[amsat-bb] BY70-1 last night pass NA/Caribbean.

Andy w5acm at swbell.net
Thu Jan 5 17:04:19 UTC 2017

Hi Pavel,

Same results here on BY70-1, both last night and first pass this morning.
I had some issues with element sets a few days ago,  but now am OK, just no
satellite transponder.
I'll keep listening...

73 de Andy W5ACM

-----Original Message-----
From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Pavel
Milanes Costa
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2017 8:25 AM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] BY70-1 last night pass NA/Caribbean.


I was listening last night in the pass over NA and Caribbean (I'm in
FL11/Cuba) and get a great signal of the packet downlink on the repeater
output in 70cm but no audio...

I tried to get into the sat repeater with no joy, is the repeater turned on
full time or it has a schedule or other trick beside the PL tone?

Gear here:

* 70cm: 1 turn QFHA + LNA + 10m AH LDF4 +Vcc Tap for LNA with HPF + RTL-SDR
(CAT controlled via GQRX in linux)

* 2m: 1 turn QFHA or J-pole + 20m AH LDF4 + Alinco DR-130 (5W) / Baofeng
(2.5 Khz step 5W)

Note: with this setup I'm able to work SO-50 successfully (QSO with
HP2BWY) just minutes before this pass of BY70-1, so the hardware is working


73 Pavel CO7WT.

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