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Re: Any Luck with AO-27?



At 12:22 PM 5/30/98 -0500, STEVE DIGGS wrote:

>Today, 5/30/98 at 1115 local (GMT -5) there was an excellent AO-27 pass
>down the Eastern US...and I didn't hear a thing! Rig is an ICOM Z1A with
>a brandy new Arrow Antenna purchased at Dayton. I'm using Nova for
>Windows for tracking...using new Keps from Ray Hoad...and just synced up
>my clock using D4. I was listening on 437.92 and 437.925..nothing at all
>heard. I've seen the postings that this is a difficult bird to
>hear...what else do I need to try?

I think I see the problem.  I am using 436.796 for the downlink and 145.850
uplink.  Those frequencies seem to work for me.  :-)

>As I understand it, AO-27 is only active on daylight, weekend passes. ??

Over North America, AO-27 is active on all daylight passes.  On the
weekends it becomes VERY busy.  I look forward to working you on the bird.


73 de Roger Snyder, K4RS            
Internet: k4rs@m8.sprynet.com
AX.25 packet: K4RS @ N4XEO.#FTP.FL.USA.NOAM
Satellite: K4RS @ KO-23 or KO-25



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