STRaND-1 New Beacon mode Answer

Team has activated New Beacon mode! First to pick it up gets free STRaND-1 sticker.

27-02-2013 16:14 UTC was first oppertunity to listen for the new beacon message and I found the following text in the recorded .kss file. Because there was no earlier pass for me I wasn’t the first. The first as far as I know was JA0CAW.

STRaND1 MODEM BEACON - Help me OBC Kenobi.

I’ll send the information anyway to receive a sticker

Received STRaND-1 9k6 signals


After todays succesfull launch with a PSLV-C20 from Satish Dhawan Space Center (Sriharikota, India) the first signals are recieved from STRaND-1, this 3U nanosat that is build at the Surrey Space Centre (University of Surrey) using a Google Nexus-I as board computer. Here is a picture that I made from my reception this evening 25-feb-2012 19:00 UTC using a FUNcube Dongle Pro+, SDR# and a Maspro 435HS20.

STRaND-1 Reception 23-02-2013

The next couple of days I’ll try to decode the IQ data that was recorded during this pass. Lets see if we can find the 9600 baud data within this IQ stream. I have updated the STRaND-1 page with information to decode the telemetry using AGW Packet Engine and AGW KissOnline.