School Amateur Radio Club

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Re: School Amateur Radio Club

Postby SGAARC » Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:41 am

Thank you.

That saves me a job as I was looking at parsing the log files to extract the data. Although the fields are comma separated there is no CR/LF after each record. Hence requiring details of the file format.

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Re: School Amateur Radio Club

Postby Lauriston » Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:46 pm

CSV downloads will be great for schools, Dave.

Paul, I chased satellites (UoSat and others) and played amateur radio at my previous school, Mentone Girls' Grammar School in Melbourne throughout the 80s and into the 90s. Now I'm back into it at Lauriston Girls' School.

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Re: School Amateur Radio Club

Postby g3vzv » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:35 pm

http://amsat-uk.org/2013/12/06/uk-acade ... pace-race/ gives some details of another school which is listening to FUNcube-1!
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Re: School Amateur Radio Club

Postby SGAARC » Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:01 am

That's us! St. George's Academy Amateur Radio Club (SGA-ARC)

One of our sponsors, Friends of the Academy who supplied our turnstile antenna contacted the local newspaper. We didn't expect it to appear on the AMSAT-UK Website though!
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Re: School Amateur Radio Club

Postby M6GTG » Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:44 pm

Well done Paul great work!

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Re: School Amateur Radio Club

Postby g3vzv » Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:39 pm

From: Ted Pepper
Sent: Friday, December 06, 2013 9:06 PM
To: Graham Shirville
Subject: A Successful School Demo

Hi Graham,

This message is just to let you know, that I had a successful day at Someries Junior School, Luton on Friday 6th December 2013. I set-up a PC, dongle and Turnstile antenna early in the morning and ran the Dashboard on my PC, which also displayed a frequency spectrum and waterfall, using SDRSharp. FUNcube-1 was tracked with Orbitron on a separate monitor and a second PC displayed the Warehouse. I was early enough to catch and upload 4 frames on a pass of about 15 degrees at 9.45 am, which showed me that the system was working. About 10 minutes before the 69 degree pass, that was predicted for 11.16, a helpful computer technician noticed that my PC was running on batteries and the charge was about to run out! The 13 amp power supply plug for the computer had not been pushed home firmly enough. This was quickly remedied and disaster avoided.

The children from the Science Club, the Head, and others gathered around the set-up at 11.15, watched the arrival of the satellite on Orbitron, and saw and heard the strengthening signals on SDRSharp. One child was assigned to call-out the numbers of collected frames as they showed-up on the Dashboard and another called out my call-sign, each time it appeared on the Warehouse display. Thirty-two frames were uploaded.

When the pass was over I spent a few minutes displaying some of the graphs and explaining a little of the data, before the children returned to their regular classes. All enjoyed the demonstration and I was relieved that it was successful.

Kind regards,
Ted G3YWA
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