AO-85 QRG

AO-85: Need to know by n6jsx

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AO-85: Need to know

Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:58 am (PDT) . Posted by:

n6jsx

Just gleamed off AMSAT BBS/Blog;

AO-85 uplink;

435.180 MHz was the planned frequency. Due to unexpected differences

in temperature, the actual frequency is estimated to be around 435.172

MHz. If you’re using an FM only radio, you should use 435.170 MHz as

your center uplink frequency. Paul, N8HM

de, Kuby, N6JSX/8

FOX1B – soon

FOX1B – soon to fly

Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:11 am (PDT) . Posted by:

n6jsx

FOX1B is expected to fly on November 10, 2017 from Vandenburg AFB.
HAMdom might just get a nice Christmas present this year – with the bird fully open for use.
All FOX’s are expected to live in orbit +10yrs.

https://www.amsat.org/countdown-to-launch-radfxsat-fox-1b/ https://www.amsat.org/countdown-to-launch-radfxsat-fox-1b/

FM U/v repeater with an uplink on 435.250 MHz (67.0Hz PL) and a downlink on 145.960 MHz.

AO-## designation will occur when FOX1B is securely in orbit.

The sky this morning

  I have been watching the sky since I was a kid.  I started a bulletin board system in 1982.  Not long after that, the local astronomy club asked if they could post their stuff on Howard’s Notebook. Then later they started their own BBS.

Back in the old days, you had to look up information in a magazine and later on a bulletin board system.
Then later the Palm devices came along. That was great.  I was one of the first people to use the Palm devices. So I had one in my pocket.
I worked a lot of night shifts so I was up all night.  I could look up and see the moon and planets in the sky.

Now with computers, you can see the moon, planets, stars and other objects on your computer.  There are great apps for cell phones now.  You see something in the sky and just point your cell phone and it shows you what the object is.
I have an Android cell phone and I use Star Chart.  I also have Heaven-Above on my cell phone.

moon 1.JPG

This photo was taken this morning Tuesday, October 17, 2017.  I was walking over to get the mail.  Photo was taken with my Panasonic LX7.  The moon above and I did not check my cell phone for the planet below.  I am going to guess Venus or Jupiter.

moon 2.JPG

The photo above is after I zoomed in a little bit with the Panasonic LX7.  

Nude swimming in the United States

  The following is a reprint of a blog post I made in July of 2010.  It was posted on my TypePad blog.  Some of the links below may not work.  They are seven years old.

I posted in ShowMeBlog back sometime ago about nude swimming at the YMCA.  That blog post gets a lot of traffic each day.  It has had a lot of comments.  Many of the people comment that it never took place.
It was normal and standard for boys swimming at the YMCA to swim nude.  It was also normal at many schools all across the United States.
Many people today just can not believe that such a thing took place.
It just shows how crazy things have come now in the United States with sex, nudity, sin and religion.

I just notice that Wikipedia now has an article “Nude swimming.”
If you want see the post from ShowMeBlog :  Swimming Nude in America and that was from April 23 of 2008.

The following from the Wikipedia article:

“…Before the YMCA began to admit females in the early 1960s, swimming trunks were not even allowed in the pools,[6] and high school swimming classes for boys sometimes had similar policies, citing the impracticality of providing and maintaining sanitary swimming gear and clogging swimming pools’ filtration systems with lint fibers from the swimsuits. These practices were common because of the perception that there was nothing wrong or sexual about seeing members of the same gender in the nude, especially in these indoor contexts among equals in ‘birthday suit uniform’.

In some English schools, Manchester Grammar School for example, nude swimming was compulsory until the 1970s.[7] This was also the case for some U.S. junior high schools.[8] A 2006 Roper poll showed that 25% of all American adults had been skinny dipping at least once, and that 74% believed nude swimming should be tolerated at accepted locations.[9]…”

I never did nude swimming when I was young.  Hell, I do not know how to swim.  Plus I am not sure I was ever at a YMCA.  I had a cousin that was a year younger and he did swim nude at the YMCA near his home.  I knew it at the time but they were poor and until a few years ago I was thinking that the YMCA just did it there because poor kids could not afford swimming suits.  Then a few years ago I read on the web about nude swimming back in the “old days.”  Smile

That would be an interesting poll for a TV station.  Go out on the street and ask people if kids every did nude swimming at the YMCA and at schools years ago in the United States.  I would be interested in the results.

The old days – My TypePad Blog

  I had some the other day say that I had not been logging as long as I say.
The other day I just happen to get a link to an old post on TypePad.  I used TypePad as my blog hosting site from 2003 until 2012.  
  I used TypePad for a lot of years but it was not my first blogging site.  Well, the first blogging site was my bulletin board system in 1982!

screenshot-hnb.typepad.com-2017-10-06-23-58-20-683

God, I been doing this a long long time.  No wonder I am so tired.

Man accidentally shot himself

DallasFW Newshub:

Breaking from Dallas-Fort Worth Newshub

NBC DFW reports that police said a man accidentally shot himself in the leg during an attempted burglary at a Fort Worth home Friday morning. Fort Worth police said three men broke into a pickup truck in a driveway in the 5300 block of Westhaven Drive at about 2:30 a.m. The homeowner came outside and startled the men, who ran from the scene, according to police. One of the men was armed with a handgun that discharged a round into his thigh. Police said they caught the three men shortly after. Officers applied a tourniquet to the wounded man, who was transported to a hospital in stable condition. No further details have been released.

No Internet service from Spectrum

Not a good start for October.  Spectrum had an “outage” affecting the Southeastern states, Texas and California.  I am in Fort Worth (TX) and I think it was off for over eight hours for us.
Hulu had a weekend special and it was free HBO from Friday night to Monday morning.  Darlene, started watching Game of Thrones.  She wanted to watch all of the episodes on HBO.  I did not think she could make it before we lost Internet.  Now, I am sure she will not see all of them.
I am not sure who she will blame.  She may blame President Trump or me.  I will try and get her to blame Spectrum.

Darlene will not be the only one blaming Spectrum.
The outage area is below.

Spectrum Outage.jpg

 

HIGH blood pressure

  If I do almost anything my blood pressure will shoot up.  If I bend over to put on my shoes or if I have to try and pull on socks over my swollen feet my blood pressure goes up.
  I took a heavy item out to the trash tonight.  For the first time, I took my blood pressure when I got back to the apartment.  I knew it was high.  I can tell.  But this time I took my BP.  It was 222 over 98.  The heart rate of 89.

I took my BP about 30 minutes later and it was 172/83.

Normal BP for me runs;  162/76, 147/68, 163/79, 145/66 and that is about normal for.

Hay fever time for me

The pollen count in Fort Worth (TX) is high.  The pollen count today, September 23, is 11.4 and Sunday are going to be 11.4 and Monday 11.5 and Tuesday down to 9.5.  Wednesday will be 5.7 and this is medium (4.9 to 7.2).
 Hay fever hit me late in life.  I was in Kansas City (MO).  When I left KC in 2000 and went to Orlando (FL) it was not as big a problem.  So, I have good years and bad years.  This is a bad year.
At my age, I do not want to just sleep away my life.  So, I cannot sleep until the count goes down.

Sunday I got a Western Digital Caviar Blue 320 GB hard drive getting here.  I need to install that in a box.  You will see me doing that in a video soon.

Box for hard drive