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 ANS 219
 ANS is a free, weekly, news and information service of AMSAT
 North America, the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation. 
 ANS reports on the activities of a worldwide group of 
 Amateur Radio operators who share an active interest in 
 designing, building, launching and communicating
 through analog and digital Amateur Radio satellites.
 AMSAT-NA is pleased to announce that recent and future
 development in amateur radio satellites will be presented
 in San Diego, California, -October 8-11, 1999-- 
 at the 17th Space Symposium and  AMSAT-NA Annual Meeting. 
 More information is available from Symposium chair, 
 Duane Naugle, KO6BT, at: ko6bt@amsat.org
 Information on AMSAT-NA is available at the following URL:
 http://www.amsat.org  (or)
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 To subscribe, or for more list information, visit the following
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  Due to a heavy workload Dan James is unable to act as Editor of
  ANS for this issue . Dan will resume his duties for the next
  Meanwhile Robin Haighton VE3FRH, Executive Vice President of
  AMSAT-NA will attempt to emulate Dan's excellent work.
 SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-219.01
 SILVER SPRING, MD, August 7, 1999
 BID: $ANS-219.01

Preliminary Announcement
The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT-NA) is sponsoring
an Amateur Satellite Workshop for Colleges and Universities on
Thursday, October 7th 1999, at the Hanalei Hotel, San Diego.
The purpose of the Workshop is to provide a series of educational 
lectures and information to colleges and Universities proposing
to use the radio spectrum for their small satellite projects.

The Workshop will cover topics on:
. Amateur Satellites, who, what, where and when
. The role of Amateur Radio and Amateur Satellite Service
. ITU and FCC Rules and Regulations 
. Spectrum Assignment
. Amateur Radio in the classroom/laboratory
. Open forum for discussion  
 For more details see ANS next week and the AMSAT-bb
ANS thanks  Steve Bible, N7HPR, and VP. Educational Liaison
for this information.

 SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-219.02
 Jovian Moon's Atmosphere
 SILVER SPRING, MD, August 7, 1999
 BID: $ANS-219.02
 An astronaut landing on the Jovian Moon Io would have a harsh
 environment to deal with, but would be rewarded with the most
 dazzling auroral light show in the solar system.
 Last october a team of American and Taiwanese space scientists
 reported their discovery in images taken by the Galileo
 spacecraft of colorful auroral emissions from Io during eclipse
 by Jupiter.
 In today's issue of Science they publish results from an
 in-depth study of those images.
 The tenuous atmosphere of Jupiter's moon Io partially collapses
 in the darkness of the giant planet's shadow, they now find. 
 At the same time, bright blue glows emanating from stealthy 
 volcanic plumes grow even brighter.
 "This is our first detailed look at visible aurorae on a solar
 system satellite" said Paul Geissler of the University of
 Arizona, lead author of the report. "The picture helps us to
 understand Io's atmosphere and the process that generates the
 Co-authors of the science article are Alfred S. McEwen, also
 with the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory,
 Wing Ip of the Taiwan National Central University,
 Michael J. Belton of National Optical Astronomy Observatories,
 Torrence V. Johnson of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 
 Pasadena, William H. Smyth of Atmospheric and environmental
 research in Cambridge Mass. and Andy Ingersoll of the 
 California Institute of Technology.

 Io's aurorae, like those on Earth, are caused by the impact of
 electrons on atmospheric gasses. Io is bathed by a swarm of
 charged particles that are trapped by Jupiter's magnetic field,
 similar to the Van Allen radiation belts surrounding our own

 In addition a powerful electric current flows from Io to the
 poles of Jupiter, caused by an enormous electric potential
 of some 400,000 volts, generated by the motion of the Jovian
 magnetic field past Io. When these electrons collide with the
 gasses in Io's atmosphere, they set off a dazzling light
 show of red, green, and blue emissions bright enough to be 
 visible to the naked eye.
 The red and green glows may be caused by neutral oxygen and
 sodium atoms respectively, Geissler said. The blue emissions
 are probably due to sulfur dioxide vented from volcanoes on
 the moon's surface.
 Some of these plumes are invisible in daylight and can only be
 seen during eclipse, he added. The currents cause the gasses to
 light up, much the same as the glows from fluorescent lamps.

 Io's erie glow dims noticeably with time as the satellite
 lingers in Jupiter's shadow. The likely explanation, concludes
 the international team of scientists that analyzed the pictures,
 is a partial collapse of the moon's atmosphere during eclipse. 
 Some of Io's patchy atmosphere id derived from sulphur dioxide
 ice on the surface of the satellite that is warmed by the Sun
 and sublimes (evaporates). This component begins to recondense
 in the absence of sunlight during eclipse. More surprisingly,
 the blue glows associated with volcanic plumes appear to
 intensify while Io is in darkness. This may indicate that
 some of the current flow between Io and Jupiter is conducted
 through the interior of Io, particularly during periods when the
 atmospheric conduction is low.

 The Galileo spacecraft has been orbiting Jupiter and its moons
 since December 1995. Galileo is managed by the Jet Propulsion
 Laboratory, Pasadena Calif., for NASA.


 SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-219.03
 SILVER SPRING, MD, August 7, 1999
 BID: $ANS-219.03
 ANS news in brief this week includes the following:
 ** Congratulations are due to the University of Toronto Team 
 who are engaged in designing and building the MOST satellite.
 Team leader Dr Robert (Rob) Zee, his assistant Tyler Paradis, 
 together with masters student Remi Duquete, have found time in
 their busy schedule to take and pass their "Basic" ham exam.
 Look for Rob and Tyler at the AMSAT-NA Space Symposium in
 San Diego.

 ** A brief update on MOST, the preliminary design review was 
 held in June 1999, with principal sponsors the "Canadian Space
 Agency" present, together with AMSAT President Keith Baker,
 Executive Vice President, Robin Haighton, and AMSAT 
 Technical Project Leader for MOST Jan King.
 It was the considered opinion of those present, that
 the University of Toronto had benefited by their association 
 with AMSAT-NA and that AMSAT-NA were leaders in the design,
 development and building of microsats.

 ** The registration form for the AMSAT-NA 17th Space Symposium
 to be held at the HANALEI HOTEL in San Diego October 8 to 10,
 1999 has been mailed to all AMSAT-NA members, please register
 early and book the Hotel early  in order to avoid 
 The hotel telephone number is (619)-279-1101 (local and
 international) and 1-800-882-0858 in Canada and the USA.

 ** Together and with the registration form, is the ballot for
 this years election to the BOARD OF DIRECTORS of AMSAT-NA. 
 Please remember to return your ballots to AMSAT-NA HQ.  
 Closing Date is September 15th 1999, and ballots not received
 by that date will not be counted. -ANS
 ** Need the latest Keps? AMSAT's N2WWD usually updates his web
    site with fresh orbital data daily.
  Check it out at the following URL:
 http:www.mindspring.com/~n2wwd. -ANS
 Also Keps are available every week from the AMSAT-NA web page 
 and directly via the AMSAT-Keps mailing list.
 ** Need an easy to build satellite antenna? Jerry, K5OE, has put
 some information on his web page describing an easy-to-build 
 Mode-J LEO antenna, based on a "new and improved" (higher gain)
 version of the popular eggbeater series. 
 You can find the information at this URL:
 -Jerry, K5OE
 SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-219.04
 SILVER SPRING, MD, August 7, 1999
 BID: $ANS-219.04
 MIR SAFEX II 70-cm Repeater
 Uplink          435.750 MHz FM w/subaudible tone 141.3 Hz
 Downlink        437.950 MHz FM
 Seldom-operational. No operation in 1999 has been observed.
 MIR SAFEX II 70-cm QSO Mode
 Uplink          435.725 MHz FM w/subaudible tone 151.4 Hz
 Downlink        437.925 MHz FM
 Seldom-operational. No operation in 1999 has been observed.
 Uplink/Downlink 145.985 MHz FM 1200 baud AFSK
 The PBBS is running a Kantronics KPC-9612+ V 8.1 TNC. The
 commands are similar to most PBBS and BBS systems.
 Jerry, K5OE reports copying several robot 36 SSTV images
 from MIR.

 AMSAT-France announced that Air Force General Jean-Pierre
 Haignere has been given a personal amateur radio callsign
 to use aboard the Mir space station - FX0STB. 
 The QSL manager for FX0STB is:
 Radio Club F5KAM
 QSL manager MIR
 22 rue Bansac
 63000 Clermont Ferrand
 Scott, WA6LIE, has a set of instructions on how to work the Mir
 space station. Copies are available from Scott by e-mail at:
  wa6lie@juno.com (or by packet) wa6lie@wa6lie.#wcca.ca.usa.noam
 [ANS thanks Scott Avery, WA6LIE, and the MIREX team for Mir
 status  information]
 Uplink            21.210 to  21.250 MHz CW/SSB
 Uplink           145.910 to 145.950 MHz CW/SSB
 Downlink          29.410 to  29.450 MHz CW/SSB
 Downlink         145.910 to 145.950 MHz CW/SSB
 Beacon            29.408 MHz
 Robot Uplink      21.129 MHz
 Robot Downlink    29.454 MHz
 Last reported to be semi-operational, beacon only.
 Uplink            21.260 to  21.300 MHz CW/SSB
 Uplink           145.960 to 146.000 MHz CW/SSB
 Downlink          29.460 to  29.500 MHz CW/SSB
 Downlink         145.960 to 146.000 MHz CW/SSB
 Beacon            29.458 MHz
 Robot Uplink     145.840 MHz
 Robot Downlink    29.504 MHz
 Operational. Last reported in mode KA with a 10-meter downlink
 and a 15-meter and 2-meter uplink.

 John, K6YK reports decent activity on RS-13 but lost of 15 Meter
 QRM on the uplink due to the band being open.

 RS-13's Robot CW auto-transponder is active. For confirmation of
 a RS-13 Robot contact, send your QSL card along with the Robot
 QSL number to:
         Radio Sport Federation
         Box 88
 Kevin, AC5DK, has information about RS-12/13 that contains a
 simple explanation on how to operate on the satellite, 
 including a forum for operators to exchange information, 
 pose questions or even set up skeds via RS-12/13.
 AC5DK's RS-12/13 Satellite Operators Page:
 AC5DK's RS-12/13 Satellite Forum:
 RS-12/13 command is now in the hands of Alex Papkov, in
 Kaluga City, Russia.
 [ANS thanks Tony, AB2CJ for RS-13 Robot QSL info]
 Uplink                145.858 to 145.898 MHz CW/SSB
 Downlink               29.354 to  29.394 MHz CW/SSB
 Beacon                 29.352 MHz (intermittent)
 SSB meeting frequency  29.380 MHz (unofficial)
 Semi-operational, mode A, using a 2-meter uplink and a 10-meter
 Dave, WB6LLO, has operating information for both RS-15 and RS-13
 on his personal web site. In addition to satellite data, antenna
 information and AMSAT-NA Jewelry Contest information is also 
 featured.  The WB6LLO web site URL is:
 OSCAR 10   AO-10
 Uplink          435.030 to 435.180 MHz CW/LSB
 Downlink        145.975 to 145.825 MHz CW/USB
 Beacon          145.810 MHz (unmodulated carrier)
 Semi-operational, mode B. AO-10 has been locked into a 70-cm
 uplink and a 2-meter downlink for several years.
 AO-10 continues to be usable however the QSB is very deep and
 slow.  If you have a second VFO on your rig, use it to 
 monitor the beacon  as this will tell you when AO-10 
 emerges from its fades.

 Masa, JN1GKZ, reports his web page shows the current AO-10 spin
 period and spin rate (by measuring the beacon with FFTDSP
 The JN1GKZ web site can be found at the following URL:

 W4SM has more information about the satellite at the following
 [ANS thanks Stacey Mills, W4SM, for his AO-10 status information
 and web site]
 AMRAD   AO-27
 Uplink          145.850 MHz FM
 Downlink        436.795 MHz FM
 Operational, mode J.
 John K6YK reports many stations active from portable and mobile
 locations. Many handy talkie/QRP stations checking in. One
 bicycle mobile. Mobile stations N6KMR, N7SFI, K5OE, 
 KK5YY, K7XQ, K6YK and others have been hitting some unusual
 grids and counties. For those who need Hawaii, AA6HH is
 back on again, after getting his rig fixed.

 The TEPR (Timed Eclipse Power Regulation) states were reset on
 20-June-99 as follows:
 TEPR 4 is 42 and TEPR 5 is 78.

 [ANS thanks Chuck Wyrick, KM4NZ, and Michael Wyrick, N4USI, for
 AO-27 information]
 JAS-1b   FO-20
 Uplink          145.900 to 146.000 MHz CW/LSB
 Downlink        435.800 to 435.900 MHz CW/USB
 Operational. FO-20 is in mode JA continuously.
 [ANS thanks Kazu Sakamoto, JJ1WTK, for the FO-20 status reports]
 JAS-2   FO-29
 Voice/CW Mode JA
 Uplink          145.900 to 146.000 MHz CW/LSB
 Downlink        435.800 to 435.900 MHz CW/USB
 Semi-operational, rotated with digital mode and digi-talker.
 Digital Mode JD
 Uplink          145.850  145.870  145.910 MHz FM
 Downlink        435.910 MHz FM 9600 baud BPSK
 Digitalker      435.910 MHz
 Semi-operational, rotated with analog mode and digi-talker.
 Kazu, JJ1WTK, tells ANS that the FO-29 operational
 schedule (announced by the JARL) is as follows:
 Through  July 26 (Mon) - Aug 09 (Mon)       JA
 	  Aug   9 (Mon) - Aug 12 (Thu)	     JD1200
	  Aug  12 (Thu) - Aug 23 (Mon)	     JA
	  Aug  23 (Mon) - Aug 26 (Thu)       JD1200
	  Aug  26 (Thu) - Sep  9 (Thu)	     JA

 Mineo, JE9PEL, has updated his FO-29 satellite telemetry
 analysis Program.  The software will automatically analyze
 all digital telemetry from the satellite such as current,
 voltage and temperature.
 The JE9PEL FO-29/software update is available at:
 [ANS thanks Kazu Sakamoto, JJ1WTK, for the FO-29 status reports]
 SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-219.05
 SILVER SPRING, MD, August 7, 1999
 BID: $ANS-219.05
 Uplink          145.980 MHz FM 9600 baud FSK
 Downlink        436.500 MHz FM
 Jim, AA7KC, reports KO-25 is performing well with good downlink
 efficiency. (As of Aug 6 99)
 [ANS thanks Jim Weisenberger, AA7KC, for KO-25 status
 UOSAT   UO-22
 Uplink          145.900 or 145.975 MHz FM 9600 baud FSK
 Downlink        435.120 MHz FM
 Carol, W9HGI, reports UO-22 is performing within acceptable
 limits. W9HGI operates the West Coast Packet Satellite 
 Gateway (WSPG) for the Worldwide Packet Network (WPN).
 More information on the satellite is available at the following
 [ANS thanks Carol Byers, W9HGI and Chris Jackson, G7UPN/ZL2TPO,
 for UO-22 status information]
 Downlink            145.825 MHz FM, 1200 baud AFSK
 Mode-S Beacon      2401.500 MHz
 During the period 15 June to 16 July 1999 consistent signals
 have been received from the 145.826 MHz. beacon. 
 The battery voltage during daylight passes has continued 
 to decrease slightly, the average value observed was 13.5, 
 with a range of 13.2 to 13.9 volts. 
 The internal temperatures have remained fairly constant during
 this period. They are now 0.2C and minus 1.0c for battery and
 telemetry electronics respectively. The maximum eclipse time 
 appears to have been reached, and should decrease in the 
 next few months.  This should result in increased internal 
 temperatures and improved battery voltage.

 The magnetorquer spin correction counters have now resumed their
 nominal counting rates, after unusual behavour during the last
 few months. The counting rate for the negative spin counter is
 now about 6.5 counts per day, whilst the Z-axis counter 
 increments at  about 11 counts per day. During the last week 
 the Z-axis counter reached it's maximum value of 1024, 
 causing the attitude corrections (magnetorquer firings) to stop.
 When this happened the spin period  slowly started to increase.
 A value of -537 seconds was recorded  before ground control
 reset the counters on July 14. The spin period
 has now dropped to a nominal value of -348 seconds.

 The WOD survey dated 08-April-1999 of channels 39, 50, 52, & 63 
 (telemetry electronics temperature, battery charge current,
 battery voltage, and BCR status), has been transmitted during
 this period.
 This starts at 1600 UTC. at the end of the period a new WOD
 survey of channels 1,2,3,61 (magnetometers) dated 15 July 1999, 
 was started.
 This should show the increased spin period mentioned above.
 Reports of the mode-S beacon have been received from Ted WA2HKS
 and Ken G8VR. Ted reports strong signals from overhead passes 
 using a 3 foot corner reflector, and a Drake converter. 
 On the other hand Ken uses an 18 element helix (G3RUH design),
 and a Down East converter.
 He commented that the antenna was very easy to construct and
 pointed  out that although many stations use a dish for Mode-S
 satisfactory  results can be obtained with simpler antennas.
 Many thanks for those reports Ted and Ken.

 The operating schedule is unchanged.

	ASCII status    (210 seconds)
	ASCII bulletin  (60 seconds)
	BINARY SEU	(30 seconds)
	ASCII TLM	(90 seconds)
	ASCII WOD	(120 seconds)
	ASCII bulletin	(60 seconds)
	BINARY ENG	(30 seconds)

 The ASCII bulletin is currently a static message, detailing
 modes and frequencies of all the current amateur radio 

 There are additional status blocks after each bulletin is
 transmitted, and between ASCII TLM and WOD.

 The mode-S beacon is on, transmitting an unmodulated carrier,
 but telemetry indicates that it has partially failed, and
 delivering half power. This beacon is a useful test source
 for those testing mode-S converters, prior to the launch 
 of Phase 3D. However the signals are very weak, and 
 there is a lot of doppler. Users should also note that
 the polarization of OSCAR-11 is LHC. Even if you can't
 hear OSCAR-11, your equipment may still be OK for P3D.
 Any reports of reception on 2401 MHz. would be most welcome.
 Please E-mail g3cwv@amsat.org

 The 435.025 MHz. beacon is normally OFF. However it can 
 sometimes be heard when the satellite is being commanded
 by ground control, ie. within the range of Guilford, UK. 
 When the 435 beacon is transmitting, the 145 beacon is
 normally OFF. The data transmitted is mainly binary.
 Listeners to OSCAR-11 may be interested in visiting the
 G3CWV/OSCAR 11 web site. The web site contains details of 
 hardware required and some software for capturing data, 
 and decoding ASCII telemetry and WOD.
 There is an archive of raw data (mainly WOD) for analysis,
 which is continually being expanded, as new data is captured.
 Also included are some audio files, examples of each type
 of data transmitted by OSCAR 11, each one plays for about
 ten seconds. There are also examples of mode-S reception.
 All the audio files are Zipped, so that they can be played 
 off line. These should help listeners identify the various
 types of data, and give an indication of the signal quality
 required for successful decoding.
 The URL is:
 [ANS thanks Clive Wallis, G3CWV, for OSCAR-11 status
 Uplink     145.90 145.92 145.94 145.86 MHz FM
                using 1200 baud Manchester FSK
 Downlink 437.0513 MHz SSB RC-BPSK 1200 baud PSK
 Mode-S Beacon   2401.1428 MHz
 Operating normally (with the exception of the mode-S beacon,
 which is currently off).
the satellite is continuously working normally
up time is 1783/16:48:02 time is Friday AUG 06 22:28:51 1999
+10V bus	10.400 V	+X (RX) Temp 	-11.499 D
RX Temp		 1.209 D	Baseplt Temp	  0.603 D
RC PSK TX Out 	 0.298 W	RC PSK BP Temp 	- 6.053 D
RC PSK HPA Tmp 	-4.842 D	+Y Array  Temp  -24.811 D
PSK TX HPA Tmp	-5.448 D	+z Array  Temp	-16.944 D

Total Array C=o.ooo Bat Ch cur =-0.310 Ifb=0.186 I+10V=0.142
TX:0109 BCR:1E PWRC:59E BT: A WC:25 EDAC: B
 General information and telemetry WOD files can be found at: 
 A complete collection of WOD graphics corresponding to the
 year of 1998 can be found at:
 [ANS thanks Miguel Menendez, EA1BCU, for AO-16 status
 LUSAT   LO-19
 Uplink    145.84 145.86 145.88 145.90 MHz FM
                using 1200 baud Manchester FSK
 Downlink 437.125 MHz SSB RC-BPSK 1200 baud PSK
 Currently semi-operational.
 No BBS service - EA1BCU and ANS have not received any
 updated information for several months. 
 The digipeater is active.
 Uptime is 371/08:02:31.  Time is Fri Aug 06 21:37:09 1999
 +X (RX) Temp -9.405 D
 RX Temp      -3.235 D
 RC PSK TX Out  0.534 W

 Total Array C=0.335 bat Ch cur=0.176 Ifb=0.007 I+10v=0.119
 TX:016 BCR:7f PWCR:62D BT:3C WC:0

 General information and telemetry samples can be found at:-
 [ANS thanks Miguel Menendez, EA1BCU, for LO-19 status
 TMSAT-1   TO-31
 Uplink          145.925 MHz  9600 baud FSK
 Downlink        436.925 MHz  9600 baud FSK
 ProcMail V2.00G has been released by G7UPN. This software
 permits  the processing of image files from TO-31. 
 It has been posted to the  AMSAT-NA FTP site at the 
 following URL:
 [ANS thanks Chris Jackson, G7UPN/ZL2TPO, for TO-31 status
 Uplink/downlink frequencies have not been established.
 The satellite is not currently available for general uplink
 PanSat, developed by the Naval Postgraduate School, was launched
 from the shuttle Discovery during STS-95. PanSat spread-spectrum
 digital transponders will be available to amateur radio
 operators in the near future along with software to utilize this 
 Dan Sakoda, KD6DRA, PanSat Project Manager recommends
 'The ARRL Spread Spectrum Sourcebook' as a good place to start
 in understanding the spread-spectrum scheme.
 As noted above PANSAT will be the subject of an article in the
 For more information, visit the official PanSat web site at:
 [ANS thanks Dan Sakoda, KD6DRA, for this information]
 SunSat was launched February 23, 1999 aboard a Delta II rocket
 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. SunSat stands
 for  Stellenbosch University Satellite and takes it name 
 from the South African university whose students constructed
 the payload.
 A second test of SunSat in FM repeater mode on July 11 over the
 U.S. was quite successful with many stations active and a large
 number of contacts made through the bird.
 ANS congratulates the SunSat team on this achievement!
 Bruce, KK5DO, captured the first 'FM' pass of SunSat in Real
 Audio and has posted the file at: http://www.amsatnet.com
 The SunSat package includes 1200 and 9600 baud digital
 store-and-forward capability and a voice 'parrot' repeater
 system that will be used primarily for educational 
 The satellite has two VHF and two UHF transmit-receive systems.
 For more information on SunSat, visit the following URL:
 [ANS thanks Garth Milne ZR1AFH, for this information]
 UoSAT-12   UO-36
 Downlink        437.025 MHz
   and/or        437.400 MHz
 UoSAT-12 was successfully launched on April 21, 1999 from the
 Russian Baikonur Cosmodrome. UO-36 carries a number of imaging
 payloads, digital store-and-forward communications and mode L/S
 The satellite is not currently available for general uplink
 UO-36 has been transmitting 9600-baud FSK telemetry framed in a
 VLSI  format using a downlink frequency of 437.400 MHz.
 Chris, G7UPN, reports UO-36 is also transmitting on 437.025 MHz
 at 38,400 (38k4)baud. Presently the BBS is still closed.
 S-band high speed downlink commissioning continues at rates
 between 128kb/s and 1Mb/s.
 VK5HI TMSAT viewer software is available on the AMSAT web/ftp
 site at the following URL:
 Further information on UO-36 is available from:
 [ANS thanks Chris G7UPN/ZL2TPO, and the University of Surrey,
 for this information]
 SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-219.06
 SILVER SPRING, MD, August 7, 1999
 BID: $ANS-219.06
 The 435 MHz beacon (only) is operational.
 Attempts to command the mode A transponder 'on' have been
 unsuccessful to date. No additional information is available at
 this time.
 DOVE   DO-17
 Downlink       145.825 MHz FM 1200 baud AFSK
                2401.220 MHz
 DOVE stopped transmitting in March 1998. The 145.825 MHz and
 2401.220 MHz downlinks are off the air and the satellite has not
 responded to ground station control. No additional information
 is available at this time.
 Downlink        437.104 MHz SSB 1200 baud PSK AX.25
 WO-18 is reported to be in MBL mode after a software crash.
 No additional information is available at this time.
 Uplink          145.875 145.900 145.925 145.950 MHz FM 1200 baud
 Downlink        435.822 MHz SSB
 Unknown status. ANS has not received any recent updates
 concerning the status of IO-26. No additional information
 is available at this time.
 Downlink        435.225 MHz using HDLC telemetry framed so
 that a TNC in KISS mode will decode it
 Unknown status. ANS has not received any recent updates
 concerning the current status of GO-32.
 The TechSat-1B micro-satellite was successfully launched from
 the Russian Baikonur Cosmodrome on July 10, 1998.
 Last reported, the satellite does not have a continuos beacon,
 but does transmit a 9600-baud burst every 30 seconds
 (for a continuous 3 seconds in length), on 435.225 MHz.
 The TechSat team has constructed a home page about TechSat.
 To view the site, point your web browser to:
 No additional information is available at this time.
 SEDSAT-1   SO-33
 Downlink        437.910 MHz FM 9600 baud FSK
 The satellite is not currently available for uplink
 Recovery efforts have been unsuccessful.
 SedSat-1, signifying Students for the Exploration and
 Development of  Space Satellite number one, was 
 successfully launched and placed in orbit on Saturday,
 October 24, 1998.
 For more information on SedSat-1 visit the satellite web site at
 the following URL:
  No additional information is available at this time.
 Uplink          145.900 MHz FM 9600 baud FSK
 Downlink        435.175 MHz FM
 Not operational. The downlink transmitter has not been
 operational for any normal communication for several months.
 ANS has learned (from HL0ENJ) that satellite downlink telemetry
 shows one of KO-23's battery cells to be very unstable.
 [ANS thanks Jim Weisenberger, AA7KC, and KyungHee Kim, HL0ENJ,
 for KO-23 status information]
 --ANS END---
 ANS would like to thank Mike Seguin, N1JEZ, ANS principal
 satellite investigator, for helping provide current satellite
 for ANS.
 Please send any amateur satellite news or reports for next weeks
 ANS TO NN0DJ@amsat.org
 73 de
 Robin Haighton
 Acting AMSAT News Service Bulletin Editor
 AMSAT-NA Executive Vice President
 Amateur callsign: VE3FRH
 Grid Square FN03ci
 Burlington Ontario Canada
 e-mail:  ve3frh@amsat.org
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