[amsat-bb] Telemetry Stations - Information Requested

Jerry Buxton amsat at n0jy.org
Mon Sep 15 17:02:26 UTC 2014

Hi Again,

Thank you for the replies you all have sent so far.  Very helpful!

I would like to make an update to my request as perhaps it didn't quite 
convey what I intended.
I am not just looking for those who do it full time, or much of the 
time.  I am very interested in anyone who is now or has recently tried 
capturing telemetry.  If you are capturing but not having great results, 
if you gave it a sincere attempt but were disappointed and turned off, 
I'd like to know what equipment you are using or used.
I expect that a lot of hams worldwide are trying the telemetry with 
modest equipment, omni-directional/indoor/handheld antennas, what have 
you.  That is where I want to focus, with the STEM experiment/research 
data we are carrying in LEO telemetry we would like to make it as easy 
as we can for as many as possible to capture and enjoy.

So please share with me even if you have tried but given up out of 
disappointment.  Help us overcome that disappointment, and make it fun 
and exciting!


Jerry Buxton, NØJY

On 9/14/2014 6:51 PM, Jerry Buxton wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am interested in hearing about the types of equipment in the various 
> stations of those of you who capture telemetry from the amateur radio 
> satellites.
> My general purpose is to have an understanding of the "typical 
> station".  The information will be useful in our design of ground 
> telemetry formats for AMSAT satellites.
> If you are an active telemetry gatherer could please respond with a 
> short description of the equipment you use to receive the various 
> satellite telemetry to include
> Antenna - type, polarization, if yagi number of elements
> Preamp - yes or no
> Rig - Make, model
> Output from rig i.e. packet port, auxiliary audio, discriminator tap, 
> etc.
> PC Capture device - build in sound card, if add in or external sound 
> card then make and model
> Thank you for your help!

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