[amsat-bb] AO-73/FUNcube mode switch.

Bryan Green bryan at kl7cn.net
Sat Dec 19 18:41:28 UTC 2015

Sounds great, Jeff! I suggest that you also try full manual tuning, even before automatic. It's not as hard as it seems. 

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> On Dec 19, 2015, at 06:50, Jeff A. Boyd <the2belo at msd.biglobe.ne.jp> wrote:
>> On Fri, 18 Dec 2015 18:15:04 -0000, "Jim Heck G3WGM" <jimlist at zoho.com> wrote:
>> Just to let you know that I have just switched AO-73/FUNcube to continuous 
>> transponder mode. As previously announced,  it will stay in this mode all 
>> over the holidays until Sun 3 Jan PM (UTC) when we'll switch it back to 
>> normal 'education' mode.
> Perfect.
> As a complete neophyte at SSB transponder operation this will give me a great opportunity, over my holiday break, to work all
> the bugs out of the mobile station I just built. Icom IC-706 (first generation, 1996 vintage! Yipe!) up, Yaesu FT857D down,
> Alaskan Arrow on a tripod with ball mount and separate feeds, old laptop running Ubuntu and SATPC32 on Wine for tracking.
> Whenever the CAT cable for this Icom arrives, then I'll have computer control of tuning for both rigs.
> I think this operator should commit himself to achieving the goal, before this month is out, of landing a signal on AO-73 and
> returning it safely to the Earth.
> -- 
> J. Boyd, JR2TTS/NI3B
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