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Re: Satellite Radio Info.....



The two XM sats are geostationary, "XM Rock" at 115 West, and "XM Roll" at
85 West. www.lyngsat.com says they are an S band downlink..


Jason White
N1XBP
EL88qi - Bayonette Point, FL




on 2/14/02 11:04, NS1Z - John Wilcox at ns1z@agate.net wrote:

> Aren't these the two satellites folks were using, when AO-40 went 'quiet',
> to test their 2.4 downlink signals? Check the archives for some time in
> December for 'their' discussion... Seems to me they were GEOs with a healthy
> signal when I looked at them.
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jon Ogden <na9d-2@speakeasy.net>
> To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2002 5:04 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Satellite Radio Info.....
> 
> 
>> Hi all,
>> 
>> OK, it's not amateur satellite related, but it IS satellite related.
>> 
>> I am looking at purchasing one of the new satellite radio systems for your
>> car.  The two providers here in the US are XM Radio and Sirius Radio.
>> 
>> I am wondering if anyone knows what identifiers these birds have and if
> keps
>> are available anywhere for them.  Sirius talks about there birds (they
> have
>> 3) being in a highly elliptical orbit which gives them a figure 8 pattern.
>> Sounds like a Molinya orbit to me.  XM says they have two birds, but
> doesn't
>> say if they are geosynchronous or eliptical.
>> 
>> So I'd like to get some keps and plot the orbits.
>> 
>> Also, if anyone has any comments about either company one way or another,
>> I'd appreciate that.
>> 
>> Since this isn't really ham related, please e-mail me directly and not to
>> the list.
>> 
>> Thanks es 73,
>> 
>> Jon
>> NA9D
>> 
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