[amsat-bb] Newbie Question on Active Satellites

Pedro Converso pconver at gmail.com
Mon Dec 12 15:27:32 UTC 2016


Try http://amsat.org.ar/pass.htm

Allow view either FM sats, Linear Sats, showing frequencies and modes.

73, lu7abf, Pedro

On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 8:35 AM, B J <va6bmj at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/12/16, Les Rayburn <les at highnoonfilm.com> wrote:
>> Please pardon the newbie question, but I’m trying to get active on the birds
>> again during the holidays after being off the air for well over a year.
>> During that time, several new birds have been launched. It’s hard to keep
>> up—and made more difficult because each satellite has multiple designations
>> (names.)
>> Depending on the application that you’re using, such as SatPC32, you may not
>> find the satellite using the name listed on one of the sites designed to
>> keep us all abreast of current activity. Adding to the confusion, many web
>> sites list birds that are technically active (such as in beacon mode, or
>> downloading telemetry) but not available for amateur use.
>> Can someone provide a short list of the current active satellites for both
>> FM and SSB/CW available for amateur use? I’d be most grateful. If the run of
>> launches continues, we’ll need to update the “Getting Started” booklet
>> quarterly! :-) Good problem to have.
>> Thanks in advance. Hope to work some of you during the next few days.
> <snip>
> These URLs might be a good place to start:
> http://www.amsat.org/status/
> http://www.amsat.org/?page_id=177
> http://www.amsat.org/?page_id=179
> Then there are sites such as Celestrak which have information on
> various satellites.
> 73s
> Bernhard VA6BMJ @ DO33FL
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