[amsat-bb] Re: Delfi C3 first orbit

Mark Vandewettering mvandewettering at gmail.com
Sun Apr 27 15:03:05 PDT 2008

On Apr 27, 2008, at 12:21 PM, Rick Mann wrote:

> On Apr 27, 2008, at 2:24 AM, Wouter Jan Ubbels wrote:
>> Indeed, Delfi-C3 will first exit eclipse over the US at 0501 UTC and
>> this is
> I am in the San Francisco, CA Bay Area. I have a Mac, and am not yet
> able to use RASCAL, but I can make a recording of the pass starting at
> 0455 UTC tonight. I would very much like to contribute.

Me too!

1. Bay Area: check!
2. Mac: check!
3. Recording: check!

I got RASCAL working on one of my Linux boxes, but not the Mac.  My
idea is that I am going to record the pass using my Macbook, and then
play it back later and see if I can get it to decode with RASCAL.

Using my FT-817 and a simple Doppler correcting control script that
I wrote using my Python satellite library, I hope that the TLE's
they have will be good enough to find the signal.  I'll post here if
I succeed.  Best wishes to all the cubesat developers for a good

	Mark (KF6KYI)

> I want to be sure I set things up correctly. Please confirm that I
> should do the following:
> Set radio to USB mode.
> Tune to 145.870 MHz - 0.0016 MHz = 145.8684 MHz, +/- Doppler
> if no signal found on that, tune to 145.930 - 0.0016 = 145.9284, +/-
> Doppler
> I also have a Kantronics PacketCommunicator 3 Plus. Can someone tell
> me how to configure it to decode the telemetry and produce a .kss  
> file?
> Thank you!
> -- 
> Rick
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