[amsat-bb] Re: STRaND-1 and AAUSAT3 heard in Cienfuegos, Cuba

Hector, CO6CBF co6cbf at frcuba.co.cu
Mon Feb 25 21:35:10 PST 2013

Hello Mark and other folks,


I used the object F.  I had to calibrate the automatic Doppler correction
two times on the pass but AOS and LOS times were quite accurate.


I will try to decode the next pass.




Hector, CO6CBF






De: Mark L. Hammond [mailto:marklhammond at gmail.com] 
Enviado el: lunes, 25 de febrero de 2013 18:36
Para: Hector, CO6CBF; amsat-bb at amsat.org
Asunto: Re: [amsat-bb] STRaND-1 and AAUSAT3 heard in Cienfuegos, Cuba


Congrats, Hector.

I printed several STRaND-1 packets and need to figure out what to do with
them ;)

Which TLEs did you use?  Based on timestamps and scrolling time back in
SatPC32, it looks to me like the bird might be behind the pre-launch keps
I'm using.  Meaning, I see packets time stamped at the predicted LOS.  I was
NOT in the shack, but that's my guess based on time stamps.


Mark N8MH 

At 06:04 PM 2/25/2013 -0500, Hector, CO6CBF wrote:

Hello All

On the 22:36 UTC pass both STRaND-1 and AAUSAT3 have been heard in
Cienfuegos city (EL92sd). I was running a FUNcube Dongle with SDR-Radio V1.5
and a homebrew ARROW antenna with a homebrew preamplifier. The STRaND-1
beacon has a great signal (S9+).

Congratulations to the STRaND-1 and AAUSAT3 teams for the great job!


Hector, CO6CBF

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