[amsat-bb] Re: Transatlantic QSO on FO-29

Luc Leblanc lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca
Tue Mar 20 06:50:52 PST 2007

On 20 Mar 2007 at 8:31, i8cvs wrote:

> Hi Luc, VE2DWE
> It was very nice to contact you again in SSB this morning via FO-29
> orbit 52287 with the bird at the apogee around MA= 128
> I started to hear your carrier while you was tuning at 06:16 UTC and
> from 06:16 to 06:22 UTC your SSB signal was very well readable over
> the noise without QSB peaking to an S-7
> Hope this new 6742.8 km QSO with you between FN36KA and JN70ES
> in a LEO will trigger more transatlantic activity on this satellite waiting
> for P3E Luc.
> Note:
> If someone like to try a transatlantic QSO via FO-29 this is the right
> moment because during descending orbits the satellite foot print is actually
> maximum with FO-29 near the apogee over the atlantic.
> 73" de
> i8CVS Domenico
Hi Domenico

I was not too sure to be able to make this one as i have to be on the road 
early in the morning tuesday but mother nature rule again we got a snow storm 
who makes the road very icy and added with powdering snow blow with 40kmh winds 
i change the planning for the day.

On those 5 or 6 minutes QSO the first one can be a little bit better with a 
preamp on the downlink i guess but no time here to install one i will try to 
add a 14 elem UHF yagi over the week end with a preamp permanently attached on 
a separate coaxial line.

Thank's again for this one again it helps waiting for the next P3E that i think 
we should still think in years instead of month before any launch possibility.

What's it's sad here you are on the extreme foot path but near the whole 
eastern europe is available and i stay alone on the whole passband again for 
the rest of the pass who never exceed 6 degrees of elevation but high enough to 
be able to work near all the stations i think.

Same thing here if someone wants to make a sked on FO-29 i will be available. 

I know it is early in the morning in europe but just note here we are in the 
middle on the night 0216 am.

 "fortune smiles for those which are getting out the bed early..."   

Lucius Apuleius citation...? 

Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
Skype VE2DWE


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