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Ummm.... I use satellites all the time... for my GPS! :D:lol::huh:

 

I've never tried one for HAMing, but I wouldn't mind learning about it.

 

Gloom, aka W7MVG

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I don't know what questions I have... I'm just starting to get reading on this.

 

My background:

 

had my ticket for a little more than a year and have 2 rigs.

 

older Icom mobile 2m FM job and a Yaesu VX5R.

 

Looks like with the FM limitation of mine, I'll have to stick to UO-14, AO-27 and daylight passes of SO-41 (from the 2004 ARRL handbook).

 

I'm going to try listening in on passes the next few days and maybe give transmitting a shot after I get the jist of what goes on. Also thinking about picking up the Arrow antenna that I've read about on just about every webpage that talks about using an HT for the birds.

 

 

edit: have to scratch UO-14 from the above list as it's dead.

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I have done some sat work. I used to like the RS-13 on CW because there was lots of room for multiple QSOs. It was 2M up and 10M down(receive). The FM sats are fun, but there is room for only one QSO at a time and the most powerful signal gets through...and there are those that like to monopolize the channel.

The arrow antenna works well and I have a friend who owns one and used it with him. I made some contacts with my 50R dual band wtih a long whip once while in the Sierra mountains.

There are some good programs to use to predict the passes. On a Palm PDA, I have used PocketSat.

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There are some good programs to use to predict the passes. On a Palm PDA, I have used PocketSat.

I've got PocketSat loaded up but haven't messed with it too much. I've been playing with SatScape for the PC and think I've got it pretty much figured out.

 

Lots of pretty graphic choices. :D But the list of predicted passes is what seems the most useful.

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Here is some info for you. This will show you the sats available right now. You are right, you are limited to FM. But look carefully, I think some of your data is old. I know for sure that UO-14 is dead!

 

Here you go.

 

 

This report is organized into 3 parts.

Part 1 - operational analog amateur satellites.

Part 2 - operational digital amateur satellites.

Part 3 - Non - Operational Satellites

 

SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-137.S1

WEEKLY SATELLITE REPORT PART 1

 

AMSAT NEWS SERVICE BULLETIN 137.S1 FROM AMSAT HQ

SILVER SPRING, MD, May 16,2004

TO ALL RADIO AMATEURS

BID: $ANS-137.S1

 

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (ISS) - ARISS

Catalog number: 25544

Launch date: November 20, 1998

 

Status: Operational

Digipeater: Active

 

The current Expedition 9 crew is:

Commander Gennady Padalka, RN3DT

Flight Engineer Mike Fincke, KE5AIT

 

Worldwide packet uplink: 145.990 MHz FM

Region 1 voice uplink: 145.200 MHz FM

Region 2/3 voice uplink: 144.490 MHz FM

Worldwide downlink: 145.800 MHz FM

 

Russian callsigns RS0ISS, RZ3DZR

USA callsign NA1SS

Packet station mailbox callsign RS0ISS-11

Packet station keyboard callsign RS0ISS-3

Digipeater callsign ARISS

 

The ISS daily crew schedule can be found at:

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/timelines/

Remember that the crew operates on UTC time. Also, all of the time line

is NOT

translated from Russian and posted.

 

More information is available at:

http://www.rac.ca/ariss

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/reference/radio/

http://www.marexmg.org/fileshtml/unprotopage.html

http://www.issfanclub.com

http://oscar.dcarr.org/

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AO-7 AMSAT OSCAR 7

Catalog number: 07530

Launch Date: November 15, 1974

 

Status: Semi-operational in sunlight.

Return to active status: June 21,2002

 

Uplink: 145.850 to 145.950 MHz CW/USB Mode A

432.125 to 432.175 MHz CW/LSB Mode B

Downlink: 29.400 to 29.500 MHz CW/USB Mode A

145.975 to 145.925 MHz CW/USB Mode B

Beacon: 29.502 MHz, 145.972 MHz, 435.1 MHz, 2304.1 MHz

 

John, LA2QAA, reports:

I noticed that AO-7's TX oscillator was 10Khz higher than "normal" (while in

mode-:D on orbit 34911 at 16:10 UTC today, Sunday 09.05.04.

 

Emily, W0EEC has created a website to allow the users of AO-7 to record

contacts, observations and use of the satellite more effectively at:

http://www.experthams.net/ao7

This includes the ability to log contacts.

 

Tim, K3TZ has written a program to decode AO-07 telemetry. The program

can be

downloaded at:

http://www.qsl.net/k3tz/files/K3TZ_AO-07_T...Decoder_0.5.zip

 

For more AO-7 info:

http://www.amsat.org/amsat/sats/n7hpr/ao7.html

[ANS wishes to thank John, LA2QAA for AO-7 info]

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FO-20 JAS-1b

Catalog number: 20480

Launch Date: February 07, 1990

 

Status: Operational?

FO-20 is in mode JA continuously.

 

Uplink: 145.90 to 146.00 MHz CW/LSB

Downlink: 435.80 to 435.90 MHz CW/USB

Beacon: 435.795

 

More FO-20 info can be found at:

http://www.amsat.org/amsat/sats/n7hpr/fo20.html

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AO-27 AMRAD

Catalog number: 22825

Launched: September 26, 1993

 

Status: Operational

 

Uplink: 145.850 MHz FM

Downlink: 436.795 MHz FM

 

The latest information on AO-27 from control operator Michael Wyrick,

N3UC (former N4USI), can be found at:

http://www.ao27.org

 

An AO-27 question-and-answer page is available on the AMSAT-NA web

site, with updates by Ray, W2RS. The URL is:

http://www.amsat.org/amsat/intro/ao27faq.html

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FO-29 JAS-2

Catalog number: 24278

Launch Date: August 17, 1996

 

Status: Operational

 

Voice/CW Mode JA

Uplink: 145.90 to 146.00 MHz CW/LSB

Downlink: 435.80 to 435.90 MHz CW/USB

Beacon: 435.795 MHz

 

Digital Mode JD

Uplink: 145.850 145.870 145.910 MHz FM

Downlink: 435.910 MHz 1200-baud BPSK or 9600-baud FSK

Callsign: 8J1JCS

Digitalker: 435.910 MHz

 

Masa, JN1GKZ, reports:

JARL FO-29 command team wants FO-29 reception report.

 

The recent FO-29 shout down problem is not due to Under Voltage

Controller(UVC). The cause is unkonw. To analyze the problem, command

team wants following info.

 

1. night pass CW telemetry data

2. analog transponder status (status and the time)

3. the time analog transponder stopped

4. other reference info

 

Please send the report to lab2@jarl.or.jp . Put the subject 'FO-29

reception report' .

 

This info is from JARL web site. It's only in Japanse...

 

Mineo, JE9PEL, has an FO-29 satellite telemetry analysis program that will

automatically analyze all digital telemetry from the satellite (such as

current, voltage and temperature). FO29CWTE is available at:

http://www.ne.jp/asahi/hamradio/je9pel/

 

[ANS thanks Masa, JN1GKZ for FO-29 information]

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SO-50 SAUDISAT-1C

Catalog number: 27607

Launched: December 20, 2002

 

Status: Operational.

 

Uplink: 145.850 MHz (67.0 Hz PL tone)

Downlink: 436.795 MHz

 

Reinhard, DJ1KM, reports:

SO-50 is in good health and it is easy to access the satellite. However,

SO-50

needs to be opened by a controlstation before you can operate theSat. There

are (I believe) 3 controlstations in UK and 2 in DL. I am one ofthese.

If the

satellite comes from a direction where no control station is it is most

probably not switched on.

 

SO-50 carries several experiments, including a mode

J FM amateur repeater experiment operating on 145.850 MHz uplink and 436.795

MHz downlink.The repeater is available to amateurs worldwide as power

permits,

using a67.0 Hertz tone on the uplink, for on-demand activation.

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/EX

 

SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-137.S2

WEEKLY SATELLITE REPORT PART 2

 

AMSAT NEWS SERVICE BULLETIN 137.S2 FROM AMSAT HQ

SILVER SPRING, MD, May 16,2004

TO ALL RADIO AMATEURS

BID: $ANS-137.S2

 

UO-11 OSCAR-11

Catalog number: 14781

Launched: March 1, 1984

 

Status: Semi-operational.

 

Downlink: 145.826 MHz FM (1200-baud AFSK)

Mode-S Beacon: 2401.500 MHz

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AO-16 PACSAT

Catalog number: 20439

Launch Date: January 22, 1990

 

Status: Semi-operational, the digipeater command is on and open for

APRS users.

 

Uplink: 145.90 145.92 145.94 145.96 MHz FM

(using 1200-baud Manchester FSK)

Downlink: 437.026 MHz SSB (1200-baud PSK)

Mode-S Beacon: 2401.1428 MHz

Broadcast Callsign: PACSAT-11

BBS: PACSAT-12

 

A WOD collection of current graphics along with general information

and telemetry samples can be found at:

http://www.telecable.es/personales/ea1bcu

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UO-22 UOSAT

Catalog number: 21575

Launched: July 17, 1991

 

Status: Operational

 

Uplink: 145.900 FM 9600-baud FSK

Downlink: 435.120 MHz FM

Broadcast Callsign: UOSAT5-11

BBS: UOSAT5-12

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UO-22 UOSAT

Catalog number: 21575

Launched: July 17, 1991

 

Status: Operational

 

Uplink: 145.900 FM 9600-baud FSK

Downlink: 435.120 MHz FM

Broadcast Callsign: UOSAT5-11

BBS: UOSAT5-12

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IO-26 ITAMSAT

Catalog number: 22826

Launch Date: September 26, 1993

 

Status: No uplinks currently

 

Uplink: 145.875 145.900 145.925 145.950 MHz FM (1200-baud)

Downlink: 435.812 MHz SSB

Broadcast Callsign: ITMSAT-11

BBS: ITMSAT-12

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GO-32 TECHSAT-1B

Catalog number: 25397

Launch Date: September 30, 2001

 

Status: Semi-Operational.

 

Uplink/downlink: 145.827 MHz 1200 baud AX.25 AFSK via W3ADO-1

Aux/Uplink: 435.250 MHz 9600 baud via PCSAT-2 (off)

APRS Downlink: 144.390 MHz (Region 2)

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NO-44 PCSAT

Catalog number: 26931

Launch Date: September 30, 2001

 

Status: Semi-Operational

 

Uplink/downlink: 145.827 MHz 1200 baud AX.25 AFSK via W3ADO-1

Aux/Uplink: 435.250 MHz 9600 baud via PCSAT-2 (off)

APRS Downlink: 144.390 MHz (Region 2)

 

PCSat is a 1200-baud APRS digipeater designed for use by stations using

hand-held or mobile transceivers. Downlinks feed a central web site at:

http://pcsat.aprs.org

 

The APRS-equipped PCSat was built by midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy

under the guidance of Bob Bruninga, WB4APR.

 

For more information, visit the PCSat web site at:

http://web.usna.navy.mil/~bruninga/pcsat.html

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NO-45 SAPPHIRE

Catalog number: 26932

Launch Date: September 30, 2001

 

Status: Operational

 

Downlink: 437.095 MHz 1200 baud AX-25 AFSK

Uplink: 145.945 MHz UI Digipeater

Digi Callsign: KE6QMD

 

The NO-45 digipeater remains on. User are requested NOT

to use the Bulletin Board. When the Bulletin Board is used it effectively

"locks out" ground access to the spacecraft CPU.

 

Everyone is welcome to use the digipeating/APRS features of Sapphire,

callsign KE6QMD, as per the user service agreement located at the following

URL

http://web.usna.navy.mil/~bruninga/pcsat/contract.txt

 

There will be occasional dropouts caused by the CW beacon, and Users are

advised to expect extra packet chatter during West Coast (USA) passes, as

some schools are using Sapphire for operations training.

 

Student built Sapphire was launched through the U.S. Naval

Academy Satellite program. Its primary missions are sensor

experiments, a camera, and voice synthesizer. For more information,

visit the Sapphire web site at:

http://students.cec.wustl.edu/~sapphire/sa...e_overview.html

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/EX

 

SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-130.S3

WEEKLY SATELLITE REPORT PART 3

 

AMSAT NEWS SERVICE BULLETIN 137.S3 FROM AMSAT HQ

SILVER SPRING, MD, May 16, 2004

TO ALL RADIO AMATEURS

BID: $ANS-137.S3

 

THE FOLLOWING ARE IN ORBIT BUT ARE

NON-OPERATIONAL AT THIS TIME:

 

AO-10 OSCAR 10

Catalog number: 14129

Launched: June 16, 1983

 

Status: Non-operational

 

Uplink: 435.030 to 435.180 MHz CW/LSB

Downlink: 145.975 to 145.825 MHz CW/USB

Beacon: 145.810 MHz (unmodulated carrier)

 

AO-10 has been locked into a Mode-B, 70-cm uplink and

2-meter downlink for several years.

 

W4SM has more information about the satellite at the following URL:

http://www.cstone.net/~w4sm/AO-10.html

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RS-12 RADIO SPORT RS-12

Catalog number: 21089

Launched: February 5, 1991

 

Status: Non-operational

 

Uplink: 21.210 to 21.250 MHz CW/USB

Downlink: 29.410 to 29.450 MHz CW/USB

Beacon: 29.408 MHz

Robot: 29.454 MHz

 

The latest information on RS-12 and RS-13 can be found on the AC5DK

RS-12/13 Satellite Operators page at:

http://www.qsl.net/ac5dk/rs1213/rs1213.html

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RS-13 RADIO SPORT RS-13

Catalog number: 21089

Launched: February 5, 1991

 

Status: Non-operational

 

Uplink: 21.260 to 21.300 MHz CW/USB

Downlink: 145.860 to 145.900 MHz CW/USB

Beacon: 145.860 MHz

Robot: 145.908 MHz

 

The latest information on RS-12 and RS-13 can be found on the AC5DK

RS-12/13 Satellite Operators page at:

http://www.qsl.net/ac5dk/rs1213/rs1213.html

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UO-14 UoSAT-3

Catalog number: 20437

Launched: January 22, 1990

 

Status: Non-operational

 

Uplink 145.975 MHz FM

Downlink 435.070 MHz FM

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RS-15 RADIO SPORT RS-15

Catalog number: 23439

Launch Date: December 26, 1994

 

Status: Non-operational?

 

Uplink: 145.858 to 145.898 MHz CW/USB

Downlink: 29.354 to 29.394 MHz CW/USB

Beacon: 29.352 MHz (intermittent)

SSB meeting frequency: 29.380 MHz (unofficial)

 

Freeman, N5FPP, reports:

Tonight's passes of RS-15 started out with a strong beacon transmitting

telemetry at 0400, by the 0605 pass over North America the beacon had

degraded

to a continuous carrier lasting upwards to 30 seconds. The frequency

shifted

up and down quite a bit as you listen to it. On the 0605 pass once

RS-15 went

into eclipse the beacon died altogether. It's hard listening this bird die.

 

ANS is looking for more confirmations of RS-15 coming back.

 

[ANS thanks Jeff KA8HQL for RS-15 information]

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KO-23 KITSAT

Catalog number: 22077

Launched: August 10, 1992

 

Status: Non-operational

 

Uplink: 145.900 MHz FM (9600-baud FSK)

Downlink: 435.170 MHz FM

Broadcast Callsign: HLO1-11

BBS: HLO1-12

 

Jim, AA7KC, reports that KO-23's downlink transmitter continues in a

non-operational status.

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KO-25 KITSAT

Catalog number: 22828

Launched: September 26, 1993

 

Status: Non-operational

 

Uplink: 145.980 MHz FM (9600-baud FSK)

Downlink: 436.500 MHz FM

Broadcast Callsign: HL02-11

BBS: HL02-12

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PO-34 PANSAT

Catalog number: 25520

Launched: October 30, 1998

 

Status: Telemetry downloads only

 

Uplink/downlink frequency (listed on the PanSat web site) 436.500 MHz

 

The satellite is not available for general uplink transmissions.

 

The Naval Postgraduate School developed PanSat. At the time of

launch, PanSat spread-spectrum digital transponders were to

be available to Amateur Radio operators along with software to utilize

this technology.

 

The satellite is still operating, however, the spread spectrum packet

radio portion never took place. The spacecraft is now beyond it's

initial 2-year mission life, but telemetry records are still being

downloaded.

 

For more information, visit the official PanSat web site at:

http://www.sp.nps.navy.mil/pansat/

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UO-36 UoSAT-12

Catalog number: 25693

Launched: April 21, 1999

 

Status: Unknown

 

Uplink: 145.960 MHz (9600-baud FSK)

Downlink: 437.025 MHz 437.400 MHz

Broadcast Callsign: UO121-11

BBS: UO121-12

 

The VK5HI viewer shareware for UO-36 is available on the AMSAT-NA

web site at the following URL:

ftp://ftp.amsat.org/amsat/software/win32/...cddsp97-119.zip

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AO-40 AMSAT OSCAR 40

Catalog number: 26609

Launch Date: November 16, 2000

 

Status: Non-Operational

 

Uplink V-band 145.840 - 145.990 MHz CW/LSB

U-band 435.550 - 435.800 MHz CW/LSB

L1-band 1269.250 - 1269.500 MHz CW/LSB

L2-band 1268.325 - 1268.575 MHz CW/LSB

S1-band 2400.350 - 2400.600 MHz CW/LSB

Downlink: S2-band 2401.225 - 2401.475 MHz CW/USB

K-band 24,048.010 - 24,048.060 MHz CW/USB

Beacon: 2401.323, 24,048.035

Stacey, W4SM, reports:

 

As the table below demonstrates, the "mystery effect" has taken A0-40 into

highly unfavorable ALON. Attempts at communication are likely to be futile

until conditions improve in early and mid July. Note that unfortunately

optimum squint in late July corresponds with a very bad solar angle....stay

tuned.

 

AO-40 ATTITUDE - PRECESSION BEHAVIOR / W4SM

Mystery Effect = -11.800 degs ALON/week

 

DATE ALON ALAT SA ILL%

---------------------------------------------------

2004 May 10 [Mon] 157.6 -0.9 57.5 53.8

2004 May 12 [Wed] 154.0 -0.9 62.3 46.4

2004 May 14 [Fri] 150.3 -0.9 67.0 39.0

2004 May 16 [sun] 146.6 -0.9 71.4 31.9

2004 May 18 [Tue] 142.9 -0.9 75.2 25.5

2004 May 20 [Thu] 139.2 -0.9 77.8 21.1

2004 May 22 [sat] 135.5 -0.9 78.5 20.0

2004 May 24 [Mon] 131.8 -1.0 76.8 22.8

2004 May 26 [Wed] 128.1 -1.0 73.6 28.3

2004 May 28 [Fri] 124.4 -1.0 69.5 35.1

2004 May 30 [sun] 120.7 -1.1 64.9 42.4

2004 Jun 01 [Tue] 117.0 -1.1 60.2 49.8

2004 Jun 03 [Thu] 113.3 -1.1 55.2 57.0

2004 Jun 05 [sat] 109.6 -1.2 50.2 64.0

2004 Jun 07 [Mon] 105.9 -1.2 45.2 70.5

2004 Jun 09 [Wed] 102.2 -1.3 40.1 76.5

2004 Jun 11 [Fri] 98.5 -1.3 34.9 82.0

2004 Jun 13 [sun] 94.9 -1.4 29.8 86.8

2004 Jun 15 [Tue] 91.2 -1.4 24.6 90.9

2004 Jun 17 [Thu] 87.5 -1.5 19.5 94.3

2004 Jun 19 [sat] 83.8 -1.5 14.3 96.9

2004 Jun 21 [Mon] 80.1 -1.6 9.1 98.7

2004 Jun 23 [Wed] 76.4 -1.6 3.9 99.8

2004 Jun 25 [Fri] 72.7 -1.7 -1.3 100.0

2004 Jun 27 [sun] 69.0 -1.8 -6.5 99.4

2004 Jun 29 [Tue] 65.3 -1.8 -11.6 97.9

2004 Jul 01 [Thu] 61.6 -1.9 -16.8 95.7

2004 Jul 03 [sat] 57.9 -1.9 -22.0 92.7

2004 Jul 05 [Mon] 54.2 -2.0 -27.2 88.9

2004 Jul 07 [Wed] 50.5 -2.1 -32.4 84.5

2004 Jul 09 [Fri] 46.8 -2.1 -37.5 79.3

2004 Jul 11 [sun] 43.1 -2.2 -42.6 73.6

2004 Jul 13 [Tue] 39.4 -2.3 -47.8 67.2

2004 Jul 15 [Thu] 35.7 -2.3 -52.8 60.4

2004 Jul 17 [sat] 32.0 -2.4 -57.9 53.2

2004 Jul 19 [Mon] 28.4 -2.4 -62.8 45.7

2004 Jul 21 [Wed] 24.7 -2.5 -67.6 38.1

2004 Jul 23 [Fri] 21.0 -2.5 -72.1 30.7

2004 Jul 25 [sun] 17.3 -2.6 -76.2 23.9

2004 Jul 27 [Tue] 13.6 -2.7 -79.1 18.9

2004 Jul 29 [Thu] 9.9 -2.7 -79.9 17.5

2004 Jul 31 [sat] 6.2 -2.8 -78.2 20.5

2004 Aug 02 [Mon] 2.5 -2.8 -74.7 26.3

2004 Aug 04 [Wed] 358.8 -2.8 -70.5 33.4

2004 Aug 06 [Fri] 355.1 -2.9 -65.8 41.0

2004 Aug 08 [sun] 351.4 -2.9 -60.9 48.6

2004 Aug 10 [Tue] 347.7 -3.0 -56.0 56.0

2004 Aug 12 [Thu] 344.0 -3.0 -50.9 63.1

2004 Aug 14 [sat] 340.3 -3.0 -45.8 69.7

2004 Aug 16 [Mon] 336.6 -3.1 -40.6 75.9

2004 Aug 18 [Wed] 332.9 -3.1 -35.5 81.4

2004 Aug 20 [Fri] 329.2 -3.1 -30.3 86.3

2004 Aug 22 [sun] 325.5 -3.1 -25.1 90.6

2004 Aug 24 [Tue] 321.8 -3.2 -19.9 94.0

 

[ANS thanks Reinhard, DJ1KM, for this week's info]

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SO-42 SAUDISAT-1B

Catalog number: 26549

Launched: September 26, 2000

 

Status: Unknown

 

Uplink: to be released

Downlink: 437.075 MHz

Broadcast Callsign: SASAT2-11

BBS: SASAT2-12

 

Further information is available at:

http://www.amsat.org/amsat/sats/n7hpr/so42.html

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SO-41 SAUDISAT-1A

Catalog number: 26545

Launch Date: September 26, 2000

 

Status: Operational?

 

Uplink: 145.850 MHz

Downlink: 436.775 MHz

Broadcast Callsign: SASAT1-11

BBS: SASAT1-12

 

Drew KO4MA, reports that SO-41 hasn't been heard for months.

 

ANS is looking for further confirmation about SO-41.

 

Further information is available at:

http://www.amsat.org/amsat/sats/n7hpr/so41.html

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MO-46 TIUNGSAT-1

Catalog number: 26548

Launched: September 26, 2000

 

Status: Non-Operational

 

Uplink: 145.850 or 145.925 MHz 9600-baud FSK

Downlink: 437.325 MHz

Broadcast callsign: MYSAT3-11

BBS: MYSAT3-12

 

TiungSat-1 is Malaysia's first micro-satellite and in addition to

commercial land and weather imaging payloads offers FM and FSK

Amateur Radio communication.

 

TiungSat-1, named after the mynah bird of Malaysia, was developed as

a collaborative effort between the Malaysian government and Surrey

Satellite Technology Ltd.

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AO-49 AATiS OSCAR-49 (SAFIR-M)

Catalog number: 27605

Launch Date: December 20, 2002

 

Status: Semi-operational.

 

Uplink 435.275 1200-baud AFSK

Downlink 145.825 9600-baud FSK

(optional voice message)

Broadcast callsign: DP0AIS

 

AO-49 (SAFIR-M) is a German amateur radio payload onboard the small German

scientific satellite "RUBIN-2".

 

AO-49 was built by the German amateur radio association "AATiS e.V." (German

acronym for "Arbeitskreis Amateurfunk und Telekommunikation in der Schule",

which means: 'working group for amateur radio anand telecommunications in

schools'). AO-49 is designed as a "store and broadcast" system for APRS

based messages, dedicated for the use of schools in combination with the

existing WX-Net and planned buoy experiments in Germany.

 

No transmissions detected since the 1st of February 2003! It appears

AO-49 is not properly aligned to illuminate the solar panels. This

should end soon. Due to its orbit, AO-49 will be in a phase without

eclipses until 13Feb03.

 

Martin DG8UAU has written a small software program "SAFIR-M Decoder" to

allow decoding of the received DATA0 frames. It is available at:

http://amend.gmxhome.de in the section Aktuelles.

 

Details on AO-49 (SAFIR-M) can be found at:

http://amend.gmxhome.de

 

Information about AATiS e.V. is available at:

http://www.aatis.de

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CUTE-1

Catalog number: 27844

Launched: June 30,2003

 

Status: Operational?

 

Uplink: ?

Downlink: ?

 

ANS WSR is looking for more information about this satellite.

[05162004]

NNNN

/EX

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