[amsat-bb] HO-68 CW Beacon heard

Scott scott23192 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 26 03:54:23 UTC 2016

On the 00:47 UTC pass over the U.S., I copied 3 good CW transmissions, but
they were not complete telemetry sessions.  The signal did not fade, but
rather just stopped after a portion of the expected CW telemetry objects.

This pass was almost 3 hours past local sunset, but I don't know if that
would put the satellite in darkness or not.

I just put a Tweet up with pictures, the decoded CW, and a link to an audio
recording of the first of the three transmissions at:

https://twitter.com/scott23192/status/802357627212730368    (no Twitter
account required to view my post)

(if you listen to the audio recording, please note that the changes in tone
are not from the satellite, but rather doppler corrections occurring in my
tracking software)

-Scott,  K4KDR
Montpelier, VA  USA


On Fri, Nov 25, 2016 at 9:32 PM, Pedro Converso <pconver at gmail.com> wrote:

> On orbit 33389 over Buenos Aires, on Nov-26 at 02:10z on 435.790 MHz
> strong copy of HO-68 CW Beacon.
> Just at that time, when HO-68 went dark, CW reception stopped.
> Seems Sun is needed to operate, congrats to recovery team.
> 73, LU7ABF, Pedro

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