Greg, I had a hard time getting into the bird on that pass, figured it was pointing angle or inversion layer. Next morning it was fine.
Art, KC6UQH (W6NWG for FD)
-----Original Message----- From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Greg D Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 8:50 PM To: Amsat BB Subject: [amsat-bb] FO-29 wierdness during field day
Now that the bustle of Field Day is over, an observation I want to pass on. Did anyone else experience this?
On one of the Saturday night passes I noticed that FO-29 suddenly went kind of silent. Not totally so, but enough that the QSO that I was desperately trying to complete was interrupted. It was around 9:45 pm local PDT, if I recall. Just finished with K6MMM, and was trying to get K6AA, I think. (Note to self: turn on the recorder next time!)
I didn't check for an eclipse, but that's my guess, though it was also about the time the bird went past TCA and all Doppler had broken loose. The bird sounded like 20 meters during the day, but with everyone's VFO on skids going in different directions.
Right towards the end of the pass I heard another station on, so I know the bird hadn't died.
Anybody hear that?
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