[amsat-bb] Tropo and FO-29

Clayton Coleman kayakfishtx at gmail.com
Mon Jun 15 20:20:45 UTC 2015

I was hearing you guys saying "5,4,3,2,1" until SatPC32 showed FK86 at
-2 degrees elevation.  I didn't have your six digit locator entered so
there is a margin of error.


On Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 3:17 PM, Jim White <jim at coloradosatellite.com> wrote:
> Apparently some folks were hearing us after our nominal LOS, I was still
> taking so Ken could zero in the antenna on the horizon.  We had stopped
> hearing the downlink at that point.  In that direction we are about 500'
> above the ocean with nothing but a steep slope down then water all the way
> to Spain.  I'm wondering if there was some tropo on VHF that kept us in it
> for another minute or so, but the UHF fell off when it went over the water
> horizon.
> Anyone ever experience anything like that?
> We have certainly seen 6 meter tropo around the islands here this week - all
> the way up to Puerto Rico and Haiti.
> Jim
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