[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 reception report

Jean-François Ménard jf.va2ss at gmail.com
Sat Dec 5 16:11:25 PST 2009

I noticed the same thing here. I only have a modest eggbeater antenna
setup. Since that AO-51 changed, I found very difficult to hear
now.... and I was not able to transmit in the last 50 deg pass... not
much good receive.


2009/12/5 w4upd <updwrb at bristor-assoc.com>:
> Since the changes made to AO-51 the other day, it appears I am having
> more difficulty in copying the bird than others on this list server.
> Tonight during the 22:22UTC pass which was at an maximum elevation of 60
> degress I was not able to hear the bird as well as I have in the past.
> The signals had more fade and were about 1/3 of what they use to be.
> Again, my present antennas have a lot to be desired as I am using a 2
> meter homebrew ground plane for the 435.300 reception. Before the
> changes, this worked reasonable well, now it appears I'll need to do
> something different and improve the reception antenna. I am assuming the
> downlink power is still reasonable.
> Just a report of how I seem to fair (or not) with the recent orientation
> changes of AO-51.
> Reid, W4UPD
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Jean-François Ménard

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