[amsat-bb] Re: Transponder 1412Z

Rsoifer@aol.com Rsoifer at aol.com
Sun Aug 7 07:53:39 PDT 2011

Hi Glenn,
I haven't made a QSO yet either.  The biggest problem, I think, is the  
satellite's tumbling, which results in frequent obstruction of the little 
uplink  antenna by the main body of the spacecraft.  On this pass, when I   could 
see the uplink antenna, you couldn't, and vice versa.  The  rapid  Doppler, 
due to the low altitude, doesn't help either.
I'll try again tomorrow morning.
73 Ray
In a message dated 8/7/2011 2:42:54 P.M. GMT Standard Time,  
aa5pk at suddenlink.net writes:

I wish  I'd heard you calling, Ray.
Still trying to make my first contact through  ARISSat,  The QSB is a 
Glenn AA5PK

----- Original  Message ----- 
From: <Rsoifer at aol.com>
To:  <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 07, 2011 9:25  AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Transponder 1412Z

>I heard myself  calling CQ for about 2 minutes, peaking 569, but  no 
> that  I could hear.  Then, about 2 minutes later, I heard  AA5PK calling  
> about the same strength, but I could no longer hear   myself.
> It's a challenge!
> 73 Ray  W2RS
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