[amsat-bb] Tanyusha 1 (RS6S) heard over southwestern USA earlier today

Joe Pereira joevk5ei at gmail.com
Wed Jul 5 11:02:20 UTC 2017

This afternoons pass for me was at a high elevation and all 4 languages
heard very clear with a good strong signal.


On Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 7:19 AM, Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) <
amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net> wrote:

> Hi!
> It looks like Tanyusha 1 was activated on schedule today, as I heard
> it on 145.800 MHz as the ISS passed over the western USA around 1918
> UTC today. This was a very high pass over central Arizona, maximum
> elevation of 62 degrees. As I tried (unsuccessfully) to work stations
> on the 145.825 MHz packet digipeater with my TH-D74, I used the audio
> recording function on the HT to capture the signals on 145.800 MHz.
> My recording would momentarily cut out whenever the HT transmitted,
> but I only missed the identification before one of the 3 messages I
> heard.
> According to the ARISS press release from last week, Tanyusha 1
> transmits messages in Russian, English, Spanish, and Chinese. I copied
> 3 of those 4 messages, missing only the Spanish message. Before each
> message played, the satellite would identify itself in English, "Romeo
> Sierra Six Sierra".
> I have posted links to the recordings I made in a post on the QRZ
> satellite forum earlier this afternoon. That post can be found at:
> https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/tanyusha-1-rs6s-and-tanyusha
> -2-rs7s.572691/
> The MP3 files with each of the messages, the RS6S identification, and
> the WAV file from my TH-D74 can also be found in my Dropbox space at:
> http://dropbox.wd9ewk.net/
> (look in folder "20170704-ISS_on_145.800_MHz")
> I'm not sure if I'll be able to get much from the other satellite
> once it is activated, since pass times aren't very convenient for my
> work schedule later this week. It would be nice to get the Spanish
> message, to go with the other 3 I copied earlier today.
> 73!
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
> http://www.wd9ewk.net/
> Twitter: @WD9EWK or http://twitter.com/WD9EWK
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