[amsat-bb] Re: LitSat-1 Power

Raydel Abreu Espinet (CM2ESP) cm2esp at frcuba.co.cu
Wed Feb 26 19:51:52 PST 2014

I see,

Thanks Paul, well, I have been away from the SO-50 the last couple of 
months, but I would love to try this new one. Due to TX equipment so far 
I can only work V/U FM satellites, so having a new one even for only a 
few months is quite a great news for me!


Raydel, CM2ESP
Havana, EL83sc

El 26/02/2014 21:40, Paul Stoetzer escribió:
> Raydel,
> LituanicaSAT-1 is the satellite with the FM transponder. It will also 
> be launched from the ISS on Friday. LitSat-1 has a linear transponder 
> with a 30 kHz bandwidth. It's easy to confuse the two!
> From a post on the LituanicaSAT-1 Facebook page on February 11th:
> "Operational time depends on power budget. Obviously it will not work 
> constantly but according to our preplanned mission scenario. If all 
> systems will go as it was planned we will inform you every time when 
> it will be on."
> Their Facebook page seems to be the best place for updates on 
> LituanicaSAT-1:
> https://www.facebook.com/Lituanicasat1
> By the way, if my calculations are correct, the 150 mW FM transponder 
> will be approximately 0.2 dB weaker than SO-50 - 2.2 dB less power 
> output minus 2 dB less path loss due to the lower orbit.
> 73,
> Paul, N8HM

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