[amsat-bb] UKube-1 Transponder Schedule

Bob WB4SON at gmail.com
Sat Jun 18 17:38:42 UTC 2016

Paul and I hooked up on FUNcube-2/UKube-1 during the 17:15 UTC pass.  That
was my first contact on this bird.

Unlike AO-73, I found the transponder uplink to be stable during the pass,
changing only a few hundred hertz beyond Doppler corrections, so I was able
to use full UL/DL Doppler correction, always hearing my downlink.  In the
case of my IC-9100, I found the uplink to be 14.3 KHz higher than specified.

My UL corrected Doppler.sqf file for SatPC32 contains the following entries
for CW, Voice, and Telemetry:

UKUBE-1,145940,435084.3,USB,LSB,REV,0,0,Voice U/V

73, Bob, WB4SON

On Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 3:04 PM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:

> The FUNcube-2 telemetry beacon is also on and very strong. It has been
> on continuously since yesterday. I've worked it on both day and night
> passes.
> There was what appeared to be a reset on the first pass this afternoon
> where the transponder switched off midpass for a few seconds.
> In addition, the CW beacon from the satellite's primary transceiver
> desenses the transponder uplink for about 20 seconds or so when it's
> transmitting.
> The uplink offset appears to be anywhere from +12 - +15 kHz from published.
> 73,
> Paul, N8HM
> On Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 3:00 PM, Bob <WB4SON at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Now that the transponder is switched on will it be on 24/7 or does it
> shift
> > to data
> >
> > 73 WB4SON
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