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Telemetri

DO-111 DYI-1 RTTY telemetry 2021-10-16

My first RX of DO-111 DYI-1 RTTY telemetry. Note the custom setup for 100 baud RTTY.

I have used the following hardware and software:

  • RX at aprox 437.124 MHz USB
  • 26 el UHF LFA X-Yagi (2* 13 el) from InnovAntennas.
  • AlfaSpid RAS az/el rotor
  • LNA Mini-70 from SHF Elektronik
  • LMR-400 coax
  • Airspy Mini
  • SDR-Console v3 with doppler correction of downlink and satellite tracking, rotor control
  • PstRotator for rotor control interface between SDR-Console and RAS controller
  • VB-Cable: virtual audio cable for piping audio from SDR Console to FlDigi. Set to 96 kHz and 16 bit.
  • FlDigi for RTTY decoding, 100 baud shift 450 7N2 according to image above
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Telemetri

Maya-3 CW telemetry 2021-10-15

#maya3 CW telemetry at 437.375 MHz and decoded with CW Telemetry Decoder. Please join the tracking contest! Read more at:
https://twitter.com/STAMINA4Space/status/1448540683166388224

I have used the following hardware and software:

  • RX at aprox 437.375 MHz CW
  • 26 el UHF LFA X-Yagi (2* 13 el) from InnovAntennas.
  • AlfaSpid RAS az/el rotor
  • LNA Mini-70 from SHF Elektronik
  • LMR-400 coax
  • Airspy Mini
  • SDR-Console v3 with doppler correction of downlink and satellite tracking, rotor control
  • PstRotator for rotor control interface between SDR-Console and RAS controller
  • VB-Cable: virtual audio cable for piping audio from SDR Console to FlDigi. Set to 96 kHz and 16 bit.
  • FlDigi for CW decoding.
  • Maya CW Telemetry Decoder. Can be downloaded at:
    https://t.co/D2yw3AuLPZ?amp=1
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Telemetri

Maya-3 Maya-4 RX after deploy 2021-10-06

RX at 11:14UTC over Stockholm 437.375 MHz. Strong CW signal.

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SDR och mjukvara

VFO control for SDR Console Satellite External Radio

In SDR Console v3 it is possible to control an external radio for transmitting (TX) in the satellite mode – this is called External Radio control. To change frequency you can click on the digits in the control window with the mouse pointer or change with the arrow keys, but it is not possible to use any other shortcut keys or VFO knobs.

This solutions adds a AutoHotKey script for remapping and controlling both RX and TX VFO and a software remote VFO with the help of Unified Remote software. You can use these independent – but best is together. If you only use the AutoHotKey script then you can toggle between the RX VFO and External Radio TX VFO and control with the arrow keys. If you only use the Unified Remote you can control the RX VFO but not switch to the External Radio TX VFO.

Files and instructions can be found at Lars Thunberg SM0TGU GitHub.

Short animated GIF from adjustning the RX VFOs and satellite external radio TX VFO in SDR Console
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SDR och mjukvara

Cloudlog – log your sat QSOs

Cloudlog is a QSO logging software developed by Peter (@2M0SQL) installed ”in the cloud” – on a web server – and used via a web interface. It is perfect for fast logging of satellite QSOs as Peter is a well known and experienced satellite operator.
This is a very short introduction of Cloudlog.

Installation:

Cloudlog can be installed for free (do not forget a donation to Peter!) on your own web server or server host. The installation instructions are very easy to follow. If you do not like to install by yourself you can buy a purchased subscriptions.

Logging QSOs:

Logging can be done ”Live” or ”Post”. As I still using a pen for writing down my contacts, I use the Post QSO.

Cloudlog is fully prepared for all type of satellites. All settings are saved for the next QSO you would like to log, so if you are doing a lot of contacts over one satellite post-logging goes very fast.

Sync to LOTW

Syncing to LOTW can be done via script or manually. I’m using the manual sync and it is working perfect. You can also see if you get a confirmed LOTW contact in Cloudlog.

For more info please visit the following:

https://www.magicbug.co.uk/cloudlog/

or

https://github.com/magicbug/Cloudlog

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Telemetri

UVSQ-SAT telemetry 2021-09-10

@uvsqsat telemetry 9k6 BPSK – strong signal.

I have used the following hardware and software:

  • RX at aprox 437.019 MHz Wide-USB
  • 26 el UHF LFA X-Yagi (2* 13 el) from InnovAntennas.
  • AlfaSpid RAS az/el rotor
  • LNA Mini-70 from SHF Elektronik
  • LMR-400 coax
  • Airspy Mini
  • SDR-Console v3 with doppler correction of downlink and satellite tracking, rotor control
  • PstRotator for rotor control interface between SDR-Console and RAS controller
  • VB-Cable: virtual audio cable for piping audio from SDR Console to Soundmodem. Set to 96 kHz and 16 bit.
  • Soundmodem G3RUH BPSK9600 v 0.04b at mode BPSK G3RUH 9600bd. Be sure that the BPSK signal is centered ”over” the signal in the spectrum.
  • UVSQsat Decoder v0.6. Data is beeing sent to both SatNOGS network database and MVP Telemetry server.