kd5gm at sbcglobal.net
Thu Dec 17 18:35:09 PST 2009
"HOPE-1" sounds really fine in EL29kq. The following information is assuming that my SatPC32 is configured correctly for the "HOPE-1". My keps read the 36th orbit, an ascending pass at a height of 1196. I picked HOPE up at 0109z on a heading of 97 degrees az from EL29kq, less than 1 minute after AOS and copied her until 0121z at 10.2 degrees az. I lost her signals at 1 minute after LOS. My copy was made with and without the sp432vdg preamp in line and using a 17 element yagi in vertical position. Her signals were very readable un-amplified. there was some fading on two occasions with out loss of signal. My fourth string of copy was: BJ6SA XW XW AAA TTT AA6 ABT ETT TTT TTT TTT TTT TTT TTT TTT TTT XW XW
Great job CHINA!
More information about the AMSAT-BB