[amsat-bb] SSTV from PSAT-2

Scott scott23192 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 27 18:23:21 UTC 2019

I can only speak to how it’s been working with the original PSAT (NO-84), 
which is VERY good.

With only a long wire HF antenna 
(http://myantennas.com/wp/product/efhw-8010/) suspended around 4 meters off 
the ground, I have often seen my PSK31 TX stream coming back down on the 
70cm FM downlink at as little as 10 deg. elevation.

However, this time of year with leaves on the trees, it needs to be closer 
to 20 deg., but that's still pretty good.

So yes, I'm hopeful that I can be heard w/ a 10m uplink even while PSAT-2 is 
still in that southern phase of its orbital pattern.  If PSAT-2 works 
anywhere near as good as PSAT does, it's going to be really hard to resist 
putting up a dedicated 10m antenna such as the PAR HF-28!

-Scott,  K4KDR


From: Robert MacHale
Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2019 1:52 PM
To: AMSAT BB ; Scott
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] SSTV from PSAT-2


Just curious --

Does the 10m uplink have any bounce/skip off the atmosphere? Seems like you 
should be able to "reach" around beyond line of sight at that frequency. 

Robert MacHale
KE6BLR Ham Radio License
Supporting Boy Scout Merit Badges in Radio and Space Exploration

On Thursday, June 27, 2019, 10:48:29 AM PDT, Scott via AMSAT-BB 
<amsat-bb at amsat.org> wrote:

That's great, Roland!  Thanks for the updates.

The elevation is still too low for me to receive any of the 70cm downlink,
but I have been hearing some of the 2m APRS on 145.825.

It was great news to see the post from Bob regarding the orbit slowly moving

If you can, please monitor the 70cm downlink for any sign of PSK31 - since
Bob announced that the PSK31 transponder was active, I have been
transmitting on the 10m uplink on the chance that the satellite hears me
even at such low elevations.

-Scott,  K4KDR


-----Original Message----- 
From: Roland Zurmely via AMSAT-BB
Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2019 1:31 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] SSTV from PSAT-2

2 new pictures from PSAT-2:
73 de Roland PY4ZBZ 

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