[amsat-bb] AO-51 - Idaho Repeater QRM on uplink?
zdap42 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 16 08:18:09 PDT 2011
I just thought I'd relay a bit of QRM I observed on AO-51 on this
morning's 3/16/2011 1322z pass. The bird was totally quiet (just a
nice carrier) for the first 5 minutes of the pass, but then it sounded
like a repeater was getting into the sat uplink:
3/16 1327z: "Connected, KD7QAF repeater."
3/16 1328z: "KD7QAF repeater disconnected."
3/16 1328z: "hey Stacy did I see you at the corner there by Wendys?"
3/16 1330z: "...repeater in Middleton, Idaho."
Pretty minor as far as QRM goes, but I just wanted to flag it up in
case anyone knows of a KD7QAF repeater (call might have been KD7QAN?)
that's got an output near 145.920. Might be worth letting them know
they're getting into a sat.
Also had a nice chat with Kerry WC7V on the same pass -- I'd forgotten
how nice it is to work AO-51 on the early morning passes, it's a
fantastic satellite!!! The morning passes aren't crowded at all, and
'51 has such beautiful clear audio and great coverage.
73 de Dave KB5WIA / CM88
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