[amsat-bb] Trying to find my downlink

Jim Walls jim at k6ccc.org
Mon Jul 18 21:48:58 UTC 2016

On 7/18/2016 09:43, Philip Chimento wrote:
> I have an IC-9100 using MacDoppler and hooked up to two home-brew Eggbeater II antennas. I have had a lot of trouble finding my downlink on pretty much all of the SSB satellites that I have tried; AO-7, FO-29, AO-73 and the XWs (2A, 2C and 2F). Does anyone have suggestions, strategies for finding the downlink (so I don’t wind up annoying everyone else by uselessly transmitting).

An eggbeater is a pretty marginal receive antenna for the linear 
satellites.  Do you at least have a preamp at the receive antenna?

Jim Walls - K6CCC
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