[amsat-bb] Re: ECHO
Edward R. Cole
Fri Aug 25 21:35:51 PDT 2006
Just reading the mail and wondering how the signal compares to the beacon
just after launch of AO-51? I was able to copy it fine with a 1/4 2m WL
mag-mount whip on a square of sheet tin. I did find that the use of a 440
MHz preamp help a whole lot!
I am asking since my tracking satellite array will not be set back up at
our new QTH till next spring. In the interim I was going with the 1/4 WL
whip+preamp for UHF and a turnsile for VHF.
Interested in comments.
73's Ed - KL7UW
At 10:58 AM 8/25/2006 -0400, Andrew Glasbrenner wrote:
>How about copying the telemetry yourself instead of asking someone else to
>do it for you. It's there whenever the digital transmitter is, and you can
>download software for free to decode it.
>73, Drew KO4MA
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>Subject: [amsat-bb] ECHO
>> I would like to report very poor reception of echo even with an 8 element
>> yagi and an 18 Db preamp. I assume the downlink power is real flea power
>> for battery charging or other testing.
>> After 2 years of pleading with amsat, the downlink power is still a
>> mystery. It is not shown on the colaradosatellite telemetry graphs (TX B)
>> or the amsat website, after repeated requests here and elsewhere I'll
>> assume it is being held secret for some reason.
>> There has been a tremendous lack of technical reporting on ECHO.
>> I realize people are very busy but time should be taken to educate the
>> amsat community.
>> 73, patrick N2OEQ 32323
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