[amsat-bb] Re: old-sat questions

Auke de Jong, VE6PWN sparkycivic at shaw.ca
Sat Jan 26 20:41:22 PST 2008

hmm, that one's not in my Orbitron list....
If I add it's Keps to my "amateur.txt", they'll get wiped-out in the next 
Anyone know how to prevent this?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Douglas Quagliana" <dquagliana at aol.com>
To: "Auke de Jong, VE6PWN" <sparkycivic at shaw.ca>
Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2008 3:51 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] old-sat questions

> Hi Auke,
>   If you are listening for supposedly "dead" amateur radio
> satellites, then you might also want to listen for SSETI
> Express on 437.250 using NBFM.  SSETI went silent
> shortly after launch. If it ever wakes up, you should hear
> 9600 baud data signals on 437.250.  This will sound like
> white noise - slightly different than static.
> Douglas KA2UPW/5
> Auke de Jong, VE6PWN wrote:
>> Hello List,
>> With the recent "resurrections" of old sats lately, I have decided to do 
>> some listening for other old sats which might, one day, un-fail.  I think 
>> that the most likely ones would be Oscar-6 and Oscar-8.  According to 
>> what information I have found thus far, their original modes of failure 
>> were battery-shorts a-la AO-7/AO-40, therfore they might also un-short 
>> based on my extremely limited knowledge of their design(assumptions 
>> comparing to ao-7) and regain their power supply.
>> The problem that I am having, is that I can't find much information about 
>> AO-6's beacon transmitter frequencies for which to listen.  Can anyone 
>> here offer some information about the beacon transmitter frequencies used 
>> for AO-6, and perhaps any other tech info such as how they might behave 
>> without command-station intervention?
>> '73
>> Auke
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