[amsat-bb] LZ/G0SFJ and YO/G0SFJ report
andythomasmail at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Aug 21 01:45:15 PDT 2007
As previewed here and on Radio Bulgaria
International's DX programme, G0SFJ operated with an
Arrow and a FT51-R from LZ and YO these last few days.
My records show:
>From Belite Brezi (see: http://www.astro-brezi.org,
LZ, KN21nn, on 12 and 13/8 on AO51:
>From the European circle (monument) in Herastrau Park,
YO, KN34al on 18/8:
and in the evening outside Bucharest in a sunflower
Also I heard G8ATE and GB1PBL and called both Dave and
Robert but they were low on my horizon and talking to
1. I found out in the manual that my FT51R reduces tx
power when the case gets hot (repeated useage on 5
watts) and I think this was a problem after mid pass.
Lesson: do not use up power (and heat!) on the only
alligator on the satellite Northbound (you know who
you are - on reflection, you probably don't!)!
Certainly, temperatures in YO were in the high 30s
(Centigrade) for most of the day, and this could mean
it would heat up quicker. Maybe I'll fit a small
Peltier device to the case?
2 I found it difficult to switch on SO-50 in the
mornings and the night passess were after 2300 local
and in pitch dark, so I'm afraid I abandoned SO-50. It
might be that I was simply on the wrong rx frequency
if it is changeing from expected.
2 A pleasure to meet Victor YO3HQN, Eddy YO3HCV and
Dragos YO3GCF. I hope at least one of them will appear
soon with an Arrow?HT on AO51...
All passes tape recorded. I will QSL direct or via
bureau and some pictures of the operation will appear
in due course on
73 and thanks again to the AO51 command crew
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