[amsat-bb] Re: ""you may as well use Skype..."

Luc Leblanc lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca
Sat Feb 5 10:55:33 PST 2011

On 5 Feb 2011 at 9:46, Phil wrote:

Date sent:      	Sat, 05 Feb 2011 09:46:19 +1000
From:           	Phil <phillor at telstra.com>
Subject:        	[amsat-bb] Re: ""you may as well use Skype..."
To:             	amsat-bb at amsat.org

> On Fri, 4 Feb 2011 08:04:47 pm Luc Leblanc wrote:
> > 
> > I logged 762 QSO on AO-40 from 2001 to 2003 here is some of them:
> > 
> > VK4UBM
> > VK3KOS
> > VK3BVM
> Logged, but not accurately perhaps. I made several contacts with you Luc via 
> A0-40.
> -- 
> Regards,
> Phil (VK4BVM)
Hi Phil

I sometime logged my QSO live between radio/rotor/doppler adjustment and i cannot say my Lux LOG first version was 100% error free but i 
have to correct them when the card arrive as i can filter all VK'S and sorted them.

AO-40 was a wonder full experience with U/S and L/S mode i was just making my first L/S QSO the day before he goes silent signal was 
extremely strong as i used a 7.5' dish with a L patch feed for the uplink on L band. and a 2.4GHZ patch feed on the same dish my web site 
still show this antenna cannot convince myself to scrap them :(

For the record a rumour float around me and two other EU stations a DL and an i that we where involved in the satellite issues as we where 
using too much power and LEILA was not operating on the L uplink the day before AO-40 goes silent!!! if i remember correctly...

It was proven wrong afterwards as it was related to the batteries only. 


Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
Skype VE2DWE


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