[amsat-bb] Re: SO-67 14Nov2009 1521z Audio
jf.va2ss at gmail.com
Sun Nov 15 04:40:33 PST 2009
I think all of us could be agree that this easy working sat is a great
addition to increase the interest of other felow ham and futur amateur !!!
Good work !!!!!!
2009/11/14 Glenn AA5PK <aa5pk at suddenlink.net>
> Hi, Pat.
> I agree. Narrow FM and reduced mic gain is the way to go. You came
> Listened to your recordings and John's from earlier. Thanks for posting
> Once the bird is commissioned and the drop out issue is resolved, this will
> be a great addition to the constellation!
> Glenn AA5PK
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)" <amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net>
> To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2009 2:53 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: SO-67 14Nov2009 1521z Audio
> > Hi Glenn!
> > Nice to work you on that last SO-67 pass this morning. It was an
> > easier pass to get into from DM33xp/DM43ap here in Phoenix
> > (maximum elevation 40 degrees) compared to the earlier pass
> > (maximum elevation 8 degrees).
> > I posted my two MP3 recordings from this morning, along with the
> > MP3s from the two SO-67 passes I was on last weekend, at:
> > http://so67.wd9ewk.net/
> > The URL was just set up, so it may not respond for a few hours until
> > the DNS change propagates. I also posted PDFs with the passes at
> > those times there, so you can see how things looked from here in
> > Phoenix.
> > Following the advice about reducing mic gain and narrow FM helps in
> > getting through. On the second SO-67 pass this morning, I went one
> > step further - I held my mic about 8 inches/20cm below my mouth
> > while transmitting. Doing that, and following the other hints, allowed
> > me to have a transmission of more than 2 or 3 seconds get through
> > SO-67 without dropping out. I have been using an IC-2820H with an
> > Elk Antennas handheld 2m/70cm log periodic when I have worked
> > SO-67.
> > It would be interesting to see how this satellite worked with no PL
> > required on the uplink, since it is only being activated for 13 or 15
> > minutes at a time. The PL doesn't appear to be needed as a tool
> > for power conservation, as on SO-50. Does anyone know if it is
> > even possible for the SO-67 transponder to operate without that
> > PL?
> > 73!
> > Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
> > http://www.wd9ewk.net/
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