[amsat-bb] Upcoming HamTV ???
zleffke at vt.edu
Sat May 7 16:14:09 UTC 2016
I noticed that the Monday, 20160509, 0926 UTC planned ARISS contact with
The Kings School in the UK says to watch for the HamTV transmitter.
Does anyone know any more details about the HamTV side of this? More
specifically, it looks like just before the UK contact (descending pass)
there will be a good pass over the Eastern US (ascending pass). What
are the chances that the HamTV transmitter will be active during the
pass over the US? Do they turn the HamTV transmitter on early? Also, I
know they have 4 downlink frequency options and two operating modes.
Does anyone know which frequency and which mode will be selected on
Monday? In the same vein, does anyone know of a good webpage or other
resource for determining the operating schedule of the HamTV transmitter
or is the upcoming contacts page on the ARISS site the best place?
We recently got our 3.0m Dish and S-Band receiver systems installed in
the VTGS and I was hoping to get up early Monday morning and attempt to
record the HamTV transmission as ISS passes over the US on its way to
the UK for the planned ARISS contact. Hopefully, if I can get a clean IQ
recording of the HamTV transmission, we can use the recording to begin
developing our GNU Radio DVB-S demodulators to extract the video stream.
Any and all info would be appreciated.
Ted & Karyn Hume Center for National Security & Technology
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Work Phone: 540-231-4174
Cell Phone: 540-808-6305
More information about the AMSAT-BB