[amsat-bb] XW-2B Transponder On

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Tue Apr 26 22:50:54 UTC 2016

Strong signals on the 2230Z pass over eastern North America. I worked K8II,
WB8RJY, KC4LE, and WN9Q.

The transponder worked as well as all of the other XW-2s. Nice to finally
hear this one on and make some QSOs on it. I've now made QSOs on all six of
the XW-2 satellites.

If you haven't worked any of the XW-2 satellites yet, I encourage you all
to do so. While they are in low orbits (around 530 km), they are very
strong, sensitive, and frequency stable. The evening passes are at a
convenient time and I know several hams who work them fine with eggbeaters
or dual band verticals. No matter how compromised your VHF/UHF setup may
be, you should try it out on these satellites, you may be surprised how
well you can work them.


Paul, N8HM

On Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 4:53 PM, Pedro Dutra Sousa <pedro at dutrasousa.name>

> Confirmed in the Azores. Strong signal too.
> Shift around +700KHz
> 73 CU2ZG
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