[amsat-bb] Re: AO-73 booming signal
n8hm at arrl.net
Mon May 5 11:18:28 PDT 2014
Agree. It isn't quite as loud or as easy to get a signal into as
VO-52, but it's very close.
I had a 70+ degree pass yesterday and my return signal was S8 with 500
mW to an Elk antenna. Unfortunately, all I heard were people trying to
find their signals until the end of the pass.
Looking forward to the FUNcube-2 payload on UKube-1 and the FUNcube-3
payload on QB50p2, apparently both launching June 19th, but I see
conflicting information about the DNEPR launch for QB50p1 and QB50p2
(with a FM transponder from AMSAT-F). Can anyone confirm that date?
On Mon, May 5, 2014 at 12:52 PM, D. Craig Fox <DFox at rwglaw.com> wrote:
> I was on AO73 last night from southern Cal (DM13) at around 0555z, calling many CQs. I kept my downlink at about 145.955. My sigs peaked at S9 (no preamp), 5 el fixed at 30 deg.
> AO73 was very loud. I had no replies and heard no one but myself. It does take a little more work to keep up with the Doppler, but this is a great sat and I encourage you to take advantage when the transponder is turned on.
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