[amsat-bb] Re: ARISSat-1 on 2M

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 1 21:02:28 PDT 2011

Hi Clint,

Are you sure it was a totally empty carrier?  There was one YouTube posting from someone (I forget who - across the pond, I believe), who recorded the entire pass.  I had the fan on in the Shack, so it was a little noisy, but I didn't hear anything the entire recording.  Then I noticed the S-meter in the radio's display poked up a couple of notches and realized that the audio level was simply very low.  Sure enough, turned the audio all the way up and I heard voices.

Perhaps the audio levels are not the same for all recordings?  (Hopefully it's not an intermittent in the satellite...)

Greg  KO6TH

> From: clintbradford at mac.com
> Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 20:13:50 -0700
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  ARISSat-1 on 2M
> Sorry to re-re-re-post this - but we're in a new month on the system ...  and 
> further apologies if the answer is really obvious ...
> Do the ARISS powers-that-be know WHY some had tremendous success hearing 
> the WONDERFUL pre-recorded messages from kids on 145.95 last weekend - 
> while some passes had "empty carrier" or  nothing on 145.95?
> I experienced both phenomena - just a "keying up" and dead silence for a 
> few seconds at 1:03AM PDT Sunday morning, and then wonderful, full kids' 
> messages during the 2:38AM PDT pass.
> Clint Bradford
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