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Re: WiSP, AO10 & FM sats

In a message dated 9/29/00 8:22:53 AM Eastern Daylight Time, K5OE@aol.com 

> What I really wanted to comment on was my observation the last two weekends 
> that AO-10 seems to be increasingly difficult to work when it moves to the 
> east on these perigee passes (currently in the morning over N.A.).  At 
> relatively close distances of 20-25,000 km, and moderate elevations around 
> 40 degrees, I find the signals dropping down into the noise.  This is in 
> sharp contrast to last winter when the signals were very strong as the bird 
> moved over Europe.  Do you guys note the the same thing with your big 
> antennas? 
>  73,
>  Jerry, K5OE


I am currently on AO-10 at 1300 UTC. Bird is at 21,400 km from me at 14 
degree el. Good downlink! But only LHCP. Switching to RHCP and it disappears. 
Of course with AO-10 this can change at a moments notice......

BTW, worked Javier, EB8AYA in the Canary Islands (IL18). He was an good 55.

Mike, N1JEZ
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