[amsat-bb] NO84 in safe mode

Scott scott23192 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 11 00:36:36 UTC 2019

... what are you using to hear it with, awesome strong signal!

Hi Joe!  Yes, NO-84 has had an excellent 70cm downlink; I share everyone's
hope that we will see it return to normal operation.  When using the PSK31
transponder, the FM downlink on 435.350 has been nearly horizon to horizon
when conditions were good.

My receive setup for that particular configuration was the 70cm X-Quad w/
SP-70 LNA on an AZ/EL rotator to the SDRPlay RSP1.

-Scott,  K4KDR


On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 6:28 PM Joe via AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org> wrote:

> That sounded like some 1950's B Sci-Fi Movie!
> But I do say what are you using to hear it with, awesome strong signal!
> Joe WB9SBD
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> On 6/10/2019 4:36 PM, Nicholas Mahr KE8AKW via AMSAT-BB wrote:
> > Hi Bob,
> > Yes me and Scott K4KDR has observed this both with NO-84 the past few
> days.
> > Here is a video Scott has on youtube of NO-84's 70cm PSK31 downlink
> acting
> > crazy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XqcUNJumSE . The 70cm downlink
> has
> > been either a ticking carrier, not transmitting at all, or will transmit
> > properly for a few seconds before going crazy again. I hope this is not
> the
> > last we hear of the PSK31 transponder as I have really enjoyed it. The
> > downlink with the beacon telemetry has been observed by both me and him
> as
> > either off completely or on for a limited a time. I hope to see NO-84's
> > condition improve soon and to see the launch coming up in a few weeks of
> > NO-84s replacement, PSAT-2 on the next Falcon Heavy Launch!
> >
> > 73 - Nick KE8AKW

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