[amsat-bb] NO-84 update, progress on my end

Mark Lunday wd4elg at outlook.com
Sat Mar 4 03:23:06 UTC 2017

OK, tonight on the high pass at 0300 UTC over US East Coast, I heard the following with my IC910H tuned to 435.350 MHz FM-Narrow, feeding FLDIGI through a SignaLink USB card:

1.      W3ADO beacon.  The beacon signal was so strong it was almost like hearing an FM repeater that is "full quieting" with no background noise at all.
2.      Someone transmitting early in the pass, but Doppler was moving the signal and I did not decode it because it eventually went right on top of the beacon.

I attempted to transmit using DopplerPSK, 50 watts to an inverted L, but I did not see my signal on the downlink at all.  I measured 50 watts output, and I listened on a separate receiver (no antenna) on 28.120 and I did hear PSK.

*       I am using TS480SAT for transmit.  I have the dial on 28.120, which means that the center AF frequency is 2 kHz according to Doppler PSK.  Is that correct for the dial frequency?
*       Any other suggestions on what I should do, or just try again on the next pass?

Mark Lunday, WD4ELG
Greensboro, NC  FM06be
wd4elg at arrl.net
SKCC #16439  FISTS #17972

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