[amsat-bb] FAIL

Mark Lunday wd4elg at triad.rr.com
Thu Dec 3 02:05:18 UTC 2015

Paul, I will try again on the next pass.


Here is more detail on my station.


Attic antennas.  No rotator.  Both antennas pointed N.


144 MHz is an M2 2M9 SSB with an ARR pre-amp.  100 ft LMR 400


432 MHz is an Elk LPDA.  50 ft of LMR 400.


Rig is an IC910H used, with all the options installed.  No computer control.


Man, this should be easy.  When I was using the two FT817 rigs, even with 5 watts, it was simple to work stations on VO-52 and FO-29.


Paul, you were wicked strong, like S9, even with the satellite 30 degrees off the main heading.


I supposed I could use another ELK for 144 MHz, but I would want a short coax run like for 432.  Right now, I have the two antennas about 50 feet apart in the attic, and I am using the ARR pre-amp for the 144 MHz to make up for the longer coax run.


Mark Lunday, WD4ELG

Greensboro, NC  FM06be

wd4elg at arrl.net



From: prstoetzer at gmail.com [mailto:prstoetzer at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Paul Stoetzer
Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2015 8:54 PM
To: Mark Lunday
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] FAIL


I was tuning around to see if I could find you! I worked PV8DX at my AOS and called CQ until the satellite went over the roof of my apartment building. 


I usually start around 435.130 and tune up until I hear my signal enter the passband around 145.970. Then I can tune around pretty easily. I do not use computer control.




Paul, N8HM

On Wednesday, December 2, 2015, Mark Lunday <wd4elg at triad.rr.com> wrote:

I heard N8HM very strong on the pass at 0140 UTC.  Still not hearing my CW
signal.  I tried all over the passband.  Will try again on the next pass

Mark Lunday, WD4ELG
Greensboro, NC  FM06be
wd4elg at arrl.net <javascript:;> 

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