[amsat-bb] Tracking Non Earth Orbit Spacecraft......how?
Edward R Cole
kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Wed Oct 19 22:06:21 UTC 2016
Its been awhile since the Manfred Memorial Moon Mission 4M, but I
tracked it on its loop around the moon on 145.980-MHz using JT65B
digital mode which is std for 2m-eme (so there were a lot of stations
capable of receiving the signal).
I used my 4x M2-XP20 (four x-yagi) eme array for tracking. Luxspace
who managed the mission, provided az-el and Doppler predicts but
there was a lot of signal searching as predicts didn't exactly match
the actual trajectory path.
But it was certainly fun and real magic to watch the signal disappear
when it passed behind the Moon! CQC will be a whole 'nuther
experience. I'm planning for that as details develop.
look under March - 2015 http://www.kl7uw.com/mw10g.htm
73, Ed - KL7UW
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