[amsat-bb] XW sats

Mike Sprenger mikesprenger at gmail.com
Mon Jul 4 02:24:37 UTC 2016

They are easy to work. I have been successful at finding my signal by putting the center of the pass band for up/down frequency in satpc's doppler.sqf which is great. 

With that, on XW-* I'm close enough to tweak using my voice to adjust my uplink.  No dits and no carriers are needed.

Reflecting on my experience of the last few years field days of high ERP carriers:

Im trying to do "CW-less 'spotting' on the linear sats"...in other words, I can "do the math" with software to find my downlink on most of the linear sats,  thus I'm trying to avoid putting any dits thru the passband at all to minimize my impact on others fun.  

Happy holiday weekend !


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> On Jul 3, 2016, at 8:48 AM, Jeff Griffin <kb2m at arrl.net> wrote:
> Whenxx I was setting up my sat station in Florida I could work the X birds
> with just a dualband vertical. I could work at least one station a pass in
> that configuration. I could hear my D/L just enough to make some contacts.
> Give it a try...
> 73 Jeff kb2m
> -----Original Message-----
> From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Clayton
> Sent: Saturday, July 2, 2016 10:21 PM
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] XW sats
> These U/V XW-2 birds are so loud almost anyone with the most modest station
> can work them.
> I have 296 contacts logged between XW-2A,B,C,D,E, & F.  The majority on are
> A & C.
> 73
> Clayton
>> On 7/2/2016 09:43, Bob wrote:
>> Hey Craig,
>> I've called CQ for dozens of passes and heard nobody else on the XW Sats.
>> But I agree, my signal is loud and clear.  Very underutilized.
>> 73, Bob, WB4SON
>>> On Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 10:06 PM, D. Craig Fox <DFox at rwglaw.com> wrote:
>>> Wow so under used
>>> Was on the last passes of XW2C and XW2F Very loud, very quiet - too 
>>> bad Will be on XW2A in one minute- high pass again for SoCal 73s 
>>> Craig N6RSX
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