Re: Starshine 3 obs

From: Dennis Jones (cdj-home@omniumcorp.com)
Date: Thu Oct 11 2001 - 19:34:44 EDT

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    I actually like the discussion of other aspects of the satellites we're
    trying to observe.  You might even consider that your complaints take up as
    much room on the board as the observations.
    
    
    Dennis Jones
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Bjoern Gimle" <b_gimle@algonet.se>
    To: "Jim King" <jim@jimking.net>; <seesat-l@satobs.org>
    Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2001 4:03 PM
    Subject: Re: Starshine 3 obs
    
    
    > Even though traffic volume is rather low on SeeSat-L these days, I think
    you
    > should keep your radio/electronics discussion elsewhere.
    >
    > -- bjorn.gimle@tietotech.se (office)                         --
    > -- b_gimle@algonet.se (home)  http://www.algonet.se/~b_gimle --
    > -- COSPAR 5919, MALMA,    59.2576 N, 18.6172 E, 23 m         --
    > -- COSPAR 5918, HAMMARBY, 59.2985 N, 18.1045 E, 44 m         --
    >
    > ----- 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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