[amsat-bb] WX SAT de W4BUE

Rich/wa4bue richard.siff at verizon.net
Wed Aug 20 11:32:19 UTC 2014

Would someone please suggest an inexpensive broadband receiver for the 
weather SATS?

We are gearing up for the new school year in Chesapeake, VA.

Rich W4BUE / K4AMG

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Stoetzer" <n8hm at arrl.net>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:42 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Intercontinental DX on AO-73

> Good evening,
> On the 0250Z pass of AO-73, I was delighted to hear and work Paulo, PV8DX,
> very soon after AOS. While I have worked Paulo many times (five other 
> times
> in just the past week), this was my first intercontinental QSO on AO-73 
> and
> my first intercontinental QSO on any satellite other than AO-7 and FO-29
> with their higher orbits. My elevation was between 2 and 3 degrees during
> the QSO. AO-73 is in a slightly elliptical orbit of 682 km x 595 km, but 
> it
> was at it's perigee of 595 km during this QSO. The distance between Paulo
> and I is 4,337 km, 899 km short of the theoretical maximum of 5,236 km at
> perigee.
> I have posted audio and a graphic from SatPC32 showing the satellite's
> footprint at the time of the QSO on YouTube: http://youtu.be/HLzMV7MGz0U
> Although I rushed the QSO as I did not know how much longer Paulo would be
> in the footprint, he was heard for another 30 seconds or so.
> Equipment used was my normal satellite station: two Yaesu FT-817s, a High
> Sierra Microwave LNAA146FIL preamp, and an Arrow II 146/437-10BP handheld
> yagi. I was operating off my apartment balcony with a very good view of 
> the
> southern horizon in southwest Washington, DC.
> 73,
> Paul, N8HM
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