[amsat-bb] OSCAR-11 Report

Clive Wallis clive at g3cwv.co.uk
Wed Feb 2 03:52:24 PST 2011

                   OSCAR-11 REPORT   31 January 2011

This report covers the period from 31 December 2010 to 31 January
2011. During this time the satellite has been heard from 31
December 2010 to 10 January 2011, and from 21 January to 30
January . It is expected to switch-on again 10 February for ten
days, and remain silent for the remainder of the month.

Excellent signals have been reported from stations located around
the world, and good copy obtained from decoded telemetry frames.

The satellite is now transmitting during eclipses, although
signals are weaker at those times. This indicates that there is
still some capacity remaining in the battery.

The on-board clock is now very stable.  It gained eight seconds
during January.

The VHF beacon frequency is 145.826 MHz.  AFSK FM ASCII Telemetry

Reception reports have been received from Christian SWL-CHMY,
Mike DK3WN, Campo PY5JAP, Ron WB0SOK and Horatio CX8AF. Many
thanks for those and to everyone who posted reports on the
satellite status website.

At the present time, while OSCAR-11 is operating in a predictable
way, I no longer need direct reports or files by e-mail. However,
could all listeners continue to enter their reports on the general
satellite status website. This is a very convenient and easy to
use facility, which shows the current status of all the amateur
satellites, and is of use to everyone. Reports around the
expected times of switch-on and switch-off are of special
interest, especially for times 12:00 - 17:00 and 22:00 - 07:00
UTC, to when the satellite is out-of-range in the UK . The URL is

A longer version of this report report is available on my
website, and new listeners to OSCAR-11 should read this for
further information. The URL is www.g3cwv.co.uk/oscar11.htm .
This page contains a links to the longer report, a short audio
clip to help you identify the satellite and a file of the last
telemetry received. The website also contains an archive of news
& telemetry data which is updated from time to time, and details
about using a soundcard or hardware demodulators for data
capture. There is also software for capturing data, and decoding
ASCII telemetry.

If you place this bulletin on a terrestrial packet network,
please use the bulletin identifier $BID:U2RPT153.CWV, to prevent

73 Clive G3CWV   xxxxx at amsat.org (please replace the x's by g3cwv)

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