[amsat-bb] Re: HO-68 question

Ib Christoffersen oz1my at privat.dk
Sat Sep 18 11:29:47 PDT 2010

Hi Pat,
As pointed out by Henk there are two entries for September 18th.

The last one is probably for September 19th.

The first is for the "real" 18th.

73 OZ1MY/Ib

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Fra: Patrick E. Farcon [mailto:pfarcon at yahoo.com] 
Sendt: 18. september 2010 19:36
Til: Ib Christoffersen
Emne: Re: SV: [amsat-bb] HO-68 question

Yes. Sorry for today. I was confused when I checked the website versus
reports on Oscar website. 

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On Sep 18, 2010, at 12:27 PM, "Ib Christoffersen" <oz1my at privat.dk> wrote:

> Hi Pat,
> Are you talking about today ?
> September 18 ?
> By the way it was/is on now starting 1605 ending 1650 in FM mode.
> 73 OZ1MY/Ib
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> Fra: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] På
> af Patrick Farcon
> Sendt: 18. september 2010 18:06
> Til: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Emne: [amsat-bb] HO-68 question
> I finally got an opportunity to try and work HO-68 again on the weekend.
> Very tough during the week due to work schedule. I had a 65 deg at peak
> over FN20un but was unable to hear the satellite at all during the entire
> pass. Often I have a high 70cm noise level here so I figured it was
> tracking error (Arrow on a tripod) and the high noise level. I went to
> http://oscar.dcarr.org to see if anyone had heard the pass and
> there were no reports either way. What I did find was a bit confusing
> the past work week took a real toll on me...LOL!...
> There were 4 reports out of Europe earlier in the day of the satellite
> heard. When I had checked the schedule on http://www.camsat.cn I thought I
> understood the satellite to be off between 1:51 and 14:20 UTC. The pass I
> was trying to catch was at 14:39 UTC but the reported heard times were in
> the OFF period for HO-68. Am I reading this all wrong? I was hoping to
> perhaps catch a European station or two on that pass and also work others
> here in the US.
> Thanks in advance and maybe it¹s just a tough morning for me!
> 73,
> Pat
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