[amsat-bb] Re: really strange RX

Mark L. Hammond n8mh at embarqmail.com
Tue Feb 19 00:55:04 PST 2008

Hi Alan,

Actually, it turns out the TLMDC *will* capture KISS files; I didn't realize that. Thanks to Bruce for letting me know. TMLDC is still posted for download on the AMSAT webpage, in the software archives.


Mark N8MH

At 08:37 PM 2/18/2008 -0600, Alan Sieg WB5RMG wrote:
>> Yes, I had to dig my PSK stuff out of storage, too :)  It's a bit
>> nostalgic...but really cool when you see it still works!
>I keep my TAPR-PSK on a book shelf, just cause it looks cool.
>> However, TLMDC won't work with the satellites in their current state.
>> Rather, they are transmitting Microsat Boot Loader (MBL) telemetry that
>> has to be collected in KISS mode--using something like Wisp.
>Likely any version of TLMDC I turn up would be ancient history.
>I was helping Jim and Bruce with some documentation of that pre-launch.
>Moved away from Denver late 1990, and slowly slipped away from Microsats.
>Never had a copy of Wisp even. Seems there was something else I used
>for saving raw KISS streams ... Seems there were some utilities for
>post processing KISS files. Maybe I can find some old backup floppies.
>  Did not the PG/PB suite have something for collecting KISS ?
>> For IO-26, it's MBL KISS files can be decoded by Mike's DK3WN's great
>> IO-26 MBL telemetry decoder here:  http://www.dk3wn.info/software.shtml
>>  It has a nice graphic display of the telemetry channels.
>> And YES, if you can grab the KISS files I'm interested in receiving them!
>Well, if my other dozen or so projects don't mind - I may at least listen
>for it. It would be nice to hear the buzz again.
>   Thanks  /;^)
>  <- WB5RMG is Alan Sieg  *  http://wb5rmg.somenet.net ->

Mark L. Hammond  [N8MH]

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