[amsat-bb] Re: ARISSat transponder

Sebastian, W4AS w4as at bellsouth.net
Tue Aug 30 14:33:35 PDT 2011

At approximately 1800z today, I had a nice high elevation ARISSat pass, and again tried out the SSB transponder.

I easily heard my uplink while calling CQ a few times.  I was pleasantly surprised when Bob, K9OIM in EM56 answered me.  The QSO was very brief, but exciting.
I wonder if anyone is keeping a tally of contacts made using the ARISSat transponder?  Or are there just too many to count?

73 de Sebastian, W4AS - EL95

On Aug 29, 2011, at 3:10 PM, Alan P. Biddle wrote:

> Sebastian,
> I saw what must have been you in the transponder, but I was busy gathering
> TLM.  Thanks for the report!
> 73s,
> Alan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
> Behalf Of Sebastian, W4AS
> Sent: Monday, August 29, 2011 2:05 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] ARISSat transponder
> At the 1850z pass, ARISSat passed at approximately 20 degrees for me.  I
> hadn't tried the SSB transponder in a while, and decided to give it a go.
> Once I found my downlink, it was loud and clear throughout most of the past.
> Called CQ for several minutes, but no takers.
> Those who haven't tried it, really should.
> 73 de Sebastian, W4AS

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