[amsat-bb] Re: ARISSat-1: switching modes ?

Tue Aug 9 04:28:55 PDT 2011


Was the pass high or low elevation?  I had a pass this morning, all in high
power mode, with a 55 degree maximum elevation.  Before TCA, I was able to
access the transponder easily.  After TCA, it was much harder at the same
ranges.  The CW and TLM signals were about the same.  It is spinning, but
that will be around an axis.  I am wondering if some of the reports of the
transponder being off may be due to the short UHF antenna being blocked in
some orientations?



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From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
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Sent: Monday, August 08, 2011 8:48 PM
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Subject: [amsat-bb] ARISSat-1: switching modes ?

Can someone point me to the ARISSat-1 mode schedules ?


During the recent pass, ARISSat was the first pass in low pwr mode.

During the (short) active periods I could relay short CW beeps over the
transponder @5W.


Midway the pass the satellite came in the sun and switched on and stayed on.

But now the transponder was off.


Is there an overview of sequence of modes, eg when SSTV is on Xponder off,
etc. ?


Henk, PA3GUO, 


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