Archive for date: November 2, 2010

Congratulations to the 2010 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants

November 2, 2010 | Baseball | By: Mark VandeWettering

Okay, I’m really more of an Oakland fan, but ultimately I’m a baseball fan, and the Giants provided one of the most compelling post-season runs in recent memory. Narrowly winning the pennant on the last day of the season, avoiding a potential three-way tiebreaker. Agonizing, one inning games in round one against Atlanta. A great […]

The BPSK1000 Telemetry Modem for ARISSat-1

November 2, 2010 | Amateur Radio, Amateur Satellite | By: Mark VandeWettering

The legendary Phil Karn, KA9Q is apparently the brains behind the digital telemetry modem that will be used aboard the ARISSat-1, a satellite designed to be tossed off the ISS sometime next year. From his paper: ARISSat-1 will carry a new telemetry modulation and coding scheme, BPSK1000, designed to handle the severe fading often encountered […]