[amsat-bb] Re: Email Inquiry

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Mon Jun 14 23:14:46 PDT 2010

On Mon, 2010-06-14 at 20:42 -0700, Clint Bradford wrote:
> Who would like to make contact with this gentleman? I am not into the "data" aspect of the birds. Email me, and I will provide his contact info. Thanks! -Clint
> Hello Sir/Madam,
> I hope this email finds you in the best of health.
> The reason for this email is to ask if you know anyone in your circle, that is a ham radio person, or is/was interested in tracking satellites. 
> We are a group of students at the University of Southern California, who have put together a couple of Yagi antennae on a Yaesu servo mount, on top of a building and have a Yaesu FT-736R and a TS-2000 radio rigs. Our goal is to capture data from amateur satellites.
> We are having some problems with the accumulation of data from satellites, and are in a constant rut of affairs, for the last few weeks, and after trying everything we could think of, maybe need to be pointed out an obvious simple error. We can hear the data packets on the 144.39 MHz FM at 1200 bps, but when it comes to satellites our TNCs just keep quiet, even though the power levels on the radios show that some sort of signal is coming down. It might be that we have missed some configuration that needs to be done, and would be very thankful if you could direct us to someone who can give us a few minutes of his time on the phone and help us out.
> So if you know anyone who even might be able/willing to help kindly email me back.
> Thanks,
> Omair A. Rahman,
> Teaching Assistant,
> USC Astronautical Engineering.

First thing he needs to do is post a recording of what he's hearing
somewhere, so other more experienced ears can tell him if it "sounds

Gordon MM0YEQ

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