[amsat-bb] Re: ARISSat-1 Transmissions over North America Thursday PM

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 18 21:17:44 PDT 2011

Hi Gould,

Ok, 04:01z pass over CM98 in Northern Calif...  Max elevation 15.6 degrees, to the North North West.

Pass started with a foreign voice (Russian, I think).  Then there was a USA welcome message (with the USA Secret Word), and an SSTV image.  Not sure which one, as there was too much noise and QSB to copy.  I think there was some silence, followed by voice telemetry.  Signal strength came way up just in time for a clear copy.

MET = 53 min
IHU Temp = +30c
Control Panel Temp = +31c
Battery voltage = 35.74v
Current = -12ma

This was followed by 2 min of silence, and English spoken announcement (not sure which variety of English), some children chanting, and another break for silence.  The pass ended with SSTV right at LOS (no copy on the picture - way too much noise).

Seems like a normal low power pass...

Greg  KO6TH

From: ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
To: gouldsmi at bellsouth.net; amsat-bb at amsat.org; suitsat2 at tapr.org
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] ARISSat-1 Transmissions over North America Thursday PM
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 20:32:10 -0700

Hmmh, interesting.  The 02:30z pass this evening over CM98 sounded like normal low power mode.  Female announcement, switched to foreign language (sounded German), SSTV picture (canned), few minutes of silence, then more talking, then silence to LOS.  No voice telemetry, and I'm not set up to record the digital stuff.

This was a directly overhead pass (on the correct side of vertical for a change!).  Next pass is in 27 minutes, 15 degrees up to the North West (my good horizon shot).  Will report back what I hear.

Greg  KO6TH

> From: gouldsmi at bellsouth.net
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org; suitsat2 at tapr.org
> Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 19:33:17 -0400
> Subject: [amsat-bb] ARISSat-1 Transmissions over North America Thursday PM
> During the 2320Z pass of ARISSat-1 over North America this evening a number of changes to the 2m FM transmissions were noted.
> 1) Male voice for telemetry means that the female voice files on the SD card could not be read
> 2) No greetings, mean that the greetings stored on the SD card could not be read.
> 4) MET of 2M while the satellite was still in a long period of sunlight - satellite must have reset during sunlight
> 4) FM transmissions consisted of voice ID, male telemetry and SSTV image in rotation
> Please send  your BPSK telemetry into the server.
> 73,
> Gould, WA4SXM
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