[amsat-bb] Weak Signal on AO-51

Zachary Beougher zack.kd8ksn at hotmail.com
Sat Mar 12 14:33:48 PST 2011


The last few AO51 passes I have been on over the last few days have seemed to have a very weak signal.  I can usually acquire the bird at about 2-3 degrees when it comes up from the S, but I was having a hard time hearing it at 10.  Max elevation of the last pass was 23 degrees, and I could barely hear it then.  It seemed like the polarization was all over the place too – clear one minute and gone the next.

I was wondering if the transmitter power is lower than it has been – I have not seen anything on the BB regarding any mode change.  Hopefully it is not something up with my antenna.



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