[amsat-bb] LilacSat-2 Transponder active over N America 13:15 UTC
saguaroastro at cox.net
Tue Jul 12 00:32:38 UTC 2016
I thought i saw on a link ona tweet from BG2BHC shows the uplink to be
144362.5? not that it would matter much, but i do tend to be a tad anal that
way hi hi.
Rick Tejera (K7TEJ)
Saguaro Astronomy Club
Thunderbird Radio Club
SaguaroAstro at cox.net
From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Clayton
Sent: Monday, July 11, 2016 1:15 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] LilacSat-2 Transponder active over N America 13:15
I should have been a little more clear in my email earlier. The
transponder on LilacSat-2 active today was not the normal FM one but
rather a SSB transponder. It is experimental and has no AGC according
to the reports from Twitter. I'd suggest paying attention to the
AMSAT OSCAR status page (http://www.amsat.org/status) and following
BG2BHC on Twitter for operational updates.
I was using manual control but you can add this line to your
DOPPLER.SQF. It will need some minor calibration:
On Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 9:26 AM, Clayton Coleman <kayakfishtx at gmail.com>
> This morning, Glenn AA5PK, and I had a QSO via the experimental
> transponder activated on LilacSat-2. It was very interesting and fun.
> A non-inverting mode J transponder was new to me.
> Using manual tuning to adjust for Doppler shift proved to be a small
> challenge as I am more accustomed to operating on a transponder like
> FO-29. Running SDR in parallel to my Icom IC-9100 gave me a good
> visual representation of the transponder pass band.
> You can listen to a brief clip of our QSO here:
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