[amsat-bb] odd phenomena AO7 ?
Brian Wilkins KO4AQF
bwilkins at gmail.com
Wed Apr 8 00:03:51 UTC 2020
Another plausible idea is that someone was practicing CW on 145.948 and you
happened to pick it up locally. Seems like an odd frequency to practice on
however it cannot be ruled out
On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 7:55 PM Ron VE8RT via AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Hi Scott,
> I tried to get an audio sample of the beacon, but no luck. After
> spending some time downloading a few files (long, slow download)
> identified as CW at the satnoggs site I had to give up, there was no
> identifiable Morse on the ones I downloaded.
> So I can't say that it wasn't Move II, the CW was at about 25wpm,
> some longer dashes, it appeared to me to be random, definitely no
> audible data.
> Too bad I didn't record it.
> Ron VE8RT
> On Tue, 7 Apr 2020 18:02:59 -0400
> Scott via AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org> wrote:
> > Good day, Ron!
> > Satellite 'Move-2' was west of your location around that time & is
> > to have a beacon on 145.950. So, that's a possible source.
> > https://www.qsl.net/k/k4kdr//images/move-2-orbit.png
> > https://www.move2space.de/MOVE-II/satellite/radio-amateurs/
> > -Scott, K4KDR
> > =======================
> > On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 5:38 PM Ron VE8RT via AMSAT-BB <
> amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> > wrote:
> > > back in the late 80's and early 90's I'd heard this on the HF sats
> > > that downlinked on 10M, but not on 2M.
> > >
> > > While looking at future satellite plots I had the receiver tuned to
> > > the mid band of the AO7 downlink and I'm hearing CW (145.948 MHz).
> > > There are no amateur satellites above my horizon, anywhere. It was
> > > very clear, sounded like someone listening for their output, long
> > > dashes, bursts of CW, pauses, more of the same. I thought that I'd
> > > recorded it, but I didn't press the record button long enough and have
> > > nothing to show for it. GPredict, at about 21:12 UTC had the azimuth
> > > of AO7 at 327 deg with an elevation of -54. It lasted a few minutes
> > > and the followed the Doppler correction as shown on GPredict. When I
> > > pointed my antenna to the GPredict azimuth for AO7 the signal strength
> > > noticeably increased.
> > >
> > > Does this also happen on 2M?
> > >
> > > Ron VE8RT
> > >
> > > --
> > > Ron VE8RT <ve8rt at yknwt.ca>
> > >
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