[amsat-bb] Re: ARRISAT and a fun afternoon on AO51

Burns Fisher burns at fisher.cc
Tue Oct 25 08:27:28 PDT 2011

> I have been trying to use ARRISAT-1 for the past couple of days.
> Despite the fact it was almost directly overhead, I could not get my SSB
> signal through the transponder.  I am using an IC-910 and arrow beam.  I
> am fully aware of the antenna issue on the lady.  Today I did not hear
> anything from the satellite.  Has anyone been working through the
> satellite the past couple of day?  Perhaps I have something wrong.  The
> same rig and antenna works fine with the other satellites.  With AO51, I
> run it at the minimum power which is probably about 5 watts.
> <AO51 stuff snipped>

> 73,
> -james

I received the FM from ARISSAT-1 very strongly on Sunday in the vicinity of
2130Z in the northeast US (FN42).  I tried to listen to the transponder and
CW downlink but I did not hear anything.  OTOH, I was in the middle of
moving my shack so I did not have things fully setup.  So if you are asking
"is ARISSAT still running" the answer is surely yes, and strongly.  If you
are asking whether anyone has used the transponder recently, I can't answer

Burns, W2BFJ

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