[amsat-bb] FO-29 Digitalker Recording

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Mon Aug 1 11:36:57 UTC 2016

This is Echolink node 43609 - WV8CW in Horner, WV operating on 145.900 MHz.

Unfortunately he has no email address in QRZ. If anyone knows how to
contact WV8CW, please let me know so we can ask him to move out of the
amateur satellite subband.


Paul, N8HM

On Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 6:34 AM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:
> Scott,
> The FO-29 digitalker has not been active in many years. What you are hearing
> is an Echolink or IRLP transmission from the ground. I'll have to try to
> copy down the numbers to identify it. It sounds like someone was linking
> nodes together.
> Unfortunately, it's far too common for people to setup Echolink nodes or
> personal crossband repeaters in the amateur satellite subband and to hear
> that through FO-29.
> What frequency were you hearing it at?
> 73,
> Paul, N8HM
> On Monday, August 1, 2016, Scott <scott23192 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Since I'm new at this, perhaps the Digitalker on FO-29 is nothing unique.
>> But I heard it tonight for the first time and was recording with my
>> SDRPlay, so if anyone else has not heard it, here is a link to a 1-minute
>> recording with the noise gaps removed:
>> http://k4kdr.github.io/files/2016-08-01--FO29--digitalker.mp3
>> The quality is not great; I wasn't expecting to see FM.  But you can
>> understand a good portion of it.
>> 73!
>> -Scott,  K4KDR
>> Montpelier, VA  USA
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