[amsat-bb] Re: FO-29 wierdness during field day

Art McBride kc6uqh at cox.net
Wed Jun 26 21:42:34 PDT 2013

I had a hard time getting into the bird on that pass, figured it was
pointing angle or inversion layer. Next morning it was fine.

Art, KC6UQH (W6NWG for FD)

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From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Greg D
Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 8:50 PM
To: Amsat BB
Subject: [amsat-bb] FO-29 wierdness during field day

Hi folks,

Now that the bustle of Field Day is over, an observation I want to pass 
on.  Did anyone else experience this?

On one of the Saturday night passes I noticed that FO-29 suddenly went 
kind of silent.  Not totally so, but enough that the QSO that I was 
desperately trying to complete was interrupted.  It was around 9:45 pm 
local PDT, if I recall.  Just finished with K6MMM, and was trying to get 
K6AA, I think.  (Note to self:  turn on the recorder next time!)

I didn't check for an eclipse, but that's my guess, though it was also 
about the time the bird went past TCA and all Doppler had broken loose.  
The bird sounded like 20 meters during the day, but with everyone's VFO 
on skids going in different directions.

Right towards the end of the pass I heard another station on, so I know 
the bird hadn't died.

Anybody hear that?

Greg  KO6TH

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