Just returning in the shack as autum is near us here, i was able to get on most of the satellite
fleet but unable to reach/hear FO-29. Did anyone know if he's on?
Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
Work all LEO's all modes, down to 1 degree above the horizon, including
FO-29 with simple antennas.
On 2 metres I use an MFJ 5/8 ground plane for uplink and downlink passes up
to 30 degrees, and switch to an eggbeater on overhead passes.
For 70cms I use two 3 element beams, one verticallly polarised and the other
horizontal. for overhead passes I use an eggbeater, again switched with a
good 3 way unit.
Uplink power is 100 watts.
I have preamps at the switching point and on the output of the radio a
NES10-2 DSP unit which for white noise gives me another 6 -10dB advantage.
I do, however, only have 5meter cable runs of RG213 from the antennas to my
In the area in which I live large antennas are a no- no,
Just a reminder and an apology that I forgot to update the webpage when this
73, Drew KO4MA
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Kingery" <mkingery(a)centurytel.net>
To: <amsat-bb(a)amsat.org>; "ao51-modes" <ao51-modes(a)amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, August 21, 2006 10:06 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-51 Mod Change Delay
> The planned mode change for Aug 28 will be pushed back one day to Aug 29
> due to a conflict with my schedule.
> 73 KE4AZN
> Echo Command Station
My former AO-40 stuff is still working with a S9 plus 20 signal all my 2.4ghz QRM is going down the
drain. Sweeping the band up and down and i notice much more less QRM from devices than a couple of
month ago. I just show to one of my fellow neighbour that i can access the internet through his
WI-FI router. He doesn't like my demonstration and and he shut down his WI-FI he kept only the
wire function as he said after all he said his wife can access the internet from their living room
where there is a wire this will free up his bed from the intenet...
Just to say why so much fuss about going up keep at least a downlink on 2.4 for the next HEO birds?
Just remember how many folks invest a lot of money on their AO-40 set up. I have near a 1000 QSO on
AO-40 and all where conducted with stations using 2.4GHZ.
I know for those who never make a single QSO on a satellite this is probably not significant enough
as the wraith says they feed on us
Q: Who are the Wraith?
A: The Wraith are a powerful, hive-based species, who feed of the energy of living beings.
I prefer Teyla Emmagan :)
Thank's for the FO-29 help i found her buried in the noise of my LNK preamp in the shack as good it
is on FM birds it works very bad on transponders type?
The medium is the message...The content is the audience...;)
Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
I'm trying to locate a couple of articles from 1961 editions of
QST. I've ordered the QST CD-ROMs for that era, but they won't arrive soon.
The Articles I'm trying to locate are:
Feb 1961 - "Project OSCAR - Background" - Page 55 and 56
Sep 1961 - "Handling OSCAR Reports by Radiogram" - page 18
Sep 1961 - Tracking Information for the OSCAR Satellite" - Page 46
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