[amsat-bb] Is it me?

Jeff Moore tnetcenter at gmail.com
Tue Mar 29 18:33:52 UTC 2016


I thought the TS-2000 had all the doppler correction built in.   Why aren't
you using that since your laptop isn't attached to the radio????

Jeff Moore  --  KE7ACY



On Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 8:41 PM, Rick Tejera <saguaroastro at cox.net> wrote:

> All,
>
>
>
> While planning upgrades to the shack, I've decided to try my hand at the
> linear birds again, taking myb TS-2000 outside and operating Semi portable.
> So far it has been a lesson in frustration. I've yet to find my downlink.
> Tonight I tried to get on XW-2C on the 0100UT pass which was 70 degrees
> from
> DM33.
>
>
>
> First let me describe how I set up. (I finally solved the memory storage
> issue I wrote about a few weeks ago). basically it's just the radio into an
> ELK on my equatorial tripod mount and the laptop (Still waiting for the
> USB-->Serial converter to get SATPC 32 talking to the radio).
>
> So I started at the center of the passband and using the doppler
> corrections
> in SAtPC, tuned the UHF uplink down to where Sat POC said it would hear at
> the sat and moved around bit trying to hear myself. Kept adjusting the
> uplink and also played with the other way Calling CQ on the uplink and
> moving the downlink trying to find myself.self Didn't hear jack the whole
> pass.
>
>
>
> I did record the pass and thought I might have heard myself, but it was
> toow
> eak to discern my call or grid, (though it did kinda sound like me).
>
>
>
> So, I guess I have two questions:
>
>
>
> 1) Is my methodology correct? if not what am I doing wrong?
>
> 2) Did anyone hear me?
>
>
>
> I'm hoping once I get the Cable and SATPC talking to the radio, it might
> make it easier,  but I think knowing how to do this manually should be
> skillset i should have.
>
>
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
>
>
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> Rick Tejera (K7TEJ)
>
> Saguaro Astronomy Club
>
> www.saguaroastro.org
>
> Thunderbird Radio Club
>
> www.w7tbc.org
>
> 623-572-0713
>
> 623-203-4121 (cell)
>
> SaguaroAstro at cox.net
>
>
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