[amsat-bb] Re: ARISSat 0410z Aug 4

Sebastian, W4AS w4as at bellsouth.net
Wed Aug 3 21:35:45 PDT 2011

Just heard the "Hi this is ARISSat" message in English, and then in another language.  Very deep fades using my M2 CP antenna (no preamp).  The S meter on my FT-847 peaked at 40 dB over S9, but with rapid fades to zero and then back on the approach.

Immediately after the other language message, the carrier shut off, only to come back at the end of the pass, where I heard what appeared to be SSTV, however I didn't record (again), and even if I had, most probably the picture wouldn't have been of much use due to the rapid fades.

I was manually moving my antennas, but watching the azimuth and elevation of the ISS, and with the gain of my antenna, ARISSat at this time appears to still be following the ISS very closely.

73 de Sebastian, W4AS EL95

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