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Re: RS-12...Reason for Distortion

John Gordon writes:

> RS-12 is riding on the back of a commercial WX sat
> (I forget the name). When this commercial payload is on
> (energized) it causes the supply voltage to the 2m receiver
> on RS-12 to drop thus causing the distortion heard on the
> 10M downlink.

Close. My understanding is that the parent spacecraft is a NavSat which
transmits around 150 MHz. Its not uncommon for an in-orbit spare to be
turned on and this may be what has happened; the 150 MHz tx so close to 
a 146 MHz receiver causes the problem.

Richard W L Limebear G3RWL
FOC # 1188

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