[amsat-bb] Re: L/S Mode

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 9 20:53:55 PDT 2007

Hi Bruce,

Well something's working.  I just finished the 03:30z pass here.  I heard a 
couple of partial calls on the 2401.200+/- ghz downlink - VE7C?? and another 
partial suffix.  The pass started with someone with a nice clear signal and 
a Spanish/Mexican accent.  There was a call sign, but I didn't catch it.

However, I was not able to get into the bird myself on 1268.700 +/-.  Not 
even a change in static, even right after I heard an apparent full-quieting 
"kerchunk".  This is with my new and unproven helix antenna, so I have one 
too many unknowns here to know what the problem is.  I did follow the same 
doppler process on the L-band uplink, and also swept the general vicinity, 
so that shouldn;t have been the problem, and the pass peaked at about 50 
degrees.  Nothing back from my uplink.

Anybody else have a go at it?

Greg  KO6TH.

----Original Message Follows----
From: "Bruce" <snyderb at cox.net>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Subject: [amsat-bb]  L/S Mode
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2007 22:26:06 -0400


    Either my S-Band D/L is not working or the sat never shifted into the 
mode. Comments from the bb.

73 Bruce KG4YEV

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