[amsat-bb] Cuba and Spain on FO-29 again!
co6cbf at frcuba.co.cu
Sat Apr 6 16:36:01 PDT 2013
Hello to all
I am pleased to report that today I had my third contact on FO-29 with
Spain; Jose Elias, EB1FVQ and I completed it successfully. We had a 3
minutes window, enough time to exchange reports, greetings and made a
brief chat. It is a 6899 km contact! Our first attempt was on April 4, 2013
but Jose couldnt hear me.
I was operating portable from the tall building `s roof as before but I was
trying another antenna. I was running my new FT-817nd, a 30W power amplifier
and a ELK antenna with a COMET diplexer and a homebrew preamplifier.
Everything was supplied by two 12V 7A Gel batteries.
Thanks very much to Jose for this great contact and new grid square!
De: Hector, CO6CBF [mailto:co6cbf at frcuba.co.cu]
Enviado el: miércoles, 03 de abril de 2013 17:40
Asunto: Satellite contact between Cuba and Ireland
Hello to all
I am pleased to report that today I had my first contact on satellites with
Ireland. Joe, EI5EV and I completed it successfully on FO-29. We had just a
66 seconds window but there was enough time to exchange reports and
greetings. I believe that it is the first contact between Ireland and Cuba
on FO-29! It is a 4321.7 mi (6955.1 km) contact!
Our first attempt was yesterday but Joe couldnt find me on the passband. We
made a schedule again and we tried to be more accurate on frequencies
calculation. Doppler is always in play!
We did the calculations based on the great feature implemented on SatPC32
V12.8b. There is an option of seeing the frequency you are at the
satellite receiver. This was our common reference point. I was very
satisfied when I heard Joe exactly on the frequency I was expecting!
I was operating portable from a tall building `s roof which allows me a
great horizon visibility forwarding Europe. I was running my new FT-817nd, a
30W power amplifier and a homebrew ARROW antenna with a homebrew mast
mounted preamplifier. Everything was supplied by two 12V 7A Gel batteries.
Right Now, FO-29 has a big footprint. Please, if you are into the footprint
and want to try a long distance contact, just drop me an email. I will try
until have a contact with you.
Thanks very much to Joe for this great contact!
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