[amsat-bb] AO-27

n3tl@bellsouth.net n3tl at bellsouth.net
Sun Apr 26 13:41:48 PDT 2009

Hey everyone,

Wow ... the interference was brutal on that last pass (AO-27 "turned on" during the 20:04 UTC minute).

Before we lost AO-27 last September, I remember it being routine to hear Spanish-speaking stations that obviously were not ham-related on passes to my west. Several of us used to joke about the "Taxi drivers south of the border."

This just sounded like a very strong carrier, although I did hear a few beeps and blips here an there, suggesting the possibility of some kind of digital transmission. 

Here's hoping it was an anomaly.

73 to all,

Tim - N3TL

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