[amsat-bb] LituanicaSAT-1 FM Transponder Report 04-Jun-2014 UTC

Laurynas Mačiulis aviatorius at gmail.com
Wed Jun 4 19:38:22 UTC 2014

Dear radio amateurs,

A courtesy notice that LituanicaSAT-1 transponder will be operative until
June 5, 0100z. At about this time period a scheduled reset should occur and
both CW FM beacon on 437.275 MHz and 9k6 baud telemetry on 437.545 MHz
should be heard. We encourage you to send reports to find out how reduction
in sunlight will affect satellites power budget. Next update and
transponder operating schedule will be issued in 24h.

73 de LY1LM

Geriausi linkėjimai / Best Regards,

On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 7:31 AM, Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) <
amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net> wrote:

> Hi again!
> I was on the last LituanicaSAT-1 pass starting around
> 0337 UTC.  I heard three other stations during the pass -
> Nestor K6JTT in San Diego, Dave W0DHB in Colorado, and
> Glenn AA5PK in west Texas.  We all worked each other.
> This was a higher pass for me here in DM43bn, with
> maximum elevation of 29 degrees.  Late in this pass, I
> heard the CW ID and recorded voice.
> I will send a separate report to LY5H including MP3 files
> with the audio from both passes I worked tonight.  I hope
> the FM transponder can be activated again, while the
> satellite is still in orbit.  This was fun!
> 73!
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
> http://www.wd9ewk.net/
> On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 2:41 AM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:
>> Good evening,
>> I was on two passes of LituanicaSAT-1 over North America this evening.
>> Signals sounded good, though I noted that the uplink sensitivity makes
>> it difficult to work with just five watts of power output to a
>> handheld antenna, except at higher elevations. My signal was in and
>> out except at the middle of both passes. I neglected to make fine
>> tuning adjustments on the uplink for Doppler as I had on previous
>> passes. That might have made a difference had I done that.
>> On the first pass, around 0031 UTC, KC9ELU in Indiana was the only
>> station heard and worked.
>> On the second pass, around 0207 UTC, KC9ELU was worked again as was
>> KB1PVH in Massachusetts. Also heard were W0DHB in Colorado and KK4VAU
>> in Tennessee.
>> 73,
>> Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
>> Washington, DC (FM18lv)
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