[amsat-bb] HO-68 Linear Transponder - Newbie Questions

Mike Benonis mailinglists at benonis.net
Tue Dec 29 11:41:29 PST 2009

I'm a relative satellite newbie, and hence I don't have a base station set up.  I do have a 2m SSB rig and an HT capable of SSB reception up at 435 MHz, as well as an Arrow antenna.  With that in mind, does anyone have any tips for making contacts via the linear transponder on HO-68?  Other than keeping my antenna pointed in the direction of the bird/rotated to avoid fades, how much do I need to compensate for doppler on the transmit and receive rigs?    If I only tweak the RX rig, is that acceptable?  Also, how much power should I use?  Thanks for any advice this list might have!

73's de Mike KI4RIX 

Best regards,

Mike Benonis
mike at benonis.net

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