[amsat-bb] LilacSat-2 FM Transponder
k7trkradio at charter.net
Tue Mar 1 22:27:28 UTC 2016
Is she still active? I can't seem to find the right time on
MWF...(retirement is a bear!! )
From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Paul
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2016 11:45 AM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] LilacSat-2 FM Transponder
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
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.'
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