[amsat-bb] Re: DO-64
mspencer12345 at yahoo.ca
Fri Sep 12 11:38:38 PDT 2008
I was able to copy the Beacon approx one week ago when DO 64 came out of eclipse at the exact time indicated by SAT32PC here in CN89. A few weeks ago I heard some very weak SSB within the passband.
My attempts to upliink to DO64 with approx 200W eirp using SSB have not worked. I have made numerous VO52 contacts so I am fairly sure my gear is working okay.
I'm going to wait untill I hear an actual VO52 QSO before I spend much more time on the TX side of things.
Does any one know if the typical transponder signal levels are comparable to the Beacon ? The beacon is weak but readable for me. If the typical signal levels thru the transponder were say 10 db down from the beacon I'm not sure I could hear a QSO.
DO64 might prompt me to upgrade my station somewhat (:
--- On Fri, 9/12/08, Sebastian <w4as at bellsouth.net> wrote:
From: Sebastian <w4as at bellsouth.net>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: DO-64
To: "AMSAT BB" <AMSAT-BB at amsat.org>
Received: Friday, September 12, 2008, 11:11 AM
I have never heard anything on DO-64 (but I've only had my satellite
antennas up for a few months). I was wondering if there was something
wrong on my end.
73 de W4AS
On Sep 12, 2008, at 10:52 AM, WILLIAMS MICHAEL wrote:
> Anyone hear DO-64 lately? I hear a beacon but the transponder seems
> to be off.
> Mike K9QHO
> AMSAT 33589
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