[amsat-bb] Re: SO-67 Western Pass 11/21 @ 1741

Sat Nov 21 11:15:47 PST 2009

In my 45 years of haming, I can recall ONE QSO, back in my days on HF AM,
with somebody using NBFM.  Until last weekend, I had completely forgotten
that the FT-847 has a button for that, and of course SATPC32 supports it as
well.  ;)

One thing I find is that the discriminator consistently centers up about 2
KHz lower than the published frequency.  I find that 435.343 MHz works best.
The rig is calibrated, and the other birds are all where they claim to be.
So far, there has been too much traffic to determine whether the uplink is a
bit off.  


-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of w6zkh at comcast.net
Sent: 21 November, 2009 12:04
To: amsat-bb
Subject: [amsat-bb] SO-67 Western Pass 11/21 @ 1741

This mornings pass of SO-67 was the best one sofar, probably because it
wasnt overloaded with signals being it was partially out over the Pacific. 

VA7VW, WC7V, W7JPI, K7CWQ, WD9EWK, N7EDK and a XE2 station were on, and for
the mostpart good communications spaced out over the 12 minute pass. Once
everyone waited for that 3 second tail audio was very good, with Leo, W7JPI
having Hi-Fi studio audio from that 847 with Mic gain turned down. It is
hard to wait for the tail, as all of us are use to the other birds. I copied
the satellite down to 2 degs over the Pacific. 

Sorry no recording device of it.... guess we need to make a remote base for
John K8YSE out here on the Left Coast, hi... 

John W6ZKH 

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