[amsat-bb] Re: FM Sat Packet

Roger Kolakowski rogerkola at aol.com
Thu Jan 1 19:32:47 PST 2009

The "easiest" answer is to set your receiver on 145.825 and wait for ISS or
PCSAT to pass by...

ISS is currently tasked otherwise and PCSAT is only partially usable in
daylight, but they both will give you the "easiest" reception in the next
couple of weeks...

Turn your PASSALL ON for PCSAT as it is only sending partial packets (longer
story) and open your received buffer to record daily activity and check it
when you get a chance...

UNPROTO is the best way to use these two "easysats" in packet mode.

As for transmitting...see how well you hear them and what their schedule is

Happy New Year!


----- Original Message -----
From: "Marc" <hamma at fairpoint.net>
To: "AMSAT BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2009 10:42 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] FM Sat Packet

> Hello all and Happy New Year,
> I hate to sound like such a Newbie, but I know how hard it was figuring
> out some of the nuances of FM and SSB voice birds with no experience in
> Sats. Asking for help would have cut down my learning cure immensely.
> The learning curve can be tough when doing something new with the
> assistance of old data. So rather than going through that again, I am
> going to ask for help. I have just rewired my old Kantronics all mode
> TNC to my FT-847 and have been watching some local APRS data packets. I
> think I am ready to see what is available on Sats. What are the Sats
> that I can hear and TX to in the 2m/440 freqs that, are easy to hit with
> minimum antenna equipment?
> Marc
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