ARISS Ground Station needed Equipment List

Category: Education Published: Thursday, 07 March 2019 Written by Larry Claussen

 

DCARC and Paul Roubinet are assembling equipment for an upcoming contact between a local elementary school and the International Space Station!  This is an exciting opportunity to get young people excited about Space and Amateur Radio.  To make this happen we are looking for some equipment that is required for the contact.  Listed below is the equipment that is needed.  Do you happen to have some of it in your Radio Shack and would be willing to share it for this experience?  If you do please contact Paul Roubinet by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Equipment signups are needed by March 22, 2019!

 

We are looking for the following equipment:

1   antenna rotor az el
2   antenna rotor extension control cable
3   M2 model 2MCP14 with polarization switch or similar 14 elm circ
4   M2 polarization switch control cable
5   vertical antenna 5/8 wave or j-pole
6   heavy duty tripod
7   mast
8   heavy duty tripod
9   mast
10   50 w 2 meter transceiver or similar
11   50 w 2 meter transceiver or similar
12   100' coax cable LMR UF400 or similar
13   100' coax cable LMR UF400 or similar
14   25' coax cable LMR UF400 or similar
15   25' coax cable LMR UF400 or similar
16   laptop windows
17   laptop windows
18   transceiver control cable for doppler
19   antenna rotor control cable
20   3 kw generator or similar
21   extension cord 10 gauge 100'
22   extension cord 10 gauge 50'
23   8 way power strip or similar
24   8 way power strip or similar
25   13.8 v power supply 20 amp or similar
26   13.8 v power supply 20 amp or similar
27   13.8 v power supply 50 amp or similar
28   13.8 v power supply 50 amp or similar
29   300 w 2 meter high power amplifier with preamp or similar
30   300 w 2 meter high power amplifier with preamp or similar
31   outdoor equipment enclosure
32   12 V power cables
33   various hardware

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