[amsat-bb] SPROUT question

Bob KD7YZ kd7yz at denstarfarm.us
Fri Aug 7 17:44:45 UTC 2015

a few weeks ago, the SPROUT people put up an email here regarding
listening to and reporting on SPROUT. That evening I heard the SSTV but
didn't know how to decode it.

Fast forwards to the last week, daytimes. I never hear the bird, here,
in Kentucky. A few minutes ago SPROUT was dropping down from the north
pole and I heard quite weak CW on 437.525, nil on 437.600 .

Somewhere around Elevation 18 degrees and rising, The cw beacon went
away. There was no sound , telemetry or SSTV rest of the pass.

Do they shut SPROUT off for recharging? I can't think why I am not
copying when I used to and when I am coping so many other birds.

Anyone  stateside doing regular telemetry decodes and SSTV off SPROUT?


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