[amsat-bb] Re: ARISsat-1 reception in New England
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!
----- 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.
> 73 de W2BFJ, Burns
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