[amsat-bb] FINALLY -- STMsat-1 lack of signals explained

John Brier johnbrier at gmail.com
Wed May 18 20:45:18 UTC 2016

They're saying to try 437.000 MHz now:


On Wed, May 18, 2016 at 4:25 PM, Bob <WB4SON at gmail.com> wrote:
> Of course I have no idea -- it may only be a shutdown command receiver.
> I checked the ULS an there is no female ham in NC or VA with her last name
> so no telling how technically accurate those "Anthropomorphic STMsat-1"
> statements are (She is listed on the faculty roster as a Kindergarten
> teacher at STM School).  There may well be some intentional obfuscation as
> well.  Hearing several days later the key information that there will be no
> TX was an important bit of information that, had it been given earlier,
> might have made folks more comfortable with not hearing anything.
> Hopefully Joe Pellegrino or Matt Sammons will communicate some details as
> they, no doubt, know the secret sauce that went into everything technical on
> STMsat-1.
> Clearly this is a wonderful educational program, and the more technical
> information provided, the better for other schools that would like to follow
> in their footsteps.  Clearly technical information isn't necessary for the
> audience they are reaching out to, so I don't suspect them to jam their
> Twitter account with it, but adding some of those details would be a
> wonderful thing to do in the future on their main website or facebook page.
> Exciting time ahead, hopefully.
> 73, Bob, WB4SON

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