[amsat-bb] HOPE-1

Louis House 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!

louis kd5gm

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