[amsat-bb] Re: SO50 problems and questions

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Wed Jun 10 04:15:25 PDT 2009

>I would try taking the antenna off of the tripod for a little while. The
> polarization of the satellites changes constantly, and with the antenna on
> the tripod, it's difficult to compensate for those changes.

Excellent advice!

I think the noise you are hearing is feedback from your downlink audio 
getting into your uplink. One thing about full duplex is you must use 
headphones to keep this from happening. The good news means you were getting 
into the satellite! Plug in the headphones and you'll be ready to makes 

73, Drew KO4MA 

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