[amsat-bb] Looking to make my First Sat QSO

saguaroastro@cox.net saguaroastro at cox.net
Tue Jul 13 20:01:08 PDT 2010

All, I just finish making (with the help of my freind Jimmy, KZ7QCW) a Dual beam yagi accoring to plans from Kent britain (WA5VJB). I Listened in on the AO-51 pass at 004UT.  I'm using my Kenwood TH-7D in duplex mode.

Heard a good signal and a few pile ups. I was able to tune for the doppler pretty easy and kept a good signal. I tried to break twice, but couldn;t get through, not sure it was me or the antenna (my guess would be me). 

 Even though i didn;t make a contact, I had fun listening and learned a bit about how the communication process goes, so hopefully my next attempt will be more sucessful.

I will be on AO-51 again for the pass at 0001UT 15 Jul. I'd appreciate anyone listening for me (K7TEJ) from DM33. 

Any advice & elmering is appreciated and welcomed.

73's and thanks in advance.

Rick Tejera

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