[amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT-BB Digest, Vol 9, Issue 93

Leon Steenkamp ldutsteenkamp at gmail.com
Sun Mar 16 13:04:19 PDT 2014


> Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2014 12:27:28 -0500
> From: "jerry keeton" <jkboxk at wildblue.net>
> Just before ZACUBE-01 reaches its' apex , I hear a signal that sounds like pactor . That is on 14.099 . Never seem to find the correct software for decoding . Just wondering if that is zacube since I hear it on every pass ?
> Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2014 18:42:51 +0100
> From: PE0SAT | Amateur Radio <pe0sat at vgnet.nl>
> I could be wrong, but as far as I know is the 20m experiment not yet
> started
> and is the 20m antenna not yet deployed.
> Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2014 19:53:54 +0200
> From: "Hans" <hans at intekom.co.za>
> I have the same info. I will check tomorrow what the status is
> Hans ZS6AKV

As Hans and Jan said we have not yet switched on the beacon
transmitter or deployed the antenna. The initial beacon transmitted
will be a short morse encoded text message, at eight or ten words per
minute if I recall correctly. There is also a pseudorandom number
message but that will likely only be used later on. We will definitely
publicise it when we do start transmitting. In the mean time you can
find more info at http://www.cput.ac.za/fsati and also on
http://twitter.com/fsatispace .


Leon Steenkamp (ZS1HD)
French South African Institute of Technology
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Cape Town, South Africa.
Ldutsteenkamp at gmail.com

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