[amsat-bb] Re: Transponder 1412Z
Rsoifer at aol.com
Sun Aug 7 07:53:39 PDT 2011
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.
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
----- Original Message -----
From: <Rsoifer at aol.com>
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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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