[amsat-bb] CW signal heard

James Luhn 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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