[amsat-bb] It's about time! FO-29 successfully worked!

Pedro Converso pconver at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 15:34:10 UTC 2016

Hello Jeffrey,

Congratulations for your first linear satellite operation !!!

Perhaps you can try different setup to control dopplers using wispdde
driver, it is at:


Wishing success on next QSOs

Best 73,
lu7abf, Pedro Converso

On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 11:37 AM, Jeff A. Boyd
<the2belo at msd.biglobe.ne.jp> wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Jan 2016 07:49:43 -0500, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:
>> Congratulations! As far as the weak signals - what type of coax are you
>> using and how long is it? Most find that the 857 or 817 don't really need a
>> preamp to work FO-29 horizon to horizon, at least in a clear location. Coax
>> is cheaper than a preamp, so you might want to try it. I use 6' LMR-240
>> jumpers myself.
> That might be what the problem is, then. I hadn't put too much thought into the
> coax -- I was just using 3-4m lengths of regular old RG58.
> LMR240 itself would be quite expensive to import, but fortunately there are
> Japanese-made equivalents like Fujikura 5D-SFA (113dB/km is the only figure I
> could find on this, if that's useful).
> http://www.fujikura.co.jp/eng/products/cable/coaxial/cd1211.html
>> From what I know of JA satellite operation, CW is definitely more popular
>> than SSB. The two 73 on 73 Award applications I've received from Japan have
>> shown a large majority of the QSOs on CW.
> Time to start polishing my in-head CW copy speed...
> 73
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