Rick.....HO-68 is not turned on every pass. At that 2130 utc time, it was off, even though it flew over the US, and the beacon is always on no matter what. HO-68 usually has morning passes, coming from the north down to the south. Check the Amsat-bb here for latest schedule and mode, think it was just the other day infact.
________________________________ From: Richard Lawn [email protected] To: [email protected] Sent: Sat, December 18, 2010 6:43:26 PM Subject: [amsat-bb] Working HO-68
Doing what I try to do every vacation which is try to spend a little time back on the birds. I've yet to have a QSO on HO-68. I hear the beacon just fine. But I just finished my 2nd pass from NJ and was unable to hear any signals let alone myself coming back on any mode. Did I misread the operating schedule or am I doing something wrong? MacDoppler told me there was a good pass to this part of the world are around 21:30 my time. Great beacon strength but nobody else was home.
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