Re: Starshine 3 obs

From: Bjoern Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Date: Thu Oct 11 2001 - 16:03:05 EDT

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    Even though traffic volume is rather low on SeeSat-L these days, I think you
    should keep your radio/electronics discussion elsewhere.
    
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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Jim King" <jim@jimking.net>
    To: <seesat-l@satobs.org>
    Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2001 8:04 PM
    Subject: Re: Starshine 3 obs
    
    
    > "Barhorst L.J.C." <L.J.C.Barhorst@arcadis.nl> wrote:
    >
    > > Jonathan T Wojack wrote:
    > >
    > > May I ask what the purpose of the electronics package is?  I thought
    > > Starshine was to do nothing else than to orbit the Earth and provide
    > > flashes.  Perhaps for thruster control?
    > >
    > >
    > > Jonathan,
    > >
    > > There is also a radiobacon on board; somewhere in the 145 MHz band.
    > > HAM radio operators can acquire the signal.
    > >
    > > Greetings
    > > Leo Barhorst
    >
    > 145.825 MHz.  It's telemetry encoded as AX.25 packet data.  I've heard it
    > while listening for PCSat on the same frequency, but I haven't tried to
    > decode the Starshine telemetry.  There's software that will use your
    > soundcard to decode the data from the audio.  If you have a scanner or a
    ham
    > radio that can tune in that frequency you could possibly setup your PC to
    > examine the telemetry.
    >
    > Jim King
    >
    >
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