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Re: AO-27 Exciter

On Tue, 29 Aug 2000, John Heath wrote:

> Read N4USI's interesting post about the AO-27 uploads.
> AO-27 is still off but understand that we should be able to 
> hear the exciter on 435.797 USB. Tone change due to doppler
> confirms a satellite signal.  (as opposed to a sproggy).
> Listened on a couple of occasions but with no result.
> Anyone heard it ?? 

1) as I recall from 1994-95, it's really weak.  Gain antennas very
desirable and a preamp probably mandatory.

2) make sure you're in ssb mode to hear the carrier and doppler shift

73 Steve KA1LM

Stephan A. Greene                            sgreene@patriot.net
Amateur  KA1LM@amsat.org  Grid FM18hx        38 59'83.33"N 77 23'6.15"W

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