[amsat-bb] Re: FUNcube/AO-73 - Now in Full time low power beacon/ Transponder ON mode
ko6th.greg at gmail.com
Sat May 3 13:42:52 PDT 2014
Ha! Working now... Nice contact with W9AE in Oregon. Low pass, so not
super strong, but now I can start optimizing things... At the end of
the contact, Rx was at 145.960, Tx was 435.155 (both dial readings on my
Greg D wrote:
> Hi Jim,
> Just listened to the Saturday 18:34z pass of FunCube over Northern
> California. Nice telemetry beacon, but I could not hear anyone
> (including myself) in the passband. Is it still in Transponder mode,
> or am I doing something wrong?
> Telemetry beacon was at about the predicted 145.935 +/-, and I was
> listening between 145.950 and 145.970 (and beyond both edges for
> Doppler) for other stations (none heard). While listening on 145.960
> I tried transmitting around 435.140, +/- about 20khz; nothing
> returned. Antennae are "Oscar class" CP beams, with an RX preamp at
> the rotor, and full Az/El computer control. Radio tuning was manual.
> Not important for this pass, but I did notice that I could copy the
> beacon to -5 degrees (below the Southern horizon), with freshly
> updated keps.
> Greg KO6TH
> Jim Heck wrote:
>> Hi Folks,
>> At approx 21:12 UTC this evening, AO-73 was switched into continuous
>> lowpower beacon/ transponder ON Mode for radio amateurs use during the
>> We'll be going back to normal mode at the end of the weekend.
>> 73s Jim G3WGM
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