[aprssig] APRS Stellite active! Re: FAST1 Status?

Steve Daniels steve at daniels270.eclipse.co.uk
Sun Dec 11 18:36:37 EST 2011

Latest elset is
1 90025U 0        11344.46201349 +.00001221 +00000-0 +18129-3 0 00483
2 90025 071.9715 010.5435 0018442 309.0931 050.8588 14.76836683008082

The request was to hit it hard this weekend to force a hard reset and the
batteries need to be flat to do that, as one of the micro's needed it, the
only thing that’s happening now seems to be the beacon, I did get through a
couple of days ago.

They team need to organize another day and let more people know.
145.825 up 437.345 down path is FAST1

Steve Daniels
Torbay Freecycle Moderator

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
Of Andrew P. 
Sent: 11 December 2011 23:25
To: Bob Bruninga ; aprssig at tapr.org 
Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS Stellite active! Re: FAST1 Status?

Is there an elset available for the satellite so we know when it's above the

Andrew, KA2DDO

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-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu>
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2011 22:51:56 
To: <aprssig at tapr.org>
Subject: [aprssig] APRS Stellite active! Re: FAST1  Status?

I just realized that maybe the APRS sig was not made aware of the FAST1
satellite that has been turned over for APRS digipeating this weekend and
onward (maybe).  There is lots of emial chatter, but I just noticed it is on
the AMSAT-BB and maybe APRSSIG people are not aware of it.

Uplink is on 145.825 and downlink is on 437???.  My wife has guests coming
in a few mintes, so I dont have time to look it up and post it.  I believe
the digipeating callsign is FAST1.  

SO jump in!  In fact, they are actually hoping that we can overload it and
run the batteries down so that they can get a new reset for some other


---- Original message ----
>Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2011 10:56:08 -0800
>From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org (on behalf of "Greg D."
<ko6th_greg at hotmail.com>)
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: FAST1  Status?  
>To: <w8krf at w8krf.net>,<amsat-bb at amsat.org>
>Hi Carl,
>Well, same results here.  Success early in the week, but nothing since.  I
wonder if our collective traffic has reset something up there?
>However, on my last try (last night), I copied one beacon clearly - decoded
and forwarded to IS - but I also heard a few other weak packets by ear that
were not decoded.  I could tell that they were not beacon packets (the long
string of G's is very distinctive), so either I was hearing somebody
uplinking on the downlink, or perhaps other satellite activity on 145.825.
>There was also a portion of the pass where the FM noise would suddenly drop
for a second and then return a few times.  I suspect that was 9600 baud
traffic from the satellite.  I'm not set up to receive 9600 packet, but if
that was the case, perhaps we'll have more success digipeating at 9600.  Of
course, that won't keep the transmitter as occupied - the packets are so
much shorter - but it would indicate that the satellite is still in active
digipeat mode.
>Greg  KO6TH
>Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2011 07:31:54 -0500
>From: w8krf at w8krf.net
>To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
>Subject: [amsat-bb] FAST1  Status?
>Has there been a change to FAST1 since Thursday? During two passes on
>Thursday, I was able to digipeat through it using AGWPE (set to 1k2),
>UISS, and SatPC.  I have included  a portion of my log below.  Both
>yesterday (12/10) and this morning (12/11) I was not able to digi
>through it although I was receiving the beacon.
>[UISS Auto-Log date - Mode: Only Digipeated Packets - 12/8/2011]
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