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AMATEUR SATELLITE WATCHING

 

  PHONESAT

Alexander - Graham - Bell

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Method used: RADIO FREQUENCY (437.425 MHz)

CAPTURES FROM 21 Apr 2013 THROUGH 26 Apr 2013

PAGE LAYOUT - OLDER THEN NEWER

Final tone bursts heard and recorded were between 1510 - 1511 Hrs local on 26 Apr 2013, series of three (Bottom of page)

 

21 Apr 2013

LISTEN TO AUDIO OF PHONESAT TONE BURST

LISTEN TO WAV FILE

LISTEN TO MP3 FILE

437.425 MHz - YAGI ANTENNA POINTED ESE AT 35 DEGREES ELEVATION

According to posted TLEs, the three PhoneSats were orbiting over US at this time

ALEXANDRE
1 99998U          13111.88195151  .01749543  00000-0  14359-2 0 00009
2 99998 051.6264 310.4979 0014096 349.9961 159.2745 16.09737303000017
GRAHAM
1 99999U          13111.88195151  .01754085  00000-0  14353-2 0 00001
2 99999 051.6264 310.4979 0014219 349.7999 159.4707 16.09768452000013
ZOIDBERG
1 99997U          13111.88195151  .01577416  00000-0  13157-2 0 00001
2 99997 051.6266 310.4981 0014267 350.0173 159.2536 16.09798779000011
First orbit over US after launch

 

21 Apr 2013

Second orbit over US after launch

437.425 MHz - YAGI ANTENNA POINTED WSW AT 35 DEGREES ELEVATION

 

 

22 Apr 2013

LISTEN TO AUDIO OF NUMEROUS PHONESAT TONE BURSTS ON FORTH ORBIT

LISTEN TO WAV FILE

LISTEN TO MP3 FILE

Forth orbit over US after launch

 

 

22 Apr 2013

Fifth orbit over US after launch

 

 

23 Apr 2013

Sixth orbit over US after launch

 

 

 

23 Apr 2013

Seventh orbit over US after launch

 

 

 

24 Apr 2013

0808 AM (local) orbit over US

 

 

 

24 Apr 2013

0940 AM (local) orbit over US

 

24 Apr 2013

1555 Hrs (local) orbit over US

 

25 Apr 2013

0919 Hrs (local) orbit over US

Using updated TLEs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25 Apr 2013

1531 Hrs (local) orbit over US

Using same TLEs as morning pass (Satellites appeared earlier than posted TLEs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26 Apr 2013

0721 Hrs (local) orbit over US

Using TLEs from Celestrak page (PhoneSat.org posted TLEs are very old)

As seen below: First was Graham followed by Alexander then 7 minutes later was Bell

 

 

 

 

26 Apr 2013

1501 Hrs (local) orbit over US

 

26 Apr 2013

1510 Hrs (local) orbit over US

 

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