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This mode is a real kick. With only a few on the satellite we can actually say something, beyond a grid square.-- 73 Bob W7LRD
Hi Bob (and the list),
Yes, it's a great mode, and it'd be great to see in the schedule more often.
I powered up my old Cal Amp integrated downconverter/antenna last night for the first time in a long while! I worked a couple stations in this mode, although I ran into some problems and couldn't return a call or two that I heard.
It was purely operator error, as I was outsmarted by my PC! Instead of creating a new mode in InstantTune for the 145.880 uplink, I attempted to override the PC control.. No dice, on each frequency update the TX rig returned to 145.920, just like it's supposed to do.. I know AA2TX is laughing at me about now!
Does CAT mean 'Computer Aggravated Tuning'? hi hi
The bird was loud and clear, and signals were quite strong at my QTH, although the QSB is very apparent.
Next time I'll be ready for a full-blown QSO!
Kyle Yoksh KØKN Olathe, Kansas Amsat # 35249 VUCC Satellite # 150