[amsat-bb] SO50 Help Please
dphelps1 at ameritech.net
Mon Jun 20 14:24:53 PDT 2011
My equipment is an FT-847 feeding a pair of 8 element RHCP antennas with
Advanced Research Preamps mounted at the antenna. I use SatPC for the automatic
tracking. I am supposedly transmitting a 67 Hz PL on TX.
Ar elevations above 40 degrees, I can hear AO50 full quieting with just a little
fading. What I can not sdeem to do is TX through AO50. I can TX OK through
AO51 in its current mode (QRP transponder and no PL) but not AO50. I seemed
that if TX right when someone ended the TX, I could get in for a fraction of a
second. Can anybody tell me what I am doing wrong? Is their some quirk with PL
in the Sat Mode on the FT-847?
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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