[amsat-bb] Outernet L-Band Service

Alan wa4sca at gmail.com
Sun Oct 16 06:14:24 UTC 2016


I got their kit, being in a hurry, and have been running it on the front deck with a battery pack. It
has a clear shot at the satellite, and I see SNR of 8-10 or so. The downlink isn't all that
interesting right now, but at some point I need to come up with a weatherproof mount for the
electronics. There are relatively long periods between data, so checking it when I bring it in for the
night is adequate. They have a fairly active support forum, and there are reports/conjecture that the
LNA may be a bit sensitive to ESD.

I found these a useful source of azimuth and elevation information:



The US satellite is at 98W.

Thanks for the suggestion for a mount. Turns out I had one on the shelf, and it gives me exactly the
right tilt.



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