[amsat-bb] EO-79 transponder activation

Fabio roccaf at gmail.com
Wed Dec 30 12:13:09 UTC 2015

Hi all,

I am monitoring EO-79 since few days but nothing heard so far.

Beacon is always ok but the transponder seems to be off.

I have followed the 1100 utc pass but nothing up to the satellite was over Spain when I have switched off the radio.


Fabio Roccatagliata
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> On 30 Dec 2015, at 12:21, GW1FKY--- via AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Wednesday 30th December 2015 - EO-79 activation and pass 1100 hrs  - South 
> to North here in Wales -UK.
> Transponder on and many stations heard very strongly working the  
> satellite.    I also heard my own downlink
> with my usual " ELK " antenna, however I was interrupted by very  strong 
> local QRM  - We also have lots of rain which did not help.
> "Wouter -thanks to you and your team for the activation, dedication,time  
> and effort.
> "HAPPY NEW YEAR " to all and Good Luck for future projects.
> Ken Eaton
> Amsat - UK
> Amsat NA
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