FUNcube-1 is now changing mode autonomously again. In sunlight – Educational Mode and in eclipse – Amateur mode.
The FUNcube operations team really appreciates the telemetry that we continue to receive from stations around the globe. This data is proving invaluable in helping us understand exactly what the status is of all the on board systems and we are very grateful for everyone’s support.
If you have the opportunity to leave a receiver running on the 145.935MHz nominal downlink frequency with FUNcube Dashboard running we would be very pleased to have the data you receive. Full details of the FUNcube Dashboard and the associated Data Warehouse can be found at the https://funcube.org.uk/ website.
Many thanks and 73
I've been using SatPC32 with my Icom IC-9100 for several years, I have
always been using it with cross-band birds like AO-73, FO-29, etc. For
these satellites the Main is set to one band and the Sub to another.
I have the Doppler.sqf file set correctly for the 145.825 Packet Robot, and
I can see the SatPC32 display show me both the uplink and downlink
frequency with logical doppler corrections. However, If the radio is in
Satellite mode, it insists on transmitting on 70cm, or if I take it out of
satellite mode, only the downlink frequency is actually corrected (it will
transmit on the downlink frequency as well).
Does anyone have any experience using SatPC32 with a Icom radio on the ISS
73, Bob, WB4SON
I hear many stations with grossly distorted uplink audio on AO-85.
A- Be sure your keps are up to date.
B- use the newest doppler.sqf files
C- use N.B. tx ,if your rig does not have
It,back off the mic and reduce the mic gain while monitoring your down link
for clean audio.
D- it is possible to have crystal clear audio on AO-85 with a little fine
Caught Oscar 7 in mode A again this afternoon.Was on with WN9M on 29.450.He
was smart enough to listen for the beacon I n 29.502 and heard it !
I was not so smart. Discovered a secrete, listen on mode B, if you don't
hear the typical transponder noise Oscar generates ,it's in mode A !
jeff broughton. WB8RJY
Given that people are currently working on groundstations for the
upcoming HEO/GEO sats, I am in hopes that at least some of the following
questions can be answered.
What kind of power will be required on the 5GHz uplink?
Does anyone currently make a linear amp or upconverter that can be
mounted at the antenna for the 5GHz uplink?
Will I be able to use a helix antenna on the uplink or will I be limited
to using a dish?
Same question with regards to antenna usage for 10GHz downlink.
What size dish?
With AO-10 and AO-13 I could point my antennas at the satellite and not
have to move them for an hour or longer. These new sats will be using
microwave frequencies. What kind of realistic expectation do I have of
being able to point a dish at the satellite before having to tweak it?
Otherwise said, will a rotator be absolutely necessary?
Thanks for the info. Looking forward to working the next generation of
Would be grateful for any advice or your thoughts on the following...!
Ok, so I have my station virtually completed now. I have the rotator
and with the LVB Tracker interface unit and SatPC32 now tracking SATs
correctly (it appears).
I have a 4 ELE (2M) and 9 ELE (70cm) on the rotator.
I can receive very good copy of downlinks from quite low passes on both
2M & 70CM,
and I have recently had the FT-847 lab repaired and tested on output -
which I know are
The problem I have is - whichever satellite i try to work, low pass /
high pass, SSB or FM, high power
or low power - I am unable to hear my own signal on the downlink and
hence so far have no QSO's
....Any suggestions or clues as to what I may be doing wrong or have
Would appreciate any clues / tips here ! :-)
RH / G0TKZ
good video/audio signal from ISS during Belgium telebridge station test 09 april 2016 16:24-16:34 UTC pass over Europehere my recording from .TS file
ISS Hamtv 09apr16 from .TS file
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ISS Hamtv 09apr16 from .TS file
73 de Fer IW1DTU