[amsat-bb] AO-73 info

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Sun Nov 29 03:21:22 UTC 2015

The AO-73 transponder is on whenever the satellite is in eclipse, and usually continuously during the weekends. An AMSAT-UK command station usually announces the weekend mode change via AMSAT-bb and their Twitter account.

The wideband noise you hear is likely the gmsk downlink from xw-2f. Look at http://www.amsat.org/?p=4512 and the links contained within that post. There is an active transponder aboard as well.

The -bb archives were moved in 2009. Links to subscribe and the later archives are at http://www.amsat.org/?page_id=2348

73, Drew KO4MA

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> On Nov 28, 2015, at 9:43 PM, Jack Colson <jcolson7 at tampabay.rr.com> wrote:
> Andrew I was looking to go beyond that page.  It seems like there is an operating schedule of some sort, also I hear some relatively wideband data or whatever around 145.960 and having a bandwidth of about 10 KHz.  It also seems like the transponder is off for part of passes that are viewed here in EL88 and then comes on for a short bit then gone.  I am curious as to what others are experiencing?
> 73 and thank you.
> Jack, W3TMZ (I have made a few contacts but with the fast doppler shift one needs more hands.)
> At one time on AMSAT-bb you could find current info, now all is see is the archives from 2009 and back.
>> On Nov 28, 2015, at 8:50 PM, Andrew Glasbrenner <glasbrenner at mindspring.com> wrote:
>> http://amsat-uk.org/funcube/funcube-cubesat/ is a good start
>> 73, Drew KO4MA
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> On Nov 28, 2015, at 8:41 PM, Jack Colson <jcolson7 at tampabay.rr.com> wrote:
>>> Where does one find current info about AO-73?
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