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Whether in the shack or go-kit, keeping cables tidy is a good idea. Here are a couple of options I use. Nite Ize makes a bunch of neat little clips, ties, biners, etc. In various sizes these rubberized wire ties are handy for the ham to have around.
As are a roll of 50 of these small velcro straps (available at Lowes & HD):
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9 Bands, 1-20W, AM, CW, SSB, 0.5-30MHz wideband RX
9 to go on 30m, 10 to go on 12m for 6 band QRP DXCC. Hoped to get both those by year’s end, but have my doubts Sol will cooperate for 12m….
Thanks to Dr. Carol for pointing me to this.
But let me get to the point, let’s roll another joint
And turn the radio loud, I’m too alone to be proud
You don’t know how it feels
You don’t know how it feels to be me…
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OSCAR Number for LituanicaSAT-1
In a message to the LituanicaSAT-1 team, AMSAT-NA OSCAR Number
Administrator Bill Tynan, W3XO announced, “LituanicaSAT-1 has met all
of the requirements for an OSCAR number. My findings from information
provided to AMSAT-NA and IARU officials confirm this to be true.
Accordingly, under the authority vested in me by the AMSAT-NA
President, I do hereby assign LituanicaSAT-1 the designation
LituanicaSAT OSCAR-78, or LO-78. I, and all of the amateur radio
satellite community, wish LituanicaSAT OSCAR-78 a long and successful
On behalf of the LituanicaSAT-1 team, Simon Kareiva, LY2EN replied,
“It is my honor and pleasure to accept this assignation. Our team is
focused to keep LO-78 operational for the benefit of amateur radio as
long, as it is possible for a small cubesat. Thank you very much,
The LituanicaSAT-1 team has announced activation of the FM
transponder. A general rule to find out if the transponder is working
at the moment is to monitor the beacon frequency on 437.275 MHz. If
you can hear CW FM beacon it means that the transponder is off, if you
cannot hear it - the transponder is on. The transponder frequencies
are approximately 435.1755 MHz (+/- 10 kHz Doppler shift) for the
downlink and 145.950 MHz for the uplink with 67 Hz CTCSS.
[ANS thanks Bill Tynan, W3XO, AMSAT-NA OSCAR Number Administrator for
the above information]
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