[amsat-bb] Re: [Bulk] Re: VU-52 and GO-32
Michael Hatzakis Jr MD
mail at hatzakis.net
Fri Nov 24 23:48:32 PST 2006
Thanks Tom. I just worked VO-52; a very quiet, strong and stable bird. Too
bad I was the only one...!
I will check out the WiSP set-up. I have no experience with PACSAT. Just
purchased the guide you suggested. I always try to support AMSAT whenever I
can. Thanks for your help. Is this basically a BBS with message
forwarding, or is there APRS as wel?
From: Thomas McDaniel [mailto:tmcdanielsprint at earthlink.net]
Sent: Friday, November 24, 2006 9:33 PM
To: Michael Hatzakis Jr MD
Subject: [Bulk] Re: [amsat-bb] VU-52 and GO-32
The short answer is that both satellites are very much active.
VU-52 is a LEO SSB/CW bird built in India. I haven't used it in a while but
it has a very good mode U/V (old mode B) transponder. It is similar to
AO-07 in mode B, but AO-07 is in a much higher orbit with longer passes
making it a little easier to work. While VU-52 is a little louder but it
is a bit quick. SatPC32 and my FT-847 are a good combination for this bird,
and I imagine that a TS-2000 or an IC-910 would do equally well with
GO-32 is a LEO 9k6 digital BBS satellite that uses PACSAT protocol -- you
must use WiSP or something similar to work this bird. I use this one daily
and it has been very good the past few weeks. You need to get a copy of
the Digital Satellite and Telemetry Guide from AMSAT:
http://www.amsat-na.com/item.php?id=100043 This guide has the details for
station and WiSP set -up. You normally won't hear this bird, but you should
see your S meter come up when you're properly tuned in.
73 Tom n0ntx
AMSAT Area Coordinator
Colorado Springs, CO
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Hatzakis Jr MD" <mail at hatzakis.net>
To: "'Bob Bruninga '" <bruninga at usna.edu>; <AMSAT-BB at amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, November 24, 2006 9:34 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] VU-52 and GO-32
> Hi guys,
> I just upgraded from Satscape to SatPC32 and very happy about the
> transition. As part of the upgrade, I came across two new satellites,
> and GO-32 that were in the Standard set.
> I looked them up and they appear active; who has worked them and are they
> live over every path? I haven't been able to hear them today at all.
> Michael K3MH Bellevue WA CN87A
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