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Today's Topics:

   1. The Whistler and Whisperer (Brad Smith)
   2. Re: NOVA and Windows 10 (Adrian Engele)
   3. Taurus-1 FM to Codec2 Repeater Satellite Launched (Paul Stoetzer)
   4. Re: NOVA and Windows 10 (Adrian Engele)
   5. Re: Taurus-1 FM to Codec2 Repeater Satellite Launched
      (Nico Janssen)
   6. Re: AO-7 Mode A transponder question (Don KB2YSI)
   7. ANS-256 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin - Amateur Radio
      Digital Communications (ARDC) Awards Generous Grant to ARISS
      (Paul Stoetzer)
   8. PSAT2 camera 'live' (Tom?? Urbanec)
   9. Re: ANS-256 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin - Amateur
      Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) Awards Generous Grant to
      ARISS (Roy Dean)
  10. Re: ANS-256 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin -	Amateur
      Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) Awards Generous	Grant to
      ARISS (Alan)
  11. XW-2C Appears to be Failing (Hasan al-Basri)
  12. Re: XW-2C Appears to be Failing (Hans BX2ABT)
  13. Re: Taurus-1 FM to Codec2 Repeater Satellite Launched
      (Nico Janssen)


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Message: 1
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 17:29:54 +0000 (UTC)
From: Brad Smith <corlissbs@???.???>
To: amsat-bb@?????.???
Subject: [amsat-bb] The Whistler and Whisperer
Message-ID: <1613903350.4282482.1568309394187@????.?????.???>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

Today, 9/12/2019, on the 16:26 UTC pass of AO-92 and the 16:36 pass of
AO-91, the guy was back whistling and whispering into the mic.? He has been
active for a couple of weeks. I wonder if he used to work the SSB birds and
is trying the FM birds with the same method of trying to find himself on
full duplex, like he did on the SSB birds? At first I thought someone had
the VOX turned on, but now I don't think he can hear himself. If anyone
knows who he is, I think any of us would be willing to help him. At least, I
would. So, sir, if you are reading this, please contact KC9UQR and lets
talk.? Brad KC9UQR, Franklin, WI



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Message: 2
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 17:35:14 +0000 (UTC)
From: Adrian Engele <aa5uk@?????.???>
To: 'AMSAT-BB' <amsat-bb@?????.???>, JoAnne K9JKM
<joanne.k9jkm@?????.???>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] NOVA and Windows 10
Message-ID: <1969995969.4291601.1568309714032@????.?????.???>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

 I concur with JoAnne's write-up.
In my case, and this applies to all my laptops, I have had to open
nasabare.txt in Wordpad and change the font size so all lines are on single
lines and not split up.Only then did Nova import the nasabare.txt correctly
without complaining.?? Not sure if anybody else had the same issues, just
passing it along.

Love Nova for the excellent graphics. Reading through the manual to learn
all that is under the hood is a must!?

73,? Adrian AA5UK




    On Thursday, September 12, 2019, 11:28:46 AM CDT, JoAnne K9JKM via
AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb@?????.???> wrote:

 > Instead of downloading nasa.all and editing it, you can download
> nasabare.txt instead. The latter is exactly the same as nasa.all with the
> edits being suggested. That way you just need to rename, and not edit.

Nova also downloads KEPS files from the internet without needing to
create/edit a file.

In the Nova main window click on
? Kep. Elements
? ? Internet Update
? ? ? Configure Download

In the configure window that opens:
Fill in 'Download To:' with where you want to store the download
on your local machine. (I just put it on my Desktop)

Fill in Remote URL: www.amsat.org
Remote files: Click on the 'Edit the file list' icon to the
right of the data window.

When the file list opens uncheck all of the existing options
since those files don't seem useful to retrieving amsat keps.

Then you might need to use either Add, or Replace to enter
amsat/ftp/keps/current/nasabare.txt

Then save the changes with the Nova OK buttons in the layers
of these menus you just negotiated through.

Try the Kep. Elements -> Internet Update -> Start Download

I've found that Nova running in true windows OS fashion may
require to stop/restart the program so don't be surprised.

--
73 de JoAnne K9JKM
k9jkm@?????.???


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Message: 3
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:43:35 -0400
From: Paul Stoetzer <n8hm@????.???>
To: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb@?????.???>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Taurus-1 FM to Codec2 Repeater Satellite Launched
Message-ID:
<CABzOSOp=Oodv=hkFDroPfmpGoqAEO5YV8oMruPR=-ruXcR2CiQ@????.?????.???>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"

BG2BHC reported on Twitter that Taurus-1 launched today on the CZ-4B
launch from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. Taurus-1 carries an FM to
Codec2 repeater that operates using the same protocol as LO-90
(LilacSat-1) and can use the same software (after frequencies are
changed). The uplink is 145.840 MHz up and the downlink is 436.760
MHz.

CelesTrak currently has three objects from the launch cataloged out of
an expected four. Two objects are in a circular orbit that seem
unlikely for a CubeSat given international orbital debris stations
(750 km x 730 km). The third cataloged object, Object D is a more
likely candidate in a 738 km x 453 km orbit with an inclination of
98.7 degrees. The currently cataloged objects are 2019-059A,
2019-059B, and 2019-059D. TLEs can be found at
https://celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/tle-new.txt

For more information about this unique analog uplink, digital downlink
system, see my AMSAT Journal article / Symposium paper about LO-90 at
https://www.amsat.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/N8HM_LilacSat_LO-90
.pdf.

73,

Paul. N8HM


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Message: 4
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 19:08:46 +0000 (UTC)
From: Adrian Engele <aa5uk@?????.???>
To: JoAnne K9JKM <joanne.k9jkm@?????.???>, Greg D
<ko6th.greg@?????.???>
Cc: 'AMSAT-BB' <amsat-bb@?????.???>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] NOVA and Windows 10
Message-ID: <1786099189.4308326.1568315326371@????.?????.???>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

 Greg,
Point well taken but for my situation you are wrong.

When I open the file in Notepad it looks just fine. But when I try to import
it into Nova it does not like it. It gives me an error.I am just passing
this along if it happens to others.
 This happens on the six computers that I own.The only way, again for my
situation,? to fix that, is to open the file in Wordpad,
Downgrade to a smaller font size, then re-save the file, then import back to
Nova. This works perfectly every time I do it. So issue.

Feel free to open the file in Wordpad and you will see the lines are broken
and need to be adjusted. I just tested this at work.

End of topic. Let's move on.

Adrian AA5UK


    On Thursday, September 12, 2019, 1:47:07 PM CDT, Greg D
<ko6th.greg@?????.???> wrote:

  One really shouldn't be using wordpad, but rather notepad.? This needs to
be a simple text file, and any "formatting" such as font size and so forth
will likely mess things up.? That changing the font size made a difference
is evidence of this.? A simple text file has no font, and no size.

 Greg? KO6TH


 Adrian Engele via AMSAT-BB wrote:

  I concur with JoAnne's write-up.
In my case, and this applies to all my laptops, I have had to open
nasabare.txt in Wordpad and change the font size so all lines are on single
lines and not split up.Only then did Nova import the nasabare.txt correctly
without complaining.?? Not sure if anybody else had the same issues, just
passing it along.

Love Nova for the excellent graphics. Reading through the manual to learn
all that is under the hood is a must!?

73,? Adrian AA5UK




    On Thursday, September 12, 2019, 11:28:46 AM CDT, JoAnne K9JKM via
AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb@?????.???> wrote:

 > Instead of downloading nasa.all and editing it, you can download

 nasabare.txt instead. The latter is exactly the same as nasa.all with the
edits being suggested. That way you just need to rename, and not edit.

 Nova also downloads KEPS files from the internet without needing to
create/edit a file.

In the Nova main window click on
? Kep. Elements
? ? Internet Update
? ? ? Configure Download

In the configure window that opens:
Fill in 'Download To:' with where you want to store the download
on your local machine. (I just put it on my Desktop)

Fill in Remote URL: www.amsat.org
Remote files: Click on the 'Edit the file list' icon to the
right of the data window.

When the file list opens uncheck all of the existing options
since those files don't seem useful to retrieving amsat keps.

Then you might need to use either Add, or Replace to enter
amsat/ftp/keps/current/nasabare.txt

Then save the changes with the Nova OK buttons in the layers
of these menus you just negotiated through.

Try the Kep. Elements -> Internet Update -> Start Download

I've found that Nova running in true windows OS fashion may
require to stop/restart the program so don't be surprised.

--
73 de JoAnne K9JKM
k9jkm@?????.???


_______________________________________________
Sent via AMSAT-BB@?????.???. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions
expressed
are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of
AMSAT-NA.
Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
Subscription settings: https://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb

_______________________________________________
Sent via AMSAT-BB@?????.???. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions
expressed
are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of
AMSAT-NA.
Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
Subscription settings: https://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb




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Message: 5
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 21:15:12 +0200
From: Nico Janssen <hamsat@??????.??>
To: Paul Stoetzer <n8hm@????.???>, AMSAT BB <amsat-bb@?????.???>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Taurus-1 FM to Codec2 Repeater Satellite
Launched
Message-ID: <9363187e-51a0-6621-fd68-2c1ea419f0fe@??????.??>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8; format=flowed

Small correction: FM uplink is on 145.820 MHz, downlink on
436.760 MHz, and the telemetry downlink is on 435.840 MHz.

73,
Nico PA0DLO

On 12-09-19 19:43, Paul Stoetzer via AMSAT-BB wrote:
> BG2BHC reported on Twitter that Taurus-1 launched today on the CZ-4B
> launch from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. Taurus-1 carries an FM to
> Codec2 repeater that operates using the same protocol as LO-90
> (LilacSat-1) and can use the same software (after frequencies are
> changed). The uplink is 145.840 MHz up and the downlink is 436.760
> MHz.
>
> CelesTrak currently has three objects from the launch cataloged out of
> an expected four. Two objects are in a circular orbit that seem
> unlikely for a CubeSat given international orbital debris stations
> (750 km x 730 km). The third cataloged object, Object D is a more
> likely candidate in a 738 km x 453 km orbit with an inclination of
> 98.7 degrees. The currently cataloged objects are 2019-059A,
> 2019-059B, and 2019-059D. TLEs can be found at
> https://celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/tle-new.txt
>
> For more information about this unique analog uplink, digital downlink
> system, see my AMSAT Journal article / Symposium paper about LO-90 at
>
https://www.amsat.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/N8HM_LilacSat_LO-90
.pdf.
>
> 73,
>
> Paul. N8HM
> _______________________________________________
> Sent via AMSAT-BB@?????.???. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
> to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions
expressed
> are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of
AMSAT-NA.
> Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
> Subscription settings: https://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb



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Message: 6
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:24:49 -0400
From: Don KB2YSI <kb2ysi@?????.???>
To: Paul Stoetzer <n8hm@????.???>
Cc: Alan <wa4sca@?????.???>, AMSAT BB <amsat-bb@?????.???>,	Alan
Biddle <APBIDDLE@???????.???>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-7 Mode A transponder question
Message-ID:
<CAAJiE8NBShDsBogHW_8dnkO6Vpa5OZRcbsR+9UrdHhAhU7T8hQ@????.?????.???>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"

Thanks for the information Paul!

On Wed, Sep 11, 2019, 16:10 Paul Stoetzer <n8hm@????.???> wrote:

> If you tune the passband, you hear three peaks of noise - at
> approximately 145.928, 938, and 958. Although some like to avoid them
> due to noise, they are actually the most sensitive areas of the
> transponder. 938 is very popular with low power rovers for this reason
> since a low power signal at low elevation can be much louder there
> than at the center of the transponder.
>
> 73,
>
> Paul, N8HM
>
>
> On Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 3:49 PM Don KB2YSI via AMSAT-BB
> <amsat-bb@?????.???> wrote:
> >
> > I would think .940 would be one, that is one area I see/hear people
> around.
> >
> > On Wed, Sep 11, 2019, 13:48 Adrian Engele via AMSAT-BB <
> amsat-bb@?????.???>
> > wrote:
> >
> > >  Alan,
> > > You mention documented "sweet spots"  can anybody point out where we
> can
> > > find this information.
> > > I saw something on the AMSAT-BB many years ago but never could find
> that
> > > email again.
> > >
> > > 73, Adrian AA5UK
> > >
> > >
> > >     On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 12:18:43 PM CDT, Alan via
> AMSAT-BB <
> > > amsat-bb@?????.???> wrote:
> > >
> > >  The Mode B transponder has, due to varying noise and sensitivity, some
> > > documented "sweet spots."  Mode A, while not as popular, does get some
> use.
> > > Are there any observed equivalent frequencies?
> > >
> > > 73,
> > >
> > > Alan
> > > WA4SCA
> > >
> > > -----------------------------------
> > >
> > > Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four.
> > > If that is granted, all else follows.
> > >
> > > George Orwell
> > >
> > >
> > > _______________________________________________
> > > Sent via AMSAT-BB@?????.???. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
> > > to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership.
> Opinions
> > > expressed
> > > are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views
> of
> > > AMSAT-NA.
> > > Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite
> program!
> > > Subscription settings: https://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
> > >
> > > _______________________________________________
> > > Sent via AMSAT-BB@?????.???. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
> > > to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership.
> Opinions
> > > expressed
> > > are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views
> of
> > > AMSAT-NA.
> > > Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite
> program!
> > > Subscription settings: https://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
> > >
> > _______________________________________________
> > Sent via AMSAT-BB@?????.???. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
> > to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership.
> Opinions expressed
> > are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of
> AMSAT-NA.
> > Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite
> program!
> > Subscription settings: https://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
>


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Message: 7
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 23:21:22 -0400
From: Paul Stoetzer <n8hm@????.???>
To: ans@?????.???? AMSAT BB <amsat-bb@?????.???>
Subject: [amsat-bb] ANS-256 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin -
Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) Awards Generous Grant to
ARISS
Message-ID:
<CABzOSOosr949XtY4w4+5D44RAcxNPP0X33EYi9pg8vyXgGkUWg@????.?????.???>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"

AMSAT NEWS SERVICE SPECIAL BULLETIN
ANS-256

In this Special Bulletin:

* Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) Awards Generous Grant to
ARISS

SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-256.01
ANS-256 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin

AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin 256.01
 From AMSAT HQ KENSINGTON, MD
DATE September 13, 2019
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-256.01

Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) Awards Generous Grant to
ARISS

Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) has awarded a very
generous grant to ARISS for the Next Generation radio system. ARDC is
the owner and manager of the Internet network known as the AMPRNet. In
June of 2019, ARDC initiated a philanthropic endeavor to provide
monetary grants to organizations, groups, projects, and scholarships
which have significant potential to advance the state of the art of
Amateur Radio, and digital communications in general.

The ARISS Next Generation radio system (or Inter Operable Radio System
- IORS) will support easier radio mode transition, to enable new,
exciting capabilities for hams, students and the general public
including:

+New amateur radio communication and experimentation capabilities,
including an enhanced voice repeater and updated digital packet radio
(APRS) capabilities.

+Slow Scan TV (picture up and downlinks) in both the US and Russian
segments of ISS.

+New multi-voltage power supply will support present and future radio
capabilities and allow wireless experiments to be conducted.

In July, the Inter Operable Radio System successfully completed a
battery of stressful tests required as part of the final certification
of the hardware for launch to and operation on the International Space
Station. Final assembly of the flight safety certification in
preparation for launch is now underway and ARISS is working towards
launch ready status by the end of the year.

For more information on the award please see:
https://www.ampr.org/g2019-09-01a/

To contribute to ARISS and the IORS please see:
https://www.ariss.org/donate.html


ARISS and AMSAT thank ARDC for their generosity in supporting this
important project.

[ANS thanks ARISS, the AMSAT office, and ARDC for the above information.]


In addition to regular membership, AMSAT offers life memberships,
and sustaining donors to AMSAT Project Funds, will be eligible to
receive additional benefits. Application forms are available from
the AMSAT Office.

Primary and secondary school students are eligible for membership
at one-half the standard yearly rate. Post-secondary school students
enrolled in at least half time status shall be eligible for the
student rate for a maximum of 6 post-secondary years in this status.
Contact Martha at the AMSAT Office for additional student membership
information.

73 and Remember to help keep Amateur Radio in space,

This week's ANS Contributing Editor,

Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
n8hm at amsat dot org


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Message: 8
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 12:58:41 +0200
From: Tom?? Urbanec <tommypnq@???????.??>
To: amsat bb <amsat-bb@?????.???>
Subject: [amsat-bb] PSAT2 camera 'live'
Message-ID: <19f25379-b36c-faad-55f3-00a46a1a09e7@???????.??>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-2; format=flowed

Hello all!
As camera and downlink on 435.354MHz operates smoothly, we have
commanded the camera to take picture and store it into memory every
10minutes, this mode should last from now for 7 days or at least to next
commanding session on Monday. The transmitting counter, which selects
picture for downlink is not sychronized with the camera, so there is
uncertain delay between acquiring a picture and its transmission of max.
64minutes. Every picture will be downlinked just once so every reception
counts. Of course downlink is not operating during eclipse.

Further info on https://github.com/alpov/PSAT-2/blob/master/README.md

               Enjoy the experimenting!

                                  Ales OK2ALP and Tomas OK2PNQ


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Message: 9
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 07:24:17 -0400
From: Roy Dean <royldean@?????.???>
To: amsat-bb@?????.???
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] ANS-256 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin -
Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) Awards Generous Grant to
ARISS
Message-ID:
<CADGPg2vz47pjJJ5--8YQqrdpMXAv3JQB=1rA89vJujjJE0frLA@????.?????.???>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"

>
> * Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) Awards Generous Grant to
> ARISS



To the ARISS team, congratulations!   This is great news!   Is the Grant
amount public knowledge?   Fundrazer doesn't seem to indicate (although I
wouldn't expect it there, anyway).

--Roy
K3RLD


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Message: 10
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 06:34:23 -0500
From: "Alan" <wa4sca@?????.???>
To: <amsat-bb@?????.???>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] ANS-256 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin -
Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) Awards Generous	Grant to
ARISS
Message-ID: <000001d56a27$3132a890$9397f9b0$@?????.???>
Content-Type: text/plain;	charset="us-ascii"

According to their web page,  $110k.

https://www.ampr.org/grants/

73,

Alan
WA4SCA


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<Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) Awards Generous Grant to
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<To the ARISS team, congratulations!   This is great news!   Is the Grant
<amount public knowledge?   Fundrazer doesn't seem to indicate (although I
<wouldn't expect it there, anyway).
<
<--Roy
<K3RLD
<_______________________________________________
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<program!
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Message: 11
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 06:47:12 -0500
From: Hasan al-Basri <hbasri.schiers6@?????.???>
To: AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb@?????.???>
Subject: [amsat-bb] XW-2C Appears to be Failing
Message-ID:
<CAM4UQf2zEosi7gFCDp7xdC2xuz4YdeVvDnyGgMh31HWrmVGJBg@????.?????.???>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"

Based on others' reports and my observations this morning, 2C has a bad
problem.
I could see the passband popping on for about 1/2 second and then going
quiet for maybe 15 seconds, repeatedly. When it was on, it was rx'ing and
transmitting properly.

I timed one of my voice transmissions to coincide with the "poppiing on"
for 1/2 second and hear my voice quite clearly.

This was at about 11:40z  this morning.

73, N0AN
Hasan


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Message: 12
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 19:49:32 +0800
From: Hans BX2ABT <hans.bx2abt@???.?????.???>
To: amsat-bb@?????.???
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] XW-2C Appears to be Failing
Message-ID: <7188706f-2df2-561a-5d04-ff595e1719e7@???.?????.???>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8; format=flowed

Sound like the same failure as XW-2D.


On 09/13/2019 07:47 PM, Hasan al-Basri via AMSAT-BB wrote:
> Based on others' reports and my observations this morning, 2C has a bad
> problem.
> I could see the passband popping on for about 1/2 second and then going
> quiet for maybe 15 seconds, repeatedly. When it was on, it was rx'ing and
> transmitting properly.
>
> I timed one of my voice transmissions to coincide with the "poppiing on"
> for 1/2 second and hear my voice quite clearly.
>
> This was at about 11:40z  this morning.
>
> 73, N0AN
> Hasan
> _______________________________________________
> Sent via AMSAT-BB@?????.???. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
> to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions
expressed
> are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of
AMSAT-NA.
> Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
> Subscription settings: https://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
>
>
>



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Message: 13
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 14:08:43 +0200
From: Nico Janssen <hamsat@??????.??>
To: Paul Stoetzer <n8hm@????.???>, AMSAT BB <amsat-bb@?????.???>,
ray.hoad@????????.???
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Taurus-1 FM to Codec2 Repeater Satellite
Launched
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Doppler measurements show that Taurus 1 is object 44530 (2019-059C).
Actual telemetry downlink frequency: 435.8387 MHz.

73,
Nico PA0DLO

On 12-09-19 21:15, Nico Janssen via AMSAT-BB wrote:
> Small correction: FM uplink is on 145.820 MHz, downlink on
> 436.760 MHz, and the telemetry downlink is on 435.840 MHz.
>
> 73,
> Nico PA0DLO
>
> On 12-09-19 19:43, Paul Stoetzer via AMSAT-BB wrote:
>> BG2BHC reported on Twitter that Taurus-1 launched today on the CZ-4B
>> launch from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. Taurus-1 carries an FM to
>> Codec2 repeater that operates using the same protocol as LO-90
>> (LilacSat-1) and can use the same software (after frequencies are
>> changed). The uplink is 145.840 MHz up and the downlink is 436.760
>> MHz.
>>
>> CelesTrak currently has three objects from the launch cataloged out of
>> an expected four. Two objects are in a circular orbit that seem
>> unlikely for a CubeSat given international orbital debris stations
>> (750 km x 730 km). The third cataloged object, Object D is a more
>> likely candidate in a 738 km x 453 km orbit with an inclination of
>> 98.7 degrees. The currently cataloged objects are 2019-059A,
>> 2019-059B, and 2019-059D. TLEs can be found at
>> https://celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/tle-new.txt
>>
>> For more information about this unique analog uplink, digital downlink
>> system, see my AMSAT Journal article / Symposium paper about LO-90 at
>>
https://www.amsat.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/N8HM_LilacSat_LO-90
.pdf.
>>
>>
>> 73,
>>
>> Paul. N8HM
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