I don't think we have any "beep boxes" out there. If that is what you call cubesats, nano and picosats, I would highly discourage you to even look at them. Now having said that, let's assume you want to receive data from these satellites, there is NO one tutorial. On the other hand you could write one :-)
It is all about you doing your own homework, compiling information, learning along the way and using resources like Mike Rupprecht's beautiful website: http://www.dk3wn.info/satellites.shtml for more information.
What you do with the data is totally up to you. Many of us help these teams and forward telemetry information to them. Some teams have developed special software to decode the data and allow us to actively monitor the status of the satellite and any experiments.That's the beauty of this hobby that we can do some technical stuff, learning about the satellite etc. and are not reduced to mindless rag chewing with someone who could care less what my cats name is. Actually I only have a dog
Regarding the keps, maybe you should look up all the great stuff that comes out of Celestrack and look at: http://www.celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/cubesat.txt and that is just one source (Google here I come....)
Hope that helps,
On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 2:48 AM, Bob- W7LRD [email protected] wrote:
Where can I find a good tutorial on "how to" monitor/decode the many and ever increasing beep boxes up there. Then, what do you do with data? Also is there a place where the keps for these little gizzmos can be easily accessed and downloaded into Satpc-32 work them till they drop 73 Bob W7LRD _______________________________________________ Sent via [email protected]. Opinions expressed are those of the author. Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program! Subscription settings: http://amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb