[amsat-bb] Good To Hear VO-52 is Back
n4zq at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 14 08:17:51 PDT 2012
March 14 1437 UTC
Big signal from VO-52 this local morning. The Dutch transponder was very strong from AOS to LOS at a max elevation of 14 Degrees here in West Central Florida.
I was able to reduce my output to as low as it would go, 2.7 watts SSB, and still able to hear myself very well. The CW beacon sounded a little wobbly, probably from others running higher power.
CW beacon Text : HI HI HI THIS IS VU SAT WITH THE DUTCH MODE UV TRANSPONDER MADE BY WILLIAM LEIJENAAR 73 DE PE1RAH
Congrats to all those responsible for getting VO-52 back on again. It sound real good and nice to have an old friend back with us.
73 Keith N4ZQ
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