[amsat-bb] Re: Something from ARISSat-1?

James McBride fjamesa at telstra.com
Mon Sep 26 02:34:33 PDT 2011

Hi all,
I got 3 good passes in today (all in sunlight). The first was 
interesting. The satellite must have been tumbling still as the signal 
was up and down (this is not unusual).

In a single pass though I'm sure I got 'high power' telemetry, then it 
suddenly died, followed by 'low power' telemetry. The satellite was in 
Sunlight the entire time.

I would say the battery is not even acting as a capacitor anymore. The 
unit must have made a power decision as it rotated through different 
sunlight angles perhaps?

However indeed it is still working.

James VK6FJA

On 26/09/2011 4:40 PM, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
> Over the past couple of days I've heard ARISSat once.  Even on the really high passes (up to 27° on the highest ones) there's just been not a cheep out of it.  It must be in full daylight, too.
> Has anyone else heard it?  I notice my tweetly noise is still there on 145.919MHz, still no idea what that is.  It seems weaker today, but maybe that's a weather thing.

More information about the AMSAT-BB mailing list