[amsat-bb] Re: beep box help

Stefan Wagener wageners at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 03:40:09 PDT 2012

Hi Bob,

I don't think we have any "beep boxes" out there.  If that is what you call
cubesats, nano and picosats, I would highly discourage you to even look at
them. Now having said that, let's assume you want to receive data from
these satellites, there is NO one tutorial. On the other hand you could
write one :-)

It is all about you doing your own homework, compiling information,
learning along the way and using resources like Mike Rupprecht's beautiful
website: http://www.dk3wn.info/satellites.shtml
for more information.

What you do with the data is totally up to you. Many of us help these teams
and forward telemetry information to them. Some teams have developed
special software to decode the data and allow us to actively monitor the
status of the satellite and any experiments.That's the beauty of this hobby
that we can do some technical stuff, learning about the satellite etc. and
are not reduced to mindless rag chewing with someone who could care less
what my cats name is. Actually I only have a dog

Regarding the keps, maybe you should look up all the great stuff that comes
out of Celestrack and look at:
and that is just one source (Google here I come....)

Hope that helps,

Stefan VE4NSA

On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 2:48 AM, Bob- W7LRD <w7lrd at comcast.net> wrote:

> Where can I find a good tutorial on "how to" monitor/decode the many and
> ever increasing beep boxes up there. Then, what do you do with data? Also
> is there a place where the keps for these little gizzmos can be easily
> accessed and downloaded into Satpc-32
> work them till they drop
> 73 Bob W7LRD
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