[amsat-bb] SO-50 eludes me
Mark Lunday, WD4ELG
mlunday at nc.rr.com
Thu Nov 27 21:52:41 PST 2008
I have worked every bird several times: AO7, AO16, AO27, AO51, FO29, VO52.
But I have never worked SO50. Tonight I had a pass DIRECTLY overhead. I
tried the standard initiation call with 74.4 CTCSS, and then calling with 67
Hz. Never heard a thing. In fact, I don't think I have ever heard SO50.
I triple-checked the Doppler, turned down the squelch, turned up the RF
gain. Not a peep. Even with only my Arrow yagi fixed at 30 degrees EL, I
should have heard something. All I heard was the rush of static. I know
this bird is lower orbit and smaller power out, but I should hear something,
wd4elg at arrl.net
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