[amsat-bb] APRS signal "W3ADO-1" interfering with Meteor Scatter in England

Andre sats at pe1rdw.demon.nl
Thu Jul 30 19:10:17 UTC 2015

Op 30-07-15 om 20:26 schreef M5AKA:
> An FM APRS signal has been received in England causing interference to the MGM frequency and weak-signal Meteor Scatter operation which is just below 144.390 MHz. 
> A MS DXpedition was disrupted by such activity earlier in the month and interference has been occurring at various times since. The APRS frequency in Europe and Africa is 144.800 MHz.
> Today (July 30) a signal on 144.390 MHz has been decoded as 
> 15:17:27$ fm W3ADO-1 to BEACON-0 via SGATE-0 UI PID=F0 T#004,161,161,042,210,215,11111111,0011,1
> Now I know nothing about Sat Gates and how they operate but I presume that is what the SGATE-0 is referring to ?
> I have seen a reference to W3ADO-1 at 
> http://www.db0anf.de/app/aprs/stations/basic-W3ADO-1
> Does anyone know if 144.390 APRS is installed on any current orbiting satellite or is anyone aware of a terrestrial network that may be relaying APRS traffic on 144.390 in the British Isles or Europe ? 
> 73 Trevor M5AKA

W3ADO-1 on 144.390 is most likely PCSAT NO-44, it has a safemode
downlink on 144.390

All satgates responding to sgate that are used gate from 145.825 to
144.800 in europe but there are not that many, most satgates do not look
at sgate alias and gate to internet everything from 145.825.

73 de Andre PE1RDW

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