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Re: Fwd: Received RS-15 beacon (29.532 MHz)

RS-15 is 23439.  Where on the site did you find 24330?  It's likely a 
typo as 24330 has decayed.



At 09:08 AM 10/1/2005, Freeman Pascal wrote:
>Does anyone know the catalog number for RS-15?  I can't find any
>names in the space-track.org keps that remotely match any name for
>RS-15.  The AMSAT site lists 24330 and 23439, but the inclinations
>don't match RS-15.
>On Oct 1, 2005, at 7:45 AM, Emily Clarke wrote:
>>One of the new hams in my area mentioned on our weekly net last
>>night that he had received the RS-15 beacon very strong, so I
>>thought I would pass this along to the BB and the WSR.
>>Just a note - someone who reads Shawn's entire report will probably
>>wonder why a new ham would have a 160m loop and I thought I would
>>take the time to mention that Shawn is a new ham, but went from
>>tech to extra class in a matter of weeks.  It is always thrilling
>>to meet new hams of Shawn's calibre and now that the bug has bitten
>>him I hope we will get him hooked on AMSAT activities.
>>>From: "Shawn Morford" <ShawnMorford@msn.com>
>>>To: <w0eec@amsat.org>
>>>Subject: Received RS-15 beacon (29.532 MHz)
>>>Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2005 23:33:31 -0700
>>>I received the subject beacon this morning during an RS-15 pass
>>>but I was not meticulous in taking notes.  Fortunately, there was
>>>another excellent RS-15 pass just now and the beacon came through
>>>again quite clearly.  Details are outlined below:
>>>My call sign & address
>>>Shawn Morford
>>>755 Sharon Park Drive
>>>Menlo Park, CA  94025
>>>My location (home QTH)
>>>Grid: CM87vk
>>>Latitude: 37 degrees, 26 minutes, 15 seconds, North
>>>Longitude: 122 degrees, 12 minutes, 28 seconds, West
>>>RS-15 Pass
>>>UTC 01-OCT-2005
>>>AOS:  05:11  (UTC)
>>>LOS:  05:40  (UTC)
>>>This was a nice, long, close pass.  Maximum elevation angle was 60
>>>degrees (looking west over the Pacific).  Minimum range was 2,289
>>>km (occurred at the maximum elevation angle).
>>>Frequency and nature of received signal
>>>I expected the RS-15 beacon on 29.532 MHz, therefore I set my
>>>receiver to 29.351 MHZ USB and waited for a 1KHz tone.  My
>>>satellite tracking software automatically calculated the necessary
>>>doppler shifts and applied them to my receiver.
>>>Theoretical AOS:  05:09:34 (UTC, 01-OCT-2005)
>>>Actual AOS:  05:11
>>>Theoretical LOS:  05:41:17
>>>Actual LOS:  05:40
>>>With both 746PRO preamps turned on, signal strength varied
>>>anywhere from noise level to 4 S-units above the noise level.
>>>Average signal strength was about 2 S-units above the noise.  With
>>>my receiver tuned as mentioned above, I heard a 1 KHz tone as
>>>1 second on, 3 seconds off, 1 second on, 3 seconds off, etc.
>>>The "off" period was not always 3 seconds.  The "off" period was
>>>sometimes 4, 5, 8, or even 10 seconds.
>>>My equipment
>>>Transceiver:  ICOM 746PRO
>>>Tuner:  Palstar AT4K
>>>Antenna:  160m horizontal loop fed with ladder line from the
>>>Palstar tuner
>>>Radio Control and Satellite Tracking software: Ham Radio Deluxe
>>>(version 3.2)
>>>Let me know if you have any questions.
>>>Best Regards (73),
>>>Shawn  KG6ZHC
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