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More: TMSAT Status

Norm McMillan writes:

> >TMSAT-1
> >1 25395U 98043B   98191.87373682 -.00000045  00000-0  00000+0 0    24
> >2 25395  98.7944 261.8948 0001516   6.1903 313.0257 14.22263117    96

>  Ok, so when I load these into Instantrack I get the "mon 10 line checksum
> failed message. When compared to other elsets the checksum even looks
> wrong. Am I stupid and missing something... it has been a long day?

I got that as well. The numbers are in the right place, but some bits that
our favourite software looks for aren't there. I hand-typed the elements
in ... that will suffice until some "proper" elements come out.

Chris also said:
> If you can receive the UOSAT VLSI telemetry format at 9600bd FSK, please
> let me know - we may be interested in capturing telemetry from the
> satellite when it is not in view of Bangkok.

To do this you just use the DTLM program. Trouble is (and I suspect this 
will apply to most of us) its not TNC output thats needed - the modem 
should be directly connected to the PC (via a selectable inverter and 
RS-232 level shifters). This is similar to UO-11, except at 9600 ...  
Chris doubts that there are many people out there with this set up. Folks 
willing to dive inside their equipment will need to take the data off the 
modem disconnect jack of the TNC.

BTW haven't heard TechSat yet. Guess they might not be turning it on until 
after the sabbath.

Richard W L Limebear G3RWL
FOC # 1188

          So many beautiful girls ..... (sob) so little time
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