[amsat-bb] Re: OZ7IGY beacon over FO-29 for 50 year aniversary this week
oz1my at privat.dk
Sun Mar 25 12:34:48 PST 2007
Thanks for the e-mail.
They use 25 W to omnidirectional antennas and they
are not on the satellite uplink frequencies.
It is only the old beacon on 2 meters.
----- Original Message -----
From: "i8cvs" <domenico.i8cvs at tin.it>
To: "OZ1MY" <oz1my at privat.dk>; "AMSAT-BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2007 6:17 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] OZ7IGY beacon over FO-29 for 50 year aniversary this
> Hi ib , OZ1MY
> I have received the OZ7IGY beacon to day via FO-29 from 15:32
> to 15:36 UTC when the elevation from the JO55 beacon site and FO-29
> was ranging from about 30° to 20° during orbit 52360
> The CW signal on 435.808 MHz slowly decreasing for doppler during
> the ascending orbit going to LOS for me was about 10 dB over my noise
> floor and it was transmitting the call letter OZ7IGY at a low speed of
> about 30 wpm followed by a steady carrier with no QSB on my 10 turns
> helix RHCP and low noise GaFet preamplifier normally used for satellite
> Not yet heard OZ7IGY operating and calling CQ nor on CW or SSB
> 73" de
> i8CVS Domenico
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "OZ1MY" <oz1my at privat.dk>
> To: "AMSAT-BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Saturday, March 24, 2007 7:38 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] OZ7IGY beacon over FO-29 for 50 year aniversary this
> > Hi all,
> > The old vintage OZ7IGY (International Geographic
> > Year) beacon has been activated on approximately
> > 145.988 MHz.
> > They wanted to use another frequency, but had problems
> > so that they asked me if it was OK to use 145.988 MHz.
> > That is is nice frequency since OZ7IGY is retransmitted
> > by FO-29 in the low end of the downlink band. That end
> > is not used by anyone normally, so it should not be a
> > problem.
> > It will be for this week only.
> > It is not on all the time since it is very old valve (tube)equipment.
> > I think the plan is to use it most af the day during
> > the weekend - and 16 - 22 during working days.
> > The signal from FO-29 is really good when the elevation
> > angle from JO55 (Denmark) is low.
> > I could hear it from FO-29 at a distance of 4100 km from my QTH.
> > The beacon OZ7IGY is probably the oldest VHF beacon in
> > the World ?
> > Try to listen for it - this is a one time event !
> > Stations in Europe may want to have QSO with OZ7IGY, which
> > is manned this weekend and from 16 to 22 during the comming
> > week.
> > I have heard it on 432.270 MHz. They use the beacon antennas
> > and 25 W only.
> > Have a nice weekend
> > 73 OZ1MY
> > Ib
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