[amsat-bb] Re: COMPASS Heard?

Alan Cresswell alancresswell at xtra.co.nz
Mon Jun 6 13:39:40 PDT 2011

Hi Bob,

Not only is the Compass beacon alive and well with housekeeping information
every three minutes but if you care to send it a few DTMF tones when it is
sunlit it will respond with beacons, housekeeping data at 4800 etc.  DK3WN
has decoders on his website.

A typical beacon decode:

Solar Cell Voltage      4.84 V
Solar Panel 6 Cur (+Z)      112.94 mA
Solar Panel 2 Cur (+Y)      0.00 mA
Solar Panel 3 Cur (-X)      0.00 mA
Solar Panel 4 Cur (-Y)      0.00 mA
Solar Panel 5 Cur (-Z)      43.92 mA
EPS Reset Counter       1 
Power Level             Battery Charging 
Heater Active           Battery Heater OFF 
Power Safe Counter      2 
Emergency Mode Counter  0 
Battery Voltage         4.00 V
Battery Current         0.00 mA
Battery Temperature     7 °C

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Bob Bruninga
Sent: Monday, 6 June 2011 18:54
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] COMPASS Heard?

Think I heard COMPASS-1 today?

Today while listening to the clean tones of CO-65, another very warbly CW
signal came up right on top of it.  I did a quick scan of all other AMSATS
and found that Compass was over at the same time.

I notice it is listed as semi-operational.  I guess this was one of those

Or is it on all the time and I can add it to my list of Demo satellites?


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