[amsat-bb] PO-101 did not seem to hear me

Brian Wilkins KO4AQF bwilkins at gmail.com
Sat Apr 18 00:11:39 UTC 2020

I have only made it into PO-101 once and that was after “upgrading” to an
Arrow II antenna. I also use a 5W HT

On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 8:07 PM Roy Dean via AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>

> >
> > I just tried to make some QSOs on the PO-101 pass starting around 22:04Z
> > just a little bit ago. However, even though I could clearly hear the
> > satellite for nearly it's entire pass, I could not seem to make it in.
> I'm
> > not sure what wasn't configured right. This is my very first attempt with
> > this satellite
> PO-101 is very stubborn when it comes to uplink power.   I've never tried
> below 10 watts, and even when I'm using 20 watts (which is now my standard
> with it), it sometimes "cuts out" in the middle of a qso.   It may be even
> more difficult with just an HT and an Elk, which isn't all that great on
> 70cm to start with.   YMMV.
> --Roy
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