[amsat-bb] LilacSat-2 FM Transponder

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Fri Jan 29 21:54:28 UTC 2016

And now it's been reported back in telemetry only mode as of 21:31
UTC, so apparently my schedule guess was wrong!


Paul, N8HM

On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 2:45 PM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:
> I have noticed that LilacSat-2's FM transponder has been on nearly
> continuously for the past four days They may be keeping it active
> continuously during the holiday period in China.
> It's worth checking out if you haven't worked it yet. It's got a good
> signal and can be easier to track than SO-50 because the carrier stays
> active for a period when not receiving signals. The downlink antenna
> also uses circular polarization, so there is less fading when using
> linear antennas than on SO-50.
> Uplink: 144.350 MHz FM (No PL)
> Downlink: 437.200 MHz FM
> Keep in mind that this uplink frequency is not within the normal
> 145.800 - 146.000 MHz satellite subband on two meters, though this
> frequency is within the 144.300 - 144.500 MHz "New OSCAR subband" in
> the ARRL band plan and is allocated to the Amateur Satellite Service
> (as is the entirety of 144 - 146 MHz). On passes over the United
> States, quite a few packet signals can be heard through the
> transponder.
> If you use LoTW, the satellite name to use when uploading QSOs is 'CAS-3H.'
> 73,
> Paul, N8HM

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