[amsat-bb] NO-84 - the investigation continues
wd4elg at outlook.com
Mon Mar 6 03:53:56 UTC 2017
Making some progress....0335 UTC pass, I decoded the PSK31 beacon AND decoded W5SAT calling CQ.
However, I failed to see my signal on the downlink again. I am using 65 watts and an inverted L for 160 that tunes for 10 meters. The thing should be working, I worked several EU stations on 40 meters with just 5 watts tonight, so it's radiating SOMETHING.
I am sending PSK31 with DopplerPSK and then trying with FLDIGI, so it's not the software.
I am getting power out per the wattmeter, so it's not the transmit setup. EZNEC shows a mostly cloud-warmer type of pattern for the inverted L on 10 meters, with some small gain at lower angles.
Maybe I will try the off-center-fed dipole next. What are other folks using for antennas on the uplink?
Mark Lunday, WD4ELG
Greensboro, NC FM06be
wd4elg at arrl.net
SKCC #16439 FISTS #17972
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