[amsat-bb] LituanicaSAT-1 FM Transponder Report From Washington, DC

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Sun Jun 1 02:48:21 UTC 2014

Just worked the last pass, a 70 degree maximum elevation pass over
Washington, DC. The satellite sounded good with strong signals. Lots
of interference on the uplink made things challenging. I worked KK4VAU
in Tennessee and KQ2RP in New Jersey. Also heard AA5PK and N5AFV, both
in Texas.


Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
Washington, DC, USA (FM18lv)

On Sat, May 31, 2014 at 9:27 PM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:
> Good evening,
> I heard the CW ID, voice message, and my own downlink briefly on a 6
> degree maximum elevation pass in Washington, DC (FM18lv) at about
> 0058Z on 1-Jun-2014 until my receive was unfortunately wiped out by my
> preamp battery dying. Next pass at 0232Z is a much higher elevation
> pass and I will have my preamp battery charged!
> The station here is 2 FT-817s, an Elk handheld LPDA, and a High Sierra
> MIcrowave LNAA432 preamp. I was operating on my balcony with an
> excellent view of the southern horizon. I used Narrow FM on the uplink
> and that seemed to work out better for getting into the satellite than
> my last attempt on 1-May.
> Here is the audio from the pass:
> https://soundcloud.com/paul-stoetzer/lituanicasat-1-in-washington-dc-usa-fm18lv-0058z-01-jun-2014
> 73,
> Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
> Washington, DC, USA (FM18lv)

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