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Hello Chris,

Perhaps the info below will help answer some of your questions ...

> US amsat site sat status isnt more up-to-date, as I am unsure 
> of what is correct and what isnt.

Heh, yes quite true ... some of the details on the web site could use
updating. AMSAT also makes the latest satellite status and worldwide
satellite news available via the AMSAT News Service.  The weekly ANS news
bulletins and the Weekly Satellite Report are available free via e-mail.

Please check out http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo when you have time.
Select the link to ANS to sign up for the AMSAT News Service messages.

I've included this week's satellite report (for the operational satellites)
below to hopefully help you find some information.

Hope this helps!  Welcome to the interesting world of satellite ops :-)
--
73 de JoAnne K9JKM
k9jkm@amsat.org
Editor, AMSAT News Service 


This report is organized into FIVE parts.
Part 1 (S1) - operational analog amateur satellites
Part 2 (S2) - operational digital amateur satellites

SB SAT @ AMSAT W8ISS ANS-183.S1
WSR 183 Part 1 07/02/2007

AMSAT NEWS SERVICE BULLETIN 183.S1 FROM AMSAT HQ
SILVER SPRING, MD, July 02, 2007
TO ALL RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-183.S1

VO-52 HAMSAT
Catalog number: 28650
Launch Date: May 05,2005

Status: Operational
Current Mode: U/v - Indian Transponder

Frequencies:
Indian Transponder:
Uplink:   435.220 to 435.280 MHz LSB/CW
Downlink: 145.930 to 145.870 MHz USB/CW

Dutch Transponder:
Uplink:   435.225 to 435.275 MHz LSB/CW
Downlink: 145.925 to 145.875 MHz USB/CW


Indian Beacon:  145.859330 MHZ CW
Dutch Beacon:   145.860 MHz 12WPM with CW message

Mode and Antenna Polarization:
V: LHCP
U: RHCP

Official Webpage: http://www.amsat.in/hamsat.htm

To know what transponder is switched on please listen for the beacon
that is
active. Each transponder has a different beacon.
[06252007]
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AO-51 ECHO
Catalog number: 28375
Launch date: June 29, 2004

Status: Operational        

Current Modes:   FM Repeater - V/u
                 Telemetry -    /u 9k6

Analog voice downlink: 435.300 MHz FM
                       435.150 MHz FM
                      2401.200 Mhz FM
Analog voice uplink:   145.880 MHZ FM
                       145.880 MHz USB
                       145.920 MHz FM
                      1268.700 MHz FM 67Hz PL tone
Digital Downlinks:     435.150 MHz FM 38k4 Digital, PBP, 1 watt output
                       435.150 MHz FM 9k6 Digital, Pacsat Broadcast
Protocol
                      2401.200 MHz FM 38k4 bps, AX.25
Digital Uplink:        145.860 MHz FM 9k6 Digital, Pacsat Broadcast
Protocol
                      1268.700 mhz FM 9k6 PBP Digital
Beacon:                435.150 MHz

Mode and Antenna Polarization:  
T: Linear
V: Linear
U: TX A (usually digital)LHCP
   TX B (usually analog) RHCP
L: Linear
S: Linear

Broadcast: PECHO-11
BBS: PECHO-12

Official Webpage: http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/echo/
[07022007]
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SO-50 SAUDISAT-1C
Catalog number: 27607
Launched: December 20, 2002

Status: Operational.

Current Mode: V/u

Uplink:   145.850 MHz FM - 67.0 Hz PL tone
Downlink: 436.795 MHz

Mode and Antenna Polarization:
V: Linear
U: Linear

Official Webpage: http://saudisat.kacst.edu.sa/index.shtml
(not up and running currently)

To switch the transmitter on, you need to send a CTCSS tone of 74.4 Hz.
The order of operation is thus: (allow for Doppler as necessary):
1) Transmit on 145.850 MHz with a tone of 74.4 Hz to arm the 10 minute
timer
   on board the spacecraft.
2) Now transmit on 145.850 MHz (FM Voice) using 67.0 Hz to PT the
repeater on
   and off within the 10 Minute window.
3) Sending the 74.4 tone again within the 10 minute window will reset
the 10
   minute timer.
[05282007]
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FO-29 JAS-2
Catalog number: 24278
Launch Date: August 17, 1996

Status: Recovery Operations

Voice/CW Mode JA
Uplink:   145.90 to 146.00 MHz CW/LSB
Downlink: 435.80 to 435.90 MHz CW/USB
Beacon:   435.795 MHz

Digital Mode JD
Uplinks:  145.850 MHz FM
          145.870 MHz FM
          145.910 MHz FM
Downlink: 435.910 MHz 1200-baud BPSK or 9600-baud FSK
Callsign: 8J1JCS
Digitalker: 435.910 MHz

Mode and Antenna Polarization:
V: RHCP
U: RHCP

JARL English webpage: http://www.jarl.or.jp/English/5_Fuji/ejasmenu.htm
AMSAT-NA Webpage:
http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/satellites/satInfo.php?satID
=5&retURL=/satellites/status.php

Mineo Wakita, JE9PEL, has created a simple decoder program for FO29's CW
telemetry downlink: http://www.ne.jp/asahi/hamradio/je9pel/fo29cwts.htm
[07022007]
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AO-27 AMRAD
Catalog number: 22825
Launched: September 26, 1993

Status: Operational

Current Mode: V/u

Uplink:   145.850 MHz FM
Downlink: 436.795 MHz FM

Mode and Antenna Polarization:
V: Linear
U: Linear

Official Webpage: http://www.ao27.org
[05282007]
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AO-7 AMSAT OSCAR 7
Catalog number: 07530
Launch Date: November 15, 1974

Status: Operational depending on amount of Sunlight

Current Mode: Listen before transmitting

Uplink:   145.850 to 145.950 MHz CW/USB Mode A
          432.125 to 432.175 MHz CW/LSB Mode B
Downlink:  29.400 to 29.500 MHz CW/USB Mode A (1W PEP)
          145.975 to 145.925 MHz CW/USB Mode B (8W PEP)
          145.975 to 145.925 MHz CW/USB Mode C (2W PEP)
Beacons:   29.502 MHz CW
          145.972 MHz CW
          435.100 MHz CW
         2304.100 MHz CW

Official Webpage:
http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/satellites/sat_summary/ao7.php

The AO-7 Logbook and Resource Website:
http://www.planetemily.com/ao7/

AO-7 Usage Guidelines on the AO-7 Log and Resource Site located at:
http://www.planetemily.com/ao7
[05282007]
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INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (ISS) - ARISS
Catalog number: 25544
Launch date: November 20, 1998

Status: Operational

Current Mode: Occasional Voice/Packet/Digipeater

Expedition 15 crew:
Commander:              Fyodor Yurchikhin     RN3FI
Flight Engineer:        Clayton C. Anderson
Flight Engineer:        Oleg Kotov

STS-117 Crew:
Mission Commander:      Frederick Sturckow
Shuttle Pilot:          Lee Archambault
Flight Engineer:        Sunita Williams       KD5PLB
Mission Specialist:     James Reilly II
                        Steven Swanson
                        Patrick Forrester
                        John D. Olivas

Available Modes and Frequencies:
Digital/APRS:
Worldwide packet uplink:   145.990 MHz FM
Worldwide packet downlink: 145.800 Mhz FM

Voice:
Region 1 voice uplink:   145.200 MHz FM
Region 2/3 voice uplink: 144.490 MHz FM
Worldwide downlink:      145.800 MHz FM

SSTV TESTING:
Worldwide Reported Downlink: 145.800 MHz FM

Crossband Repeater:
Repeater Uplink:         437.800 MHz FM
Repeater Downlink:       145.800 MHz FM

Mode and Antenna Polarization:
V: Linear
U: Linear

Callsigns:
German:              DP0ISS
Russian:             RS0ISS
                     RZ3DZR
USA:                 NA1SS
Packet Mailbox:      RS0ISS-11
Packet Keyboard:     RS0ISS-3
Digipeater callsign: ARISS

Official ARISS Webpage: http://www.rac.ca/ariss
ISS Fan Club Webpage: http://www.issfanclub.com
APRS tracking page: http://www.ariss.net/

ISS Daily Crew Schedule: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/timelines/
Remember that the crew operates on UTC time. Also, all of the time line
is
NOT translated from Russian and posted.
[06182007]
NNNN
/EX

SB SAT @ AMSAT W8ISS $ANS-183.S2
WSR 183 Part 2 07/02/2007

AMSAT NEWS SERVICE BULLETIN 183.S2 FROM AMSAT HQ
SILVER SPRING, MD, July 02, 2007
TO ALL RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-183.S2

CAPE1
Catalog Number: 
Launch Date: April 17,2007

Status: In Orbit

Current Mode:  /u

Downlink: 435.245 MHz 9600 bs FSK AX.25
[04232007]
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CP3
Catalog Number:
Launch Date: April 17,2007

Status: In Orbit

Current Mode:  /u

Downlink: 436.845 MHz 1200 bps FSK AX.25
[04232007]
=====
CP4
Catalog Number:
Launch Date: April 17,2007

Status: In Orbit

Current Mode: /u

Downlink: 437.325 MHz 1200 bps FSK AX.25
[04232007]
=====
Libertad-1
Catalog Number:
Launch Date: April 17, 2007

Status: In Orbit

Current Mode: /u

Downlink: 437.405 MHz 1200 bps AFSK AX.25
[04232007]
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PO-63 PEHUENSAT-1
Catalog Number: 29712
Launch Date: January 10, 2007

Status: In Orbit

Current Mode: V/v

Uplink/Downlink: 145.825 Mhz FM
Voice Recorder:  145.825 Mhz FM
[02052007]
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?O-?? FCAL
Catalog Number: 29667
Launch Date: December 21, 2006

Status: In Orbit

Current Mode: /u

Downlink: 437.385 Mhz APRS AX25

Downlink ID: KD4HBO

Website: http://eng.usna.navy.mil/~bruninga/fcal.html
[02262007]
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NO-61 ANDE
Catalog Number: 29664
Launch Date: December 21, 2006

Status: In Orbit

Current Mode: V/v

Uplink/Downlink: 145.825 Mhz FM APRS AX25
[01222007]
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GENESAT-1 ?O-??
Catalog Number: 29655
Launch Date: December 16, 2006

Status: Operational

Current Mode: /u

Telemetry Beacon Downlink: 437.0670 MHz AFSK 1200 BPS

Official webpage: http://www.crestnrp.org/genesat1/ahc.html
[01082007]
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HO-59 HITSat
Catalog number: 29484
Launch date: September 22, 2006

Status: Operational

Current Mode: /u

Telemetry Downlink: 437.4250 MHz AFSK 1200 BPS
Beacon:             437.2750 MHz CW

Callsign: JR8YJT
[10302006]
=====
CO-58 CubeSat XI-V
Catalog number: 28895
Launch Date: October 27, 2005

Status: Operational - CW Beacon only

Current Mode: /u

Telemetry Downlink: 437.4250 MHz AFSK 1200bps using AFK protocol
Beacon:             437.2750 MHz CW

Callsign: JQ1YGW

Official Webpage: http://www.space.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/cubesat/mission/V/

Pictures received by Mineo Wakita - JE9PEL:
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/hamradio/je9pel/
[03262007]
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CO-57 CubeSat XI-IV
Catalog number: 27848
Launched: June 30, 2003

Status: Operational

Current Mode: /u

Beacon:     436.8475 MHz CW
Telemetry : 437.4900 MHz AFSK 1200 BPS

Callsign: JQ1YGW

Official Webpage: http://www.space.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/cubesat/mission/V/
[01082007]
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CO-56 CUTE-1.7 + APD
Catalog number: 28941
Launched: February 21, 2006

Status: Semi-Operational - Constant Carrier only

Uplink:  1268.5000 MHz GMSK 9600 BPS
Downlink: 437.4700 MHz 1200 FM ax25 or SRLL (ACTIVE only near Japan ? )

Telemetry Beacon: 437.3850 CW
Callsign: JQ1YPC

Information webpage:
http://lss.mes.titech.ac.jp/ssp/spacerium/cute1blog/
[01082007]
=====
AO-51 ECHO
Catalog number: 28375
Launch date: June 29, 2004

Status: Operational     

Current Mode(s): FM Repeater - V/u
                 Telemetry -    /u 9k6

Analog voice downlink: 435.300 MHz FM
                       435.150 MHz FM
                      2401.200 Mhz FM
Analog voice uplink:   145.880 MHZ FM
                       145.880 MHz USB
                       145.920 MHz FM
                      1268.700 MHz FM 67Hz PL tone
Digital Downlinks:     435.150 MHz FM 38k4 Digital, PBP, 1 watt output
                       435.150 MHz FM 9k6 Digital, Pacsat Broadcast
Protocol
                      2401.200 MHz FM 38k4 bps, AX.25
Digital Uplink:        145.860 MHz FM 9k6 Digital, Pacsat Broadcast
Protocol
                      1268.700 mhz FM 9k6 PBP Digital
Beacon:                435.150 MHz

Mode and Antenna Polarization:  
T: Linear
V: Linear
U: TX A (usually digital)LHCP
   TX B (usually analog) RHCP
L: Linear
S: Linear

Broadcast: PECHO-11
BBS: PECHO-12

Official Webpage: http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/echo/
[07022007]
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NO-44 PCSAT
Catalog number: 26931
Launch Date: September 30, 2001

Status: Operational only in Full Sun Light

Current Mode: V/v

General Usage Uplink/Downlink: 145.827 MHz 1200 Baud
Special Usage Downlink:        144.390 Mhz 1200 Baud

PCSAT APRS page: http://pcsat.aprs.org

aprstlm Telemetry Decoder program:
http://www.xciv.org/~iain/aprstlm/v1.2/
[05282007]
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UO-11 OSCAR-11
Catalog number: 14781
Launched: March 1, 1984

Status: Semi-operational.

Current Mode: Telemetry Downlink - 2M

Telemetry Downlink: 145.826 MHz FM 1200 AFSK
Mode-S Beacon:     2401.500 MHz - OFF
UHFBeacon:          435.025 MHz - OFF

Mode and Antenna Polarization:
V: RHCP
S: LHCP

Due to solar eclipses which will continue until late August 2007, the
beacon
will only transmit for about one orbit every 21 days. It is unlikely to
be
heard during this period.

Webpage: http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/clivew/
MPEG3 files: http://www.ne.jp/asahi/hamradio/je9pel/uo11tlme.htm
[05282007]
=====
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (ISS) - ARISS
Catalog number: 25544
Launch date: November 20, 1998

Status: Operational

Current Mode: Occasional Voice/Packet/Digipeater

Expedition 15 crew:
Commander:              Fyodor Yurchikhin     RN3FI
Flight Engineer:        Clayton C. Anderson
Flight Engineer:        Oleg Kotov

STS-117 Crew:
Mission Commander:      Frederick Sturckow
Shuttle Pilot:          Lee Archambault
Flight Engineer:        Sunita Williams       KD5PLB
Mission Specialist:     James Reilly II
                        Steven Swanson
                        Patrick Forrester
                        John D. Olivas

Available Modes and Frequencies:
Digital/APRS:
Worldwide packet uplink:   145.990 MHz FM
Worldwide packet downlink: 145.800 Mhz FM

Voice:
Region 1 voice uplink:   145.200 MHz FM
Region 2/3 voice uplink: 144.490 MHz FM
Worldwide downlink:      145.800 MHz FM

SSTV TESTING:
Worldwide Reported Downlink: 145.800 MHz FM

Crossband Repeater:
Repeater Uplink:         437.800 MHz FM
Repeater Downlink:       145.800 MHz FM

Mode and Antenna Polarization:
V: Linear
U: Linear

Callsigns:
German:              DP0ISS
Russian:             RS0ISS
                     RZ3DZR
USA:                 NA1SS
Packet Mailbox:      RS0ISS-11
Packet Keyboard:     RS0ISS-3
Digipeater callsign: ARISS

Official ARISS Webpage: http://www.rac.ca/ariss
ISS Fan Club Webpage: http://www.issfanclub.com
APRS tracking page: http://www.ariss.net/

ISS Daily Crew Schedule: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/timelines/
Remember that the crew operates on UTC time. Also, all of the time line
is
NOT translated from Russian and posted.
[06182007]
NNNN
/EX

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