[amsat-bb] NO-84 mystery solved

Mark Lunday wd4elg at triad.rr.com
Wed Aug 17 04:45:26 UTC 2016

On the 0340 UTC pass, I again could see someone in the passband, but it
showed as 10 traces rather than one.  At the end of the transmission, I
heard a CW ID.  So I emailed the operator.  

Turns out, he's transmitting PropNet PSK beacon signal, and it's falling in
the passband of NO-84 uplink!  Now it makes sense.  And of course I could
not decode his PSK31 signal, because it's sending data aligned with the
PropNet algorithm!

I still can't see my signal on the downlink.  Maybe I need to try a
different antenna..

Mark Lunday, WD4ELG
Greensboro, NC  FM06be
wd4elg at arrl.net

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