oscar satellite in a single pass.

Orbit # 323
time 18:42- 19:02
date 8-01-2010
locator KK65GP
Messages to dk3wn 2 messages one with attached photo
hb9ska
message to all
message to ba1du
message to w0sl
message to je9pel

see the photos for more
http://picasaweb.google.com/Nader.st2nh/
7MessagesToHope1BbsInOnePassWithAttachedPhotoFile
1stTime #5424498874076798546

73 de st2nh Nader

www.st2nh.com




sourse
http://www.southgatearc.org/news/january2010/hope1_message_success.htm

January 13, 2010

Seven Messages to Hope-1 BBS in one pass,with attached files photos -1ST TIME








I succceded to upload 7 messages to BBS on board hope-1 oscar satellite in one
pass!

Orbit # 323
time 18:42- 19:02
date 8-01-2010
locator KK65GP

Messages to
dk3wn 2 messages one with attached photo
hb9ska
message to all
message to ba1du
message to w0sl
message to je9pel

see the photos for more


http://picasaweb.google.com/Nader.st2nh/7MessagesToHope1BbsInOnePassWithAttached\
PhotoFile1stTime#







73 de Nader , st2nh


www.st2nh.com

Three Messages to Hope-1 BBS in single Pass

I succeeded to upload a 3 messages to HO-68 (HOPE-1) satellite in one pass
.orbit  # 246 time was 18:36 – 18:55 date 2-jan-2010 at KK65GP. Messages
send to my friends

Mike DK3WN
Mineo JE9PEL
Alan Kung and the team behind the success of XW-1 satellite

A link for some photo
http://picasaweb.google.com/Nader.st2nh/Hope1SatelliteBbsMessages#

The upload is soooo smooth the packets frames squeezes itself between the FM
phone transmition  Thorough the whole pass there were many station in QSO's
But the satellite hold the packet (as someone hold it breath) and when ever the
channel is free it send down the frames J . . Thanks to Camsat for this
wonderful Bird.
Setup here ICOM 910 ,ARR preamp, homebrew X Yagi
Symek tnc3s ,,ARS drive Yaesu G5500,
Pc Dell 2G ram 2G
Software OP XP with SP3,Wisp (unregested yet!).Nova.WinARS.
http://www.st2nh.com/myequipments
I miss 9600 on AO-51 at uhf with 9600 BPS
http://www.st2nh.com/photos
73 Nader ST2NH
www.st2nh.com


Hope-1 , XW-1 , HO-68 Satellite

Congratulation to AMSAT-China

Congratulation to AMSAT-China . A wounderful gift for the New Year .
Thanks AMSAT-CHINA .

73;st2nh

www.st2nh.com
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WOW so wounderful satellite !!!!!!!!

Hi all

I've Just read the schedule and synchronize my PC time!!!!!
And YES at 19:45 I hear my echo back from the sat.
The linear transponder open in time and for the 1st time over Africa!!

So strong and clear , with 5 watts (yes 5 watts only)
I worked DL8DR-ON5UE-F6HTJ-SQ7DQX .

ALL what I can say ....!! THANK AMSAT-CHAINA So much for the wounderful
satellite.
THANKS ALAN KUNG , FB OM CONGRATULATION.

And tnx for every one sharing me the fun.

73;Nader
www.st2nh.com

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Hi All and HNY

I h've succeded connect to the XW-1 BBS , Orbit # 192 ,18:05 UTC.
Wisp upload window pop-up 3 times !! But the FM voice was longer than the
re-try time!!

For sure I wll upload my messages soon on XW-1 BBS .This is really fun.

Thanks again Alan Kung and XW-1 team for the new schedule and for the Multi
Mode New Year Gift . :)

73's Nader st2nh

www.st2nh.com

Genesat-1 TLM

GeneSat-1 is a 10 x 10 x 30 cm. spacecraft, which will conduct a cellular biology technology demonstration.

Of particular interest to the amateur radio satellite community, is the GeneSat-1 beacon. Operating at 437.075 MHz FM, the beacon sends an AX.25 packet at 1200 baud every 5 seconds; the packet contains data about the spacecraft systems operation

I try to received Genesat TLM beacon with many software
All softwares gave me a good result specially UISS


You can see the result of MS hyperterminal program
And UISS in action at my youtube channel



http://www.youtube.com/st2nh



Snapshot of UISS






Using Genesat-1 decoder software by my friend DK3WN
to analysis all the frames in one go

snapshot of Genesat-1 decoder





Some frames captured

KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.org67D5F401000000000000002500680001F315F7D41E28F7054002
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.org85D5F46500F6005C00F7010000A3010199226D0240F1F122190B
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.org99D5F45F00F5005600F7010000A301923C02167D36BF99228325
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.orgADD5F40400000000000500250068009202F91D2CA0021EB7213A
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.orgC1D5F45400F4004B00F6010000A30192A04B18231CF518F70242
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.orgD5D5F401000000000000002600680001F315F7D41E28F7054002
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.orgDFD5F40200000000000000250068008F7A13B6205F1EE62B05F3
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.orgF3D5F44300F2004000F6010100A3010199226D0240F1F122190B
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.orgFDD5F44000F1003E00F5010100A3018F231D23F70521235024F8
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.org02D6F403000000000000006A0068008F0BE613A724001321F705
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.org11D6F40A000000000000002600680001D51E8405F158DC1F9A1F
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.org16D6F40300000004000000260000008E7A13B6205F1EE62B05F3
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.org1BD6F40000000000000000250068009202F91D2CA0021EB7213A
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.org20D6F43500F0003600F5010000A3018F20F0003A2121001B2EA0
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.org25D6F43400EF003500F5010000A30101EE02C01B0BF7C1021622
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.org2AD6F43200EF003400F5010000A3010199226D0240F1F122190B
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.org2FD6F43100EF003300F5010000A30192A04B18231CF518F70242
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.org34D6F42F00EF003200F5010000A3018F231D23F70521235024F8
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.org3ED6F42C00EE003000F4010000A301923C02167D36BF99228325
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.org48D6F401000000000000002500680001D51E8405F158DC1F9A1F
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.org4DD6F40500000000000500250068008F7A13B6205F1EE62B05F3
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.org52D6F40300010005000000250068009202F91D2CA0021EB7213A
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.org57D6F42500ED002A00F4010000A3018F20F0003A2121001B2EA0
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.org5CD6F42400ED002900F4010000A30101EE02C01B0BF7C1021622
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.org66D6F42200EC002600F4010000A30192A04B18231CF518F70242
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.org6BD6F42000EC002500F4010000A3018F231D23F70521235024F8
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.org70D6F40200000002000200250068008F0BE613A724001321F705
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.org75D6F41D00EB002300F4010000A301923C02167D36BF99228325
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.org7AD6F409000000000005006A00680001F315F7D41E28F7054002
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.org7FD6F404000000000002002500680001D51E8405F158DC1F9A1F
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.org8ED6F41700EA001D00F3010000A3018F20F0003A2121001B2EA0
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.org93D6F41600EA001C00F3010000A30101EE02C01B0BF7C1021622
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.org9DD6F41400E9001900F3010000A30192A04B18231CF518F70242
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.orgA2D6F41300E9001800F3010000A3018F231D23F70521235024F8
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.orgA7D6F40A00000000000500260068008F0BE613A724001321F705
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.orgACD6F41000E9001600F3010000A301923C02167D36BF99228325
KE7EGC>UNDEF,TELEM:GeneSat1.orgB1D6F408000000000000002500680001F315F7D41E28F7054002


73 Nader