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On many occasions I have noted that my hand-held GPS changes a lot in the first minutes after getting a fix, as compared with the variation in coordinates...
Mar 7, 2006
Back up and running..
After being down for a couple of weeks, I have the web-site up accepting orders again. I'm offering a couple new configuration options for the OSD plus...
Feb 27, 2006
Hello to all, on http://spaceweather
.com/ (22.Feb.2006) there is a great video of a ISS-Moon pass. It seems to me that KIWI-OSD was used for timing. Regards...
Feb 27, 2006
The recent issue of Occultation Newsletter;in an article by Sam Herchak ,he states "......
the small application from Garmin to enable WAAS function" . This...
Jan 24, 2006
after leap second
I wish I had thought to record the leap second with the Kiwi OSD, but will settle for the good news reported by Geoff. Today I cranked up my Kiwi (which uses...
Jan 10, 2006
leap second to 2006
Happy New Year everyone, I made a video of the change to 2006 and to see the effects of the leap second by recording the screen of my KIWI PC and VTI the KIWI...
Jan 1, 2006
Question about time display
Hi, I have a quick question: Is there a way to lower the time display closer to the bottom of the screen? Thanks! Michael Michael F. Vasseur Galaxy Blues...
Dec 29, 2005
OSD validation failures
... Sam, you are correct, it is unlikely the GPS system had invalid time information in the above case. The "integrity test" that you invoke (by pressing the...
Dec 3, 2005
Frame rates and VTI testing
In a recent thread DaveG (Australia) wrote ... Because there are a lot of people now using KIWI OSD, I thought it would be useful to devise a test procedure -...
Dec 2, 2005
RS232 Baud Rate question and FlashBus MV question
Geoff or whomever: My Kiwi OSD worked great right out of the box, I'm very happy with the purchase. I've played around with GPS in the past, using the...
Nov 29, 2005
Frame rates and Limovie
Fellow Occultationalists, I have noticed a possible problem regarding the frame rate figure reported by Limovie on some videos and wish to let everybody know,...
Nov 26, 2005
Kiwi-OSD gives me extraordinary powers
Hi all. Having owned my KOSD now for a few weeks, I've been looking forward to trying it out. As I reported earlier, my attempts to record a graze were...
Nov 17, 2005
Re: Digest Number 69
Alas, I know where you are coming from and can fully understand your decision to limit it to completed units. But I wish I had acted sooner on getting the kit...
Nov 14, 2005
Confessions of an OSD Abuser
G'Day (and sorry about the long email ... again), My plans for observing the graze of Antares last Friday night collapsed in the last 48 hours or so before the...
Nov 13, 2005
*** IMPORTANT NOTICE ***
As of November 8th, 2005, PFD Systems will no longer be offering the KIWI-OSD as a kit. Only the KIWI-OSD RTG model will be available. In addition, the KIWI- ...
Nov 8, 2005
KIWI-OSD problem or pilot error?
I took my KIWI-OSD out to the field for the first time a couple of nights ago, for the first time in real use, to try to observe an asteroid occultation of...
Oct 28, 2005
Windows and codecs
Good Evening All, Thanks so much for all the good info in response to my questions from my posting last weekend (I only do astronomical stuff on weekends). I...
Sep 26, 2005
Questions on choosing a camcorder and lenses
WARNING - LONG RAMBLING EMAIL FOLLOWING ... G'Day All, As someone who virtually never gets to read his email, I have finally caught up on a few of the topics...
Sep 24, 2005
Of nuked AV in/out ports and S-Video to the rescue
Some of you may recall on a previous post where I told the sad tale of the demise of the AV in/out port on my camcorder. Well, all this talk on S-video...
Sep 23, 2005
CCD Frame delay accounting
I was a little confused about the bit about CCD frame delay. I understand fully what this delay is and how it's generated, I was confused as to if I need to...
Sep 14, 2005
Re: Missing Every Other Field (not Frame)
Thank you Geoff and Dave Gee for the quick and very helpful responses! I have a total lunar occultation of a close double star in a few minutes so will be...
Sep 10, 2005
Lat/long measurement data experiments
I have just posted a Word file, GPS_Experiments.
doc, to Files for this group. It shows latitude and longitude data obtained at four locations using the Kiwi...
Sep 7, 2005
Lat/Long with Kiwi
In Message #179, Geoff asked about my latitude and longitude measurement experiments with the Kiwi OSD/Garmin 18. This message is the start of a response to...
Sep 7, 2005
limovie and signal1 and 2
Today I downloaded the revised version of limovie, with a smaller window and I could figure out how to place the time signal spots for signal 1 and 2. I placed...
Sep 6, 2005
Post to hold Garmin 18
I have just posted a photo that shows my arrangement for giving my Garmin 18 a good look at the sky. A ½ x ¾-inch channel post attached to the left handle of...
Sep 4, 2005
movies in field mode
Today I'm suffering from the flu and need something to do. I got VirtualDub to work with the viewfields filter and have uploaded a movie of my Dufour event to...
Sep 2, 2005
choosing a camcorder or vcr for field replay
G'day all, apologies for the multiple postings... but this topic will raise it's head from time to time (pun... where <>) and we should all work together to...
Aug 30, 2005
A couple of beginner questions
While waiting for my modified KPC-350BH (PC-164) video camera to arrive from NZ I've been becoming familiar with my recently received KIWI-OSD (using a...
Aug 27, 2005
laptop video recording
This may get a little technical but it's interesting info if your thinking of using a PC or laptop to record occultation
39;s of faint stars. The moon or bright...
Aug 27, 2005
I have followed the information on configuring the Kiwi-OSD with interest, but the configuration as received looks just fine to me. However, is it possible to...
Aug 23, 2005
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