[amsat-bb] Re: VO-52 in Mode J?
w5acm at swbell.net
Sun Jun 24 21:29:00 PDT 2012
W5MSQ (MoSQrpitos - Houston QRP Club) had six VO-52 contacts during Field
Day. Doppler was an issue plus our QRP ops, but no odd occurances. AO-07 was
better for us with 13 contacts. We were ready for Mode A on AO-07, but it
did not happen. No problems!
Andy W5ACM (W5MSQ)
There is no good reason for anything to be anywhere... therefore, anything
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Jerzycke" <kq6ea at verizon.net>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2012 10:52 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: VO-52 in Mode J?
> There was a ton of Field Day activity on VO-52 this year. I had no problem
> making contacts for K6AA.
> FO-29 also preformed very well this year on the passes I was on.
> Poor old AO-7 was getting the daylights hammered out of her, and MANY
> station were running WAY too much power.
> If I can get an S9 signal back running 5 Watts with modest antennas, why
> oh why do people run so much power the poor bird FM's?
> Oh, well......
> 73, Jim KQ6EA/K6AA
> On 06/25/2012 03:03 AM, tosca005 at umn.edu wrote:
>> On Jun 22 2012, Keith Baker wrote:
>> Is it me, my keps or my equipment....or did I hear VO-52 in Mode J this
>> (Friday AM) in a pass over the USA?
>>> Keith BakerKB1SF / VA3KSF
>> I dont't know, but I usually have zero trouble working VO-52 during Field
>> Day, but this year I never heard even a peep from it on about a dozen
>> passes that I tried. It felt almost as if the satellite was not there or
>> the transponder was off. Probably an equipment problem on my end, but I
>> was able to hear (but not work) AO-27 and FO-29 a few times, so I know I
>> at least had my Android phone set up properly for making pass
>> predictions, and they also matched the pass predictions on AMSAT.ORG
>> online. So, unlike prior years, when I've done stupid things like not
>> correct for Daylight Saving Time or updated the station coordinates, I
>> know I at least had those major goofs prevented. But I was shocked and
>> disappointed that I could not even hear the slightest bit of activity or
>> signal return this past weekend. Like I said, this has always been an
>> excellent, reliable linear transponder, so I was particularly
>> W0JT (for the W0BU Field Day effort)
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