How to receive ARISSat-1

Following the successful tests last weekend, the latest Amateur Radio satellite ARISSat-1 will be deployed from the ISS today, August 3, during a space walk that commences at 1400 GMT.

AMSAT-NA have created a special page with information on how to receive the satellite.

ARISSat-1 can transmit Slow Scan TV pictures from its 4 onboard cameras and it is hoped a picture of the actual deployment wil be transmitted. The SSTV FM signal should be receivable using simple equipment such as a 2m FM handheld with a quater wave whip. ARISSat-1 also has CW and BPSK beacons and a cross band 435/145 MHz linear transponder for SSB/CW working.

Read the new AMSAT-NA guide – ARISSat How To: Operating Tips, Pointers, Downloads
http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/ARISSat/ARISSatHowTo.php

You can watch the deployment of ARISSat-1 live on NASA TV, coverage starts at 1400 GMT (1500 BST)
http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

It is believed the first pass receivable in the British Isles will be
23:46:34 GMT on August 3.

Online Satellite Pass Predictions, select ARISSat-1
http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/tools/predict/

Read the ARISSat-1 article from QST at
http://web.me.com/clintbradford/Work-Sat/
ARISSat-1_files/QST-ARISSat1.pdf

Follow ARISSat-1 on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/#!/arissat1
In USA you can also text ‘follow Arissat1’ to 40404 with your cell phone. (leave off the quotes).

Free Slow Scan TV Software MMSSTV uses your PCs Soundcard
http://mmhamsoft.amateur-radio.ca/

IZ8BLY Vox Recoder, enables you to record the signals from the
ARISSat-1 on 145.950 MHz FM while you’re at work
http://antoninoporcino.xoom.it/VoxRecorder/

The latest telemetry can be seen live on your computer or cell phone at http://www.arissattlm.org/mobile

Download the Windows and Mac versions of the ARISSatTLM free ground station soundcard demodulator and display software:
http://www.arissattlm.org/

The ARISSatTLM software user guide is available:
http://tinyurl.com/42uhtyf (amsat.org)

Get your color ARISSat-1 Frequency Guide:
http://tinyurl.com/4t497t2 (amsat.org)

AMSAT-UK publishes a colour A4 newsletter, OSCAR News, which is full of Amateur Satellite information.
Join online at http://tinyurl.com/JoinAMSAT-UK

A sample edition of the newsletter can be seen at
http://www.uk.amsat.org/on_193_final.pdf

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