[amsat-bb] Re: Oscar-10

i8cvs domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
Thu Jul 28 14:39:14 PDT 2011

Hi Pete, 2i0VAX

Probably you was not a satellite operator on those early days of OSCAR-10,
OSCAR-13 and AO40 and so you cannot understand and realize how
much easier it was to operate satellite with respect to the actual FM birds.

No automatic antenna tracking was needed and no automatic doppler
compensation was needed to work all Continents for hours with many
different stations all at the same time through the above wonderfull
HEO satellites, without any interference and it was much and much
better than on 20 meters.

OSCAR-10, OSCAR-13 and AO40 was the PHASE III of AMSAT but
actually the LEO FM satellites are getting AMSAT many steps back  to

73" de

i8CVS Domenico

----- Original Message -----
From: "P.H." <bbjunkie at f2s.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2011 7:58 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Oscar-10

Hats off to you guys.. working satellites has become much easier with
the advent of computerised pass prediction and FM birds. Back in those
days it took real brains to work those birds!




On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 1:40 PM, Joe <nss at mwt.net> wrote:
> I remember using the "Oscarlocator" all the time in those days.
> http://www.studiorite.com/oldindex/images/OscarLocator1sm.jpg
> You could get the info from QST or there was either a weekly or daily
> Oscasr bullitens put out by W1AW, in CW on all their HF Freqs that they
> used. I do not remember if the info was also sent in SSB or not. I
> always copied the CW version.
> Joe WB9SBD

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