[amsat-bb] NIWAKA detected in VT on 5.84 GHz!
Mike Seguin N1JEZ
n1jez at burlingtontelecom.net
Sat Nov 10 05:03:55 PST 2012
Success! I was able to detect NIWAKA. It was lower in frequency that I
expected, but with the Funcube, easy to spot.
The Doppler was huge! and I was moving the dish almost continuous to try and
keep up. I'll edit the I&Q RF file and post it so folks can play it back for
Two quick screen shots. In the first shot, you can see the signal on the
left side Doppler shifting down. In the second shot, a close up of one data
burst with Doppler - about 3 secs or so...
The 5.84 GHz transmitter seemed to come on very close to the set time. First
detection at 12:24:21 UTC.
"A closed mouth gathers no feet"
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Seguin N1JEZ" <n1jez at burlingtontelecom.net>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: 5.8GHz transmission from NIWAKA
> Hi Takushi,
> Excellent! I'm set and waiting for NIWAKA to come up over the horizon in
> about an hour.
> Mike, N1JEZ
> AMSAT 29649
> "A closed mouth gathers no feet"
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <tanaka at fit.ac.jp>
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] 5.8GHz transmission from NIWAKA
>> Dear Mike,
>> We have set the delay command successfully.
>> NIWAKA will send the 5.84GHz at 12:24:30 on 10th Nov. (UTC)
>> There may be +,-,30 sec error.
>> Please watch!
>> Thank you.
>> Best 73
>> de Takushi, JA6AVG
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> Hi Takushi,
>>> I loaded the latest keps today and the pass times are confirmed.
>>> forward to hearing NIWAKA!
>>> I will be recording the pass using a FunCube Dongle in I & Q RF mode,
>>> I'll have ~ 80 kHz of bandwidth. If I'm able to detect the signal on
>> 10 Nov,
>>> I can try an RTL SDR receiver on 11 Nov that can receive a much wider
>>> bandwidth. I use HDSDR with both SDR receivers.
>>> I will be setting up portable in a nearby parking lot so I have an
>>> unobstructed view to the satellite. I see the Doppler will be quite
>> large on
>>> both days (~ 125 kHz). I use the original NOVA program on my laptop in
>>> field which calculates Doppler for me.
>>> Let's hope for success and thanks for coordinating this test.
>>> Mike, N1JEZ
>>> AMSAT 29649
>>> "A closed mouth gathers no feet"
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: <tanaka at fit.ac.jp>
>>> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] 5.8GHz transmission from NIWAKA
>>> > Dear Mike,
>>> > We found the south paths with enough elevation in your suggestions.
>>> > We plan the following times which start 5.8GHz transmission.
>>> > The signal continues around 2 min.
>>> > (1) at 12:24:30 on 10th Nov. (UTC)
>>> > (2) at 11:32:30 on 11th Nov. (UTC)
>>> > According to our calculating orbit software,
>>> > the time is little bit delayed.
>>> > Please confirm with the latest TLE.
>>> > Thank you.
>>> > 73
>>> > Takushi, JA6AVG
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