Thanks for all information about LAPAN-A3/IPB.
I corrected it about LAPAN-A3/IPB as follows.
> Correction on LAPAN-A3/IPB:
> There will be no amateur payload on that satellite.
> Lapan-A3 /IPB it is non amateur satellite,
> coordinate maybe to ITU and regulation.
> That was another project in the Lapan series...
> the IARU has not coordinated Lapan A3 because,
> as you state, it is not operating in our bands.
Indonesia Institute of Aeronautics and Space
Communication, Earth observation
Satellite Uplink Downlink Beacon Mode
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BEESAT-4 . 435.950 435.950 4800bps GMSK,CW
BIROS . 437.525 . 4800bps GMSK
LAPAN-A3/IPB . . . (non-amateur)
Max Valier . 145.860 145.960 CW
Sathyabamasat . 145.980 . 2400bps BPSK
Swayam COEP . 437.025 437.025 1200bps BPSK,CW
Venta-1 . . 437.325 CW
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JE9PEL, Mineo Wakita
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This was my second successful #ISS #SSTV reception from the April 2016
ISS SSTV event. My first reception is documented in last week's video:
This was also my first reception during this event with my friend
Sammy, KK4TJH. We ended up receiving a few more images on later passes
The April 2016 event took place during Tuesday and Wednesday, April
12th and 13th and it included a series of 12 images commemorating the
15th anniversary of the first ham radio QSO from the International
There was a second special event on Thursday and Friday of the same
week to recognize the achievements of the Moscow Aviation Institute.
The event was titled MAI-75 and included a different series of images.
Most of the passes during this event were not over North America, but
there were TWO passes that were, and my next video will document this
rare reception I made of these two passes.
These ISS SSTV events happen a few times a year, and as you can see,
they're a ton of fun. To get ready for the next one, checkout my ISS
SSTV Reception Hints webpage:
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What a thrill it was to make my first ever contacts via satellite this
past weekend! This is something I've wanted to do since first hearing
the 10m downlink from OSCARs 6 and 7 on my HW-101 when I got my license
in 1974. It only took me 42 years to finally do it (that's about
average for me!).
I'm a mediumwave DXer and once or twice a year a few of my friends and I
head to the east coast to listen for trans-Atlantic DX on the AM
broadcast band. Conditions are spectacular from the coast; this past
weekend we heard multiple AM stations from Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay
and throughout Europe. We use an SDR receiver, which allows us to
record every station on the entire mediumwave band simultaneously to a
hard disk on a notebook computer. We do that several times an evening.
Afterwards, we can play back the recordings and "tune" through the band,
use filters and other aids just as if we were listening live. It
literally takes weeks to go through all the recordings.
Anyway, I am also a sometimes VHF contester and when I had a look at the
grid we would be in, and the ones nearby, I knew it was time to get
geared up and try and make a small contribution. I received many
generous offers of assistance when I posted my message to this reflector
last week. I'm grateful for all of them; most notably from Drew
Glasbrenner, KO4MA and Patrick Stoddard , WD9EWK. Patrick walked me
through the critical setup of my TH-D72A, which was only 3 days old when
we left for Nova Scotia. Patrick was only an e-mail away for the rest
of the weekend, offering valuable advice. Without him there would have
been no expedition.
I think I already mentioned how much time I spent calling on the
downlink frequency. That was finally overcome sometime on Sunday
morning. My technique improved to the point where I could use the tip
of the 70cm reflector to hit the VFO A/B button on the radio instead of
putting the antenna down to use my fingers. I went from zero QSOs on
Saturday, to two on Sunday to nine QSOs on Monday! Logs follow:
2016-05-22 1324 UTC W1PA FN42 SO-50 from GN05 Satellite QSO #1!!
2016-05-22 1505 UTC KI4RO EM88 SO-50 from GN06
2016-05-23 0521 UTC N8HM FM18 SO-50 from GN05
2016-05-23 0522 UTC N4UFO EM95 SO-50 from GN05
2016-05-23 1210 UTC VY2HF FN86 SO-50 from GN06
2016-05-23 1349 UTC N1AIA FN43 SO-50 from GN05
2016-05-23 1349 UTC WN9Q EN64 SO-50 from GN05
2016-05-23 1349 UTC KD8ATF FM09 SO-50 from GN05
2016-05-23 1349 UTC KC1EXK FN41 SO-50 from GN05
2016-05-23 1349 UTC W1PA FN42 SO-50 from GN05
2016-05-23 1349 UTC VY2HF FN86 SO-50 from GN05
2016-05-23 1349 UTC NS3L Only partial information received
My home grid is FN03. I think that must be pretty common by now, but
there are many that I suspect aren't so common that are only a few hours
away. After my first taste of satellite work I can tell you that you
will hopefully be hearing a lot more from VE3HLS!
Thanks to all of you for your encouragement and patience!