Trying to get my station back on the air, challenging when I am not sure which bird is working and when.
It is now 22:25UTC, trying to get on AO-51, looks like it is down also, from the AMSAT status page, has anyone heard it today? I am assuming that its base downlink frq 435.300 as I've got an old ARRL frequency guide that shows it as 435.225.
Sorry for all the traffic...
-----Original Message----- From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2011 2:36 PM To: [email protected] Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Odd Satellite problem
I am having a problem hearing the downlink of any SSB satellites on 440.
It is 21:10 UTC and I just finished trying to work FO-29 from CN87 (20:59
21:17), and again no luck. I sent my call out on 145.950, but nothing
Checked the ARRL satellite tracking site and it appears I have the correct keps installed. I went outside and checked the bearing of the antenna. Seems ok.
FO-29 is currently off. Since it was the only current SSB/CW satellite with a 70cm downlink, we will have to hope that FO-29 can be reactivated in the near future. Otherwise, there's VO-52 with a 2m downlink and AO-7 with its alternating 2m and 10m downlinks if you're trying to work SSB, or you can try for the transponder on ARISSat-1 (70cm up/2m down).
If you want to work FM, you have AO-51 as well as AO-27 (afternoon passes only) and SO-50 that are available - all with 70cm downlinks.
Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK http://www.wd9ewk.net/
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