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ARISSat-1 deployed and ready for use

Discussion in 'General Ham Radio Discussion' started by Moleculo, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. Moleculo

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    In case you missed it, ARISSat-1 was launched during a spacewalk from the International Space Station yesterday. With this bird, you will be able to receive it's telemetry, CW beacon and a SSTV transmission. It was supposed to also have a 2m/440 linear transponder, but the 440Mhz antenna came up missing. More information on how to work this bird can be found at: AMSAT - ARISSat How To


     

  2. Qwazyone

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    The missing antenna was disappointing, but considering it's only going to be up there for about 6 months and I think the primary mission was to monitor vacuum levels on its way back down. I did see one report that the transponder was working on the Amsat-BB but it was only one report, so unless there are more or KB1PVH or W1MSG post here about the transponder working, it probably doesn't.
     
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    It sure sounded like the linear transponder is working, I heard some voice on USB around 145.930 at 11:28Z but it wasn't very strong
     
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