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Re: Strange stuff on FO-20



Howard Long wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Strange thing happened on FO-20 tonight.
>
> <snip>
> Ignoring it, I started to call CQ on 435.450 (SSB) and about 10
seconds into
> the CQ my downlink went dead. Assuming it was my station at fault I
keyed up
> a few local repeaters on 2m and 70cm to check I got the right S meter
> readings, and all looked OK. The power out and SWR was showing normal
too.
>
> For about two minutes there was nothing across the passband downlink
from
> the satellite. Then at 22:47Z everything sprung into life again. Made
three
> QSO's into Spain, UK and Italy. All OK.

FO-20 did the same thing to me tonight at about 0620Z on 9-2-00.  It was
off for
about a minute and then came back just fine.  Don't know why...

73
-----------------------
Jim Walls - K6CCC
k6ccc@amsat.org
http://home.earthlink.net/~k6ccc/
626-302-8515    FAX  626-302-9999
AMSAT member 32537 / WSWSS member 395



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