[amsat-bb] AO-85 COR mode
n0jy at amsat.org
Sun Nov 8 16:32:19 UTC 2015
Thanks for the reports James, Alan, Dani.
Please let us know via -bb what your experience is if you caught AO-85
on this current orbit 443. We will do another test over the U.S.
beginning about 17:15 UTC.
U.S. STATIONS PLEASE KEEP THE UPLINK CLEAR!
We had some competition that affected our low power testing during this
first pass. The longer it takes us to test, the longer it will be
before AO-85 is commissioned and we can turn it over to Operations for
scheduling. We are trying to characterize the uplink sensitivity, and
can't do that if other stations are trying to use the bird causing QRM.
Jerry Buxton, NØJY
On 11/8/2015 10:18, Daniel Estévez wrote:
> AO-85 COR mode was working fine in its last pass over Europe (about
> 15:52 UTC). Plenty of stations where using the transponder and it seems
> that most sounded quite good without the DUV telemetry.
> Hitting the transponder with my handheld arrow and 5W didn't seem more
> difficult than usual, perhaps even a bit easier.
> Dani M0HXM/EA4GPZ.
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