[amsat-bb] Re: HO-68 first QSO over Europe

Mateusz sq7dqx at poczta.onet.pl
Tue Dec 22 06:30:01 PST 2009

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Sent: Monday, December 21, 2009 9:05 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] HO-68 first QSO over Europe

> Dear friends,
> HO-68 over Europe is a reality, but with some degree of frustation. I 
> heard the bird at 10 degrees (loc KM17), I called and I made two QSO's 
> with RZ6MB and Nikolay, UR5BFX, with excellent signals. May be these are 
> the first QSOs over Europe with the new chinese bird.

sorry we were faster :)

But when the satellite reached an elevation of 30 degrees, I was not able to 
enter the uplink channel. I heard some calls from Nikolay, and a couple of 
minutes later I heard HB9OAB calling and calling through the wlole pass, but 
I was not able to enter the repeater. I suspect that many station were 
trying to enter, but the only station heard was HB9OAB with a strong signal. 
Do you have any explanation?
> Any way I thank our chinese colleagues for this Chrismas present and I 
> hope to enjoy the next passes,
> 73 de SV1EEK

I looks like lower sensitivity of the sat receiver or very big troposferic 
scatter of transmitted signals in 2m band (?)

Matt SQ7DQX 

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