[amsat-bb] PSAT - power requirements

Koos van den Hout koos at kzdoos.xs4all.nl
Fri May 29 09:29:02 UTC 2015

Quoting Robert Bruninga who wrote on Thu 2015-05-28 at 17:40:

> If you don't yet have PSK31, but want to get some data, team up with an HF
> friend in your area and ask him to just transmit for the next 10 minutes
> and you can then receie his downlink while commenting on his signal
> strength throughout the pass.

At this moment in the year HF propagation on 10 meters is almost
non-existant in Europe (from time to time http://dxheat.com/dxc/ suggests
there is good propagation in the americas). This means the PSK31 uplink
band for PSAT is usually quiet.

A good time for testing this. I can do uplink on HF or downlink on 70cm,
but not both during the same pass. My locator JO22NC and my time is limited
due to work/family life ;). HF uplink is easier since that's all set up in
the shack.

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