[amsat-bb] Re: ARISsat-1 reception in New England

George Henry ka3hsw at att.net
Mon Aug 1 10:48:12 PDT 2011

Since you were using a 2M Eggbeater for the downlink antenna, I presume you were 
trying to receive the 145.950 downlink...  Note that ARISSat-1 has a fraction of 
the power output that the ISS radio has, so your ability to receive the ISS 
doesn't automatically translate to the ability to receive a 250 mW signal from 

Also, many have reported receiving only a carrier on some passes, while others 
received the voice and SSTV transmissions.  I, myself, received nothing on 
145.950 on two passes (even with a preamp), but received a noisy SSTV pic on the 
437.55 crossband link on a different pass.

Hopefully, the "real thing" will be better.  We'll see on Wednesday!

George, KA3HSW

----- Original Message ----
> From: Burns Fisher <burns at fisher.cc>
> To: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Mon, August 1, 2011 11:45:49 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  ARISsat-1 reception in New England
> Did anyone in New England (or other locations in the same general  area)
> receive ARISsat-1's VHF test messages on the ~0230EDT (0630Z)  pass?  I got
> nothing at all using an HT connected to a 2M  eggbeater.  I usually receive
> the ISS fine with this, but nothing at all  from ARISsat-1.  Of course I know
> it was operating generally since there  were lots of reception reports.
>  However, I did not happen to see any around  that time/location.  It was not
> the highest pass, but I could not stay  up any later!
> Hoping for better luck in a few days at high  power.
> Thanks,
> 73 de W2BFJ,  Burns
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