[amsat-bb] Re: OT - Weather sats

Artur sp5qan at gmail.com
Thu Jun 12 03:35:38 PDT 2008

Hello ED and al

> Any idea on what kind of TX power is being used for the weather satellites?

In case of  NOAA POES - APT trasmision:

" ...The signal itself is a 256-level amplitude
Hz <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hz>
which is then frequency
modulated<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frequency_modulated>onto the
137MHz-band RF
carrier <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrier_wave>. Maximum subcarrier
modulation is 87% (±5%), and overall RF bandwidth is 34KHz. On NOAA POES
vehicles, the signal is broadcast at approximately
40dBm<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DBm>(10 watts) effective
radiated power <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effective_radiated_power>."

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_Picture_Transmission

Vy! 73 de Artur SP5QA

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