[amsat-bb] Tropo and FO-29
jim at coloradosatellite.com
Mon Jun 15 20:17:59 UTC 2015
Apparently some folks were hearing us after our nominal LOS, I was still
taking so Ken could zero in the antenna on the horizon. We had stopped
hearing the downlink at that point. In that direction we are about 500'
above the ocean with nothing but a steep slope down then water all the
way to Spain. I'm wondering if there was some tropo on VHF that kept us
in it for another minute or so, but the UHF fell off when it went over
the water horizon.
Anyone ever experience anything like that?
We have certainly seen 6 meter tropo around the islands here this week -
all the way up to Puerto Rico and Haiti.
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