[amsat-bb] Re: SO-50 under-utilized over North America

Steve Bosshard bosshard at vvm.com
Wed Nov 8 23:58:09 PST 2006

One reason some hams don't use SO 50 is that those with a Kenwood TS 2000
have very limited pass time due to the nasty birdie in the Kenwood receiver
and have to listen when the Doppler shift moves the receive signal away from
the  S0 + 40 db birdie - really disappointing...Steve NU5D

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Martin Gillen
Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2006 12:12 AM
To: John Mock KD6PAG
Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: SO-50 under-utilized over North America

Hi, John & Everyone,

Thanks for all the support and information - Wow!!

Well I just had a go!

I had a 70 degree pass, SO-50 was travelling up the East Coast.

I made a mistake though :)

I was out on the balcony with my FT-51R clipped to my jacket, earbuds
connected to a speaker/microphone, the 70cm side tuned to 436.805, the
2m side tuned to 145.85 74Hz tone. (The FT-51 tunes in a 5kHz step

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