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Re: AO-27 orbit 31511 no downlink?



I hear ya! I was out there with my new homebuilt 8 element 440 Quagi and a
VX-5 and I heard it nice for like 50 seconds and then It quit.
I am in Arkansas....with a 87 degree pass

Jamie, KD5GOB
em45


At 02:44 PM 10/12/1999 -0400, Margaret Leber wrote:
>This morning from 1130 EDT to 1200 EDT I was out in the parking lot at
work with
>my shiny new Arrow and Yaesu VX-5 and heard exactly *nothing* but static
on the
>AO-27 downlink. 
>
>With a peak elevation of nearly 80 degrees on this orbit conditions should
have
>been near perfect. Did anybody else hear a downlink at this time or am I
seeing
>some effect of the new TEPRs and/or the changing seasons?  I'll frequently
hear
>the downlink pop-up on the FT-90 in my car motoring around at lunchtime, and
>I've worked though AO-27 from the very same location with the VX-5 and an
>(admittedly different, borrowed) Arrow antenna. 
>
>The element set epoch on the Keps I'm using is 04 May 1996, and SatTrack
>predicted AOS at 11:35, MEL at 11:42 and LOS at 11:50 for FW29KW...OK, so
I was
>someplace in FN20; it shouldn't make *that* much difference.
>
>Inquiring minds wanna know...
>
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