[amsat-bb] Re: FAST1 Status?

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Sun Dec 11 10:56:08 PST 2011

Hi Carl,

Well, same results here.  Success early in the week, but nothing since.  I wonder if our collective traffic has reset something up there?

However, on my last try (last night), I copied one beacon clearly - decoded and forwarded to IS - but I also heard a few other weak packets by ear that were not decoded.  I could tell that they were not beacon packets (the long string of G's is very distinctive), so either I was hearing somebody uplinking on the downlink, or perhaps other satellite activity on 145.825.  

There was also a portion of the pass where the FM noise would suddenly drop for a second and then return a few times.  I suspect that was 9600 baud traffic from the satellite.  I'm not set up to receive 9600 packet, but if that was the case, perhaps we'll have more success digipeating at 9600.  Of course, that won't keep the transmitter as occupied - the packets are so much shorter - but it would indicate that the satellite is still in active digipeat mode.

Greg  KO6TH

Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2011 07:31:54 -0500
From: w8krf at w8krf.net
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] FAST1  Status?

Has there been a change to FAST1 since Thursday? During two passes on 
Thursday, I was able to digipeat through it using AGWPE (set to 1k2), 
UISS, and SatPC.  I have included  a portion of my log below.  Both 
yesterday (12/10) and this morning (12/11) I was not able to digi 
through it although I was receiving the beacon.
[UISS Auto-Log date - Mode: Only Digipeated Packets - 12/8/2011]


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