28 Feb

Picodragon decayed

Friday, February 28th, 2014 by

Picodragon decayed 28 Feb 2014, 12:30 UTC

Decays after    0.1230 days on date = 14059.5830 (2014 February 28)

PICODRAGON                                       165 x 121 km
1 39413U 98067DB  14059.45933779  .24322989  50168+0  20757-3 0 92709
2 39413  51.7296 265.4006 0033659  42.8817 317.3805 16.48532075 15814
PICODRAGON                                       151 x 117 km
1 39413U 98067DB  14059.51988269  .39197529  13146+1  23232-3 0 92703
2 39413  51.7290 265.0541 0026136  43.1385 317.0660 16.52207483 15828

Final decay at 14059.583005
14 Jan

CAPE-2 and PicoDragon status

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 by

Hi everybody !

CAPE-2 began again to be heard evening in Europe, and the PicoDragon continue to be heard but more and more early in the morning and the usable orbits will soon sink here in the darkness of the dawn.
Was received :

CAPE-2:
orbit nr 818 January 12th;
orbit nr 833 January 13th;
orbit nr 848 January 14th (for this last one today, CW beacon: "W5UL CAPE2 GN V5250").

PicoDragon:
orbit nr 621 December 29th;
orbit nr 622 December 29th;
orbit nr 623 December 29th;
orbit nr 654 December 31st;
orbit nr 762 January 7th;
orbit nr 791 January 9th;
orbit nr 806 January 10th;
orbit nr 822 January 11th;
orbit nr 853 January 13th;
orbit nr 869 January 14th (CW beacon: "5 PICODRAGON VIETNAM 5").

Have a nice day, 73 !
Jean-Pierre F5YG

23 Nov

PicoDragon CW heard again !

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 by

(FWD to amsat-bb)
22:33 UTC
I heard again PicoDragon CW on 23 Nov 2013. It was a very strong signal,
but I was able to hear CW beacon only once in this pass as described below.

Now done,
(1) Tracking by Calsat32: calsat32.exe
(2) Saved as wav_file using Pocket Recoder: prec.exe
(3) Edited using Sound Recorder: sndrec32.exe
(4) Changed to mp3_file using Converter SCMPX: scmpx.exe

PicoDragon 39412U 98067DA
ArduSat-1  39413U 98067DB
ArduSat-X  39414U 98067DC
TechEdSat3 39415U 98067DD

PicoDragon
1 39412U 98067DA  13327.09479895  .00067329  00000-0  11154-2 0   167
2 39412 051.6488 041.0125 0003745 031.6158 039.0755 15.51525481   533

07:33-07:43 JST, 24 Nov 2013
22:33-22:43 UTC, 23 Nov 2013, Ele 89 WN-Z-ES, 437.250MHz CW

http://www.ne.jp/asahi/hamradio/je9pel/31124pi1.jpg
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/hamradio/je9pel/31124pi4.jpg
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/hamradio/je9pel/31124pi4.mp3

JE9PEL, Mineo Wakita