[amsat-bb] S BAND USE

Daniel Cussen dan at post.com
Mon Jan 29 20:27:47 UTC 2018

The ISS is constantly downlinking on 2395Mhz an Amateur TV signal.
Most of the time the camera is not connected, buy you can detect and
test with the constant DVB-S blank transmission. See:


The recommended receiver is a "minitouner" which can be used with and
without a downconverter/pre amp. The signal is quite strong and there
is live video the odd time, mainly during school contacts over Europe.
We don't expect it to be used much until the new power supply and
radios are installed in the colombus module, but you can set up and
test on every ISS pass. Elevation tracking is really a must and a 2ft
or 3ft dish with a circular feed helps.

If using a down converter, it would be best to use one designed for
digital signals, as sometimes other types introduce errors into the

On 29/01/2018, Bob- W7LRD <w7lrd at comcast.net> wrote:
> Hello-Is there any chance of using S Band (2.4 Ghz) being used on any future
> satellites?  I know there are several of us who have a box of down
> converters and associated equipment, waiting for "something".  I know the
> five & dime is being planed.
> 73 Bob W7LRD
> _______________________________________________
> Sent via AMSAT-BB at amsat.org. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
> to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions
> expressed
> are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of
> Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
> Subscription settings: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb

More information about the AMSAT-BB mailing list