[amsat-bb] ARISSSat-1 Help
Bill at photinos.com
Sat Aug 6 06:02:51 PDT 2011
Tried to work the 1201Z 06AUG2011 pass of ARRISSat-1 from FM26 this
morning without much luck. I have been successfully working the FM
birds for a while but this is my first attempt with a linear bird. I
was wandering if someone with a similar setup could verify my settings?
Equipment as follows:
Gulf Alpha 2M/70cm dual band yagi. 2M->6 element 70cm->8 element antenna
LVB tracker box connected to a Yaesu G-5500 Az/El Rotator controlled by
Ham Radio Deluxe.
In HRD I set the following:
Rx - Center of 145.930 USB
Tx - Center of 435.750 LSB
I set it to control doppler on *both* freqs.
I am pulling the keps from Celestrak now.
This morning's pass was to North->South and to the West of my
location(FM26au). I noticed that the Rx was always being set lower than
the center freq, and the Tx was lower before max elev and higher after
Max elev. I had about a 9min window. About a 1/3 of the way into the
pass I thought I heard some garbled voice. In the last 1/4 of the pass
I definitely was hearing some CW. I can post the recorded .wav file if
Would greatly appreciate any help.
Bill - W4RVN
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