[amsat-bb] Lilacsat 2 Over DO33

B J va6bmj at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 16:52:16 UTC 2015

I worked 2 passes earlier today using my IC-910 and putting 5 W into
my Arrow yagi.

The first had a high elevation and I was able to reach the bird once
it came from behind my building.  The signal was good until about a
minute after TCA when it became harder to hear.  I don't think that
was due to an adjacent tower in my apartment complex.

The second one had a maximum elevation of about 10 degrees.  I'm not
sure I heard my downlink but, if I did, it was very weak and down in
the noise, even though there were few obstructions.

I noticed something similar during the pass I monitored early morning
UTC yesterday (i. e., Tuesday evening local time).  The signal varied
in quality as the satellite approached the horizon close to LOS.


Bernhard VA6BMJ @ DO33FL

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