[amsat-bb] AO-85

W3MAT . w3mat03 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 13:02:50 UTC 2015

AO-85 passes sounded good over the east coast this weekend.  However, I set
up for the 04:06 pass and only heard what sounded like the satellite back
in test mode (female voice announcing this is Fox-1).

What is the status for this week, as there is a very good overhead pass
today at 20:06 UTC?

On a side note, I like others I believe, have found that getting into AO-85
with your HT and handheld Arrow or Elk antenna to be almost impossible.
Last evening I set up the Icom and used 20 watts, that was the first time I
actually made more than one contact.



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