[amsat-bb] Re: any other S-band downlinks besides AO-51?

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Sun Sep 16 11:21:24 PDT 2007

Hi Art,

Good to know.  I use a 50mhz crystal oscillator for a signal source locally, but I'm really looking for something in orbit now.


Greg  KO6TH

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg D." 
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2007 2:34 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] any other S-band downlinks besides AO-51?

Well, I figured out why my AO-51 LS results were so poor...  My feed had
fallen off its temporary mount, and was dangling by the coax below the
preamp.  Tape gave way.  How embarrassing.  So, Don KD6IRE, that was an
amazing, if not short, QSO we had...

Anyway, it's fixed now.  And AO-51 is no longer in mode LS.

Are there any other handy space-born S-band signals that I should try?  And,
before you suggest the Sun, I already tried that...  Never had enough S/N,
and still don't.


Greg  KO6TH

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