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

Scott ka7fvv at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 18 02:42:39 UTC 2020

Today was my first contact through PO-101.  Always missed the schedule.  Nice it is on all the time now.  I noticed the downlink would cut out occasionally.  Double check you have the 141.3 tone for the uplink.  I am in DN17.

73.  Scott, KA7FVV
Director - KBARA kbara.org
Co-Owner WA7DRE 443.525 System Fusion Repeater
Co-Owner KA7FVV 147.320 KBARA Repeater

> On Apr 17, 2020, at 15:58, Loren M. Lang via AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org> wrote:
> 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.
> I am using a Yaesu FT-3DR with an Elk Antenna. I had very clear audio for
> much of the pass which is usually the more difficult part from experience.
> On that pass, I heard:
> DN17
> N6AJ DM05
> K8YSE/7 DM43
> WJ7WJ CN85
> I'm not looking for LoTW confirmations, just if any of them heard me at
> all. I have five presets, all receive on 145.900 and transmit on 437.490,
> 437.495, 437.500, 437.505, and 437.510 MHz in that order. When pressing
> PTT, my radio showed the corresponding TX frequency and also TN 141.3 along
> with FM in the corner so I can't figure out what I was doing wrong
> especially during the peak when it should be close to being on frequency.
> I've been very successful with my set up on AO-91, AO-92, and SO-50 so it
> leaves me completely befuddled what I did wrong.
> Confused,
> Loren
> K7IW
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