[amsat-bb] Re: AO51 L/U BB
Mark L. Hammond
n8mh at embarqmail.com
Mon Oct 8 04:05:46 PDT 2007
It looks like you need to change your Wisp settings for AO-51--both the Broadcast Callsign and BBS Callsign values need to be PECHO-11. That will fix your "frames heard" issue, and you should get some BB data.
I haven't been able to get into the BBS on L band yet either; I have about 1 watt at the antenna (20 turn helix) and with trees, etc. it apparently hasn't been enough.
I saw both WA4SXM and KO4MA in the queue, so it appears to be working. We have reports of a few others' success, too. You might do as I am--keep trying :)
A lack of success has caused me to browse around for a 1.2GHz amplifier; I see Down East Microwave carries nice amps; wonder where else somebody might suggest looking?
>Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2007 20:54:48 -0400
>From: "Cox" <snyderb at cox.net>
>Subject: [amsat-bb] AO51 L/U BB
>To: "Amsat-bb" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
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> During the AO51 pass tonight most of the Wisp D/L data showed, frames
>heard PECHO-11. When it was just north of my grid, FM16vt, KO4MA was able to
>get into the queue but no others including my station.
>73 Bruce KG4YEV
Mark L. Hammond [N8MH]
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