[amsat-bb] Re: Telemetry for a newbie

PE0SAT pe0sat at vgnet.nl
Sun Mar 7 00:45:51 PST 2010

On Sat, March 6, 2010 23:39, Peter Wilson wrote:
> Hi all,

Hi Peter,

> My Gulf antenna arrived last week and togther with my recently aquired
> FT-736 I should be up and running within the month.

When you have some experience with your Gulf Alpha I hope to hear
how it is doing. I really love the design and the way they are build
but have no idea how the perform.

> My initial reason for building my satellite station was to receive and
> decode telemetry from the sats, hoping to monitor their condition over a
> period of time. I realise that some transmit TLM via morse, some via
> AX25, and some via 96K packet.

I decode also a lot of telemetry from the following sats:

DO-64: Via RASCAL that can be downloaded via there website www.delfic3.nl
FO-29: Morse
HO-68: Morse
RS-30: Morse
RS-38: Morse
etc etc

Only the sats that use 9k6 are out of my league but that will change in the
next couple of months

> What would be the best sat to start with, especially AX25? - Does AO51
> send TLM all the time or only over the USA? What resource is the best for
> reading? Does the F&-736 need modifying for high speed packet reception?

For more detail on decoding with the FT-736 look at the website from
dk3wn (www.dk3wn.info)

> Many thanks for any help.
> Peter

73 Jan PE0SAT

With regards PE0SAT
Internet web-page http://www.ham.vgnet.nl/

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