[amsat-bb] FW: OSCAR-11 Heard!

Peter Scheller nh6vb at msn.com
Sun Nov 22 12:42:53 PST 2009

Clive et al,
Just got the e-mail in time to hastily set up some equipmentfor the 19:30Z
75* max elevation pass for UO-11 over Hawaii.
706MKIIG, Arrow antenna on photo tripod, 25 ft. coax. So nothing special,
I was in a hurry not to miss the pass, orbit #38127.
The received signal was very weak, barely above noise level, but it was there.
Sorry, no recording.
Since my "long tom's" are still on the ground and pre-amps packed away in a box,
I could not do any better. There are still a few issues to be addressed,before my 
old AO-10 class station is operational again. But then, no HEO in sight. Would be
nice however to have the equipment back up, to take a listen.
The next two possible orbits (#138134 @ 24* and # 138135 @ 18*) are not
usable because UO-11 will be eclipsed on both passes.
Will do what I can to listen in future passes, work and honeydo's permitting.

 > Date: Sun, 22 Nov 2009 17:40:42 +0000
> From: clive at g3cwv.co.uk
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] OSCAR-11 Heard!
> Hi,
> I have received two reports from Keith N4ZQ (EL88ob) that he has heard
> UO-11 on 19 November at 13:33 - 13:43, and on 22 November at 13:02 UTC.
> He has sent me a WAV file of the second pass. Unfortunately, it's a 
> very low elevation pass, and probably will be difficult to decode, as it 
> contains a lot of noise. However it's definitely UO-11.
> I'll be interested in receiving any other reports. The frequency is 
> 145.826 MHz. Mode is FM. Further details are on my OLD website 
> www.users.zetnet.co.uk/clivew There is an audio clip to help identify 
> the satellite.
> Please e-mail me via the AMSAT reflector, or post to this bulletin board.
> 73 Clive G3CWV
> Hitchin, North Hertfordshire, UK
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