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PCsat fully operational for Holidays



PCsat (NO44) is now fully operational.

She has a downlink bulletin on 144.39 over the USA so that when you
see a packet from it on the terrestrial network, you konw you can QSY
your mobile to 145.825(up and down) and work her with no changes to your
terrestrial  mobile operations.

She digi's UI packets via RELAY, WIDE, and PCSAT-1.  She is in view in the
morning and evening commutes in Northern Latitudes as shown below.

Sats 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 00 01 02 03
---- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SO50 **                                  *********** *         * *****
ISS   ******* **** ******* **********
NO44  ************* *           ************ **
NO45   ********** ****           ************ *

This table is local time at all mid northern latitudes.  At higher
latitudes (say 50), then she is in view for 6 passes in a row between
about 0900 to 1700 or so..  Also, Sapphire is in the same orbit but about
30 minutes behind.  Sapphire (NO45) digipeater is harder:

1) Uplink is on 145.945
2) Downlink is much weaker and on 437.105 down to 437.090 during pass
3) DIGI call is via KE6QMD

de WB4APR@amsat.org, Bob

PCsat WEB  page     http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/pcsat.html
APRS SATELLITES     http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/astars.html

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