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

Ryan Butler rbutler at tsss.org
Sun Sep 17 18:25:03 PDT 2006

Remember that the AIDC's are usually stable in frequency, but not 
accurate.  My AIDC is about 40 KHz off of where it "should" be, so make 
sure you're searching further than just a few or 10 KHz off where you 
think it should be.

Ryan, KB0JQO

Michael Tondee wrote:
> 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.
> 73,
> 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>
>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
>>> 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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