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Amber Questions and Comments

November 11, 2010

Some more of my ideas and thoughts, some still dating back to season 1.


This was suppose to be quick feedback…..

October 30, 2010

Recorded while I was traveling this morning, you can hear my GPS telling me where to turn and some other road noise, not bad, near the end I start to wonder what my GPS is doing, since I hit a detour and it didn't make since.  Anyways, This was suppose to be some quick feedback for a podcast that I found recently, and it turned in to about 45mins of my random thoughts on the whole Fringe series, so I decided that it needed to be posted in it's raw format, and either people will think I am a idiot or they will find something cool in my random thoughts... I have more, I didn't get to them all - but decided to cut it "short" because my GPS was just confusing me!

Hope you enjoy my random Fringe thoughts.


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July 5, 2009 10~1030 EDT 6.725 ~ 6.727mhz Unknown Digital Signal

July 5, 2009

I was tuning around this morning at about 8am, i heard this signal -- it was on 6.727 LSB

I googled that and found a few sites pointing to the Shuttle - ok - thought it was interesting - at this time 8ish I only heard it on LSB - a little while later I was at my wifes work waiting and I heard it again on 6.727 LSB  I looked around gain at USB digital CW filiter ect... I found the same or wht sounds like the same on USB 6.725  very strong - not on AM or FM (very very weakly hear it on AM) -

there is some comments as I switch modes and what not.

I cant get it to decode with anything I have - I dont know what this is maybe military maybe the shuttle

It started to fade out around noonish - and gone at 1pm -- at 6pm when I picked my wife up from work it was very strong again on both USB and LSB

this is the recording I made around 10 this morning EDT


SO50 - Jun 23, 2009 - 2230 (apx 2236) UTC - Weird Nulls/Data?/Strong Carrier?

June 24, 2009

I don't know what I am hearing here - it was very anonying - very strong...when I relistened to the audio I think I even hear data?

I don't know.

This pass was from the North West to the South East, I wouldn't think that would have anything to do with it - but is the first time I tried the SO50 coming from the North - it was at max 55 degrees -  I was in my mom's back yard.

Thanks to AE5NL - and linux I now have MP3 editing software and I shorten this so - it starts at about 5 or 6 minutes into the pass that was at 2230UTC goes for 7 - 8 mins, which is the rest of the pass.



Audio from SO50 June 20, 2009 - 1407UTC Provided by Rick, WA4NVM

June 21, 2009

This is the audio of me using my HT and the rubber duckie - WA4NVM sent it to me after I couldn't figure out who returned my call - His pass started a little early then mine, but at about 9 mins into the recording you can clearly hear me call (KD8BXP EM79 on a Rubber Duckie) - someone comes back - KD8COA - I heard them come back, but couldn't make it out -thanks to this recording I see I not only got in once but twice and KD8COA came back to me a 2nd time - still I didn't hear the 2nd call.

Thank You Rick for the Help in figuring out the mystery!


1422UTC SO50 Pass June 17 2009 - 3 Contacts Made!

June 17, 2009

WOW! It works! - I got three contacts today -

K4DLG - EL97 -David

K8YSE - EN91 - John

and ND9M - FM06 (Today) - Jim

GREAT DAY! Audio is fairly clear and easy to hear, thanks for welcoming me to the satellites!


Just a TH-D7AG, and stock rubber duckie antenna

June 16, 2009

SO50, 17 June 2009, 0007UTC - AOS Azimuth 326, Maximum elevation 76, Max EL azimuth 213

LOS Azimuth 154, LOS 0021UTC

It is pouring down rain here, but I really really wanted to work this again! -- I didn't get setup, didn't bring my camera out, and stood on the door floor board of my van holding the radio up in the air - and moving the antenna horiztal and vertical.  When it came up to about 22 degrees or so I started to hear it -

much easier to correct for doppler when all you are wanting to do is listen.

I followed for a little bit - everyone says that SO50 is a quite bird - I think it is quite loud, and quite easy to find relitively speaking (Granted I've only tried on the high passes)

And I know this just would not have worked if it was a low pass.

For give the static for like 8 or 9 mins, I don't have anyway to edit MP3s and my digital recorder records in MP3 format - nice unless something like this is going on.

Enjoy! - I wish I had a picture of me doing this...but that will have to wait till next time -

maybe next time I try to talk without my arrow!

73s, KD8BXP


Audio From SO50 Jun 15 2009 11am est

June 15, 2009

Audio and maybe my first Satellite Contact on SO50 at apx 11am on Jun 15 2009 -


Audio From AO51 Jun 14 2009 7pm est

June 15, 2009

This is audio from AO51 Jun 14, 2009 7pm est (I did not get video of this one, audio only!) I did not make any contacts, AE5NL was helping me learn a little more about  what I was doing/not doing.