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RadFxSat(Fox-1B) AO-91

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ve3apy
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RadFxSat(Fox-1B) AO-91

Post by ve3apy » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:14 pm

AMSAT has another satellite up this morning, it will be on shake down for a while but here is a link to details.

https://amsat-uk.org/2017/11/18/radfxsat-fox-1b-ao-91/

73 Carl
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Re: RadFxSat(Fox-1B) AO-91

Post by ve3apy » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:34 pm

On Sun Nov 19 at 12:50 using an FT-60 handheld with an extended whip antenna I managed to hear the voice beacon of AO-91 on the 145.960 FM downlink. The pass was one with a 64 degree elevation. If you would like to give it a go, here is a site where you can input your location and it will calculate when the satellite will be near you. http://www.amsat.org/track/index.php Remember the signal is pretty weak so you will need to have your squelch off to hear it when it gets high in the sky over you.

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Re: RadFxSat(Fox-1B) AO-91

Post by ve3apy » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:31 am

They have released AO-91 for use, here is the frequencies they are recommending

Radio Programming Chart

RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Doppler Shift Correction

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Memory	                              Your Transmit Frequency,  Receiver Frequency                                                 
                                        (With 67 Hz Tone)
Acquisition of Signal (AOS)               435.240 MHz        	145.960 MHz
Approaching	                          435.245 MHz	        145.960 MHz
Time of Closest Approach (TCA)   	  435.250 MHz   	145.960 MHz
Departing	                          435.255 MHz	        145.960 MHz
Loss of Signal (LOS)	                  435.260 MHz        	145.960 MHz
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