[amsat-bb] Help needed please

Burns Fisher burns at fisher.cc
Mon Nov 23 19:58:25 UTC 2015

Hello Aayush,

Starting out with very strong signals is probably a good idea even though
you can probably get any satellite
that you wish with a good ground station.  Start out with AO-85 for FM
reception and AO-73 for SSB
reception.  AO-73 is especially strong during local day time during
Mon-Friday (UTC).  There is not
transponder turned on then, so all the power goes into the telemetry.

Both of these can be received with an HT (handheld with a simple antenna)
so you are very likely to receive
them on any station you have and optimize from there.

I would also suggest that you might find local colleagues in AMSAT-India
who would be able to tell you
things of local interest (what parts are available where, for example).


Burns  W2BFJ

On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 2:16 PM, Aayush Yadav <aayushyadav825 at gmail.com>

> Hello all,
> As a part of a student satellite project from India, I have a few questions
> regarding how can i improve my reception of data on the ground station. We
> have a TS2000 and have designed a few yagi antennas for uhf and vhf band. I
> would like to know some satellites on which we can practice receiving any
> signal. We are totally new to this system and have practiced some failed
> attempts of the same. Further, we would really appreciate If anyone could
> help on how we can increase our reception power. Any other help or advice
> would also be appreciated. Thank you.
> Aayush Yadav,
> Team Pratham,
> IIT Bombay.
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