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



BTW - thanks for the info :)


On Oct 1, 2005, at 10:32 AM, Emily Clarke wrote:

> RS-15 is 23439.  Where on the site did you find 24330?  It's likely  
> a typo as 24330 has decayed.
>
> 73,
>
> Emily
>
>
> 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.
>>
>>
>> -Freeman
>>
>>
>> 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.
>>>
>>> 73,
>>>
>>> Emily
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> 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
>>>>
>>>> Emily,
>>>>
>>>> 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
>>>> ---------------------
>>>> KG6ZHC
>>>> 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
>>>> follows:
>>>> 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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>>
>>
>> "If you are going through hell, keep going."
>>     -- Sir Winston Churchill
>>
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