[amsat-bb] Re: AO-73 Deaf again ????

Peter Wilson protest at virginmedia.com
Sat Mar 15 03:25:07 PDT 2014



Thanks for reply.


Understood - I only did the one calibration when Funcube was launched. I am
aware that the satellite drifts, but I used to start -1.5Khz below the
calibration point, then move up in frequency.

My point is that I had to start the QSO +6.6Khz - seems a big difference.


Again, thanks for reply





From: Clayton Coleman [mailto:kayakfishtx at gmail.com] 
Sent: 15 March 2014 01:33
To: Peter Wilson
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-73 Deaf again ????



I suggest not calibrating SatPC32 every pass of AO-73 but instead utilize
the plus and minus +/- keys on your keyboard to tweak your uplink as
required.   AO-73 tends to move a little bit. 


On Mar 14, 2014 4:45 PM, "Peter Wilson" <protest at virginmedia.com
<mailto:protest at virginmedia.com> > wrote:


Thank you for your reply - I think I have solved the problem

I use SatPC32 to control my rig and I have calibrated it to be fairly close
for receiving my own transmission early in the pass.

HOWEVER - today, I had to tune 6.5Khz higher than I normally do to hear my
own signal ! Once I found my own signal everything was back to normal

I know there are other people having the same issue, so I wonder what has
happened to the satellite?

Thanks to everyone who has replied.



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