[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?


-----Original Message-----
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

Hi Michael,

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, 
> VU-52
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Michael K3MH Bellevue WA CN87A
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