Nov 23 2002
Nov 23 2002
Fljande info har inkommit frn AMSAT-DL angende det nya satellitprojektet P3E:
First AMSAT Phase 3-E Design/Experimenters Meeting
Peter Glzow, DB2OS; Frank Sperber, DL6DBN
Translated by Georges Mathgen, LX1BB
In October 2002, more than 30 experts from ten countries met in working groups at AMSAT-DL in Marburg, Germany. In the end, the first design criteria for the next project, AMSAT-Phase 3-E (P3-E), were settled. The amateur radio communication satellite should be in the 150-kg-class, very similar to its predecessors AO-10 (P3-B) and AO-13 (P3-C). The goals are to provide analogous and digital radio communication, essentially between 145 MHz and 2400 MHz. Experimental modes for wavelengths in the cm and mm range were also proposed. Read more about the outcome of the meetings in the report by AMSAT-DL-President Peter Guelzow, DB2OS, attached as PDF-file.
A press-kit with unformatted text and images is available for download at
http://www.amsat-dl.org/p3e/press-kit-021120.zip (1 MB) or can be ordered by e-mail.
Se ven fljande lnk:
Okt 22 2002
Frsken med dual-hopp packet mellan ISS och PcSat blev lyckat. Ls nedan en del av bulletinen frn ANS. Om du vill lsa om hela frsket, g d till ANS hemsida:
AMSAT News Service Bulletin 293.03 From AMSAT HQ
SILVER SPRING, MD. October 20, 2003
To All RADIO AMATEURS
Last week a short-term test of the ISS packet system operating as one of
the nodes in a dual-hop, satellite to satellite constellation with PCsat
was announced. This meant that the ISS packet system would be temporarily
moved from its usual 145.800 MHz split-mode frequency to the 145.825 MHz
simplex frequency of the PCsat digipeater so that the two satellites could
operate together. The objective of the test has been to see if the satel-
lites can be used to relay packets from each other to extend the range via
a dual-digipeat hop.
When the test was first announced the precise scheduling was hard to
However, on Friday evening USA time (11 October) when ISS first came onto
145.825 and while it was 180 degrees out of phase with PCsat, those people
sitting on 145.825 were greeted with almost 10 hours straight of almost 14
satellite passes averaging every 45 minutes or so. Bob Bruninga WB4APR
It was a busy night. Seems like I couldnt get anything much done, because
there was always another pass just coming up, or just having ended.
Bob also commented about the future, With only two satellites flying in
constellation on the same frequency with the same generic UI digipeating
mission, we were getting a sample of what I hope to show as the future of
UI digipeating in space. That is, if we can get some of those contemplating
the construction of a LEO satellite to include a UI digipeater on 145.825,
then we would have an amateur radio satellite system capable of on average
providing communications support to mobiles and handheld operators anywhere
on the planet at least once every 15 minutes or so around the clock.
This test has been able to report several dual-hop digipeat successes. On a
pass of ISS over USA with PCsat almost directly 500 miles overhead of ISS
over Newfoundland dual-hop packets were copied that looked like this:
[15:56:16] KB1GVR CQ,RS0ISS*,W3ADO-1/1:=4436.18N/06826.92W-QSL TEST
[15:56:46] WB4APR APRS,RS0ISS*,W3ADO-1,ARISS/1::ALL :TEST in progress
The dual-hop packets went both ways as this copy shows:
[15:56:23] KB2M-3 SYQQ0W,W3ADO-1*,RS0ISS/1: http://www.qsl.net/kb2m
Okt 13 2002
From. den 7/10 r tronspondrarna avtngda i 8 till 9 dagar. Beacon fortstter att vara pslagen. Transpondrarna kommer att sls p igen nr solvinkeln r bttre, man gr allts denna temporra avstngning fr att spara energi t de system som behvs fr att hlla satelliten igng.
Okt 10 2002
Alon/Alat 20/30 den 7/10 2002 och passbandet av till tminstone 16/10 enligt senaste info jag hittat.
Frn 15/11 och ett halvr framt ska det tydligen vara fina frhllande.
73 Hkan SM7WSJ (ps: bygger om i antennparken s varit QRT ngra veckor)
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