[amsat-bb] XW-2F

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Wed Dec 16 23:49:05 UTC 2015


The XW-2 satellites ride the terminator and have not yet seen an eclipse in
their nearly 90 days in orbit. There are batteries on board and I don't see
any reason to suspect that they won't be active during eclipses, but the
first one is several months away.

The digital telemetry modulation is GMSK, not FSK, and only at 9600 baud on
XW-2F (and the apparently inoperable XW-2E,2A-2D have 19.2k capability). I
have not decoded it, but I have heard the signals and they are quite loud.


Paul, N8HM

On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 6:42 PM, Tony <dxdx at optonline.net> wrote:

> All:
> Has anyone been able to copy XW-2F via 9600 or 19200 baud FSK on 145.955?
> Is this satellite active during eclipse?
> Thanks
> Tony -K2MO
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