Weak pass, as expected. But I did hear myself towards the very end of the pass. Downlink seemed to be about 2 khz low, but hard to know for sure. I tried moving the transmit side a bit, but no real conclusion there on what works best. Maybe a khz or so low there too.
Next pass is late tonight, if I remember.
Greg D wrote:
Ok, found the frequencies: 436.200 up, 145.920 down, per Wakita-san's website (http://www.ne.jp/asahi/hamradio/je9pel/by70ca45.htm).
Have Gpredict programmed and ready to go. Will try for a fully-automated pass. Fingers crossed.
Greg D wrote:
The PL tone use was per Jari OH2FQV. Interesting that you heard me more than once; I only heard my downlink the one time (announced call, and then grid square after a slight surprise-induced pause).
What are the base (non-doppler adjusted) frequencies?
KO6TZ Bob wrote:
I heard you more than once. I didn't think to use a PL tone.
I just had a nice 60 degree pass over CM98, and using the tracking info from http://amsat.org.ar/pass.htm# I was able to throw my call sign through the satellite, but only once. There is about a half-second delay on the Receive side, but it's not at all a problem.
The success was just a bit after TCA. I did have the 67 hz tone enabled throughout the pass, manual tuning of Tx and Rx, per the info from the website (thanks Pedro!). Very clear audio on the downlink, nice and strong. But I couldn't do it again. Just the one transmit / receive event. No other traffic heard, though there might have been some weak stuff earlier in the pass while I was tuning around.
Next pass is very low to the north west, but may give it a try.
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