[amsat-bb] AO-85

Mvivona Mvivona at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 14 16:04:25 UTC 2015

A handheld receiver will sometimes be a little too sensitive with this type of configuration where you are using the same mast for the UHF and VHF antenna together. The front end of the receive HT will have a tendency to be a little desenced causing a slight reduction in audio quality on your downlink. This might be what you were experiencing.

What were you using to do the recording? Was it not the same radio as what you were listening to for downlink?

Michael KC4ZVA
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On Oct 14, 2015, at 11:19 AM, W3MAT . <w3mat03 at gmail.com> wrote:

The other morning I attempted AO-85, listening to the down link on
145.980.  I just sat down and listened to the recording of that pass.  At
the time I thought I was not making it into the sat, but upon listening to
the recording I found that I indeed was making it, and at times quite
strong.  I was using the Arrow, two FT-60's, and headphones, but during the
pass I could have sworn I was not making it, as I was not hearing
myself...just squelch.  I did learn from that pass though that AO-85 was
much clearer on 145.975 in the latter stages, or after it passed the posted
Max El for that pass.

Just wondering if anyone else experienced the same scenario as I.  I did
tweak a few things with coax and radio programming last evening, and that
seemed to make a noticeable improvement on the SO-50 (03:07Z) pass last

Have a great day everyone,

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