[amsat-bb] Re: CW signal heard

w4upd updwrb at bristor-assoc.com
Tue Mar 29 13:23:48 PDT 2011

You probably heard RS-30. It comes in quite well on 70cm. SOmetimes I 
find it following close to AO-51 passes.

Reid, W4UPD

On 3/29/2011 4:17 PM, James Luhn wrote:
> I am very new to satellites so please don't be too hard on me in regards
> to this post.
> This afternoon at about14:50 cst (07:50 utc)  I copied cw  that started
> at 435.310mhz and eventually made it to 435.292 before fading away at
> roughly 15:00 cst.  I am south of Houston, TX, grid EL29, Texas City, TX
> near Galveston, TX.  The code was always 5 character groups.  Some of
> what I copied is MCO53, SMA127, SMB0?, US17A........  I looked on the
> AMSAT page to see what satellite was overhead and I did not really see
> one that would fit the strength of the signal (S9) that I was hearing.
> Perhaps someone can inform me as to what satellite I was hearing.
> Also at the time I heard what I believe is some form of radar that
> sounded almost like a siren.  The signal was pinning the S-meter.  Each
> time I heard the siren signal I had low flying jets above.  No doubt in
> my mind there was a connection between the two.  The jets were over 3
> times, the siren signal was also 3 times. It was strongest when the jets
> were directly overhead.
> Please excuse me if my questions have already been answered.
> 73,
> James
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