[amsat-bb] Re: K7UGA wrap-up

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Tue Feb 21 07:11:18 PST 2012


> I can't understand if over the States you are working the linear transponder
> of VO-52 on CW and SSB or in FM.............just curious to know.

I do not transmit to VO-52 in FM.  Only in SSB or CW.  I have never
heard anyone over here using FM through that satellite.

The Sunday morning VO-52 pass I referenced in my earlier message
was worked using my two FT-817NDs and an Elk 2m/70cm log periodic
antenna.  I made a video of that pass, and it is now posted at:


I did not have anyone to work the camera, so it sat on a tripod with
an external speaker from the receive radio near the camera for
the satellite audio.

> Following the recommendations of the Secretary of AMSAT-India no body
> over Europe uses VO-52 on FM to save the life of batteries.

Those recommendations are also followed over here.  VO-52 is a
great satellite for those starting out in SSB satellite operating, and
does not require a complex station to use it.



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