[amsat-bb] AO-85

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Mon Oct 26 13:10:25 UTC 2015


If you hear "Hi This is Amateur Radio Satellite Fox-1", the satellite
is in transponder mode. A transmission with the 67 Hz tone should
activate it.

The satellite is open for use for now, but there is likely to be
another round of testing later this week.


Paul, N8HM

On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 9:02 AM, W3MAT . <w3mat03 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Thanks
> Loon
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