[amsat-bb] Telemetry Information PLEASE

Alan wa4sca at gmail.com
Tue Aug 30 20:24:08 UTC 2016


FoxTelem, not FoxTerm, is specific to the Fox-1 series of satellites. It does not use a TNC. It uses
DSP techniques, which are more flexible. The manual which is part of the download goes into the
various ways to copy telemetry. You can get the latest version from amsat.org. You will need to scroll
down a bit on the front page.

There actually is a lot of information in "Getting Started 2016," but it is spread around under
various satellites such as the ISS, AO-73, and AO-85. This will be corrected in the 2017 edition,
where the basics will be gathered in one place. However, each satellite has its own characteristics,
and often software, so you will still need to do some research..



<-----Original Message-----
<From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Gerald Payton
<Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 3:06 PM
<To: Amsat BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
<Subject: [amsat-bb] Telemetry Information PLEASE
<While awaiting "parts" to assemble my station, I am interested in the TELEMETRY reception from the
<birds. I was looking at the "Leader Board" for FOX-1A on Amsat.org. Looking at some of those
<stations posted there I noticed that FoxTerm 1.04f software listed, but no TNCs. Now I am confused.
<I believe that the FoxTerm software may decode received audio from the passes, but what about other
<satellites. Is a TNC needed, especially with the 9600 baud?
<I'm sorry, I am trying to figure out HOW to receive and decode the telemetry signals and just do not
<comprehend the procedures. The AMSAT website does not seem to supply that information, and
<neither does the "Getting Started 2016" book.
<If it is too much to answer here, please contact directly at my email: gp_ab5r at outlook.com
<Jerry AB5R
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