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