[amsat-bb] NO-84 - more progress
w5sat.brad at gmail.com
Wed Mar 8 04:45:55 UTC 2017
I was on the 0410 UTC NO-84 pass tonight and saw nobody else.
I was running 5 watts uplink for most of the pass and was able to decode cleanly except at the sub 20 deg elevations.
I tried both the 27’ vertical and G5RV Jr. and they both seemed to do just fine even at my lowest power levels.
I lowered my uplink frequency to 28.119 Mhz and saw myself at 1250 Hz on the audio spectrum.
One change I made was to control my rotor and receive via SatPC32. My Doppler.sqf looks like this:
I use the first set to get the 28.120 close and manually tune to where I want it then switch to the second one which does not change the uplink Doppler – just the downlink doppler.
Ok, not sure if this helps but I am finding this setup to be very reliable and the satellite seems to have a great RX and very strong downlink. An absolute pleasure to work with.
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