[amsat-bb] UKube-1 Transponder Schedule

KO6TZ Bob my.callsign at verizon.net
Sat Jun 18 20:57:13 UTC 2016


That is pretty much the same here.  I found it at +15,540 Hz higher on 
the up link and just have to "TAP" the "+ / - " keys occasionally during 
the pass.  I get the strongest signals using RHCP on the up link and 
LHCP on the down.

The workaround for  the 12 satellite limit on SatPC32 is to create a 
separate group for FM satellites.  I have STANDARD and FM groups.


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 
 > 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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