K4FEG at k4feg.com
Mon Jun 10 03:31:50 PDT 2013
Since the reports of hearing a CW signal from LUSAT (LO-19), I have been
trying to listen to it during daylight hours over the USA, It just came
over Western USA with only a 1.2 degree elevation /*here at
EM55aj84ta*/, the random Dashes were there and readable during the
footprint over my QTH.
The tone seems random at times and then just excessively slow at others.
I have also noticed a tone shift during the transmissions, a possible
indication of voltage fluctuations at the satellite. I am just venturing
a guess because I have no working knowledge of the satellites design.
I am not sure what if anything can be done with the 23 year old
satellite, but it has a nice orbit and it would be nice if it could
somehow be put back into service, even if only on a limited "Sunlight
only" type of operation.
If anyone wants or needs recording of the CW signal. I can save some and
send them in MP3 format, let me know what information you need and I
will try to help.
Frank E. Griffin
The current Keps on SATPC32 are tracking the satellite perfectly.
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