PCSat RadioAmateur Satellite
PCSAT

VHF Receiver

VHF Transmitter

Name: NAV-OSCAR-44 (NO-44) PCSat
Callsign: PCSat-1, W3ADO-1
NASA Catalog Number: 26931
Launched: September 30, 2001
Launch vehicle: Athena-1 rocket
Launch location: Kodiak, Alaska launch complex (link to launch location)
Orbit: Polar LEO (Low Earth Orbit)
Dimensions: aprox. 50 cm cubical
Inclination
: 67 degrees
Period: 101 minutes

Features:

Beacon

Digital Transponder

Status:

PCSat main purpose:

The mission of our PCsat is unique in the Amateur Satellite Service as it
is designed to support the text messaging and position tracking (APRS) needs
of mobiles and handhelds only and links into the terrestrial internet system.
As such, the link margins to user OMNI antennas require downlinks in the
2 meter band.

For international operation, we will need a frequency(s) in the agreed
satellite sub band of 145.825 mhz. This frequency can hopefully be shared
with a number of other UI digipeating satellites in work... But we also
hope to use the exclusive North American Continent wide 144.39 APRS frequency
for occassional downlinks of brief one-line text pages to remote mobile
travelers. The following design summary should provides the background.

Since several other amateur satellties have provided imaging
and file store- and-forward for the last several years, PCsat concentrates
on the current trend towards personal real-time wireless messaging using
UI digipeating

 

Recent Info:

Software:

UISS PCSat and ISS communication software
UIView webpage
G4IDE PCSat Telemetry Decoder


PCSat Links:

 

PCSat footprint:

 

PCSat telemetrie first week of launch:

Fm W3ADO-1 To BEACON Via SGATE <UI pid=F0 Len=42 >[19:22:28]
T#655,127,125,071,100,213,11111111,0010,1

Fm W3ADO-1 To APRS2 <UI pid=F0 Len=12 >[19:23:08]
Default LT2

Fm W3ADO-1 To BEACON Via SGATE <UI pid=F0 Len=42 >[19:23:09]
T#657,029,050,059,080,213,11111110,0000,1

Fm DL6BAW To DB0GAP Via W3ADO-1*,TRACE5-4 <UI pid=F0 Len=57 >[19:23:58]
>011721zDX: DL5MCD 47.40.21N 6.50.23E 319,3km 264 18:42

Fm W3ADO-1 To BEACON Via SGATE <UI pid=F0 Len=42 >[19:24:48]
T#662,128,124,136,116,213,11111111,0001,1

Fm W3ADO-1 To BEACON Via SGATE <UI pid=F0 Len=58 >[19:25:00]
>302106z Sysop test no users please during on-orbit tests

Fm W3ADO-1 To BEACON Via SGATE <UI pid=F0 Len=58 >[19:27:01]
>302106z Sysop test no users please during on-orbit tests

Fm W3ADO-1 To BEACON Via SGATE <UI pid=F0 Len=42 >[19:27:48]
T#671,117,125,178,097,213,11111111,0010,1

Fm W3ADO-1 To EB3GMK <UA F >[19:28:46]
Fm W3ADO-1 To EB3GMK <I R0 S0 pid=F0 Len=46 >[19:28:47]
Mission is UI digi only. No connections. Tnx.

Fm W3ADO-1 To BEACON Via SGATE <UI pid=F0 Len=58 >[19:29:00]
>302106z Sysop test no users please during on-orbit tests

Fm W3ADO-1 To APRS2 <UI pid=F0 Len=12 >[19:29:06]
Default LT2

Fm W3ADO-1 To BEACON Via SGATE <UI pid=F0 Len=42 >[19:31:09]
T#681,035,050,058,044,213,11111111,0000,1

Received digi's in January 9, 2002:

Fm W3ADO-1 To BEACON Via SGATE <UI pid=F0 Len=42 >[09:05:41]
T#859,130,134,096,114,213,00111111,0110,1

Fm W3ADO-1 To BEACON Via SGATE <UI pid=F0 Len=12 >[09:05:49]
>OPS NORMAL

Fm S57NML To APRS Via W3ADO-1* <UI P/F pid=F0 Len=38 >[09:05:55]
=4608.88N/01514.50Ey S57NML@yahoo.com

Fm DK1SFA To APU24L Via W3ADO-1* <UI pid=F0 Len=38 >[09:06:32]
=/6&fcQ#d?- Bvy 73 de Albert {UIV32}

Fm ON1DHT To APRS Via W3ADO-1 <UI pid=F0 Len=47 >[09:06:40]
=5056.28N\00402.47ESwww.qsl.net/on1dht {UISS20}

Fm ON1DHT To APRS Via W3ADO-1* <UI pid=F0 Len=47 >[09:06:41]
=5056.28N\00402.47ESwww.qsl.net/on1dht {UISS20}

Fm S57NML To APRS Via W3ADO-1* <UI P/F pid=F0 Len=15 >[09:06:43]
!hello ON1DHT>

Fm S57NML To APRS Via W3ADO-1* <UI P/F pid=F0 Len=21 >[09:06:47]
=4608.88N/01514.50Ey

Fm W3ADO-1 To BEACON Via SGATE <UI pid=F0 Len=12 >[09:06:50]
>OPS NORMAL

Fm I6JKW To PE1NHD Via W3ADO-1* <UI pid=F0 Len=29 >[09:06:52]
Ciao Jos 73 da nando JN63SO>

Fm PE1NHD To EUROPE Via W3ADO-1* <UI P/F pid=F0 Len=25 >[09:07:37]
Good morning CN8CY I6JKW

Fm ON1DHT To APRS Via W3ADO-1 <UI pid=F0 Len=11 >[09:07:40]
!Hi S57NML>

Fm ON1DHT To APRS Via W3ADO-1* <UI pid=F0 Len=11 >[09:07:41]
!Hi S57NML>

Fm W3ADO-1 To BEACON Via SGATE <UI pid=F0 Len=42 >[09:07:42]
T#861,017,154,046,031,213,00111111,0100,1

Fm S57NML To APRS Via W3ADO-1* <UI P/F pid=F0 Len=38 >[09:07:44]
=4608.88N/01514.50Ey S57NML@yahoo.com

Fm W3ADO-1 To BEACON Via SGATE <UI pid=F0 Len=12 >[09:07:49]
>OPS NORMAL

Fm DK1SFA To APU24L Via W3ADO-1* <UI pid=F0 Len=53 >[09:08:09]
=/6&fcQ#d?- BGood morning to all via PCSat! {UIV32}

Fm SM7WDL To APRS Via W3ADO-1* <UI pid=F0 Len=80 >[09:08:13]
=5536.44N\01303.17ES* Hello to all FROM MALMOE SWEDEN! sm7wdl@svessa.se {UISS20}

Fm S57NML To APRS Via W3ADO-1* <UI P/F pid=F0 Len=15 >[09:08:37]
!hello SM7WDL>

Fm ON1DHT To APRS Via W3ADO-1 <UI pid=F0 Len=47 >[09:08:39]
=5056.28N\00402.47ESwww.qsl.net/on1dht {UISS20}

Fm ON1DHT To APRS Via W3ADO-1* <UI pid=F0 Len=47 >[09:08:40]
=5056.28N\00402.47ESwww.qsl.net/on1dht {UISS20}

Fm W3ADO-1 To BEACON Via SGATE <UI pid=F0 Len=42 >[09:08:42]
T#862,127,135,143,142,213,00111111,0101,1

Fm I6JKW To PE1NHD Via W3ADO-1* <UI pid=F0 Len=21 >[09:08:42]
Good morning JOS 73>

Fm I6JKW To PE1NHD Via W3ADO-1* <UI pid=F0 Len=21 >[09:08:46]
Good morning JOS 73>

Fm W3ADO-1 To BEACON Via SGATE <UI pid=F0 Len=12 >[09:08:49]
>OPS NORMAL

Fm I6JKW To PE1NHD Via W3ADO-1* <UI pid=F0 Len=21 >[09:09:04]
Good morning JOS 73>

Fm W3ADO-1 To APRS2 <UI pid=F0 Len=50 >[09:09:14]
Paths of RELAY/WIDE/APRSAT/NOCALL/W3ADO-1 are OK.

Fm S57NML To APRS Via W3ADO-1* <UI P/F pid=F0 Len=38 >[09:09:29]
=4608.88N/01514.50Ey S57NML@yahoo.com

Fm F4CEP-3 To APRS Via W3ADO-1* <UI pid=F0 Len=40 >[09:09:31]
=4833.35N/00240.78E-73 v SAT! 99.0 38.0

Fm F4CEP-3 To APRS Via W3ADO-1* <UI pid=F0 Len=40 >[09:09:31]
=4833.35N/00240.78E-73 v SAT! 99.0 38.0

Fm S57NML To APRS Via W3ADO-1* <UI P/F pid=F0 Len=38 >[09:09:35]
=4608.88N/01514.50Ey S57NML@yahoo.com

Fm S57NML To APRS Via W3ADO-1* <UI P/F pid=F0 Len=15 >[09:09:37]
!hello SM7WDL>

Fm I6JKW To CQ Via W3ADO-1* <UI pid=F0 Len=51 >[09:09:40]
=4336.11N/01330.27E-73 de i6jkw@libero.it-[JN63SO]

Fm W3ADO-1 To BEACON Via SGATE <UI pid=F0 Len=42 >[09:09:41]
T#863,132,135,108,103,213,00111111,0110,1

Fm W3ADO-1 To BEACON Via SGATE <UI pid=F0 Len=12 >[09:09:49]
>OPS NORMAL

Fm PE1NHD To EUROPE Via W3ADO-1* <UI P/F pid=F0 Len=46 >[09:10:00]
Good morning CN8CY I6JKW DK1SFA S57NML ON1DHT

Fm PE1NHD To EUROPE Via W3ADO-1* <UI P/F pid=F0 Len=46 >[09:10:01]
Good morning CN8CY I6JKW DK1SFA S57NML ON1DHT

Fm I6JKW To CQ Via W3ADO-1* <UI pid=F0 Len=51 >[09:10:12]
=4336.11N/01330.27E-73 de i6jkw@libero.it-[JN63SO]

Fm G7IED To APRS Via W3ADO-1* <UI pid=F0 Len=55 >[09:10:21]
=5355.56N/00259.35W-Ralph in Knott End @ GB7FYL {UIV23}

Fm ON1DHT To APRS Via W3ADO-1 <UI pid=F0 Len=9 >[09:10:24]
Hi PE1NHD

Fm ON1DHT To APRS Via W3ADO-1* <UI pid=F0 Len=9 >[09:10:26]
Hi PE1NHD

Fm I6JKW To CN8CY Via W3ADO-1* <UI pid=F0 Len=21 >[09:10:32]
GD Op:Nando [JN63SO]

Fm S57NML To APRS Via W3ADO-1* <UI P/F pid=F0 Len=12 >[09:10:36]
!GM PE1NHD>

Fm I6JKW To CN8CY Via W3ADO-1* <UI pid=F0 Len=32 >[09:10:56]
Ciao Lachen 73 da Nando JN63SO>

Fm S57NML To APRS Via W3ADO-1* <UI P/F pid=F0 Len=38 >[09:10:59]
=4608.88N/01514.50Ey S57NML@yahoo.com

Fm I6JKW To CQ Via W3ADO-1* <UI pid=F0 Len=51 >[09:11:26]
=4336.11N/01330.27E-73 de i6jkw@libero.it-[JN63SO]

Fm S57NML To APRS Via W3ADO-1* <UI P/F pid=F0 Len=21 >[09:11:33]
=4608.88N/01514.50Ey

Fm W3ADO-1 To ID Via SGATE <UI pid=F0 Len=27 >[09:11:36]
W3ADO-1/R XBAUD/G MAIL-1/B

Fm W3ADO-1 To BEACON Via SGATE <UI pid=F0 Len=42 >[09:11:42]
T#865,017,039,044,082,213,00111111,0100,1

Fm W3ADO-1 To BEACON Via SGATE <UI pid=F0 Len=12 >[09:11:49]
>OPS NORMAL

Received with ON6MU's UISS windows software

my portable satellite configuration for PCSat etc...

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