[amsat-bb] HO-68 CW Beacon heard

Pedro Converso pconver at gmail.com
Sat Nov 26 04:06:18 UTC 2016

Nice and strong signal and graph! Scott, thanks for sharing.

You can know if the satellite is sunlit or not in real time during pass.

Try http://amsat.org.ar/pass.htm clicking HO-68.

If it is sunlit a little Sun Icon will show top right close to the name.

If it is dark then the Sun Icon will not show.

This takes into account height of satellite and if sees Sun.

73, lu7abf, Pedro

On Sat, Nov 26, 2016 at 12:54 AM, Scott <scott23192 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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