[amsat-bb] Re: SO-50
w4as at bellsouth.net
Thu Aug 26 11:57:48 PDT 2010
SO-50 is generally quiet during the day for a few reasons. Many people are at work, and it's also a weak bird that is not as easy to hear as AO-51. It also requires a PL to turn it on if it's off, and then another PL to use it.
Also many satellite enthusiasts use the TS-2000 which has a birdie on the downlink which can make it difficult, if not impossible to hear.
But it's a great bird with excellent audio.
73 de W4AS
On Aug 26, 2010, at 1:06 PM, Ng, Peter wrote:
> I was also surprised at how quiet SO-50 was during my initial attempts. I thought there something wrong with my setup. I find the traffic on SO-50 is very light. Don't know why...could be the time of day (or night in my case). I had great help from KC2WQW and W6ZKH. Regardless of anyone else being on, when you can hear myself on the downlink, you know you're getting through. have fun!
> 73's Peter VE7NGP
>> That's true but you would think there would be others on the bird.
>> 73 Matt
>>> Did you transmit the ON tone? SO-50 is set up so you have to turn it on by
>>> Rick Tejera
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