[amsat-bb] Re: Cal Poly's CP6 Satellite Launching May 5th
mail at mike-rupprecht.de
Sat May 2 23:58:26 PDT 2009
yes it is a real challenge - but I heard many beacons from CP4 long time ago
(sometimes in 5-minutes interval !)
The most important thing is to listen to CW header (6 seconds) - in this
time you can adjust the frequency and catch the packet burst. I hope it's
the same like CP4....
A running spectrum analyzer software is very helpful. So you can quickly
adjust the frequency to the right value.
Some older CP4 reports on my website
It's in German but I think you can understand the way I went.
Another way is to record the beacon and then analyze the burst with MixW.
There is an CUSTOM AFSK mode.
Keep my fingers crossed and best 73,
Von: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] Im
Auftrag von Bill Ress
Gesendet: Sonntag, 3. Mai 2009 04:28
An: Bob Bruninga
Cc: Jason Anderson; amsat-bb at amsat.org
Betreff: [amsat-bb] Re: Cal Poly's CP6 Satellite Launching May 5th
I second your comments. Waiting 2 minutes for a 1 second burst is going
to be a challenge indeed, even with computer controlled receiver tracking.
Jason, I trust you have the transmit sequence correct?? What's the
planned Pout? What's the best link to tech details?
But we can always use a new challenge so the very best of luck to your team.
Regards...Bill - N6GHz
Bob Bruninga wrote:
>> Cal Poly's next satellite, CP6, is
>> scheduled to launch on May 5th between
>> 20:00 and 23:00 EDT.
>> Modulation: FSK (but uses LSB cheat to make AFSK)
>> Radio Mode: LSB (neccesary for LSB cheat)
>> Baud Rate: 1200 baud
>> Beacon rate: 1 beacon every 2 minutes
> I sure hope they have a true FSK demodulator, because trying to match
almost 9000 Hz of Doppler in the blind to within 100 Hz or so to use AFSK
for something that only lasts a second will be a real challenge....
> But it is good to see something new in space!
> Bob, WB4APR
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