[amsat-bb] Outernet L-Band Service
Franklyn A. Ballentine, Jr
art.ballentine at gmail.com
Sun Oct 16 06:37:10 UTC 2016
Been meaning to try it.
Hopefully this week when I'm off from work.
Can't wait to see what this project does.
On Sun, Oct 16, 2016 at 2:22 AM Andrew Rich <vk4tec at tech-software.net>
> Our bird is very strong lots of signals here in Australia
> I was amazed what a difference the AMP made.
> I just need to decode now
> Beamwidth about 45 degrees
> > On 16 Oct. 2016, at 4:14 pm, Alan <wa4sca at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Mike,
> > 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:
> > http://www.csgnetwork.com/geosatposcalc.html
> > http://www.csgnetwork.com/antennasatelazposcalc.html
> > 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.
> > 73s,
> > Alan
> > WA4SCA
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