[amsat-bb] Re: Strong sigs

Dave Johnson kc9gha at gmail.com
Tue Mar 20 14:15:57 PST 2007

I've had several instances of squelch being broken while scanning, usually
from my car using an external mag-mount antenna.  In fact, my first (and so
far only) QSO on AO-27 was done just this way - I was on my way to work and
scanning the channels I have programmed in my HT, when the channel I have
programmed for SO-50 broke squelch with a contact occurring.  I was able to
jump in after going to VFO mode (I can't save V/U or U/V frequency pairs in
memory), and at first thought it was SO-50 until I ran pass prediction for
the time of the contact.  I've had the squelch break on AO-51 passes, as
well as many times with ISS passes, mainly during packet transmissions.


On 3/20/07, amsat-bb-request at amsat.org <amsat-bb-request at amsat.org> wrote:
> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 22:10:55 -0400
> From: "Tim Tapio" <tim at timtapio.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  Strong sigs
> To: <AMSAT-BB at amsat.org>
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> While on the way home from our ham meeting tonight, listening to the
> repeater traffic, I was amazed to hear an EM64 as AO-51 broke squelch,
> through a rubber duck, sitting in the console of my car on the UHF side of
> my IC-W32A
> High pass....muast have been around 1:42Z.....
> 73 de Tim, K4SHF FM04....heard in FM05

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