[amsat-bb] RS-15 satellite.

Garyatlnt@aol.com Garyatlnt at aol.com
Thu Sep 21 09:09:00 PDT 2006

I was reading recently about the status of RS-15 which was declared 
semi-operational.  Nevertheless I thought I would give it a try.  I would sporadically 
hear the beacon and then try to access the transponder and remained persistant 
in trying for several days, then about 3 days ago I turned on my rig to try 
and forgot the uplink frequency and wrongly entered 144.958 to 144.998 [rather 
than the listed uplink of 144.858 to 144.898] and the transponder responded 
with the downlink still in the listed range of 29.354-29.394.  I have continued 
to be able to get the transponder to respond by useing the "wrong" uplink of 
144.958-144.998.  I hope others will try the same as I sure would like to make 
some contacts rather than simply hearing my own signal.  Thanks.  Gary 
DeMunbrun [ WA4RKS].

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