[amsat-bb] Delfi-C3

WILLIAMS MICHAEL k9qho6762 at sbcglobal.net
Sun Aug 10 15:56:47 PDT 2008

I'm having trouble receiving DO-64.
  It seems to be strongest at the beginning of the pass and then gets weaker.
  What is the polarization of the up link and down link?
  I'm using a KLM 14 el LHCP for down link and 11 turn helix RHCP for up link.
  When conditions are good (no local QRM) , I can hear AO7, VO-5, and FO-29 easily AOS/LOS even thought I have ground clutter up to about 20 degrees with my antennas 8 ft. off the ground.
  I would be interested in how strong others are receiving DO-64 and at what signal strengths.
  By the way, the beacon sounds stronger than the transponder signals.
  Mike K9QHO
  AMSAT 33589

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