[amsat-bb] Re: [Sort of Off Topic] Non-Ham Satellites of Interest

Jean-Pierre Godet godetj at wanadoo.fr
Thu Aug 15 01:30:11 PDT 2013

   Hello Bryce and everyone here,

   Try "satellite frequency uhf" with your favorite search engine. There is 
a lot of websites wich offer frequency lists, sometimes outdated. Many are 
around 250 / 280 MHz, something like that.
   First try a very easy, strong one, FORTE, on 401.568 MHz (+- 10 kHz of 
Doppler shift) with the tle :
1 24920U 97047A   13226.13396630  .00000147  00000-0  85928-4 0  9728
2 24920 069.9555 142.7308 0022573 185.2601 174.8286 14.25669016830080

   It sounds like the FSK modulation 4800 bps of the european radiosondes, 
and as the frequecy is inside the 401 - 406 MHz radiosounding band this 
often fooled the radioamateurs.
   These last times there is no modulation, only a carrier, and FORTE looks 
like in a stdby mode. I listened the modulated carrier on may 16th, but at 
the beginning of june till now only an unmodulated carrier.

   Try this one first.  ;-)

   73 !


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On Wed, 14 Aug 2013, Bryce Salmi wrote:

> This is more of a curious question to anyone with some knowledge of non-ham
> satellites (I know about the NOAA satellites though). Are there any
> satellites that would be worth tracking at taking a listen to with an Arrow
> handheld antenna and a Yeasu VX-8R (HT with AM/FM modes). This is simply my
> curiosity of what's up there.
> Bryce
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