[amsat-bb] Re: Delfi-C3 HEARD, strong signal over the Delfi-C3 groundstation 1148UTC 145.930MHz

Bruce Robertson ve9qrp at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 08:53:37 PDT 2008

When Wouter says these signals are 'strong', this isn't just the
boasting of a proud papa. Drew reports reception with a mobile
antenna; I got perhaps the strongest signals I've ever received from a
satellite. If you're interested, you should try listening to this new
bird with anything you have on hand.

On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 9:12 AM, Wouter Jan Ubbels <wjubbels at gmail.com> wrote:
> All,
>  we have heard Delfi-C3 during the 1148UTC pass over the TU Delft
>  groundstation, she was on the backup freq of 145.930MHz, with a really
>  strong signal!!! The spacecraft is in science mode, everything has deployed
>  nominally.
>  We got quite some decoded frames which indicate that the spacecraft is in
>  good health. We are currently investigating the telemetry in order to
>  determine the status into more detail.
>  It was incredible to finally hear the faint signals out of the noise, rising
>  to comfortable strength!
>  Reports from accross the globe are welcome, and we have already got quite
>  some hams receiving and uploading good telemetry!!!
>  We were using our old TLE's from the mission ops page, which seemed to fit
>  best, so it's probably best to keep using those for now.
>  73 on behalf of an even more excited Delfi-C3 team
>  Wouter Jan Ubbels PE4WJ
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