[amsat-bb] When are the linear transponders turned on?
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Sat Apr 1 19:17:31 UTC 2017
SatPC32 will give you eclipse status in real time, or you can manually step
through a pass. Use the WinListen program to get the parts of passes which
are eclipsed. The column isn't marked, but there will be an "E" showing.
<From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Mike
<Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2017 12:31 PM
<To: Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net>
<Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org
<Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] When are the linear transponders turned on?
<Thanks Paul! You answered most of my questions.
<The only way that I have found to do pass predictions with SatPC32 is using
<WinAos. I don not see a column for illuminated or not illuminated.
<On Sat, Apr 1, 2017 at 8:44 AM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:
<> Except for AO-7, AO-73, EO-88, LO-87, and EO-79, all of the active linear
<> transponder satellites, including FO-29. are available around the clock.
<> SatPC32 will tell you if a satellite is eclipsed or not. Most other pass
<> prediction software can tell you as well.
<> The XW-2 satellites are all easy to work, though XW-2D has some digital
<> noise in the center of the transponder that seems to make it more
<> than the others to work.
<> Paul, N8HM
<> On Sat, Apr 1, 2017 at 10:33 AM, Mike Lemons <becalmed9 at gmail.com>
<>> I know that AO-73 and EO-88 are on while in eclipse and AO-73 is usually
<>> for the full weekend, UTC.
<>> I often can't hear the transponders 90 minutes after sunset, though. Is
<>> there some kind of delay or are they still illuminated? Is there a pass
<>> predictor software that tells you when they are illuminated?
<>> When is FO-29 on?
<>> What about the XW-2 series? (Nobody ever seems to talk about those
<>> satellites. Are they difficult to work?)
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