[amsat-bb] UO-11 mode S beacon

Auke de Jong, VE6PWN sparkycivic at shaw.ca
Tue Jan 19 15:28:35 PST 2010

Hi all,
Just a quick query regarding UO-11's Mode-S beacon at 2401.5.  

In a couple of places I have read that the Mode-S beacon is said to "transmit continuously", while others list that beacon as "non-operational".   
I have also noticed that it is listed a few times as having been heard(telemetry only) on the "oscar.dcarr.org" site inside their database, using Mode-S.  

I am wondering if it is worthwhile to listen for this beacon (using my newly installed BBQ-grid antenna), or is it definitely not making any noise? 


Auke de Jong
Edmonton, AB

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