[amsat-bb] First contacts on NAYIF-1
matthew at mrstevens.net
Thu Feb 16 02:27:00 UTC 2017
I successfully worked PV8DX, NS3L, and K8YSE on NAYIF-1 from EL98c
in central Florida. Operation
was (as expected) similar to AO-73.
Published frequencies seemed to work fine. The pre-launch keps
were a little behind, the sat rose and set around a minute earlier than
predicted at my location.
The downlink is VERY loud, PV8DX was S8 on my handheld 3 element arrow
antenna. I was transmitting 8w with an FT-857 and receiving on an FT-817.
Nice to hear some activity already, and thanks to the FUNcube team for
this great new transponder!
Below is a link to my recording of the pass.
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