Happy New Year!
This morning I kicked off the new year with 2 passes of ARISSat-1, copied
both CW beacon, BPSK telemetry and FM voice/SSTV simultaneously on Kenwood
TS-2000. I would also like to try the transponder but don't know if my
transceiver allow it? This TS-2000 has all modes on its main transceiver but
its sub receiver only supports AM or FM. Could anybody help?
Simon Brown HB9DRV has made available a recording of this mornings AMSAT-UK 80m net that he made from a remote receiver in Poole, Dorset.
The net is held every Sunday morning at 10am local time on a nominal frequency of 3.780 MHz. Due to interference the net may move either side of that frequency so tune around. Newcomers are most welcome to call-in.
AMSAT-UK Net recorded Sunday, January 1, 2012
You can listen to the remote radio of Paul M0EYT in Poole, Dorset as well as other remote receivers in the United Kingdom and around the world via the Web Servers (Free) page at http://www.sdr-radio.com/
Another web based radio site is http://www.websdr.org/
73 Trevor M5AKA
I just received an ARISSat-1 pass that crossed into eclipse about 80% of the way by. As expected, the FM signal dropped pretty much immediately upon entering eclipse. But that's not the reason for the post...
I got a really neat SSTV picture of the Sun streaming into the camera, just a few seconds before the eclipse. Unfortunately it didn't show the planet below (ran out of picture), but it got me thinking: Did the design team do anything to protect the cameras when they're looking directly into the Sun? Were these special cameras, or are we counting on the satellite spin to keep them from getting too much of a sun tan and burning a hole in the sensor?
I ask because the camera I mounted on my Az / El rotor is dying, and I need to replace it. I built a mechanical shutter to cover the lens when not in use, but I wonder if it's worth keeping that mechanical contraption when I get the replacement.
Ok for 1/1/2012 I will try to broadcast on Ustream all of the workable
passes of the ARRISAT-1. You can check for the passes using a location of
FN42be so you will know when I will be broadcasting. It worked really well
today and a lot of people heard the transmissions and actually saw the SSTV
Anyway, have a Happy New Year !!
>Glad to hear that FO29 is back-now to get on it! Has anyone tried using a
>Kenwood TH-F6A HT to receive FO29, since it does receive SSB?
Yes, it works! Your question reminds me I need to try an all HT contact on FO-29 with my Santec LS-202A and the F6.
73, Drew KO4MA
Nice and strong on the resent passes all of the world in
Dec.2011-Jan.2012. It looks like the batteries are good enough to
get through eclipse. You should limit use when it's not illuminated.
Ground Station Operator says that we seemed to be able to accumulate
the electricity with enough many electricity to get through eclipse,
or the malfunction occurred in the circuit which turned on an analog
transmitter at the time of the battery terminal voltage recovery,
but it may work normally now.
JE9PEL, Mineo Wakita