[amsat-bb] LilacSat-2 Transponder active over N America 13:15 UTC

Clayton Coleman kayakfishtx at gmail.com
Mon Jul 11 20:15:22 UTC 2016

I should have been a little more clear in my email earlier.  The
transponder on LilacSat-2 active today was not the normal FM one but
rather a SSB transponder.  It is experimental and has no AGC according
to the reports from Twitter.  I'd suggest paying attention to the
AMSAT OSCAR status page (http://www.amsat.org/status) and following
BG2BHC on Twitter for operational updates.

I was using manual control but you can add this line to your
DOPPLER.SQF.  It will need some minor calibration:

LILACSAT-2,437200.0,144362.0,USB,USB,NOR,0,0,SSB Transponder


On Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 9:26 AM, Clayton Coleman <kayakfishtx at gmail.com> wrote:
> This morning, Glenn AA5PK, and I had a QSO via the experimental
> transponder activated on LilacSat-2.  It was very interesting and fun.
> A non-inverting mode J transponder was new to me.
> Using manual tuning to adjust for Doppler shift proved to be a small
> challenge as I am more accustomed to operating on a transponder like
> FO-29.  Running SDR in parallel to my Icom IC-9100 gave me a good
> visual representation of the transponder pass band.
> You can listen to a brief clip of our QSO here:
> https://soundcloud.com/w5pfg/lilacsat-2-2016-07-11-1315z-ssb-transponder
> 73
> Clayton

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