[amsat-bb] Re: RS-15 satellite.

McGrane 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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