[amsat-bb] CW signal heard
luhn at wt.net
Tue Mar 29 13:17:29 PDT 2011
I am very new to satellites so please don't be too hard on me in regards
to this post.
This afternoon at about14:50 cst (07:50 utc) I copied cw that started
at 435.310mhz and eventually made it to 435.292 before fading away at
roughly 15:00 cst. I am south of Houston, TX, grid EL29, Texas City, TX
near Galveston, TX. The code was always 5 character groups. Some of
what I copied is MCO53, SMA127, SMB0?, US17A........ I looked on the
AMSAT page to see what satellite was overhead and I did not really see
one that would fit the strength of the signal (S9) that I was hearing.
Perhaps someone can inform me as to what satellite I was hearing.
Also at the time I heard what I believe is some form of radar that
sounded almost like a siren. The signal was pinning the S-meter. Each
time I heard the siren signal I had low flying jets above. No doubt in
my mind there was a connection between the two. The jets were over 3
times, the siren signal was also 3 times. It was strongest when the jets
were directly overhead.
Please excuse me if my questions have already been answered.
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