[amsat-bb] Re: Newbie Here AO-51 Questions.

Gould Smith gouldsmi at bellsouth.net
Thu Feb 28 12:31:30 PST 2008

Hello Kent,

Welcome to the satellites.

AO-51 was in L/US mode for the last couple of days.
Please check the schedule for AO-51 at 

There is a link on the front page of the AMSAT site (top right) under Quick 
Access to Project Pages  for AO-51.  This takes you to the main AO-51 page. 
Select the link under the latest news to get there.  There is a grid and and 
a text page, we are in the process of changing the link to the text page 
rather than the grid page.  The grid doesn't support the current dual 
downlink mode.

The transmit power for AO-51 will increase on Friday to 1W so it will be 
easier to hear tomorrow (UTC).

Gould, WA4SXM
AO-51 Ops Team
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kent R. Frazier" <badfrog88 at gmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 12:39 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Newbie Here AO-51 Questions.

> Hello all, my name is Kent Frazier, K5KNT. I am just getting interested in
> working amateur satellites. I just joined AMSAT on Tuesday, 26 February
> 2008. My current hardware is an Icom IC2720 dual band in my personal 
> vehicle
> with a Comet C767 dual band antenna. I also have an Icom IC-T22A 2-meter
> hand held with a Diamond RH77CA antenna.
> I've been trying to listen to passes of AO-51 over the last week.
> Unfortunately, I haven't been able to hear anything since Monday, 25
> February at approx 01:04 UTC (Saturday 24 FEB 19:04 CST). At that time, I
> thought I heard the call W9CPV.
> I'm currently using Satscape as my tracking software. My Gridsquare 
> location
> is DM91sk.
> Are there other satellites I could monitor with the above equipment? Any
> suggestions for making my first contact?
> 73,
> Kent R. Frazier, K5KNT
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