[amsat-bb] LilacSat-2 FM Transponder
n8hm at arrl.net
Tue Mar 1 22:47:10 UTC 2016
The schedule has been quite erratic. It was on the 24th, but hasn't
been on since. Check http://www.amsat.org/status/index.php for
On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 5:27 PM, Ted <k7trkradio at charter.net> wrote:
> Is she still active? I can't seem to find the right time on
> MWF...(retirement is a bear!! )
> 73, K7TRK
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> From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Paul
> Sent: Friday, January 29, 2016 11:45 AM
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> Subject: [amsat-bb] LilacSat-2 FM Transponder
> I have noticed that LilacSat-2's FM transponder has been on nearly
> continuously for the past four days They may be keeping it active
> continuously during the holiday period in China.
> It's worth checking out if you haven't worked it yet. It's got a good signal
> and can be easier to track than SO-50 because the carrier stays active for a
> period when not receiving signals. The downlink antenna also uses circular
> polarization, so there is less fading when using linear antennas than on
> Uplink: 144.350 MHz FM (No PL)
> Downlink: 437.200 MHz FM
> Keep in mind that this uplink frequency is not within the normal
> 145.800 - 146.000 MHz satellite subband on two meters, though this frequency
> is within the 144.300 - 144.500 MHz "New OSCAR subband" in the ARRL band
> plan and is allocated to the Amateur Satellite Service (as is the entirety
> of 144 - 146 MHz). On passes over the United States, quite a few packet
> signals can be heard through the transponder.
> If you use LoTW, the satellite name to use when uploading QSOs is 'CAS-3H.'
> Paul, N8HM
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