[amsat-bb] AO-73 telemetry received via FO-29
johnbrier at gmail.com
Fri May 6 22:39:16 UTC 2016
That's all pretty cool! Congrats to Paul and the VT folks!
On May 6, 2016 6:35 PM, "Zach Leffke" <zleffke at vt.edu> wrote:
> you beat me to the punch!!!!!!!!!!!!
> We also received AO-73's signal via FO-29 today at the VTGS (we only got 6
> We did this as part of a class project for ECE-4644 Satellite
> Communications, and the students that were with me during the observation
> of the event received a half letter grade bump on their grade for the class
> project. The student project was to build a piece of simulation software
> that would predict when the chain events between the two birds would occur
> and to compute the doppler offset and link budget in one second time steps
> for each event in a two week period. I'm proud to say they not only
> predicted when the event would occur, they were SPOT ON in the doppler
> computation (from around +5 kHz to about +10kHz offset from center of
> FO-29's downlink here in Blacksburg VA).
> Score for Amateur Radio supporting Students' Education!
> And Congratulations Paul! If I'm not mistaken, this is a first ever in
> Amateur Radio satellite work, reception of a crosslink? Way to go!
> -Zach, KJ4QLP
> Research Associate
> Ted & Karyn Hume Center for National Security & Technology
> Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
> Work Phone: 540-231-4174
> Cell Phone: 540-808-6305
> On 5/6/2016 1:11 PM, Paul Stoetzer wrote:
>> Good afternoon,
>> I was able to decode 9 packets of telemetry from AO-73 via FO-29's
>> transponder at 1647 UTC today. Signals were unusually strong as the
>> satellites were close together, so I decided to try feeding my
>> recording of the pass into the Dashboard.
>> See an image of the Dashboard and a screenshot from SatPC32 showing
>> where the two satellites were at the time here:
>> I was using just an Arrow antenna, High Sierra Microwave LNAA432
>> preamp, and an FT-817.
>> Paul, N8HM
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