[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 - Idaho Repeater QRM on uplink?

George Henry ka3hsw at att.net
Wed Mar 16 10:55:38 PDT 2011

John, K8YSE, records almost all of the FM LEO passes...  it'll probably be up on 
his site within the next couple of hours.  

I will check for any Echolink or IRLP nodes for that call sign or area when I 
get home.  Hopefully we can get hold of the owner & get them to move it out of 
the satellite sub-band.  We had one here in the Chicago area a couple of years 
ago, and got it to move pretty quickly.

George, KA3HSW

----- Original Message ----
> From: Andrew Glasbrenner <glasbrenner at mindspring.com>
> To: David Palmer <zdap42 at gmail.com>
> Cc: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Wed, March 16, 2011 10:58:44 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 - Idaho Repeater QRM on uplink?
> Thanks for the heads up. It's likely an echolink or irlp node. Does anyone have 
>a recording? If we can nail the call down I'll follow up with them.
> 73, Drew KO4MA
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Mar 16, 2011, at 11:18 AM, David Palmer <zdap42 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Everyone,
> > 
> > I just thought I'd relay a bit of QRM I observed on AO-51 on this
> > morning's 3/16/2011 1322z pass.  The bird was totally quiet (just a
> > nice carrier) for the first 5 minutes of the pass, but then it sounded
> > like a repeater was getting into the sat uplink:
> > 
> > 3/16  1327z:  "Connected, KD7QAF repeater."
> > 3/16  1328z:  "KD7QAF repeater disconnected."
> > 3/16  1328z:  "hey Stacy did I see you at the corner there by Wendys?"
> > 3/16  1330z:  "...repeater in Middleton, Idaho."
> > 
> > Pretty minor as far as QRM goes, but I just wanted to flag it up in
> > case anyone knows of a KD7QAF repeater (call might have been KD7QAN?)
> > that's got an output near 145.920.  Might be worth letting them know
> > they're getting into a sat.
> > 
> > Also had a nice chat with Kerry WC7V on the same pass -- I'd forgotten
> > how nice it is to work AO-51 on the early morning passes, it's a
> > fantastic satellite!!!  The morning passes aren't crowded at all, and
> > '51 has such beautiful clear audio and great coverage.
> > 
> > 73 de Dave KB5WIA / CM88

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