[amsat-bb] LilacSat-2 Report
n8hm at arrl.net
Wed Sep 23 11:31:46 UTC 2015
I just worked a pass of LilacSat-2 from here in Washington, DC. The
downlink signal was good and I was able to work KO4MA with 5 watts,
though the constant carrier and audio filtering made it tough to know
when I was getting in to the satellite. I had to listen very carefully
to hear my own voice coming back from my headphones. There was
terrestrial interference, but I was able to get in below 6 degrees and
heard the satellite all the way down to below a degree.
Equipment used was two Yaesu FT-817s, an Arrow antenna, and a High
Sierra Microwave LNAA432 preamp.
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