[amsat-bb] HO-68

Don don1018 at comcast.net
Fri May 21 16:32:06 PDT 2010

I have been trying to work HO-68 on fairly good passes but can no hear a
thing. Sometimes I think I hear faint voices but that could be wishful
thinking. I am new to using the sat's but have been around the hobby for
years. I am using a Kenwood TH-G71 with the uplink and tone +downlink
programmed into one memory. Also using a arrow antenna . I am talking about
above 40 pass . I know it is around 1200 K up so do I need a preamp to hear
it and what are my real chances of doing this with around 5 watts?
According to the published schedules It should be on for NA. I know my track
time was good because I did check near the end of the pass and could hear
the packet burst from ARISS. Any help with this one?



WB8ZOM  in Waterford MI.

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