[amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT-BB Digest, Vol 1, Issue 112

Michael Tondee mat_62 at netcommander.com
Sun Sep 17 16:02:08 PDT 2006

I have tried all week to be able to hear the S-band downlink with a BBQ 
grill dish and AIDC 3731 converter. I checked aim of my antennas and can 
receive a signal when a signal source is hanging off the dish but no joy 
as far as hearing the bird itself. I don't have an antenna for L band 
yet so I can't transmit.
 I'm very discouraged and about ready to yank the dish/downconverter off 
the mast and give up.
Michael, W4HIJ

Robert Roy wrote:
> Kevin: glad to see your working yourself on the S downlink of 
> AO-51....havent used my DEM down converter (2400 to 144) in a long time but 
> have heard nothing while listing this week.....l dont guess there are 
> hundreds of people with L band up links......am using BBQ grill, DEM 
> down-converter and PCR 1000 receiver.....need to get a signal source for 2.4 
> ghz to further test the S downlink as there are no other mode S satellites 
> that l know of.......73 Rob
>> Message: 6
>> Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2006 11:33:38 -0400
>> From: "Kevin J. Smith" <kevin.j.smith at comcast.net>
>> Subject: [amsat-bb]  9-17-06 14:50 UTC pass of AO-51
>> To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
>> Message-ID: <000601c6da6e$a61d17a0$2900a8c0 at N3HKQ>
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>> In FN00 I seemed to have the entire pass to myself.  I did hear myself on 
>> a
>> few occasions as I was sending out my call.  I do have quite a few trees 
>> to
>> contend with around my property so it is possible I could not hear others.
>> I will be on the 9-18-06 00:25 UTC pass this evening.  I hope to contact
>> others as this will be my last opportunity to make an L/S contact before
>> AO-51 switches to V/U.  Thanks for the bandwidth.
>> Kevin Smith
>> N3HKQ
>> FN00be

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