ARISSat-1 One Month in Service
This one is going to be a little short, but here is some highlights of the ARISSat-1 on the event of it’s 1 month of service, and the 1 month of me trying to still receive it. While I am not bitter, I do cry myself to sleep sometimes at night, knowing I may never get to hear it. And if you believed that last sentence, I have some bridges in New York City I would like to offer you a great deal on.
So, here are some of the articles I have posted about ARISSat-1:
Watch ARISSat-1 Deploy on NASA TV [VIDEO]
Track and Watch ARISSat-1 on The Go!
ARISSat-1 the Easy Way [VIDEO]
Also, Douglas, KA2UPW/5 has reported that over 3000 frames of telemetry data has been sent in from the satelitte in the last 2 days. So things are still looking good. If you have any images from the SSTV on the satellite, please share them. I would love to see them.
Now, I haven’t really added much more on the ARISSat-1 because I didn’t want to get too bogged down with it. There are a ton of other stores I wanted to touch on as well. And I will be as we move forward. One of which is an Apple Cider Mobile as Autumn approaches and Apple Cider becomes the new beer for the evenings. Along with cider donuts and cheese curds and all the other goodies you can get at those small stores at family apple orchards here in Upstate NY. All this makes for a fun night at the radio on my favorite 2 meter repeater.
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Seems I had better luck with ARISSAT but I have never been able to download a whole SSTV image due to fading.
Some of my neighborhood hams have already built circularly polarized antennas and have had much better results than mine.