[amsat-bb] XW1 heard in Holland, keppler comment, and audio recording.

Cor c.wielenga at hetnet.nl
Tue Dec 15 15:19:53 PST 2009

Hello All,

I have heard XW1 sat. with a fine signal.
I've used the folowing kepler data which Mineo Wakita earlier posted
in amsat-bb (please read the comment below!).
1 36121U 09072A   09349.15640464 -.00000045  00000-0  00000+0 0    19
2 36121 100.5046 046.2483 0006436 232.0630 127.9902 13.18995687    00
Keep in mind these keppler data are not accurate because I've heard
XW1  3 minutes longer compared to keppler XW1 LOS on my tracker screen!
Last signal (on my radio) heard at 22:24UTC in locator JO23XE.
Used equipment:
Transceiver: Yaesu FT897 with standard ceramic CW filter and 300Hz inrad filter.
Antenna: M2   436CP30 (45 deg. fixed elevation, I can not move up or down!).

An audio recording is to listen here:

An amateur radio operator in Holland (Jan PDØSDO) also could hear the XW1 on
an little GP antenna (about 60cm length).

Congratulations to all who have worked on the XW1 sat!

73's Cor PDØRKC
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