[amsat-bb] Re: Field Day Dual-Hop!

Dee morsesat at optonline.net
Sun Jun 26 07:35:36 PDT 2011

The birds were overcrowded...  I had an arrow type antenna set up (split the
UHF and VHF beams on to 2 separate booms on my G5400 being controlled by LVB
tracker and SATPC32 program for demo purposes)  with my Icom 910 and it was
difficult to even get the 100 point contact.  Made a few contacts and Maybe
next year we all can set up the one contact per bird rule and KEEP it!
Was fun and the questions I had with my set up perked interest from the
people that were "onlookers"  Sorry to WB2OQQ and others that I know but the
interference was a bit much to overcome.
Hope all had a great Field Day.
Dee, NB2F
At "K2BAR"

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Greg D.
Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2011 9:00 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Field Day Dual-Hop!

Well, one-way, and I didn't have the presence of mind to try to make a cross
satellite contact.

The end of the last AO-07 pass (which sounded very much like 20 meters!)
crossed with the beginning of FO-29's, so the two satellites passed within a
couple of hundred miles of each other.  Since the downlink for AO-07 is in
the middle of the uplink passband for FO-29, I switched over to FO-29 to
take a listen.  Sure enough, the bottom of FO-29's passband sounded like 20
meters for a few moments.  Then it went away.

Fleeting chaos.  Sweet.

Greg  KO6TH

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