[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 mode S

Michael Heim kd0ar at sbcglobal.net
Wed Mar 18 21:00:19 PDT 2009

Yea, I've been working it since it was turned on Sunday nite...until Tuesday night..  The signals are fantastic, even with a small antenna.  I think I popped the front end of my converter, working some local FM stuff on 2 meters.  Think I'm going to put a shorted quarterwave stub on the front end of my converter once I get it fixed.

 Michael Heim

----- Original Message ----
From: "w7lrd at comcast.net" <w7lrd at comcast.net>
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 10:44:49 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb]  AO-51 mode S

Mode S down link sounds great. I almost had the bird to myself I caught a station with NUK then nothing.  Rather tricky tracking the fast moving 51 with a 3 foot dish and chasing doppler all by hand.  Nice to know my old AO-40 (sobsob) S band stuff still works!  Get out that "old" S band gear!
73 Bob 7LRD
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