[amsat-bb] Re: SO-50 pass over FN42 at 12:25a local / 0525Z

Rick Tejera saguaroastro at cox.net
Thu Nov 11 16:08:30 PST 2010

That's kind of late, though if there's any one out there it nice to have a
bit of a chat. Did you transmit the with the 74.4 PL to turn the bird on? At
that hour, it may not be on. 

I try to work late passes on SO-50 when I can. The pass you tried to work
was too far east to work from Phoenix, DM33.

Hope to work you soon, FN42 & MA would be a new grid & State for me.....

Clear Skies

Rick Tejera
Editor SACnews,
Public Outreach Coordinator
Saguaro Astronomy Club
Phoenix, Arizona
saguaroastro at cox.net 
K7TEJ, AMSAT 38452

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
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Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 22:48
To: AMSAT-BB at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] SO-50 pass over FN42 at 12:25a local / 0525Z

Was anyone working SO-50 during its pass over FN42 at 12:25a Eastern / 05:25

I just finished constructing a WA5VJB yagi just a few hours ago.  Was
listening on the downlink during the pass but heard nothing.  (Didn't try
transmitting.)  Maybe no one was on, maybe the downlink is shifted off
frequency slightly (I see a note of reports of this in the AMSAT Status page
for the bird), or maybe my setup is just broken (very possible -- it's all
new and I don't know what I'm doing!).

In any case, I'll be trying some other passes of FM sats tomorrow.

vy 73
-chris N2YYZ
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