[amsat-bb] Re: HO68 Pass

Edward Cole kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Mon Feb 8 17:10:13 PST 2010

Too late to work anyone in lower-48 but heard my own signal, 
FB.  1850-1935 pass later on Feb. 9th (9am here) we will try 
again.  Transponder shut down just as Northern Japan got AOS.

73, ED - KL7UW

At 11:38 AM 2/8/2010, Edward Cole wrote:
>I copied two stations on SSB at 435.733 for the second half of pass
>#732, 10:30-10:50 utc.  They did not pass call signs while I listened.
>I hadn't reprogrammed he FT-847 for SSB so my uplink was on the wrong
>freq. but Rx signals were "arm-chair" until elevation < 10 deg.  Not
>too bad for omni-directional antennas.  I looked up the freq. info
>after the pass and discovered why I didn't hear my self (uplinking at
>145.825).  I now have a separate satellite memory setup for the SSB
>freq. of HO68 (435.740Rx/145.950Tx).
>The next pass is for 0020-0105, Feb. 9.  My window will be
>0052-0109utc when HO-38 is mainly over arctic Canada and no footprint
>for lower-48.  It is a ascending pass so I will have about ten min of
>coverage (0055-0105).  Look for me on SSB.
>73, Ed - KL7UW, WD2XSH/45
>   BP40IQ   500 KHz - 10-GHz   www.kl7uw.com
>500-KHz/CW, 144-MHz EME, 1296-MHz EME
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73, Ed - KL7UW, WD2XSH/45
  BP40IQ   500 KHz - 10-GHz   www.kl7uw.com
500-KHz/CW, 144-MHz EME, 1296-MHz EME
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