[amsat-bb] Re: Odd Satellite problem

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Sun Oct 16 15:39:00 PDT 2011

Hi Michael!

> Trying to get my station back on the air, challenging when I am not sure
> which bird is working and when.
> It is now 22:25UTC, trying to get on AO-51, looks like it is down also, from
> the AMSAT status page, has anyone heard it today?  I am assuming that its
> base downlink frq 435.300 as I've got an old ARRL frequency guide that shows
> it as 435.225.

The normal AO-51 downlink *was* 435.300 MHz, but with its limited
capabilities now it uses 435.150 MHz as the downlink.  Its uplink is
on 145.880 MHz.  I was just on that pass, and it was busy with stations
from Cuba and Mexico up into Canada, and all across the continental
USA from my backyard here in the Phoenix area.



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