[amsat-bb] Nayif-1 at 0305Z

Wouter Weggelaar wouterweg at gmail.com
Thu Feb 16 04:08:30 UTC 2017

Hi Paul,

Thank you for your message and I am delighted to hear that the
transponder works well for you!
We have just woken up to some very nice messages of the transponder working.

The stability of the oscillators on Nayif-1 should be better as
compared to FUNcube, UKube and QB50p1


Wouter A6/PA3WEG

On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 4:30 AM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:
> Made my first QSOs on the Nayif-1 transponder on the 0305Z pass
> covering most of North America. I worked AC0RA in Texas, AA5PK in
> Texas, NP4JV in Arizona, W5PFG in Texas, and WN9Q in Wisconsin from my
> QTH in southwest Washington, DC. I also heard KO4MA in Florida and
> NR0T in Minnesota.
> Signals were generally strong, with some fading at points. It seems to
> work at least as well as AO-73's transponder. As I was operating
> manually, I could not precisely evaluate the frequency stability, but
> I had no trouble finding myself very quickly. It was much easier than
> finding myself on an equivalent pass of AO-73.
> Equipment used:
> 2 x Yaesu FT-817
> High Sierra Microwave LNA146FIL preamp
> Microset VUR-30 amplifier (about 22 watts max on 70cm)
> Arrow II 146/437-14 Antenna (handheld)
> Congratulations to the Nayif-1 team on a successful launch and
> activation of the satellite!
> 73,
> Paul, N8HM

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