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Monitoring SuitSat Around The world



Although we won't be able to receive the first pass of SuitSat there is a 
way to hear the first transmission which takes place at 22:36 UTC 16 minutes 
after launch.

The web provides us with a network of remotely controlled receivers such as 
those at http://www.dxtuners.com/

Search google for "Java Radio" or "Remote Controlled Radio" for others.

Using these remote radios it'll be possible to follow the progress of 
SuitSat around the globe.

SuitSat will transmit on 145.990 MHz FM but the International Space Station 
should also be providing a relay of SuitSats signal on 437.800 MHz FM. The 
437.800 signal will be a lot stronger and easier to receive on simple 
equipment.

You can watch the SuitSat launch live at 22:20 UTC on Friday 3rd February at 
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/

A special QSL Certificate is available for reception reports, see

http://www.southgatearc.org/news/february2006/suitsat_qsl_certificate.htm

Those wishing to record the 145.990 MHz FM signal from SuitSat (or 437.800 
relay) overnight or while they are at work may like to try VOX Recorder 
available free from
http://xoomer.virgilio.it/aporcino/VoxRecorder/

Free Slow Scan TV Software to Display SuitSats SSTV transmission
http://mmhamsoft.ham-radio.ch/mmsstv/index.htm

Online Satellite Pass Predictions- Select ISS:
http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/tools/predict/

Further information can be seen at

http://www.southgatearc.org/news/index.htm

http://www.suitsat.org/
http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/articles/SuitSat/
http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/articles/BauerSuitsat/index.php

73 Trevor M5AKA
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