[amsat-bb] EO-79 transponder ACTIVE

Clayton W5PFG w5pfg at amsat.org
Fri Mar 25 17:12:03 UTC 2016

16:15 UTC EO-79 pass over Texas, USA (grid: EM21)

- 7 stations worked including 1 DX, a few others heard

- Had to change RX polarity a little more often than TX polarity; 
overall very easy to hear like AO-73

- Very little uplink power is necessary as with AO-73

- Could easily work the entire transponder from end-to-end of pass band

Many thanks for activating the transponder and for making it available 
to the amateur radio community!


On 3/25/2016 11:34, Nicholas Mahr KE8AKW wrote:
> Just worked the 16:15 UTC overhead Pass of EO-79, Working 3 Stations N8HM
> NS3L W5PFG down to AOS. The bird faded alot so alot of polarity switching
> was required on the downlink and uplink but signal strength wise it sounds
> like AO-73. Was a rush working that pass, alot of stations were on!
> KE8AKW, Nick

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