[amsat-bb] APRS signal "W3ADO-1" interfering with Meteor Scatter in England

Chris Bloy chris at photofuture.co.uk
Thu Jul 30 19:05:14 UTC 2015

Hi Trevor,

That's PCSAT in default mode...

Chris - M0DQO

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> On 30 Jul 2015, at 19:26, M5AKA <m5aka at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> An FM APRS signal has been received in England causing interference to the MGM frequency and weak-signal Meteor Scatter operation which is just below 144.390 MHz. 
> A MS DXpedition was disrupted by such activity earlier in the month and interference has been occurring at various times since. The APRS frequency in Europe and Africa is 144.800 MHz.
> Today (July 30) a signal on 144.390 MHz has been decoded as 
> 15:17:27$ fm W3ADO-1 to BEACON-0 via SGATE-0 UI PID=F0 T#004,161,161,042,210,215,11111111,0011,1
> Now I know nothing about Sat Gates and how they operate but I presume that is what the SGATE-0 is referring to ?
> I have seen a reference to W3ADO-1 at 
> http://www.db0anf.de/app/aprs/stations/basic-W3ADO-1
> Does anyone know if 144.390 APRS is installed on any current orbiting satellite or is anyone aware of a terrestrial network that may be relaying APRS traffic on 144.390 in the British Isles or Europe ? 
> 73 Trevor M5AKA
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