[amsat-bb] APRS Satellite Update (PSAT digi OFF, and QIKCOM-1 this Friday)

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Oct 23 21:02:01 UTC 2017

It is powered from the host satellite called SIMPL
PSAT only has 350 mW.  But QIKCOM-1 should have 4 watts.

Where did you see 500 mW?


-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Rich [mailto:vk4tec at tech-software.net]
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2017 4:57 PM
To: Robert Bruninga
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] APRS Satellite Update (PSAT digi OFF, and QIKCOM-1
this Friday)


Where does it get its power from and keps will come out in due course

Sorry about the daggy URL link for satreporter

It's still a home based project growing

I see it had 500 mw on 145.825 MHz


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> On 24 Oct 2017, at 6:53 am, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> PSAT has entered safe mode with the digipeater OFF.  It will show the
> PSAT-1 callsign until sun angles improve..
> QIKCOM-1 might deploy from the ISS this coming Friday.  It will simply
> digipeat just like the ISS using the same ARISS alias as the ISS
> digipeater.  It will be 10 dB stronger than PSAT and about the same
> power level as ISS and should be easy to receive.  All are on the
> 145.825 downlink.  It should also digipeat on its own callsign
> QIKCOM-1 if you want to hit it specifically.
> We ask all potential IGates to check your ground stations and make
> sure they are ready to IGate packets during those initial orbits from
> all over the globe.  If you do not have an IGate, just capture packets
> and hold them until we see if any are missing from the APRS-IS.
> Downlinks should be available on the original http://pcsat.findu.com
> and also on
> QIKCOM-1 being released from ISS will of course have the same tracking
> info as ISS until they begin to separate.
> http://aprs.org/qikcom-1.html
> As usual, QIKCOM-1 is not intended for UNATTENDED BEACONS.  It is
> designed for Live Operations and experiments only.
> Bob, WB4APR
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