[amsat-bb] transponder at 4:00Z

Bruce Robertson ve9qrp at gmail.com
Fri Aug 5 21:53:57 PDT 2011

I, and many others were able to get into the transponder at 4:00Z on
August 6th. I used about 40w into a Lindenblad on TX and another omni
on receive. One 'window' seemed much better for all of us than did the
others, probably having something to do with the orientation of the RX
antenna. I say this because the BPSK and FM signals were not very low
in the other windows, whereas at the same time the linear band seemed
quite less powerful.

It's an amazing thrill to work our AMSAT SDX for the first time, and
my sense is that any VO-52 class station should be able to hear its

73, Bruce


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