[amsat-bb] D-Star ONE PHOENIX

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Fri Feb 2 15:43:55 UTC 2018

It's a half-duplex parrot repeater, so there's no need to hear
yourself. The trick is Doppler compensation.

I find it somewhat odd that they've managed to receive signals, but
everyone else in Europe is reporting silence. We shall see.

Potential Keps from Space Track are:

1 43184U 18014E   18033.08269475 -.00000058  00000-0  00000+0 0  9993
2 43184  97.7305 303.2289 0012801 243.8166 116.1553 14.95704337   119

In other satellite news, one or maybe two Chinese amateur satellites
was launched earlier this morning. FMN-1 carries an FM transponder
with an uplink of 145.945 MHz and a downlink of 435.350 MHz. Telemetry
downlink is 9k6 BPSK on 435.350 MHz. It's possible that one of the
other CubeSats on the mission, Shaonian XIng, is one of the Juvenile
series satellites coordinated here:

However, without any communication from the satellite owners to the
amateur community, all we can do is speculate and listen to see what's

One object has been cataloged by Space Track for that launch so far:

1 43192U 18015A   18033.45158700 -.00000069  00000-0  00000+0 0  9994
2 43192  97.3413 165.3763 0014311 275.0882 167.9240 15.22360621    19


Paul, N8HM

On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 10:37 AM, Sean Waite <waisean at gmail.com> wrote:
> Looks like the group behind the burned up D-Star ONE project somehow
> managed to get a second satellite built and launched in a little over a
> month. They're getting data from it, and are awaiting the TLE. Pretty crazy
> how fast they got that up there.
> http://www.d-star.one/
> I don't have a second D-Star radio, but maybe it'll be workable without
> being able to hear myself.
> 73,
> Sean WA1TE
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