[amsat-bb] Re: The Easy SATs?

Rick Tejera saguaroastro at cox.net
Sun Nov 21 18:08:26 PST 2010


Welcome to the birds. As you'll learn each bird has it's quirks but the easiest to work is probably AO-51. Listen to a few passes first before keying up. This will hive you dome idea of how thing flow on the birds. You'll also get some practice in pointing the antenna & tuning for doppler. 

When you're ready to transmit, pick a pass earlier in the day, AO-51 tends to get crowded. 

I enjoy working sats because it's challenging enough to be fun, but not so much so as to get frustrating. 

Trust me, your first QSO will be very satisfying.

Good luck & hope to work you soon.

Sent from my iPod
Rick Tejera
Editor, SACnews
Saguaro Astronomy Club

On Nov 21, 2010, at 16:50, Peter Moscatt <peter.moscatt at gmail.com> wrote:

> Good morning to all,
> I have recently entered the relms of Saterlite communications and need
> a breif list of Sats to initially target that are pretty easy to get
> into that will allow me to cut my teeth on.
> I have a FT847 and use 2M 70CM antennas (vertical), so I am pretty
> right to go as far as hardware is concerned.
> I am using Orbatron as the selected tracking software.
> Cheers
> Pete VK4CCV
> vk4ccv at wia.org.au
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