[amsat-bb] AO73, unsuccessful loop test

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Wed Dec 2 01:43:36 UTC 2015

That's correct, however the local oscillator in the transponder is not
stable. You need to add between 6-10 kHz to your uplink frequency depending
on the pass (and it varies during the pass as well).

I was busy during that pass, but I'll be on the next pass at 0255 UTC.


Paul, N8HM

On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 8:31 PM, Mark Lunday <wd4elg at triad.rr.com> wrote:

> I can hear a WA2, but not my own CW signal on the downlink.
> Using an Elk for uplink.  IC910H.  Power at 50%, azimuth only 20 degrees
> from center of the Elk.
> Just to confirm, uplink center band is 435.140, downlink center band is
> 145.960.
> Mark Lunday, WD4ELG
> Greensboro, NC  FM06be
> wd4elg at arrl.net
> http://wd4elg.blogspot.com
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