[amsat-bb] Re: SO50 NOT HEARD???
John Mock KD6PAG
kd6pag at amsat.org
Thu Mar 15 17:36:26 PST 2007
Luc Leblanc VE2DWE wrote:
> I was on it on the 2 evening passes and signal was s6 to s9 make a couple of
> QSO on it on one pass sigan was very low but on the other all was normal
Thanks for the report! I tried SO-50 today on a 6.8 degree transcontinental
pass but i only heard a couple of stations and was not able to hear my own
downlink (or work anyone). By contrast, i worked several stations on AO-27
on a 3.7 degree pass (including Maryland) and heard my own downlink clearly.
Later, when SO-50 on an essentially overhead pass (88 degrees to the east),
i was able to work a couple of stations but with difficulty. So it seems
to be working but not well. I've noticed that SO-50 has bad days from time
to time, and hopefully that's all this is.
-- KD6PAG (Networking Old-Timer, Satellite QRPer)
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