[amsat-bb] Re: My first contact - almost
kd8bxp at aol.com
Mon Jun 15 19:06:20 PDT 2009
I really found it easier to work then the AO51 which is what I was getting so frustrated with - I have only tried the SO50 twice. The frist was kind of a mess but I did get into the sat - apparently although I didn't make any contacts because I didn't know what I was doing - it was also the first or 2nd time that I used the duplex feature of the radio (feedback opps so very sorry). This time I went back to keeping it simple - no duplex and I knew I was close
As I said in aprevious post there is another high pass tomorrow (71 or 74 degrees) I am going to give it a try again.
It is starting to get fun now that it is not so frustrating
I don't know if I ever got into the ao51. Everytime I catch that one there are a ton of people on it
But I will try that one again sooner or later
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From: n3tl at bellsouth.net
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 01:58:27
To: <kd8bxp at aol.com>; <w7lrd at comcast.net>
Cc: amsat bb bb<amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: My first contact - almost
Congratulations! And welcome to orbit!
You are accomplishing a lot with you SO-50 contacts because of the very nature of that satellite. It transmits 250 milliwatts(a quarter-watt) into a 0-gain, quarter-wave vertical mounted on one corner of the satellite. I consider it our QRPp station in space.
I'll be listening for you, and I hope we'll get to work soon.
Tim - N3TL
-------------- Original message from kd8bxp at aol.com: --------------
> Haha :-)
> It is at very least satellite science -
> I am putting this one down in my WIN colum just the same
> Based on my past experainces this was 1000 times better -- ok not really a 1000
> maybe 100 times better - the things I have learned over the past three or four
> months has started to kick in I think.
> Wish I could have keep up with the doppler a little better but all is not lost
> There is another high pass of SO50 tomorrow I forget what time 4pm local I think
> - I am going to try again should be better
> Thanks, LeRoy, KD8BXP
> Sent on the Now Networkâ¢ from my SprintÂ® BlackBerry
> -----Original Message-----
> From: w7lrd at comcast.net
> Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 01:48:35
> Cc: amsat bb bb
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] My first contact - almost
> Keep at LeRoy!
> Remember, "if this were easy, everyone would be doing it!" It is after all
> rocket science, well kinda!
> 73 Bob W7LRD
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: kd8bxp at aol.com
> To: "amsat bb bb"
> Sent: Monday, June 15, 2009 4:07:45 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
> Subject: [amsat-bb] My first contact - almost
> Well thanks to everyone who gave me helpful hints and ideas I did almost make a
> contact today! I know I got into the SO50 today at about 11:10 - 11:11 est
> (local time) I heard some one give my call back and a brief report Unfortuntally
> at the same time doppler shifted on me and I wasn't fast enough to keep up I am
> using a th-d7ag and unfortunally there is not a way to program the odd band
> split in memory (at least not that I have found) so no matter what you have to
> hit two buttons. Anyways I diegress I replayed my recording serveral times and
> think - I think The man who came back to me was ND9M in FM29 (delaware) Which
> would be cool if it was - I was not able to complete the contact - so that
> doesn't really count does it After all of my frustration thou I am still
> chulking this one up to a WIN!! I would like to confirm somehow that it was ND9M
> that heard me So I am posting here :-) Thanks again to all who have helped!
> LeRoy, KD8BXP Sent on the Now Networkï¿½ from my SprintÂ® BlackBerry
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