[amsat-bb] LituanicaSAT-1 FM Transponder Report 04-Jun-2014 UTC
Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)
amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Wed Jun 4 04:31:36 UTC 2014
I was on the last LituanicaSAT-1 pass starting around
0337 UTC. I heard three other stations during the pass -
Nestor K6JTT in San Diego, Dave W0DHB in Colorado, and
Glenn AA5PK in west Texas. We all worked each other.
This was a higher pass for me here in DM43bn, with
maximum elevation of 29 degrees. Late in this pass, I
heard the CW ID and recorded voice.
I will send a separate report to LY5H including MP3 files
with the audio from both passes I worked tonight. I hope
the FM transponder can be activated again, while the
satellite is still in orbit. This was fun!
On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 2:41 AM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:
> Good evening,
> I was on two passes of LituanicaSAT-1 over North America this evening.
> Signals sounded good, though I noted that the uplink sensitivity makes
> it difficult to work with just five watts of power output to a
> handheld antenna, except at higher elevations. My signal was in and
> out except at the middle of both passes. I neglected to make fine
> tuning adjustments on the uplink for Doppler as I had on previous
> passes. That might have made a difference had I done that.
> On the first pass, around 0031 UTC, KC9ELU in Indiana was the only
> station heard and worked.
> On the second pass, around 0207 UTC, KC9ELU was worked again as was
> KB1PVH in Massachusetts. Also heard were W0DHB in Colorado and KK4VAU
> in Tennessee.
> Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
> Washington, DC (FM18lv)
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