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Author Topic: Inmarsat Location?  (Read 1143 times)
KA1OWC
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« on: November 16, 2017, 12:49:12 PM »

I have finished building my Inmarsat antenna and am ready to try it out this weekend...I have never worked with geo-stationary satellites before...What is the best way to locate and target the Inmarsat satellite? I live in Kansas if that makes any difference...Thanks...
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Steve, KA1OWC
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2017, 06:12:53 AM »

Use any satellite tracking app that includes CelesTrak keps. All of the geostationary sats are in the database.
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KA1VF
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2017, 11:06:59 AM »

Steve, I'd suggest using the www.N2YO.com website

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               Bob
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K5TED
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2017, 11:01:52 AM »

You will probably be looking for Atlantic Ocean Region West(AOR-W), at 54 degrees West. Roughly SSE for central US. If you are using a patch antenna it is not super critical. If you are using SDR# or SDRUno, etc., look for carrier(s) at:

1537.7MHz
1539.555 or .685

Look for signals like this: https://www.sigidwiki.com/wiki/Inmarsat_Aero

You will have to zoom in to see the detail on the carrier.

Outernet is barely discernible amongst the adjacent carriers. Fleetnet and Safetynet are pretty obvious if you are getting a good signal, so is AERO(AERO is to be discontinued in 2018).
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