TX Factor

Show Notes for Episode 21

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Please note that all URL links included in these notes are, to the best of our knowledge, correct and have been tested, although from time to time some may appear not to be working at the time of reading this. Sorry for the inconvenience, however, these things do happen, and a search on Google or similar should provide you with more up-to-date links. 

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Linear Satellite Working

Here are some useful links to help you find all the information to you need to get on air through the linear satellites.

Orbitron is a great piece of satellite tracking software, but there are several others too. Download Orbitron at stoff.pl

Or google Satellite Tracking Software to see all the various options.

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Amsat North America is at amsat.org

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Amsat UK is at amsat-uk.org

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Check the RSGB bookshop for the latest books that will help you on your way including the brand new Amsats and Hamsats by Andrew Barron ZL3DW rsgbshop.org

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Shark RF OpenSPOT

To find out more about the Shark RF  OpenSPOT, read or download the manual or get the latest firmware update go to sharkrf.com  

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DMR and Codeplugs

In the feature Bob showed you the settings to put in to each channel of your code plug for the reflectors you want to use via your openSPOT. Note that for the Timeslot setting you can select either 1 or 2 as the OpenSPOT is not fussy on that score and the Colour Code setting is set to the default OpenSPOT setting of 1.

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To find out more about the exciting and sometimes confusing world of DMR a good first introduction is at dmrfordummies.com

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Icom IC-7610

Download a pdf of the product leaflet with full specs here icomuk.co.uk

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Or download the manual here icomuk.co.uk

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For a fully detailed PDF fact sheet of the episode 21 show information click here