[amsat-bb] Re: Transatlantic QSO on FO-29
lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca
Sun Mar 18 06:19:10 PST 2007
On 18 Mar 2007 at 7:57, i8cvs wrote:
> Hi All,
> Just made a nice SSB QSO on sked via FO-29 with Luc VE2DWE
> in FN36KA to day on orbit 52260 from 06:20 to 06:26 UTC
> The distance from FN36KA and JN70ES is 6742.8 km
> The last QSO with Luc was via AO40 but the above contact lasted
> 6 minutes of a very outstanding conversation with no QSB via a LEO
> satellite with a max elevation for me of 2.5 degrees and 6.5 degrees
> for Luc.
> If any one like to try CW or SSB on FO-29 with me in JN70ES please
> email off list.
> Tanks Luc for this very interesting experiment with you.
> 73" de
> i8CVS Domenico
Thank's for this fine QSO it just make me remember the AO-40 time. As soon as
FO-29 emerge over the horizon i was able to hear my downlink and hear you swish
back on my downlink elevation was at 2 deg only from an S4 signal you peak up
to S8 (audio estimate) as my preamp is not installed yet.
I just recover from a total antennas destruction in an ice storm in december
(pictures on a separate e-mail) I was using a 7 elem linear yagi for the
dowlnlink and a 14 elem cross yagi for the uplink with 125 watts.
My eastern horizon is partially block by my neighbour cedar tree line that i
managed to cut by about 1.5 meters this past summer making this partial opening
to the east.
Will try for another test when my preamp will be installed on a new 14 elem
yagi on a separate feed line.
Hope this will trigger more activity on this satellite Domenico
Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
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