----- Original Message -----
From: "Armando Mercado" <am25544(a)triton.net>
Sent: Monday, September 29, 2008 4:04 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Shenzhou object number & SpaceX Falcon
> In April of this year, the Chinese launched Tianlian-1,
> their version of a geo-stationary Tracking and Data Relay Satellite
> (like NASA's TDRS) and made extensive use of it during the
> flight of Shenzhou 7. One of the test objectives in deploying the
> sub-satellite was to conduct communications through Tianlian-1,
> in addition to taking pictures of the Shenzhoz. So I suspect it
> is operating at many GHz's, transmitting in a modulation that amateurs
> will find difficult use, and not transmitting all the time.
> Armando, N8IGJ
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF" <nigel(a)ngunn.net>
> To: "Armando Mercado" <am25544(a)triton.net>
> Cc: <amsat-bb(a)amsat.org>
> Sent: Monday, September 29, 2008 9:48 AM
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Shenzhou object number & SpaceX Falcon
>> Of course, the spacecraft, as launched, has split into 3 parts to extract
>> the re-entry module, which has now landed so I guess the question is,
>> which object is the satellite and is it transmitting anything we can
>> usefully receive.
>> Space Track now lists an Objext H.
>> OBJECT A
>> 1 33386U 08047A 08272.15013951 .00054573 00000-0 29582-3 0 158
>> 2 33386 042.4044 178.2230 0005368 282.1563 235.6774 15.79173201 410
>> OBJECT B
>> 1 33387U 08047B 08273.16486755 .00325302 82837-5 23439-3 0 190
>> 2 33387 042.4065 171.1579 0089600 151.1146 338.4513 16.06393261 587
>> OBJECT C
>> 1 33388U 08047C 08273.16548304 .17339353 77079-5 36395-2 0 218
>> 2 33388 042.5562 171.1969 0068223 167.5297 192.7906 16.23206867 581
>> OBJECT D
>> 1 33389U 08047D 08273.14301888 .09276831 78839-5 39833-2 0 195
>> 2 33389 042.5365 171.6287 0107704 169.6583 340.4200 16.09045925 578
>> OBJECT E
>> 1 33390U 08047E 08273.03387694 .04395134 77585-5 35557-2 0 47
>> 2 33390 042.2885 173.1463 0175741 141.7480 301.2890 15.88629832 302
>> OBJECT F
>> 1 33391U 08047F 08273.46256944 .04168032 77011-5 34082-2 0 49
>> 2 33391 042.2350 170.6011 0173283 148.5087 208.4764 15.89010588 365
>> OBJECT G
>> 1 33392U 08047G 08273.22238605 .00019872 00000-0 11175-3 0 72
>> 2 33392 042.4049 171.6220 0006752 286.1477 212.5348 15.78777424 253
>> OBJECT H
>> 1 33394U 08047H 08273.15670370 .00057461 00000-0 31173-3 0 37
>> 2 33394 042.4132 172.0125 0005298 291.8156 195.4335 15.79138991 579
>> Armando Mercado wrote:
>>> There's been a thread on the BBS about which object is/was
>>> the Shenzhou 7 spacecraft. For what it is worth I have been using
>>> Object A keps. Central China Television (CCTV) covered the flight
>>> extensively and mostly live as it happened. Whenever they showed
>>> the big screen at mission control, my tracking program matched their
>>> screen, so it's Object A for me.
I have for sale a mint, (less then one
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I have a pair of M2 Eggbeaters, the EB-144 and the EB-432, both with radial kits. I will only sell them as a set. They work beautifully with the LEO satellites. M2 makes a fantastic product and the cost new is $519 + S/H.
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Bob Herrell - AJ5C
Two questions on telemetry..
1. I was considering dedicating a 70 cm "eggbeater" with a preamp as a
good, omni-directional antenna. So far though, it doesn't seem to pick up
below 12 degree elevations. Currently the preamp is in the shack (I know, at
the antenna) and my coax is not optimum. If I use heliax, put the preamp at
the antenna, is this feasible or should I plan on a steerable beam?
2. I'm having a dickens of a time figuring out what the telemetry
frequencies are. I've looked at DK3WN's site which has the decoding software
but I seem to be having issues finding frequencies, am I looking in the
Thanks for your time!
73 de Tim, K4SHF FM04
In a message dated 29/09/2008 14:32:11 GMT Standard Time,
Falcon 1 successfully made it to orbit today.
Falcon 9 Heavy will be a 12000 Kg to GTO launcher and will almost certainly
have test flights.
Yup. We should be talking to SpaceX about test flights and as potential fee
paying GTO customers.
I finally decided to try L/U on AO-51 using my IC-910H, SATPC32, 70-cm arrow on a camera tripod, and a 10-elem. "cheap yagi" for the 1.267-GHz uplink. Very good signals for all on the downlink most of the pass, however my uplink on 1.267-GHz is heavily affected by trees, the fact I operate from inside my home from the 2nd floor, and I was arm-stronging the cheap yagi whilst twisting for polarization!. Great to hear Angelo, Carmen, Clare, and Mike. Thanks for calling me back in the group. A very cool mode that works very well.
73, JIm (N8OQ ex KG4QWC)
There's been a thread on the BBS about which object is/was
the Shenzhou 7 spacecraft. For what it is worth I have been using
Object A keps. Central China Television (CCTV) covered the flight
extensively and mostly live as it happened. Whenever they showed
the big screen at mission control, my tracking program matched their
screen, so it's Object A for me.
SpaceX Falcon flight 4 made it to orbit. Persistence pays off.
No Common Name Found
1 33393U 08048A 08273.15418783 .00071718 00000-0 92796-2 0 33
2 33393 009.3459 061.8581 0015292 250.8609 108.2346 14.79000846 26
You might want to look at this universal charger/analyizer/conditioner from Maha Engineering to see if it suits your needs:
Stephen - KJ4FEL
----- Original Message ----
From: VE6ITV <ve6itv(a)shaw.ca>
Sent: Monday, September 29, 2008 12:05:41 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] NI-MH battert charger
Hi, i have a Maha 12v 900mah battery and the charger i have for my other battery is only for a 7.2v battery. Can someone please tell me what brand of charger i can buy to charge this battery?. 73 de VE6ITV scott
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