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RE: RS15



Just think of it as operating QRP and satellite at the same time. ;)

Kevin, WB5RUE

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
> Behalf Of MarkG
> Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2000 8:44 AM
> To: Michael Hart; amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] RS15
> 
> 
> "Operational" is kind of overstating RS-15. According to it's 
> telemetry, it
> puts out a half watt on 10m and has an erratic power supply. 
> Sometimes the
> beacon is full on, full off, switching on and off and sending 
> CW. I haven't
> heard it FM but nothing that bird does surprises me anymore. 
> Also, keep in
> mind that Tony is using a beam to receive RS-15. The best 
> I've ever done
> using a rotating 10m dipole is about an S5 and that was only 
> once. Usually,
> if I can hear it at all, it ranges from not pushing the meter 
> at all to an
> S3.
> 
> 73...Mark - KB3CWS
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
> Behalf Of Michael Hart
> Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2000 12:14 AM
> To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] RS15
> 
> 
> I had a listen for the RS15 pass today (0400 UTC 4/12/2000 
> over Australia)
> and got a VERY strange FMing type signal.  The ans bulliten 
> says this sat is
> operational in mode A but it definately sounded sick to me.
> 
> I recorded about half a minute of the beacon (which seemed to be a bad
> unmodulated carrier which was FMing) and a little of me transmitting a
> carrier on the 2metre uplink - which also sounded bad on the 
> downlink.  Each
> of these MP3 files are about 400K so I won't post them but if 
> anyone wants
> to diagnose what I heard please drop me a line and I will 
> send the mp3s
> directly.  I would appreciate some help.
> 
> regards
> 
> Michael Hart
> VK2JXI
> Ph  +61 2 4325 4859
> Fax +61 2 4324 9660
> 
> ======================[ans]========================
> RADIO SPORT   RS-15
> Uplink  145.858 to 145.898 MHz CW/SSB
> Downlink   29.354 to  29.394 MHz CW/SSB
> Beacon              29.352 MHz (intermittent)
> SSB meeting frequency 29.380 MHz (unofficial)
> Semi-operational, mode-A, using a 2-meter uplink and a
> 10-meter downlink.
> 
> Tony, AB2CJ, reports strong signals from RS-15 recently, with
> the downlink at S-8.
> 
> Dave, WB6LLO, has operating information for both RS-15 and RS-13
> on his web site. In addition to satellite data, antenna 
> information for
> mode-A operation is also featured. The WB6LLO web site URL is:
> 
http://home.san.rr.com/doguimont/uploads




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