[amsat-bb] Outernet L-Band Service

Andrew Rich vk4tec at tech-software.net
Sun Oct 16 06:22:20 UTC 2016

Our bird is very strong lots of signals here in Australia

I was amazed what a difference the AMP made.

I just need to decode now

Beamwidth about 45 degrees


> On 16 Oct. 2016, at 4:14 pm, Alan <wa4sca at gmail.com> wrote:
> Mike,
> I got their kit, being in a hurry, and have been running it on the front deck with a battery pack. It
> has a clear shot at the satellite, and I see SNR of 8-10 or so. The downlink isn't all that
> interesting right now, but at some point I need to come up with a weatherproof mount for the
> electronics. There are relatively long periods between data, so checking it when I bring it in for the
> night is adequate. They have a fairly active support forum, and there are reports/conjecture that the
> LNA may be a bit sensitive to ESD.
> I found these a useful source of azimuth and elevation information:
> http://www.csgnetwork.com/geosatposcalc.html
> http://www.csgnetwork.com/antennasatelazposcalc.html
> The US satellite is at 98W.
> Thanks for the suggestion for a mount. Turns out I had one on the shelf, and it gives me exactly the
> right tilt.
> 73s,
> Alan
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