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Re: SuitSat---A Challenge for those with Big Ears



Thanks Frank!

In other words, please to do not transmit on 145.990 uplink so some
"might" have a chance of receiving something from Suitsat!

73, Scott



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Frank H. Bauer" <ka3hdo@comcast.net>
To: <sarex@amsat.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 04, 2006 5:56 AM
Subject: [sarex] SuitSat---A Challenge for those with Big Ears


> All,
>
> I will be sending out a more detailed e-mail later today.  SuitSat is
> operating but it appears to be running at a much lower power than
> expected.  I have some recordings which demonstrate this to the point that
> you can definitely hear partials of the voices and can hear the Suit spin 
> rate.
>
> Since we do not know how long this experiment will last, I would ask for
> those with powerful receive stations to listen for Suitsat---especially
> during direct overhead passes when the Suit is closest to your area.  If
> you can record this and send this to me, it would be most appreciated.
>
> During the 9:00 UTC pass in my area I took an arrow antenna outside with 
> an
> HT and heard a partial of the station ID and another voice.  So I am
> certain that the system is operating, but for some reason is running lower
> power.  If it is not transmitting the full 0.5 watts, then the operational
> life will be significantly extended.  But if it is running 0.5 watts and 
> it
> isn't getting to the antenna for some reason, then we have only a few 
> short
> days to learn as much as we can.
>
> So please listen and let us know if you pick up anything definite.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Frank Bauer, KA3HDO
> AMSAT-NA VP for Human Spaceflight Programs
> ARISS International Chairman
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