[amsat-bb] Re: RS-15 satellite.
tmcgrane at suffolk.lib.ny.us
Thu Sep 21 20:19:18 PDT 2006
Hello gary- de patrick n2oeq. Please describe your operating conditions.
I'll try to listen. 73
On Thu, 21 Sep 2006 Garyatlnt at aol.com wrote:
> 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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