[amsat-bb] Re: FO-29 and Field Day?

kc6uqh kc6uqh at cox.net
Wed Jun 18 19:23:05 PDT 2008

I plan to be on VO-52 for Field Day, working the Satellite station for the 
Palomar Amateur Radio Club and using the Club Call W6NWG  Schedule was sent 
out for FO-29 It should be on for Field Day and I will try it too.
See copy below:
"From: Mineo Wakita <ei7m-wkt at asahi-net.or.jp>
Subject: [amsat-bb] FO-29 Schedule June
To: pbaudino at formatnet.it
Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Date: Sunday, June 15, 2008, 5:01 AM

June  UTC
14 2:13 -
15 1:18 -
16 none
17 1:15 -
18 2:03 -
19 2:55 -
20 2:00 -
21 2:50 -
22 1:55 -
23 none
24 1:50 -
25 2:40 -
26 1:45 -
27 2:35 -
28 1:40 -
29 2:31 -
30 none

July  UTC
1  2:25 -
2  1:30 -

de JE9PEL, Mineo Wakita"


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)" <amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net>
To: <amsat-bb at AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 9:44 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: FO-29 and Field Day?

> Hi Chris!
>> For the past several years I have used FO-29 for field day.  Is this sat
>> usable?  The sat status appears that it is in a questionable state.  I 
>> have
> It looks like we won't be able to use FO-29.  Since it started having
> problems, the Japanese have been turning it on for just passes near
> Japan.
>> never used a FM mode J sat for field day, and would assume that  it would
>> turn into what CBer's call a key down contest, were the biggest amp wins 
>> due
>> to the capture effect.  It seems that mode J-FM birds are already crowded
>> during a regular day.  I could only imagine that it would be very 
>> difficult
> Yes, the FM birds are crowded during Field Day.  With the 100-point
> satellite QSO bonus under the ARRL Field Day rules, there are many
> stations set up just to make the contact for those points.  Low-power
> or QRP stations *can* make the contacts during Field Day, but it is
> much harder than on a normal weekend.  Difficult, but not impossible.
>> to work during FD.  I had listen to VO-52 during FD and noticed that 
>> there
>> was not any FD traffic on the bird.  Could we use this sat if FO-29 is 
>> not
>> functional?  If so, that is the satellite I plan on trying to work for 
>> FD.
>> I miss RS-12/13  Good bird for FD.
> Any satellite is available for use during Field Day, including VO-52.  If
> you plan on entering your log for either ARRL's or AMSAT's Field Day
> competition (or both), make sure to read through both sets of rules.
> There are some differences between them.
> I now have a new setup for the SSB birds, a pair of FT-817NDs,
> since I have not been successful using an AOR handheld receiver
> for the downlink.  The receiver is more than sensitive enough, but
> could not tune in steps small enough to clearly hear the voices in
> SSB.  I saw the two 817s work with VO-52 during a demo at
> Dayton in 2006, so I am confident I will make my first non-FM
> satellite QSO this weekend.  Then, on to Field Day...
> Good luck and 73!
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
> http://www.wd9ewk.net/
> (planning on a 1B/1-operator/battery QRP effort, on HF and satellites,
> from somewhere in Arizona for Field Day)
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