AO-73 : Funcube-1

Spin Period
03 Jan 2020 = 96.6 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
04 Jan 2020 = 88.5 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
05 Jan 2020 = 82.7 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
06 Jan 2020 = 76.1 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
07 Jan 2020 = 70.3 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
08 Jan 2020 = 65.3 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
08 Jan 2020 = 60.1 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)

As AO-73 has been slowly increasing its spin rate in recent weeks (lower spin period) this week has shown a small increase in Nutation due to AO-73’s offset Centre of Gravity.
It is still rotating about the Z-Z axis.

73 de Colin VK5HI.

CAS-6 – CW beacon on

CAS-6 CW beacon (145.910 MHz) has been turned on but the antenna is undeployed.
If you have “big ears” you may be able to receive very weak signals from CAS-6.

TLE for TIANQIN-1 are not confirmed but look around #44879

1 44879U 19093A   20007.82948568  .00000114  00000-0  21472-4 0  9999
2 44879  97.9751  84.8379 0014999 197.0875 162.9824 14.81298147  2773

http://www.arrl.org/news/view/camsat-says-cas-6-activation-for-amateur-use-has-been-delayed

LightSat telemetry and D-STAR beacon

[TRANSMISSION HEADER NOR]
Flags : 00 = VOICE DIRECT NORMAL opt=[None] , 00 00
Destination : DP1GOS
Departure : DIRECT
Companion : ECMGOS
Stn.Callsign: DJ1JBL / E92C

NSYNC - User message: orbitalsystems.de
NSYNC - Header data: DIRECT DIRECT ECMGOS DJ1JBL E92C [CRC OK]
NSYNC - Header data: DIRECT DIRECT ECMGOS DJ1JBL E92C [CRC OK]
NSYNC - Header data: DIRECT DIRECT ECMGOS DJ1JBL E92C [CRC OK]
NSYNC - Header data: DIRECT DIRECT ECMGOS DJ1JBL E92C [CRC OK]
NSYNC -
MISSD -
MISSD -
MISSD -
MISSD -
[END OF TRANSMISSION]

Sync: no sync
Sync: +D-STAR_HD mod: GFSK inlvl: 67%
DSTAR HEADER: RPT 2: DP1GOS RPT 1: DIRECT YOUR: ECMGOS MY: DJ1JBL /E92C
e:=sync after i=90
====R====R====R====RMsync in voice after i=35, restarting
=====R======R====R=======R============R====R=======R==========R====Missed sync on framecount = 21, value = d5/5a/34
sync in voice after i=0, restarting
====R========R=======R=======R====R========R===============sync in voice after i=56, restarting
===========R====R============R======R==========R====R====R==sync in voice after i=12, restarting
========R======R================R===================R=====R==Missed sync on framecount = 21, value = 5c/fb/2d
Tone volume: 75; index: 55, Single tone hz: 1718.750000
Tone volume: 231; index: 158, Dual tone
=================T===============R==========T====R====R=====RMissed sync on framecount = 42, value = 70/48/a2