[amsat-bb] PCSAT NO-44 packet Active during daylight?

JoAnne Maenpaa k9jkm at comcast.net
Sat Sep 3 01:10:04 UTC 2016

Hi Sean,

NO-44 is active only in sunlight ... with a caveat that it needs a good
illumination angle on its solar cells. I've been digipeated twice this week
via NO-44 on ascending passes over North America. I've had better luck with
NO-44 northbound up and out of the USA when it has been in sunlight long
enough. The downlink is weak and sounds a bit off frequency and FMing with
the strain but one or two digipeats are still attainable per pass. Watch
http://www1.findu.com/cgi-bin/pcsat.cgi for status. It is W3ADO-1 and
PCSAT-11 mixed in with all the PSAT messages on this page. Set UNPROTO CQ

NO-84 PSAT is active on packet. It seems it's downlink signal and wondering
perhaps it's receive sensitivity are gradually getting weaker compared with
signals a week ago. The downlink packet log at
http://www1.findu.com/cgi-bin/pcsat.cgi will show satellite digipeater
status (plus any packets you get digipeated). When you see PSAT]APRSON  it
means the NO-84 digipeater is active. Set UNPROTO CQ VIA ARISS for NO-84.

The status of ISS packet depends on the on-board activities. It was OFF
during the recent EVA. Packet seems to have been re-enabled until Tuesday's
undocking manueuvers. Watch http://www.ariss.net/ to see how recently
packets have been digipeated to guess it's status. Set UNPROTO CQ VIA ARISS
or UNPROTO CQ VIA RS0ISS (your preference, both work).

73 de JoAnne K9JKM
k9jkm at amsat.org

> -----Original Message-----
> From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of sean fay
> Sent: Friday, September 02, 2016 7:23 PM
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] PCSAT NO-44 packet Active during daylight?
> Hello all,
> I just got gifted a long holiday weekend and I plan to celebrate my free
> time by trying to make some QSOs on the ISS digipeater and I was wondering
> if NO-44 PCSAT was still active for AX.25 packet work during the daylight
> hours?
> Could someone give me the scoop on its activation status and if it is
> active , if there is regular use of it during active times?
> Thanks and at least keep a look out for me on the ISS and try to QSO if
> do see my packet being sent
> Sean
> AA0AN/EM29
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