[amsat-bb] Working AO-85 With An FT-817

Bill Attwood whattwood at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 03:55:07 UTC 2016

Hi Bernhard,
It's been stated that the uplink frequency is about 10KHz lower than
published. You'll want to start around 435.160 and end around 435.180

Some have found it easier to make it into the bird for the second half of
the pass.

The antenna polarization is the same for RX & TX so if you're using an
Arrow you'll want to twist it to the weakest receive signal before

Good luck, hope to catch you on!


On Jan 10, 2016 8:48 PM, "B J" <va6bmj at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've made several attempts to work this bird with my '817, since it's
> winter where I live and setting up my IC-910 on my balcony would be
> impractical.
> I programmed my radio with the nominal uplink and downlink at 435.180
> and 145.980, respectively.  I haven't made any contacts so far, so I'm
> wondering if I should adjust the uplink closer to 435.172.  (I'm
> assuming, of course, that I haven't been blacklisted or some such
> thing, hi.)
> Please advise.  Thank you.
> 73s
> Bernhard VA6BMJ @ DO33FL
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