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    DO we need a Transceiver in Ground Stn to listen to other LEO satellites?

    hi, please can anyone clarify on these points?

    inorder to build a Ground Station to listen to all Low Earth Orbit Satellites/ Nano Satellites
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    an Yagi Antenna with rotor and polarization controlling setup connected to PC

    do we need a transceiver as well to listen to the other satellites??

    or the antenna setup will be sufficient?

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    Re: DO we need a Transceiver in Ground Stn to listen to other LEO satellites?

    You need transceivers at ground to synchronise with satellite data and Ephemeris data transaction...
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    Re: DO we need a Transceiver in Ground Stn to listen to other LEO satellites?

    I am not deploying satellite into the space at the moment..but i just want to listen to the other cubesat/nanosats or LEOs that are there in the space..dont want to communicate or send/recieve any data..at that point of time do we really need a one? thats my question..hope i have made it clear



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    Re: DO we need a Transceiver in Ground Stn to listen to other LEO satellites?

    yes i am also telling you the same reason ..... you need a base station apart from having antenna...........
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    Re: DO we need a Transceiver in Ground Stn to listen to other LEO satellites?

    can we go for a made one? or can we assemble one..so that we can minimise the total cost? any details about kenwood TS-2000 transceiver or anyother available ones in market ?



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    Re: DO we need a Transceiver in Ground Stn to listen to other LEO satellites?

    you can go for made one, or assemble it tooo.. but i dont know much about the latter part of question.... i am sorry.........
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    Re: DO we need a Transceiver in Ground Stn to listen to other LEO satellites?

    anyway i can manage that with a good superhet receiver right! true..thanks for your info..



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    Re: DO we need a Transceiver in Ground Stn to listen to other LEO satellites?

    Depending on type of communication, in many cases is a simple receiver enough if you have a antenna with high gain. For weather satellites can you buy cheap receiver kits which connects to PC sound-card.
    High antenna gain => narrow lobe => Tracking helps to keep contact a bit longer time.
    Many LEO satellites communicate in a narrow band mode and is moving in high and very variable speed relative base station => Receiver needs to track center frequency due to Doppler-effect.



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