[amsat-bb] SO50 Help Please

Douglas Phelps 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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