[amsat-bb] AO-51 pass 1230UTC 12/2

n0jy@lavabit.com n0jy at lavabit.com
Thu Dec 2 05:34:41 PST 2010

Hello all,

I was attempting to make some contacts on the 1230UTC pass of AO-51 this
morning, from the mobile on my way to work.  We have a bit of a commuter
roundtable on 2m in the morning and I invited some of the others to tune
in to see what we could hear.

The downlink was weak enough that the pass was at best barely workable,
but right at the beginning I did have a good enough signal to copy that a
station came back to my call.  I didn't copy the call though, so it was
not a contact but it appears that I was heard well enough on the uplink...
so I would appreciate it if the station(s) who heard me would let me know
what my uplink signal quality was, that I can determine whether it's worth
it to try to work the bird again during a "commute" pass.

If so maybe I'll consider a preamp in the mobile... ;-)

And if the uplink was OK then perhaps on some future closer passes I'll
have the opportunity to get some of my fellow commuters on the bird!

Thanks and 73,

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