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[aprssig] Which Sat is on 144.39?

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Aug 13 02:05:17 UTC 2007


> PCSAT, NO-44 has a TX on 144.39 as well as 145.825.

So if your local area has implemented the New-N paradigm such
that QRM from dupes is reduced drastically, then often your
mobile will capture packets from PCSAT-11 when it comes
overhead.  With the reduced QRM of the New-N Paradigm settings,
there is quite a bit of quiet time between packets, and it is
not unusual to capture packets from PCSAT-11.  Which is it's
callsign on the 144.39 downlink.

Go to http://pcsat.aprs.org and you can see if it is getting
good sun angles.  If so, you will see lots of packets from
PCSAT-11.  The packets from W3ADO-1 are also often heard on that
downlink because they are crossconnected when in default mode.

Bob, WB4APR


   They 
> simulcast.  No receiver on 144.39 as it's pointless from up 
> there anyway.
> 
> 73 de Pat --- KA9SCF.
> 
> 
> On 8/9/07, KEVIN KIBBE <kkibbe at rogers.com> wrote:
> 
> 	I just spent two weeks in Newfoundland, most of it far 
> away from any other aprs users. A few times a day some 
> satellite would pass over and I would hear, and my d700 would 
> decode (or partially decode) a few downlinks. Some of the 
> stations I heard were VE3FFR, KB1GVR-9, VA3POT, K5VR and a 
> few others. 
> 	
> 	My question is what satellite was this? I saw mention 
> in the decodes of NO-44 and PCSAT but this was with out a 
> doubt 144.390MHz.
> 	
> 	Kevin
> 	VA3SU
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