Monday, April 18, 2011

Listening for Yuri's day ...

I was organised, got the ALICE pack all setup to record the commemorative transmission on the 12th and again on the 13th.

I listened for many passes ... Not a peep =(

Anyhow, found this today;

"The planned operation of ARISSat-1/RadioSkaf-V/KEDR on April
11 and April 12 from inside the International Space Station
as part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Yuri
Gagarin's flight was not successful. No earth stations on
the ground reported hearing transmissions on the ARISSat-1
downlink(145.950 MHz for FM analog/145.920 MHz for digital).
The planned retransmission of the satellite's FM downlink
via the Kenwood TM-D700 transceiver --currently used for
ARISS contacts--was also not successful as no reports were
received of signals heard on 437.550 MHz. However, a
similar ARISSat-1 transmission test conducted in February
was successful, with 145.950 MHz signals being successfully
received by several ground stations. "

ANS-104 ANS Special Bulletin - ARISSat-1 Not Heard During Gagarin Commemoration