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Re: RAFT is coming down! Grab telemetry



A suggestion that seems to work for me...turn  PASSALL ON...and use an
omnidirectional antenna...

The satellite is low enough that little gain is needed on the receive
side...

Roger
WA1KAT
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <daleh@alaska.net>
To: <stargatesg1@verizon.net>
Cc: "amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 9:38 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: RAFT is coming down! Grab telemetry


> Stargate wrote:
> > Bob,
> >
> > Any projection as to where it will re-enter? If it was close, we might
to
> > see a RAFT shooting the
> > stars instead of the rapids. hihi
> >
> > Wish I could help with the data but still building the station.
> >
> > 73's
> > RoD
> > KD0XX
> >
> > A good friend will come and bail you out of jail,
> > A TRUE friend will be sitting next to you saying.....
> >
> >
> > "DAMN THAT WAS FUN"
> >
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org]On
> >> Behalf Of Robert Bruninga
> >> Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 7:03 PM
> >> To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
> >> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: RAFT is coming down! Grab telemetry
> >>
> >>
> >> RAFT is de-orbiting within the next 12 hours or so.
> >>
> >> It will arrive much earlier than any prediction based on
> >> Keplarian Elements because they are always too old.  Best bet is
> >> to start 20 minutes early and point your beam towards AOS and
> >> where it will get about 10 deg above the horizon and wait.  Then
> >> manually follow the short 3 minutes along the track...
> >>
> >> - Who will get the last telemetry?
> >> - How hot will it get before telemetry dies?
> >>
> >> We need worldwide operators collecting telemetry packets if they
> >> want to capture the last packet.
> >>
> >> See the live temperature plot on the RAFT-RE_ENTRY WEB PAGE...
> >> http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/craft/save-raft.html
> >>
> >> We particularly need data from the southern hemisphere where the
> >> passes are in the sun and will show the highest temps...
> >>
> >> Tune in 145.825 1200 baud AX.25 packet.  And even with a small
> >> antenna, on the two overhead passes per day, you should get at
> >> least one telemetry packet.  They are every 10 seconds..  Each
> >> one begins with a unique serial T#nnn and so we can merge
> >> different captures from different folks.
> >>
> >> Bob, WB4APR
> >>
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> I have been following this thread closely.. I just wish I could
> be able to participate.  Unfortunately due to my far north
> latitude it forbids me to be there.  I am there in spirit though.
> I think it is so neat to be able to detect the radar envelope with
> a little cube sat.
>
> 73
> Dale/KL7XJ
> # 30600
> bp40kl
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