[amsat-bb] Re: Anyone on VO-52 around 00:15Z 2/18?

John Taylor k0qh at att.net
Fri Feb 17 16:55:45 PST 2012

 Check here to see if that pass was recorded.

John Taylor,K0QH

----- Original Message ----
From: Burns Fisher <burns at fisher.cc>
To: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Fri, February 17, 2012 6:37:29 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Anyone on VO-52 around 00:15Z 2/18?

I'm sort of excited, sort of disappointed...I believe I FINALLY heard
myself on a satellite!  I have gotten my 70cm uplink antenna working and
I'm pretty sure I could hear myself on VO-52 as it passed high over New
England at about 7:15PM 2/17 EST, 00:15 2/18 UTC.  But I'm a bit unsure.
First, my voice seemed very distorted in the headphones.  Of course it is
hard to tell when you are talking!  Second, I could not get any CW signal
bounce.  And finally there was NO ONE else that I could hear in the

So I'm just wondering if anyone else was hitting VO-52 about that time, or
if anyone might have heard me (W2BFJ).  Trying to clarify whether VO-52 is
just not very busy or if I was not really hearing it after all!


Burns, W2BFJ
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