[amsat-bb] AO-85 and the solar flare

Greg D ko6th.greg at gmail.com
Thu Sep 7 05:11:02 UTC 2017

Hi Drew,

I really need to get FoxTelem to run properly on my system...   My
preference would be to directly feed the SDR output into the telemetry
program input, but I can't figure out how to connect the dots. 
Recording a pass and then post-processing it is a bit of a pain (hence
my opening statement).

The system is running Linux, and I have a generic RTL-SDR dongle.  GQRX
software talks to it perfectly.  I can even control it from software
such as gPredict for Doppler tracking, so I know all that stuff is
working.  But how to feed the audio into FoxTelem?  I was hoping the SDR
would be one of the "audio sources" to select (IP Port), but it doesn't
show up there.  I'm running FoxTelem 1.4.

Is this possible?  The user guide seems to think so...

Greg  KO6TH

Andrew Glasbrenner wrote:
> With today's big X9.3 solar flare, AMSAT would like to collect as much
> telemetry as possible from AO-85 over the next 48 hours or so. If you can,
> please run FoxTelem
> (https://www.amsat.org/foxtelem-software-for-windows-mac-linux/) and feed
> the program unfiltered audio such as from a 9600 baud jack or an SDR
> receiver. This will allow us to identify any unusual effects onboard the
> satellite.
> Thanks and 73, 
> Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA
> AMSAT VP Operations
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