[amsat-bb] ARISSat-1 over West Malaysia 07 Aug 0202 UTC

Sion Chow Q. C. (9W2QC) 9w2qc at 9w2qc.net
Sat Aug 6 19:33:27 PDT 2011

Dear All,

Had a 20 degree elevation pass in sunlight of ARISSat-1 over West  
Malaysia at 0202 UTC, 07 August 2011.

Managed to copy and forward 21 telemetry and kursk frames to the  
ARISSatTLM server, and this time I had SATPC32 adjust the doppler in  
10 Hz steps.  Although the doppler correction seems to be a bit too  
frequent, but it made the CW signal stay on the yellow marker fairly  

However, due to fading only 21 frames were copied.  I guess the  
copying would be better if the fading rate is reduced.  Still  
experimenting with this mode, and hope that the above will be useful  
to someone.  Also noticed from previous observations that it is  
difficult to get a lock when the satellite is in low power eclipse  
mode, as the TX gets turned off too quickly.

Have a great weekend to all.

Sion Chow Q. C.,
Also: WQ2C /HL1, 9V1QC, JG1XHM,
ex: 9W2QC, AB3IO

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