[amsat-bb] Satellite Connection

Rupert Hamblin rupert.hamblin at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 20:25:11 UTC 2016

Hi Greg,

It's difficult to say, I can track the Doppler of the received signal ok,
but as I've never yet received my own signal i'm not sure if that's a

I've tried whilst on a good pass adjusting the sub tune - but I never find
my signal.

My initial thoughts were either a sub tune issue, or perhaps a problem with
the antenna alignment..?


On 17 Mar 2016 8:14 p.m., "Greg" <gjd1958 at verizon.net> wrote:

> Are you having issues adjusting for Doppler?
> greg
> On Mar 17, 2016, at 3:16 PM, Rupert Hamblin <rupert.hamblin at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Would be grateful for any advice or your thoughts on the following...!
> Ok, so I have my station virtually completed now. I have the rotator setup
> correctly
> and with the LVB Tracker interface unit and SatPC32 now tracking SATs
> correctly (it appears).
> I have a 4 ELE (2M) and 9 ELE (70cm) on the rotator.
> I can receive very good copy of downlinks from quite low passes on both 2M
> & 70CM,
> and I have recently had the FT-847 lab repaired and tested on output -
> which I know are
> working ok.
> The problem I have is - whichever satellite i try to work, low pass / high
> pass, SSB or FM, high power
> or low power - I am unable to hear my own signal on the downlink and hence
> so far have no QSO's
> ....Any suggestions or clues as to what I may be doing wrong or have setup
> incorrectly...?
> Would appreciate any clues / tips here ! :-)
> Cheers
> RH / G0TKZ
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