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Quetzal-1 - Argentina

Clint Bradford
 

Quetzal-1 was just deployed from the Kibo module of the International Space Station.

About 30 minutes after ejection, it should deploy its antennas and begin beacon transmission.

For downlink, Quetzal-1 uses a GOMSpace AX100 transceiver, which will transmit GMSK-modulated data at 4800 bps at 437.200 MHz (as coordinated by IARU).

The spacecraft’s beacon will be sent with a 10 second period. 

This GitHub repository details both the HDLC + AX.25 structure and the beacon data format. You can send all received data to the following email: satelite@....

TLEs will be published as they become available upon deployment from ISS.

Clint Bradford
 

And she's up and running!!!

https://www.qsl.net/py4zbz/quetzal.htm

Jer W
 

Cliff,
Any  videos that show the launch from the space craft?

Jerry..W8RQM

P.S.: Just left the hospital yesterday from this bad virus and the pain prior to that was terrible. Doc said its going to take me at 6 or more months to recover.






On Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 3:41:40 PM EDT, Clint Bradford via groups.io <clintbradford@...> wrote:


And she's up and running!!!

https://www.qsl.net/py4zbz/quetzal.htm

Clint Bradford
 

>> ... Cliff ...

I'll answer for him.

>> ... Any  videos that show the launch from the space craft?

Check out their Web site for the YouTube link. Quite a production, with 
many politicians and folks offering praise and congratulations!

The commissioning was simple: 




>> ... Just left the hospital yesterday from this bad virus and the pain prior to that was terrible. Doc said its going to take me at 6 or more months to recover ...

Oh my ... Please take care of yourself. Why the "six months" to recover? 

Clint
 

Jer W
 

Cliff,
Its a bad virus going around as everyone knows. Taking massive amounts of meds for the last couple of days. It helped to break this painful fever.
Now the recovery time starts to heal the bones and muscle tissue. Doc said it will just take time. Thanks for letting me answer you on the Work-Sat board.
I'm trying to get on the SATS shortly, hopefully sometime in the month of May and enjoy those memorable contacts with al of you.
Thanks,
Jerry...W8RQM




On Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 4:09:54 PM EDT, Clint Bradford via groups.io <clintbradford@...> wrote:


>> ... Cliff ...

I'll answer for him.

>> ... Any  videos that show the launch from the space craft?

Check out their Web site for the YouTube link. Quite a production, with 
many politicians and folks offering praise and congratulations!

The commissioning was simple: 




>> ... Just left the hospital yesterday from this bad virus and the pain prior to that was terrible. Doc said its going to take me at 6 or more months to recover ...

Oh my ... Please take care of yourself. Why the "six months" to recover? 

Clint
 

Clint Bradford
 

Jerry - If you ever want to call ... of we can set up a Zoom conference ... let me know.

We'll gather a couple of hams and just chat.

Clint
951-533-4984 - cell

Jer W
 

Thank you so much Cliff.
I  just need a little time to get back my strength and hope to be back on
sometime in May. That is so kind of you to think of me. Thank you.
Yes would like to join some of you guys on the west coast.
Be safe and don't forget the masks.

You can also use my ham e-mail :   w8rqm@....

Have a great and safe day.

Jerry...W8RQM




On Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 4:31:56 PM EDT, Clint Bradford via groups.io <clintbradford@...> wrote:


Jerry - If you ever want to call ... of we can set up a Zoom conference ... let me know.

We'll gather a couple of hams and just chat.

Clint
951-533-4984 - cell

 

Where are the current TLEs for this satellite being published? I haven't found them yet.

- Loren
K7IW

Clint Bradford
 

Just using the ISS’ TLE for a day or so ...

 

I wish that would have occurred to me before I missed the last good pass for today. However, someone did post that it's in the AMSAT Argentine TLEs:


- Loren
K7IW

On Tue, Apr 28, 2020, 16:29 Clint Bradford via groups.io <clintbradford=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
Just using the ISS’ TLE for a day or so ...

Clint Bradford
 

QUETZAL-1
1 99990U 98067A   20119.56587424  .00001440  00000-0  33911-4 0  9990
2 99999  51.6450 234.0607 0001480 200.5697 251.6220 15.49325980224329


Plugging this in to GPredict ...

Clint Bradford
 

QUETZAL-1
1 99836U 98067RJ  20119.17395362  .00001998  00000-0  43915-4 0  9997
2 99836  51.6451 236.0002 0001478 199.2001 225.5884 15.49326450224263


-from  Universidad del Valle de Guatemala