[amsat-bb] LituanicaSAT-1 FM Transponder Report From Washington, DC

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Sun Jun 1 09:13:16 UTC 2014


I was the only person on the 0855Z pass over North America. Maximum
elevation was 70 degrees. The satellite still sounded good. I again
noted that Narrow FM and making the fine adjustments for Doppler on
the uplink worked better. Downlink signals were stronger than SO-50,
likely due to the lower orbit. I will try again on 2-Jun at 0121Z and
0256Z.

Audio from the pass is here:

https://soundcloud.com/paul-stoetzer/lituanicasat-1-0855z-01-jun-2014

73,

Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
Washington, DC (FM18lv)

On Sat, May 31, 2014 at 11:04 PM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:
> Here is the audio I captured on the 0232Z pass over North America.
>
> https://soundcloud.com/paul-stoetzer/lituanicasat-1-0232z-01-jun-2014mp3
>
> 73,
>
> Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
> Washington, DC (FM18lv)
>
> On Sat, May 31, 2014 at 10:48 PM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:
>> Just worked the last pass, a 70 degree maximum elevation pass over
>> Washington, DC. The satellite sounded good with strong signals. Lots
>> of interference on the uplink made things challenging. I worked KK4VAU
>> in Tennessee and KQ2RP in New Jersey. Also heard AA5PK and N5AFV, both
>> in Texas.
>>
>> 73,
>>
>> Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
>> Washington, DC, USA (FM18lv)
>>
>> On Sat, May 31, 2014 at 9:27 PM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:
>>> Good evening,
>>>
>>> I heard the CW ID, voice message, and my own downlink briefly on a 6
>>> degree maximum elevation pass in Washington, DC (FM18lv) at about
>>> 0058Z on 1-Jun-2014 until my receive was unfortunately wiped out by my
>>> preamp battery dying. Next pass at 0232Z is a much higher elevation
>>> pass and I will have my preamp battery charged!
>>>
>>> The station here is 2 FT-817s, an Elk handheld LPDA, and a High Sierra
>>> MIcrowave LNAA432 preamp. I was operating on my balcony with an
>>> excellent view of the southern horizon. I used Narrow FM on the uplink
>>> and that seemed to work out better for getting into the satellite than
>>> my last attempt on 1-May.
>>>
>>> Here is the audio from the pass:
>>> https://soundcloud.com/paul-stoetzer/lituanicasat-1-in-washington-dc-usa-fm18lv-0058z-01-jun-2014
>>>
>>> 73,
>>>
>>> Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
>>> Washington, DC, USA (FM18lv)


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