[amsat-bb] Operating linear transponders - Newbie.

Peter Wilson protest at virginmedia.com
Mon Dec 30 14:12:01 PST 2013


Hi all,


I have just tried working through AO73, with limited success. I need some
very basic help with satellite operation.


I have an IC-9100, I set the uplink and downlink to mid-range (435.140Mhz
and 145.960Mhz), then call CQ until I hear my own signal

which has worked every time, then I get problems.


When someone calls me back I panic, what do I do when the doppler kicks in,
do I move both TX and Rx, or do I just move my Rx to follow the other guy.

I haven't managed to get SatPC32 controlling my rig yet, also, I want to
learn the hard way - manually.


Can someone point me to an article that explains in detail how to operate.


I know this is a very basic question, but we all have to start somewhere. I
have managed tow contacts so far. First was AO73 and tonight with FO29.

Not sure how I did it, but thanks to ON5NY and EM5SR.


Happy New Year




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