[amsat-bb] XW-2E at 2223Z
n8hm at arrl.net
Sun Sep 20 22:44:22 UTC 2015
The XW-2E transponder sounded great at 2223Z over eastern North
America. I worked W2JV, KE8AKW, and K8YSE and also heard KX9X.
The polarity shifts were challenging to keep up with, but other than
that, signals were strong. I don't feel like the signals are much
weaker than AO-73, even with only 1/3 of the power output.
Equipment here is 2 Yaesu FT-817s, a High Sierra Microwave LNAA146FIL
filtered preamp, and a Arrow 146/437-10 yagi hand held (holding it in
the hand was very important for keeping up with the polarity shifts).
Congratulations to CAMSAT and everyone involved in these projects.
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