[amsat-bb] Compass: High Definiton video showing beacon activation

Henk, PA3GUO hamoen at iae.nl
Thu May 7 14:11:51 PDT 2009


To encourage experimenting with Compass-1, here is a short
video showing how to request a CW beacon of Compass-1.

Actually it is a full High Definition (HD) video, taken
with a CANON HV-30 camera, edited, and uploaded to Vimeo.

Have a look and let me know how you experience this
(download time, picture quality, etc.)


Henk, PA3GUO

We are happy to announce three DTMF commands to the whole community in order
to say THANK YOU.

Uplink frequency: 145.980 MHz FM, DTMF tones

These are as follows:

**35##  - request a test beacon CW
**36##  - request a test packet 1k2 AFSK FM (UI-Frame)
**60##  - request a housekeeping frame in 1k2 AFSK FM (KISS frame)

Every command will be confirmed with a short "beep" on the CW frequency.

* frequency for CW beacon is 437.275 MHz
* frequency for packet radio is 437.405 MHz

See here for COMPASS decoding software http://www.dk3wn.info/software.shtml

We'd be happy if you send us your received data to
compass1cubesat at googlemail.com
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask us.

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