[amsat-bb] XW-2A, C and F Operation

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Tue Mar 29 23:27:26 UTC 2016

I got home two minutes before C was overhead and was on with W5PFG and
KC4LE for the first half of the pass (lost the second half due to
being on the south facing balcony).

They are excellent satellites. I wish they were higher, but they have
very good signals and are very stable frequency wise. Definitely ideal
for beginners.

With Daylight Saving Time in effect in much of the United States, the
evening pass times are extremely convenient.


Paul, N8HM

On Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 7:17 PM, Richard Lawn <rjlawn at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm confounded by the lack of activity on these satellites which are
> functioning quite well. I just called and called with no takers until close
> to the end of the pass I thought I heard a French Canadian trying to call
> me but it was getting too low to my horizon. More operators should be using
> these birds while they are still functioning.
> 73
> Rick, W2JAZ
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