[amsat-bb] Re: ARISSat-1 in Arizona @ 1332 UTC

K2AK - Jeff k2ak at k2ak.net
Sat Aug 6 08:04:21 PDT 2011

Hi Patrick,

I will listen for you on the next pass (7 minutes from now). I could clearly
hear myself on the last pass once it got above 5 degrees. I can copy the FM
and CW TX from AOS to LOS just fine.

Hope to work you,
Jeff - K2AK 

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Patrick STODDARD
Sent: Saturday, August 06, 2011 6:56 AM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] ARISSat-1 in Arizona @ 1332 UTC


This was my first attempt on this satellite. CW telemetry at 145.920 was
easy to copy, and I hear CW and SSB through the transponder. It wasn't hatd
to hear the transponder after the satellite was up a few degrees from the
horizon, and I heard my own CW near mid-pass. Maximum elevation here was 33

Above 20 or so degrees elevation, I could hear my CW. Near the midpoint, I
briefly heard myself in SSB. Fading is there, but having to adjust my VFO
more often than working VO52 makes this bird more of a challenge.

Although I didn't complete a QSO, I think I heard KN6ZA in CW. I know I
clearly heard AA5PK in SSB starting around 1337-1338 UTC. I will try again
on the next pass at 1508-1517 UTC.


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