[amsat-bb] Re: SO-67

Tony Langdon vk3jed at gmail.com
Sun Nov 8 11:34:13 PST 2009

At 01:45 AM 11/9/2009, Dave Marthouse wrote:
>Just for fun I attempted to hear SO-67 on the 1416UTC pass this 
>morning.  It was orbit 790 with a max elevation of 79 degrees.  I 
>was using my TH-F6A with stock rubber duck antenna.  A few minutes 
>into the pass out of the noise came the signal.  For this minimal 
>setup signals were rather strong.  I knew I would have no problem 
>hearing the bird with my crossed yagis on the tower but I wanted to 
>see how I could push the minimalist envelope with just a stock 
>ht.  I was pleasantly surprised with the strong 
>signals.  Congratulations to amsat sa etc on a fine new addition to 
>the amateur satellite service.

Sounds like the South Africans have continued their tradition of good 
birds with solid downlinks.  I haven't yet worked SO-67, still have 
some antenna issues, but I have fond memories of the last South 
African bird - SO-35.  :)

73 de VK3JED / VK3IRL

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