[amsat-bb] finally worked Lilacsat-2

Perry Yantis py41 at att.net
Thu Oct 1 11:49:48 UTC 2015

Finally this morning I made a LilacSat contact with WI9I on orbit 172 a few minutes ago.

I found that switching to left handed circular polarization and turning the RIT to about 5 khz offset then I started hearing something.
The elevation was about 20 degrees but the signal was still very noisy.
Then I noticed that when the satellite got to a higher elevation I started to hear stronger signals from AA5PK.

At this time the rec signal was better but then I could not get a signal into the bird.

My guess is that as the keps get better that my antenna aiming will get better and then signals should be better.

Just have to wait and see.

Perry WB8OTH

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