[amsat-bb] Further Report EO-79

wouter weggelaar pa3weg at amsat.org
Mon May 4 10:24:42 UTC 2015

Hi Ken,

Thanks for your report. We believe the signal fading is higher on this
satellite as its spin is quite slow and it has a monopole antenna. So maybe
you have observed the antenna null. We can not be quite sure just yet.



On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 12:21 PM, <GW1FKY at aol.com> wrote:

>  Hi ,
> Further report EO-79 from here in Wales 1000 hrs pass ( aprox) .
> I hear Peter ( 2E0SQL ) and Mike ( G0MJW )  both 5/9 but again with noise.
> As they checked out with one another at 1005 hrs zulu  - Appeared to lose
> any activity, I was not expecting to shut down on the transponder until
> 1010 GMT as per schedule.
> Not able to get into the transponder for some reason.  My gear is OK and I
> am accessing AO-7 and FO-29.
> Strange also using the same transponder frequencies as AO-73 ??
> Well done once again to those involved.
> Ken

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