[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 mode S
David - KG4ZLB
kg4zlb at googlemail.com
Thu Mar 19 04:05:37 PDT 2009
With many thanks to the help received from Alan, WA4SCA and Drew, KO4MA,
I have been Mode S on AO-51 since Monday and have been having a blast
using a BBQ dish "down converted" into my 910. SatPC32 is taking care of
the doppler. Uplink is via my 706MKIIG which is just parked on 145.880
with no adjustments made during the pass. Really strong signals received
and no more difficult than pushing the button and talking! I hope V/S
gets scheduled every month. I am thinking of buying one of Bob's helix
fed dishes to even out the deep fades but its quite easy to time my
talking around the fading issue!
> I wanted to listen in but that was all I could do. My AO-40 S band
> downconverter comes out on 2M and I believe that most others also had 2M
> output. I would have needed another radio and was rapidly running out of
> hands. Now if it were possible to run U/S for AO-51 that would probably get
> a lot of AO-40 S band equipment out of storage.
> 73 de WB2LLP Gene
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