[amsat-bb] ARRISat-I over NA

John Papay john at papays.com
Sat Oct 22 06:22:22 PDT 2011

It has been a while since we have had usable ARRISat-1
passes over the US.  We are now starting to get daylight
passes in the early evening so it's time to start having
some fun with this bird again.

Last evening around 2203UTC, ARRISat-1 had a great pass
over the south and eastern US.  After listening to the
voice and copying a SSTV picture, I switched to the linear
transponder.  My downlink was stronger than I have ever
heard before and it stayed in there for the rest of the
pass.  Unfortunately there was no one to work.  It's amazing
that this bird can hear anything on UHF with virtually no

If you haven't worked much ssb or cw on ARRISat-1, now is the
time to start trying again.  We won't have this opportunity

John K8YSE

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