SO-67 is in a mode whereby the uplink audio is
repeated as long as the transmitter is turned on.
If there is no PL on the uplink, repeated audio
will be reduced by about 10db compared to rx noise
when no satellite is in view. SO-67 is being turned
on for 15 minute periods as conditions permit.
If you transmit PL, the repeated audio level will
be 10db higher than with no PL, however the PL tone
level will also be very high. There is apparently no tone
filtering between the receiver and the transmitter.
Once you stop transmitting with PL, you will hear rx
noise at full deviation. After 2-1/2 seconds or so,
the repeated noise/audio level will once again be 10db down.
As mentioned in another post, the best way to operate
given this configuration is not to use PL and work with
the low audio. Since this bird is very strong, low audio
is not a big problem. If there are signals with PL, the
audio level will jump up 10db so watch your ears.
Hi : I sent a couple friends that are interested to the AMSAT
I told them to look at all the satellites.
They found the site had all satellites on it.
When they brought up the sats they didn,t put on the
sidebands on the linear birds, the up and downlinks
I mean the upper and lower sidebands for these birds.
So I sent them to the UK site and they were there.
They didn,t have Oscar 68 on there though.
It's been a while now since I've heard any discussion about this Alinco HT
since its debut just over a year ago. The first reviews were fairly
negative, with most comments pointing towards immature firmware. I know
that Alinco has sent out a number of updates of this HT's operating system
since then, but I don't know how important or effective these improvements
A ham friend of mine bought one about six months ago, and tells me he is
very pleased with his, enjoying some 1.2 Gig SF Bay Area repeater systems.
He has never used the satellites, though, (yep, it's a pity!) so could
not tell me anything about how well this HT accomplishes full-duplex FM
So, my question to those of you that own this HT and have kept up with the
updates: Is this product worth another look? Has it matured
sufficiently? I'm probably most interested in how well it performs in
full-duplex mode for FM satellites, hence my reason for posting this
So what say ye, DJ-G7T owners? Worth it, or not? Is the full-duplex
sensitivity and functionality good, or do you have to accept some
degradation or other compromises?
73 es tnx in advance,
Dave - K7DAA
Just had a pass with AOS at 0946 UTC here
It works as described on the page:
It means that you do not need the PL-tone once
the transponder is started.
In fact do not set the tone ON. The transponder
sounds better without the tone.
As before use FMN on the uplink - and turn the AF gain
down until your modulation sounds good to yourself.
Use of high power also seems to distort the audio on
This is just the experience from one short pass :-)
The list on the homepage above may not be up to date
all the time. When we receive confirmed lists from
the control station we will publish on amsat-bb.
Depending upon the time of the day - may need to sleep
every now and again.
This week until Monday next week I have only asked for
morning passes over Europe.
Next week I will ask for afternoon passes as well
when the satellite is in Sun.
Please remember we are just passengers on Sumbandilasat.
If there are other tasks they take priority.
Just a reminder about the upcoming 13 Original Colonies Special Event. It
runs from July 1 through July 6. Unfortunately, we lost NH due to work
commitments, so if there is another station that wants to represent NH, get
in touch with me ASAP at kb1pvh(a)amsat.org.
Here is the link for more info- http://www.13colonies.info/
Here are the calls to listen for
NY- Pete, WB2OQQ/K2A
VA- Steve, NL7VX/K2B ( Only available on July 1 and in the AM on the 2nd )
CT- Paul, K1PL/K2D
MD- Bruce, WA3SWJ/K2F
GA- Tim, N3TL/K2G
MA- Dave, KB1PVH/K2H
NC- Mark, N8MH/K2J
SC- Art, K4YYL/K2L
PA- Rich, K3BFS/K2M
Dave - KB1PVH
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David and I will be working a few passes tomorrow afternoon from Rulo Nebraska (EN20gb). We will probably work from the Lewis and Clark Camp Site on the Nebraska side of the Missouri River if it gives us a fairly clear view of the passes. We are planning on working the AO-27 pass @ 1922z, SO-50 pass @ 1949z and AO-27 pass at 2102z. If you are looking for a Nebraska contact and can work on of these passes... just let one of us know if you want a QSL card and we will get it in the mail asap- no SASE is required.