[amsat-bb] AO-85

Jeff A. Boyd the2belo at msd.biglobe.ne.jp
Mon Oct 26 14:21:33 UTC 2015

On Mon, 26 Oct 2015 09:10:25 -0400, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:

> If you hear "Hi This is Amateur Radio Satellite Fox-1", the satellite
> is in transponder mode. A transmission with the 67 Hz tone should
> activate it.

(Thank you, Fox designers, for not requiring a different tone every 10 minutes like SO-50!)

That turns out to be a good barometer from my QTH for how high up the sat has to get before someone can successfully activate it. When it comes up from the south over the Pacific, it might get up to 20° elevation before someone starts calling CQ. I know
for certain that my 5-watt HT and I are not triggering it before then.

J. Boyd, JR2TTS/NI3B
the2belo at msd.biglobe.ne.jp
Twitter: @Minus2_C

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