[amsat-bb] Re: ARISSSat-1 Help

Bruce Robertson ve9qrp at gmail.com
Sat Aug 6 09:44:44 PDT 2011

On Sat, Aug 6, 2011 at 10:39 AM, Luc Leblanc <lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca> wrote:
> On 6 Aug 2011 at 9:02, Bill Photinos wrote:
> Date sent:              Sat, 06 Aug 2011 09:02:51 -0400
> From:                   Bill Photinos <Bill at photinos.com>
> Subject:                [amsat-bb]  ARISSSat-1 Help
> To:                     amsat-bb at amsat.org
>> 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?
> Is it possible as the analog transponder that multiple signals on the uplink reduce the downlink signal up to a point where we are unable
> to hear anything? As some are reporting using very low power i guess they where probably alone when they made their transmission through
> the transponder?

Luc --

I recorded the transponder downlink band on my funcube dongle while
testing the transponder, and had a chance to listen to the result
several times. It doesn't seem that the telem or FM signals are
measurably less powerful at the times when a bunch of us got through
on the transponder.

I can make the HDSDR data file available to whoever would like to look over it.


Bruce VE9QRP


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