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Doppler correction for 1.2 GHz on ISS



All,
The L band test with ISS scheduled for  Dec 28-Jan 3 will require 
doppler correction. (see below)
I have plotted an approx. doppler correction for those who aren't using 
auto correction. This is based on a 10 minute pass and is timed from AOS 
to LOS with the Frq that has to be added or subtracted to the base Frq 
of 1269.650 MHz. each minute.
AOS = +30.000 KHZ
1min. = +29.900
2min. = +29.300
3min. = +27.800
4min. = +22.000
5min. =   00.000
6min. = -22.000
7min. = -27.800
8min. = -29.300
9min. = -29.900
LOS  = -30.000

This chart is approx only but should work for most

Regards Tony.  VK5ZAI

J.A.(Tony)Hutchison
P.O.Box 470 Kingston SE South Australia  5275

National ARISS Co-ordinator
and Satellite Earth Station.

Web Site :- http://www.electric-web.org
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Frank H. Bauer wrote:
> All,
>
> As I mentioned on November 29, the ARISS team is currently celebrating 25
> years of amateur radio operations from space.  This e-mail describes 
> some of
> the planned set of special event opportunities for the remainder of the
> month of December and the beginning of January. 
> To date, the ISS crew has configured the radio to support cross-band
> repeater operations, they have supported some SSTV downlinks and we 
> have had
> the opporunity to participate in a special test of 9600 baud packet radio
> operations on the simplex frequency of 145.825 MHz. 
> This week through December 19, we expect the ISS Ham radio system to 
> be on
> the 145.825 MHz frequency supporting 1200 baud packet.  If PCSAT is
> configured during the week, double hop APRS is possible.
>
> Dec 21-26 we plan to support the Crossband repeater mode with a 
> twist.  Our
> intent is to configure the radio for 145.99 MHz uplink including PL 
> tone of
> 67.0 and 437.80 MHz down.  This will be performed in low power mode.  We
> should also note that an EVA is planned for that week.  Expedition 18
> Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineer Yury Lonchakov plan to 
> perform a
> spacewalk on December 22.  As per standard procedure, the ISS Ham radio
> system will be turned off for the EVA.
>
> Dec 28-Jan 3 we plan to reconfigure the Crossband repeater for a special
> experiment.  This will be a test of our L-Band uplink capability, 
> which, to
> date, has not been proven out.  Plan for an uplink of 1269.65 MHz and and
> downlink on the standard frequency 145.80 MHz using low power.  Given the
> subtantial cable losses of the L-band system, we hope some "big guns" are
> able to penetrate through, keep up with doppler, and make the connection.
>
> A special certificate is being developed for those who communicate 
> with the
> ISS.  This certificate will be awarded to those that have had 2 way
> communications with the ISS on Voice, Packet (APRS), or through the voice
> repeater.  And those that have heard the ISS from space in any of the 
> ARISS
> operations modes (Voice, SSTV, School Contact, Voice Repeater, Digital).
> Valid dates to qualify for certificate:  November 30 to January 15.
>
> To receive the certificate:  A) Please note on your QSL the ARISS mode 
> of operation (e.g. SSTV, voice,
> school, etc) and whether the contact with you was 1 way (receive only) 
> or 2
> way.  B) Send your SASE to the normal ARISS QSL volunteer distributor 
> in your area
> of the world.  C) On the outside of the QSL envelope, please include 
> the words "25th
> Anniversary Certificate"  D) Make sure your envelope is big enough to 
> accept an 8.5 by 11 inch
> certificate and includes the proper postage.  E) Go to www.ariss.org 
> if you do not know where to send your QSL and please
> use one of the standard international QSL distributors that are noted 
> on the
> Web page. 
> Important note:  We will be sending your certificate to the volunteer
> distributors in bulk AFTER the event is over.  (This saves workload and
> money).  So do not expect to see it until 1-2 months after the event 
> closes
> on January 15. 
> We will provide more updates in the near future.  We would like to remind
> everyone that ISS flight requirements related to EVA and vehicle activity
> may require the radio to be off for some portion of this schedule. And
> school contacts and general QSO opportunities by the crew will also 
> preempt
> this schedule for short periods of time.  (But remember that if you hear
> these, you still qualify for a commemorative certificate).
>
> Enjoy the ARISS ops on ISS! 
> 73,  Frank Bauer, KA3HDO
> AMSAT-NA V.P. for Human Spaceflight Programs
> ARISS International Chairman
>
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>
>   
-- 
Regards Tony.  VK5ZAI

J.A.(Tony)Hutchison
P.O.Box 470 Kingston SE 
South Australia  5275

National ARISS Co-ordinator
and Satellite Earth Station.

Web Site :- 
http://www.electric-web.org
Also click on :- 
http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&q=%22vk5zai%22&btnG=Google+Search&meta=

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