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  • tech_wing
    Hello! Is anyone aware of EchoLink conference nodes or IRLP reflectors designated for this year s JOTA event, both for US and international scout contacts?
    Message 1 of 4 , Sep 21, 2003
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      Hello!

      Is anyone aware of EchoLink conference nodes or IRLP reflectors
      designated for this year's JOTA event, both for US and international
      scout contacts?

      These Voice-Over-IP modes would allow Tech class participants to get
      more involved with JOTA. The published frequencies preclude these
      licensees, but the VoIP modes could present an exciting alternative.

      As we introduce scouts to ham radio, these modes may have the allure
      to motivate them to get their licenses. With a relatively
      inexpensive hand held (or even just a computer with internet
      connectivity!), it is possible to get on the air and talk around the
      world... with an entry level ham license!

      If the conference/reflector nodes work out well during JOTA, we might
      pursue permanent scouting nodes.

      73,
      Jason N7IME/4
    • James Olson
      Any EchoLink Jamboree information yet? Thanks, James Olson Pack 702 Cub Scouts Atlanta Area Council tech_wing wrote: Hello! Is anyone
      Message 2 of 4 , Oct 6, 2003
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        Any EchoLink Jamboree information yet?
         
        Thanks,
         
        James Olson
        Pack 702 Cub Scouts
        Atlanta Area Council


        tech_wing <tech_wing@...> wrote:
        Hello!

        Is anyone aware of EchoLink conference nodes or IRLP reflectors
        designated for this year's JOTA event, both for US and international
        scout contacts?

        These Voice-Over-IP modes would allow Tech class participants to get
        more involved with JOTA.  The published frequencies preclude these
        licensees, but the VoIP modes could present an exciting alternative. 

        As we introduce scouts to ham radio, these modes may have the allure
        to motivate them to get their licenses.  With a relatively
        inexpensive hand held (or even just a computer with internet
        connectivity!), it is possible to get on the air and talk around the
        world... with an entry level ham license!

        If the conference/reflector nodes work out well during JOTA, we might
        pursue permanent scouting nodes.

        73,
        Jason N7IME/4


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      • Chris Kelly
        Hello: Last I heard, the old reliables, UO-14 and A)-27 were both off the air and sick. Is this still their status? What other satellites (FM) do JOTA folks
        Message 3 of 4 , Oct 6, 2003
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          Hello:
          Last I heard, the old reliables, UO-14 and A)-27 were both off
          the air and sick. Is this still their status?

          What other satellites (FM) do JOTA folks hope to use? SO-50?

          Thanks,
          Chris Kelly K0PF/W0BSA Longs Peak BSA Radio Club
        • Tim KD5CKP
          This report is organized into 3 parts. Part 1 - operational analog amateur satellites. Part 2 - operational digital amateur satellites. Part 3 -
          Message 4 of 4 , Oct 6, 2003
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            This report is organized into 3 parts.
            Part 1 - operational analog amateur satellites.
            Part 2 - operational digital amateur satellites.
            Part 3 - semi-operational and non-operational amateur satellites.

            Would you like to help keep other satellite operators up to date
            with the latest information? I'm looking for a new ANS-WSR editor.
            If you're interested, please drop me a note: n1jez@...

            SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-278.S1
            WEEKLY SATELLITE REPORT PART 1

            AMSAT NEWS SERVICE BULLETIN 278.S1 FROM AMSAT HQ
            SILVER SPRING, MD, OCTOBER 05, 2003
            TO ALL RADIO AMATEURS
            BID: $ANS-278.S1

            AO-40 AMSAT OSCAR 40
            Launched: November 16, 2000 aboard an Ariane 5 launcher
            from Kourou, French Guiana.
            Status: Currently, the U/V/L-1/L-2 to S-2/K passband is active
            at various times.
            Uplink V-band 145.840 - 145.990 MHz CW/LSB
            U-band 435.550 - 435.800 MHz CW/LSB
            L1-band 1269.250 - 1269.500 MHz CW/LSB
            L2-band 1268.325 - 1268.575 MHz CW/LSB
            S1-band 2400.350 - 2400.600 MHz CW/LSB
            Downlink: S2-band 2401.225 - 2401.475 MHz CW/USB
            K-band 24,048.010 - 24,048.060 MHz CW/USB
            Beacon: 2401.323, 24,048.035

            AO-40 experimental transponder operation started on May 05, 2001 at
            approximately 08:00 UTC when the U-band and L1-band uplinks were
            connected to the S-2 transmitter passband downlink via the Matrix
            switch.

            The AO-40 passbands are once again on.

            The AMSAT AO-40 Beacon + 20 net has resumed. Dave, WB6LLO, will be net
            control for the next beacon+20 net on 9oct03 at 0730z.

            Upcoming DX:
            October 4-11 Christmas Island http://www.qsl.net/vk9xt/
            October 5-17 EA6/DK2ZF Balearic Isl. JM19gm MB -46 kHz spilt up 5-10.
            October 11-23 Cocos-Keeling http://www.qsl.net/vk9xt/

            AMSAT is sponsoring the AO-40 Birthday Bash to celebrate AO-40's 3rd
            Birthday. It's going on now until November 17, 2003, 0000 UTC.
            Email Bruce Paige, KK5DO, kk5do@... for more details.

            Gene, W3PM has an Excel spreadsheet that will help evaluate your
            AO-40 groundstation. Download it at:
            http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ftp/software/spreadsheet/w3pm-ao40-v2.1.zip

            Scott, NX7U has written a stand-alone version of Gene Marcus' link budget
            spreadsheet. Two advantages/features:
            1. Doesn't require Excel to run.
            2. Will calculate your uplink SNR based on a Nova for Windows listing
            file, plus the maximum transmit power to keep from triggering LEILA.
            Download it at: http://members.cox.net/nx7u/ao40/Software

            The "AO-40 FAQ", compiled by Steve, VK5ASF is now available at:
            http://www.amsat.org

            Ground stations capturing telemetry from AO-40 are asked to send a
            copy of the data to the AO-40 archive at: ao40-archive@....

            For the current transponder-operating schedule visit:
            http://www.amsat-dl.org/journal/adlj-p3d.htm

            [ANS thanks AMSAT-NA and AMSAT-DL for this information]
            =====
            ARISS - INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
            Worldwide packet uplink: 145.990 MHz FM
            Region 1 voice uplink: 145.200 MHz FM
            Region 2/3 voice uplink: 144.490 MHz FM
            Worldwide downlink: 145.800 MHz FM
            TNC callsign: RS0ISS-1

            The ARISS initial station was launched September 2000 aboard shuttle
            Atlantis. ARISS is made up of delegates from several major national
            Amateur Radio organizations, including AMSAT.
            Status: Operational.

            The current Expedition 7 crew is:
            Commander Yuri Malenchenko, RK3DUP
            Flight Engineer Ed Lu, KC5WKJ

            Work continues to restore the packet system.

            Alain, IZ6BYY and Claudio, IK1SLD wish to announce the opening
            of the ISS Fan Club. Visit: http://www.issfanclub.com

            The ISS Fan Club announces the introduction of the "ISS
            Achievement Award". Visit: http://www.issfanclub.com/iaa

            Information on how to access the Amateur Radio equipment aboard
            the ISS is available at:
            http://www.marexmg.org/fileshtml/unprotopage.html

            The ISS daily crew schedule can be found at:
            http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/timelines/
            When crew members have free time, they may be available for
            Amateur Radio operations.

            U.S. callsign: NA1SS
            Russian callsigns: RS0ISS, RZ3DZR

            The QSL routes for W/VE stations working the International
            Space Station (all callsigns):

            U.S. stations (a SASE is required to get a QSL in return):
            Margie Bourgoin, KB1DCO
            Attn: ARISS Expedition-1 (or 2, 3, etc.) QSL
            ARRL, 225 Main Street
            Newington, Connecticut 06111

            Canadian stations:
            Radio Amateurs of Canada
            Attn: ARISS Expedition-1 (or 2, 3, etc.) QSL
            720 Belfast Road, Suite 217
            Ottawa, Ontario KEG 0Z5

            European stations (a SASE and 2 IRC's are required to get
            a QSL in return).
            AMSAT-France
            14 bis, rue des Gourlis
            92500 Rueil Malmaison
            France

            More information is available at: http://ariss.gsfc.nasa.gov/ or
            http://www.rac.ca/ariss

            [ANS thanks Will Marchant, KC6ROL, and Jean-Louis Rault, F6AGR,
            for this information]
            =====
            AO-7 AMSAT OSCAR 7
            Uplink: 145.850 to 145.950 MHz CW/USB Mode A
            432.125 to 432.175 MHz CW/LSB Mode B
            Downlink: 29.400 to 29.500 MHz CW/USB Mode A
            145.975 to 145.925 MHz CW/USB Mode B
            Beacon: 29.502 MHz, 145.972 MHz, 435.1 MHz, 2304.1 MHz
            Launched: November 15, 1974 by a Delta 2310 from Vandenberg Air Force Base,
            Lompoc, California. Status: Semi-operational in sunlight.

            After being declared dead 21 years ago in mid 1981 due to battery failure,
            AO-7 has miraculously sprung back to life and was first detected by
            Pat Gowen, G3IOR on June 21, 2002 at 1728 UTC. Jan King, W3GEY reports
            AO-7 is running off the solar panels only. It will only be on when in
            sunlight and off in eclipse. Therefore, AO-7 will reset each orbit and
            may not turn on each time.

            On July 11, 2002 AO-7 was successfully commanded for the first time since
            it was declared dead 21 years ago. Commands were sent and accepted to
            change the CW beacon code speed.

            Command investigation continues. So far, 11 different commands have been
            accepted by AO-7.

            Emily, W0EEC has created a website to allow the users of AO-7 to record
            contacts, observations and use of the satellite more effectively. This
            includes the ability to log contacts.
            http://www.experthams.net/ao7

            Tim, K3TZ has written a program to decode AO-07 telemetry.
            The program can be downloaded at:
            http://www.qsl.net/k3tz/files/K3TZ_AO-07_Telemetry_Decoder_0.5.zip

            For more AO-7 info: http://www.amsat.org/amsat/sats/n7hpr/ao7.html

            [ANS thanks Pat Gowen, G3IOR and Jan King, W3GEY for this information]
            =====
            UO-14
            Uplink: 145.975 MHz FM
            Downlink: 435.070 MHz FM
            Launched: January 22, 1990 by an Ariane launcher from Kourou,
            French Guiana. Status: Non-Operational, mode J.

            From Chris, G7UPN on 08/19/03:
            It seems that there is a problem with the UO-14 power system - possibly
            a battery cell has a fault.

            Currently we're running the downlink in telemetry mode to try and
            ascertain what's happening.

            Tim, KG8OC, features UO-14 information on the Michigan AMSAT
            web site:
            http://www.qsl.net/kg8oc

            Ray, W2RS, has revised the AO-27 FAQ on < www.amsat.org > to
            include information on UO-14.

            [ANS thanks Chris Jackson, G7UPN/ZL2TPO, for UO-14 information]
            =====
            RS-15 RADIO SPORT RS-15
            Uplink: 145.858 to 145.898 MHz CW/USB
            Downlink: 29.354 to 29.394 MHz CW/USB
            Beacon: 29.352 MHz (intermittent)
            SSB meeting frequency: 29.380 MHz (unofficial)
            Launched: December 26, 1994 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome
            Status: Semi-operational, mode-A, using a 2-meter uplink and a
            10-meter downlink.

            Dave, WB6LLO, has antenna information for mode-A operation.
            http://home.san.rr.com/doguimont/uploads

            [ANS thanks Dave Guimont, WB6LLO, for this information]
            =====
            FO-20 JAS-1b
            Uplink: 145.90 to 146.00 MHz CW/LSB
            Downlink: 435.80 to 435.90 MHz CW/USB
            Beacon: 435.795
            Launched: February 07, 1990 by an H1 launcher from the Tanegashima
            Space Center in Japan.
            Status: Semi-Operational. FO-20 is in mode JA continuously.

            FO-20 has been reported silent by numerous operators.

            Tak, JA2PKI, reported FO-20 control station operators believe that the
            UVC (Under Voltage Controller) is now regulating the transponder. The
            controller monitors battery voltage and tries to protect the batteries
            from over discharge.

            [ANS thanks Kazu Sakamoto, JJ1WTK, for the FO-20 status reports]
            =====
            RS-20
            Beacon: 145.828, 435.319 MHz
            Launched: November 28, 2002 aboard a Kosmos 3-M rocket from Plesetsk.
            Status: Telemetry heard on the 70 cm beacon.

            RS-20 is an experimental payload aboard the Russian satellite known as
            Mozhayets -- a navigational and scientific satellite. RS-20 transmits
            CW telemetry. Each frame begins and ends with the call sign RS-20.

            Please send reception reports to:
            plis@... or zaitzev@...

            [ANS thanks Alexander N. Zaitzev, RW3DZ for this information]
            =====
            AO-27 AMRAD
            Uplink: 145.850 MHz FM
            Downlink: 436.795 MHz FM
            Launched: September 26, 1993 by an Ariane launcher from Kourou,
            French Guiana. Status: Semi-operational, mode J.

            AO-27 was 10 years old on Sept 26, 2003.

            The latest information on AO-27 from control operator Michael
            Wyrick, N3UC (former N4USI), can be found at:
            http://www.ao27.org

            An AO-27 question-and-answer page is available on the AMSAT-NA web
            site, with updates by Ray, W2RS. The URL is:
            http://www.amsat.org/amsat/intro/ao27faq.html

            [ANS thanks AMRAD for AO-27 information]
            =====
            FO-29 JAS-2
            Launched: August 17, 1996, by an H-2 launcher from the Tanegashima
            Space Center in Japan. Status: Operational.

            Voice/CW Mode JA
            Uplink: 145.90 to 146.00 MHz CW/LSB
            Downlink: 435.80 to 435.90 MHz CW/USB
            Beacon: 435.795 MHz

            Digital Mode JD
            Uplink: 145.850 145.870 145.910 MHz FM
            Downlink: 435.910 MHz 1200-baud BPSK or 9600-baud FSK
            Callsign: 8J1JCS
            Digitalker: 435.910 MHz

            Mineo, JE9PEL, has an FO-29 satellite telemetry analysis program that
            will automatically analyze all digital telemetry from the satellite
            (such as current, voltage and temperature). FO29CWTE is available at:
            http://www.ne.jp/asahi/hamradio/je9pel/

            [ANS thanks Kazu Sakamoto, JJ1WTK, for the FO-29 status reports]
            =====
            SO-41 SAUDISAT-1A
            Uplink: 145.850 MHz
            Downlink: 436.775 MHz
            Broadcast Callsign: SASAT1-11
            BBS: SASAT1-12
            Launched: September 26, 2000 aboard a converted Soviet ballistic
            missile from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
            Status: Operational but intermittent.

            The spacecraft is operating in Mode-J, currently configured as an
            analog FM voice repeater, as power and spacecraft experiments permit.

            Further information is available at:
            http://www.amsat.org/amsat/sats/n7hpr/so41.html

            [ANS thanks Turki Al-Saud for this information]
            =====
            SO-50 SAUDISAT-1C
            Uplink: 145.850 MHz (67.0 Hz PL tone)
            Downlink: 436.795 MHz
            Launched: December 20, 2002 aboard a converted Soviet ballistic
            missile from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Status: Operational.

            SO-50 carries several experiments, including a mode J FM amateur repeater
            experiment operating on 145.850 MHz uplink and 436.800 MHz downlink.
            The repeater is available to amateurs worldwide as power permits, using a
            67.0
            Hertz tone on the uplink, for on-demand activation.

            [ANS thanks Turki Al-Saud for this information]

            /EX

            SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-278.S2
            WEEKLY SATELLITE REPORT PART 2

            AMSAT NEWS SERVICE BULLETIN 278.S2 FROM AMSAT HQ
            SILVER SPRING, MD, OCTOBER 05, 2003
            TO ALL RADIO AMATEURS
            BID: $ANS-278.S2

            UO-11 OSCAR-11
            Downlink: 145.826 MHz FM (1200-baud AFSK)
            Mode-S Beacon: 2401.500 MHz
            Launched: March 1, 1984 by a Delta-Thor rocket from Vandenberg Air
            Force Base in California. Status: Semi-operational.

            OSCAR-11 now operates in a default mode, controlled by the watch-dog
            timer. The satellite transmits continuous ASCII telemetry for about
            8 - 9 days on 145.826 MHz., followed by about 10 - 12 days of
            silence. These times appear to be somewhat variable, and this regular
            sequence might be interrupted by ground control.
            The mode-S beacon on 2401.5 MHz transmits continuously.

            At the present time, ground control are unable to command the
            satellite, due to low temperatures affecting the command decoder.
            They will attempt to command the satellite when the command decoder
            temperature has risen to 15C.

            A Windows Soundcard program for displaying and capturing OSCAR-11 data
            is now available. This is MIXW2, a general purpose Amateur Radio data
            communication program written by Nick Fedoseev UT2UZ.
            You can download the program from www.mixw.net
            You need the latest version 2.07. Unfortunately the documentation for
            this version of MIXW2 does not cover the OSCAR-11 application. However
            there is a package of instructions and examples on G3CWV's website (URL
            below).

            More information on OSCAR-11 is available at the following URL:
            http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/clivew/

            [ANS thanks Clive Wallis, G3CWV, for OSCAR-11 status information]
            =====
            AO-16 PACSAT
            Uplink: 145.90 145.92 145.94 145.96 MHz FM
            (using 1200-baud Manchester FSK)
            Downlink: 437.026 MHz SSB (1200-baud PSK)
            Mode-S Beacon: 2401.1428 MHz
            Broadcast Callsign: PACSAT-11
            BBS: PACSAT-12
            Launched: January 22, 1990 by an Ariane launcher from Kourou,
            French Guiana. Status: Semi-operational, the digipeater command is on.

            A WOD collection of current graphics along with general information
            and telemetry samples can be found at:
            www.telecable.es/personales/ea1bcu

            [ANS thanks Miguel Menendez, EA1BCU, for AO-16 status information]
            =====
            UO-22 UOSAT
            Uplink: 145.900 FM 9600-baud FSK
            Downlink: 435.120 MHz FM
            Broadcast Callsign: UOSAT5-11
            BBS: UOSAT5-12
            Launched: July 17, 1991 by an Ariane launcher from Kourou,
            French Guiana. Status: Operational.

            More information on the satellite is available at the following URL:
            http://www.sstl.co.uk/

            [ANS thanks Chris Jackson, G7UPN/ZL2TPO, for UO-22 information
            and Jim Weisenberger, AA7KC, for status information]
            =====
            IO-26 ITAMSAT
            Uplink: 145.875 145.900 145.925 145.950 MHz
            FM (1200-baud)
            Downlink: 435.812 MHz SSB
            Broadcast Callsign: ITMSAT-11
            BBS: ITMSAT-12
            Launched: September 26, 1993 by an Ariane launcher from Kourou,
            French Guiana. Status: Semi-operational, the digipeater function is on
            and open for APRS users.

            IO-26 was 10 years old on Sept 26, 2003.

            On November 18, 2002 Alberto, I2KBD reported:

            The current configuration of IO-26 allows only limited telemetry in MBL
            (safe)
            mode. To enable full telemetry and digipeating, we must re-load the full IHT
            high level software suite. This was delayed several times, but we plan to do
            that in the near future. When the IHT code is running, the bulletin will
            announce that.

            [ANS thanks ITAMSAT Project Manager Alberto E. Zagni, I2KBD, for
            IO-26 information]
            =====
            NO-44 PCSAT
            Uplink/downlink: 145.827 MHz 1200 baud AX.25 AFSK via W3ADO-1
            Aux/Uplink: 435.250 MHz 9600 baud via PCSAT-2 (off)
            APRS Downlink: 144.390 MHz (Region 2)
            Launched: September 30, 2001 aboard an Athena-1 rocket from the
            Kodiak, Alaska launch complex. Status: Semi-Operational.

            PCSat is a 1200-baud APRS digipeater designed for use by
            stations using hand-held or mobile transceivers. Downlinks feed a
            central web site < http://pcsat.aprs.org >. The APRS-equipped
            PCSat was built by midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy
            under the guidance of Bob Bruninga, WB4APR.

            Bob reports:

            We declared mission success when PCsat lasted a week.
            Today (Oct 01, 2003) is the beginning of the 3rd year of operation.
            PCsat just came over and is OPS NORMAL and remains available for all
            users since her last recovery on 13 Sept...

            I see 50 users in the last 2 days on http://pcsat.aprs.org

            For more information, visit the PCSat web site at:
            http://web.usna.navy.mil/~bruninga/pcsat.html

            [ANS thanks Bob Bruninga, WB4APR, for PCSat information]
            =====
            MO-46 TIUNGSAT-1
            Uplink: 145.850 or 145.925 MHz 9600-baud FSK
            Downlink: 437.325 MHz
            Broadcast callsign: MYSAT3-11
            BBS: MYSAT3-12
            Launched: September 26, 2000 aboard a converted Soviet ballistic
            missile from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Status: Operational at
            38k4-baud FSK.

            TiungSat-1 is Malaysia's first micro-satellite and in addition to
            commercial land and weather imaging payloads offers FM and FSK
            Amateur Radio communication.

            TiungSat-1, named after the mynah bird of Malaysia, was developed as
            a collaborative effort between the Malaysian government and Surrey
            Satellite Technology Ltd.

            [ANS thanks Chris Jackson, G7UPN/ZL2TPO, for this information]
            =====
            AO-49 AATiS OSCAR-49 (SAFIR-M)
            Uplink 435.275 1200-baud AFSK
            Downlink 145.825 9600-baud FSK
            (optional voice message)
            Broadcast callsign: DP0AIS
            Launched: December 20, 2002 aboard a converted Soviet ballistic
            missile from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Status: Operational.

            AO-49 (SAFIR-M) is a German amateur radio payload onboard the
            small German scientific satellite "RUBIN-2".

            AO-49 was built by the German amateur radio association
            "AATiS e.V." (German acronym for "Arbeitskreis Amateurfunk
            und Telekommunikation in der Schule", which means: 'working group
            for amateur radio and telecommunications in schools').
            AO-49 is designed as a "store and broadcast" system for APRS
            based messages, dedicated for the use of schools in combination
            with the existing WX-Net and planned buoy experiments in Germany.

            No transmissions detected since the 1st of February 2003!
            It appears AO-49 is not properly aligned to illuminate the solar
            panels. This should end soon. Due to its orbit, AO-49 will be in a
            phase without eclipses until 13Feb03.

            Martin DG8UAU has written a small software program "SAFIR-M Decoder"
            to allow decoding of the received DATA0 frames. It is available at:
            http://amend.gmxhome.de in the section Aktuelles.

            Details on AO-49 (SAFIR-M) can be found at:
            http://amend.gmxhome.de
            Information about AATiS e.V. is available at:
            http://www.aatis.de

            [ANS thanks Oliver Amend, DG6BCE for this information]

            /EX

            SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-278.S3
            WEEKLY SATELLITE REPORT PART 3

            AMSAT NEWS SERVICE BULLETIN 278.S3 FROM AMSAT HQ
            SILVER SPRING, MD, OCTOBER 05, 2003
            TO ALL RADIO AMATEURS
            BID: $ANS-278.S3

            THE FOLLOWING ARE IN ORBIT BUT ARE
            SEMI-OPERATIONAL AT THIS TIME:

            LO-19 LUSAT
            Uplink: 145.84 145.86 145.88 145.90 MHz FM
            (using 1200-baud Manchester FSK)
            CW downlink: 437.125 MHz
            Digital downlink: 437.150 MHz SSB (RC-BPSK 1200-baud PSK)
            Broadcast Callsign: LUSAT-11
            BBS: LUSAT-12
            Launched: January 22, 1990 by an Ariane launcher from Kourou, French
            Guiana. Status: Beacon only. The CW beacon is sending eight telemetry
            channels and one status channel on 437.126 MHz. No BBS service is
            available. The digipeater is not active.

            General information and telemetry samples can be found at:
            www.telecable.es/personales/ea1bcu

            [ANS thanks Miguel Menendez, EA1BCU, for LO-19 status information]
            =====
            GO-32 TECHSAT-1B
            Downlink: 435.225 MHz FM (9600-baud FSK)
            (435.325 n/a - temperature problems)
            Uplinks: 145.850, 145.890, 145.930 FM
            1269.700, 1269.800, 1269.900 FM
            Broadcast Callsign: 4XTECH-11
            BBS Callsign: 4XTECH-12
            Launched: July 10, 1998 by a Russian Zenit rocket from the Baikonur
            Cosmodrome. Status: Semi-operational.

            Ground Station Control only, System beacon every 30 seconds.
            No UPLOADING or DIGI are available at anytime.
            Output Power - 1W

            WinTelem v1.0 - TechSat's Telemetry decoding software is now available
            for amateur use.

            For more info check: http://www.iarc.org/techsat/

            [ANS thanks Tidhar Teucher, 4Z5CA, and Shlomo Menuhin, 4X1AS for
            GO-32 status information]
            =====
            SO-33 SEDSAT-1
            Downlink: 437.910 MHz FM (9600-baud FSK)
            Launched: October 24, 1998 by a Delta 2 rocket from Cape Canaveral,
            Florida. Status: Semi-operational.

            The satellite is not currently available for uplink transmissions and
            the image and transponder recovery efforts have been unsuccessful.

            SO-33 is now transmitting only a TIME STAMP, and the other KISS data
            seems to be invalid.

            SedSat-1 signifies Students for the Exploration and Development of
            Space (satellite number one).

            SedSat-1 has downlinked months worth of telemetry data on the
            performance of its electrical power system parameters. The Nickel
            Metal Hydride batteries on the spacecraft were experimental and
            experienced some abuse due to a power negative situation. This
            situation has provided NASA with useful information. With the
            exception of the imaging system and the use of the transponders,
            SedSat-1 has been judged a success.

            For more information on SedSat-1 visit the satellite web site:
            http://seds.uah.edu/projects/sedsat/sedsat.htm

            [ANS has no further information]

            THE FOLLOWING ARE IN ORBIT BUT ARE
            NON-OPERATIONAL AT THIS TIME:

            AO-10 OSCAR 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)
            Launched: June 16, 1983 by an Ariane launcher from Kourou,
            French Guiana. Status: Non-operational.

            AO-10 has been locked into a Mode-B, 70-cm uplink and
            2-meter downlink for several years.

            W4SM has more information about the satellite at the following URL:
            http://www.cstone.net/~w4sm/AO-10.html

            [ANS thanks Stacey Mills, W4SM, for his AO-10 status information
            and web site]
            =====
            RS-12 RADIO SPORT RS-12
            Uplink: 21.210 to 21.250 MHz CW/USB
            Downlink: 29.410 to 29.450 MHz CW/USB
            Beacon: 29.408 MHz
            Robot: 29.454 MHz
            Launched: February 5, 1991 aboard a Russian Cosmos C launcher
            Status: Non-operational.

            Hams reporting to the RS-12/13 Forum from across the US and Europe
            have stated that they have not been able to hear any beacons from
            either the RS-12 or RS-13 satellite packages since August 20, 2002.
            +++
            Jerry, K5OE reports the following:

            I recently queried several of my Russian friends and received this
            response from Oleg, RV3TH, in Nihzni Novgorod:

            Yesterday I made a telephone call to my friend from Siberia.
            He works in one of the checking centres for satellites. He says:
            "Electronical devices of satellite COSMOS2123 (and RS12/13)
            perished after superpower protonflashes on the Sun (July/August 2002)"
            Control devices and receivers perished first, and then a beacon.
            They have hopes to restore the satellite, but it is very small.
            Jerry, you can use this information, but it is NON OFFICIAL
            information. (above paraphrased by N1JEZ)
            +++
            The latest information on RS-12 and RS-13 can be found on the AC5DK
            RS-12/13 Satellite Operators page at:
            http://www.qsl.net/ac5dk/rs1213/rs1213.html

            [ANS thanks Kevin Manzer, AC5DK, for RS-12 information]
            =====
            RS-13 RADIO SPORT RS-13
            Uplink: 21.260 to 21.300 MHz CW/USB
            Downlink: 145.860 to 145.900 MHz CW/USB
            Beacon: 145.860 MHz
            Robot: 145.908 MHz
            Launched: February 5, 1991 aboard a Russian Cosmos C launcher
            Status: Non-operational.

            Hams reporting to the RS-12/13 Forum from across the US and Europe
            have stated that they have not been able to hear any beacons from
            either the RS-12 or RS-13 satellite packages since August 20, 2002.
            +++
            Jerry, K5OE reports the following:

            I recently queried several of my Russian friends and received this
            response from Oleg, RV3TH, in Nihzni Novgorod:

            Yesterday I made a telephone call to my friend from Siberia.
            He works in one of the checking centres for satellites. He says:
            "Electronical devices of satellite COSMOS2123 (and RS12/13)
            perished after superpower protonflashes on the Sun (July/August 2002)"
            Control devices and receivers perished first, and then a beacon.
            They have hopes to restore the satellite, but it is very small.
            Jerry, you can use this information, but it is NON OFFICIAL
            information. (above paraphrased by N1JEZ)
            +++
            The latest information on RS-12 and RS-13 can be found on the AC5DK
            RS-12/13 Satellite Operators page at:
            http://www.qsl.net/ac5dk/rs1213/rs1213.html

            [ANS thanks Kevin Manzer, AC5DK, for this information]
            =====
            KO-23 KITSAT
            Uplink: 145.900 MHz FM (9600-baud FSK)
            Downlink: 435.170 MHz FM
            Broadcast Callsign: HLO1-11
            BBS: HLO1-12
            Launched: August 10, 1992 by an Ariane launcher from Kourou,
            French Guiana. Status: Non-operational.

            Jim, AA7KC, reports that KO-23's downlink transmitter continues in a
            non-operational status.

            [ANS thanks Jim Weisenberger, AA7KC, and KyungHee Kim, HL0ENJ,
            for KO-23 status information]
            =====
            KO-25 KITSAT
            Uplink: 145.980 MHz FM (9600-baud FSK)
            Downlink: 436.500 MHz FM
            Broadcast Callsign: HL02-11
            BBS: HL02-12
            Launched: September 26, 1993 by an Ariane launcher from Kourou,
            French Guiana. Status: Non-operational

            [ANS thanks Jim Weisenberger, AA7KC, and Andrew, G8TZJ for this information]
            =====
            PO-34 PANSAT
            Uplink/downlink frequency (listed on the PanSat web site) 436.500 MHz
            Launched: October 30, 1998 by the Shuttle Discovery. Status: Telemetry
            downloads only.

            The satellite is not available for general uplink transmissions.

            The Naval Postgraduate School developed PanSat. At the time of
            launch, PanSat spread-spectrum digital transponders were to
            be available to Amateur Radio operators along with software to utilize
            this technology.

            The satellite is still operating, however, the spread spectrum packet
            radio portion never took place. The spacecraft is now beyond it's
            initial 2-year mission life, but telemetry records are still being
            downloaded.

            For more information, visit the official PanSat web site at:
            http://www.sp.nps.navy.mil/pansat/

            PanSat was the featured cover article on the July/August 1999 issue of
            the AMSAT-NA Journal (the story written by KD6DRA and N7HPR).

            [ANS has no further information]
            =====
            UO-36 UoSAT-12
            Uplink: 145.960 MHz (9600-baud FSK)
            Downlink: 437.025 MHz 437.400 MHz
            Broadcast Callsign: UO121-11
            BBS: UO121-12
            Launched: April 21, 1999 by a Russian launcher from the Baikonur
            Cosmodrome. Status: Unknown.

            UO-36 carries a number of imaging payloads, digital store-and-forward
            communications and mode L/S transponders.

            Paul, KB2SHU, tells ANS that UO-36 has not been operational (over
            North America) since late July 2001. In addition, Sangat, 9M2SS,
            reports he has not copied UO-36 since July 30, 2001.

            The VK5HI viewer shareware for UO-36 is available on the AMSAT-NA
            web site at the following URL:
            ftp://ftp.amsat.org/amsat/software/win32/display/ccddsp97-119.zip

            Further information on UO-36 is available at: http://www.sstl.co.uk/

            [ANS thanks Chris G7UPN/ZL2TPO, and the University of Surrey for
            UO-36 information]
            =====
            SO-42 SAUDISAT-1B
            Uplink: to be released
            Downlink: 437.075 MHz
            Broadcast Callsign: SASAT2-11
            BBS: SASAT2-12
            Launched: September 26, 2000 aboard a converted Soviet ballistic
            missile from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Status: Unknown, ANS has
            received no additional information.

            When/if operational, SaudiSat-1B will operate as 9600-baud digital
            store-and-forward systems as well analog FM repeater mode capability.
            One of two new ham satellites from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia built by
            the Space Research Institute at the King Abdulaziz City for Science and
            Technology.

            Further information is available at:
            http://www.amsat.org/amsat/sats/n7hpr/so42.html

            [ANS thanks Turki Al-Saud for this information]
            =====
            NO-45 SAPPHIRE
            Downlink: 437.095 MHz 1200 baud AX-25 AFSK
            Uplink: 145.945 MHz UI Digipeater
            Launched: September 30, 2001 aboard an Athena-1 rocket from the
            Kodiak, Alaska launch complex. Status: Non-operational.

            Student built Sapphire was launched through the U.S. Naval
            Academy Satellite program. Its primary missions are sensor
            experiments, a camera, and voice synthesizer. For more information,
            visit the Sapphire web site at:
            http://students.cec.wustl.edu/~sapphire/sapphire_overview.html

            [ANS thanks Bob Bruninga, WB4APR, for PCSat information]

            /EX
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