[aprssig] PCSAT-1 and PCSAT2 Status

Wes Johnston aprs at kd4rdb.com
Fri Dec 9 18:30:06 CST 2005

A buddy's kid is coming over tomorrow morning, I hope to catch the
10:15EST pass.  Will there be any possibility for voice ops with ISS?
What freq up/dn?  Would love the opportunity to "show off" for a
potential young ham.


Robert Bruninga wrote:
> PCSAT2 is now back up but with UHF downlink.
> PCSAT-1 is back into eclipses but will last as long
> as we do not get a reset.  If it resets (usually due
> to low power) then we lose it for months.
> Thus, we ask for no operations via PCSAT-1 before
> sunrise or after dark.
> PCSAT-1 is a digipeater on 145.825 up and down
> PCSAT2 is a digipeater on 145.825 up, 435.275 down.
> Both respond to the aliases of WIDE, SGATE, APRSAT
> and ARISS and also hopefully to WIDEn-N.
> We could not bring PCSAT2 back to 2m because we
> do not have enough 9600 baud unattended ground 
> stations over the holidays on 2m to get our telemetry.
> de Wb4APR, Bob
>>>>"Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu> 12/07/05 12:39 PM >>>
> Today at 1700z on the 7th of Dec, we shut down
> PCSAT2 operations on 2 meters in preparation
> for the School contact in Sanderson TX on
> Thursday.  We will return to dual PCSAT2 - PCSAT-1
> ops on 2m  after that contact and until the
> San Diego school contact on the 12th.
> PCSAT-1 remains operational on 145.825 
> de WB4APR, Bob
> -g
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