[amsat-bb] Sunday 11 september 2016 balloon fox hunt with U/V FM transponder!

jerry.tuyls at telenet.be jerry.tuyls at telenet.be
Sun Sep 11 14:05:25 UTC 2016

Hello Cor

I enjoyed the event today.Managed to work a few PA, DL, OZ and a /MM station thru the transponder. Copied it well with a signal S9- S9+60db on the TS-790e meter constantly, with fading.

No preamps on the satellite antennas here, 2*7el 2m and 2*12el 70cm crossed yagis (half lenghts from Maspro system WHS-32N).

TOO BAD that some people do NOT like to hear DX, and used it for a local chat. But it worked great!!



----- Oorspronkelijk bericht -----
Van: "Cor PDØRKC" <kenwoodtrx at hotmail.com>
Aan: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Verzonden: Donderdag 8 september 2016 20:34:11
Onderwerp: [amsat-bb] Sunday 11 september 2016 balloon fox hunt with U/V FM	transponder!

Hello radio friends,

At Sunday 11 september 2016 is a balloon fox hunt event.
A weather balloon will be launched with U/V FM transponder, 23cm ATV transmitter and
beacon (tone) transmitter.
The weather balloon will be launched from the Netherlands, amateur radio stations in nearby -
countries have to wait a while to hear the signals untill the balloon reach an higher -
altitude! (the maximal altitude might reach 30km it also did in the past!).
Balloon transmitters frequency information:
Beacon:  145.450 MHz (100 mW FM/N).
FM crossband voice transponder uplink: 432.550MHz downlink: 145.475MHz (1 Watt FM/N).
ATV video transmitter 1252 MHz     (1 Watt FM, camera looking down to earth).
The balloon camera video stream can be world wide seen on the website (see the urls below).
Ground control stations:
PI4RCG      7.080 kHz, 3.650 kHz (+/- 10kHz QRM).
PI2NOS     430.125 MHz (+1.6 Shift) ground repeater in the Netherlands (also audible via echolink).
PI3UTR     145.575 MHz (-0.6 Shift / 77Hz) ground repeater in the Netherlands (also audible via echolink).

The official balloon fox hunt website and social media websites:
https://www.ballonvossenjacht.nl (you can choose the English language from the menu).
https://twitter.com/ballonvosjacht (often with quick update news messages!).

73's Cor PD0RKC

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