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Re: AO-40 heard on 2.4GHz in VK



For those of us in the "gearing up" stage of development, it would be
interesting and informative if you included what equipment you are using.
How big is that dish (or dipole!!), what feedline and length, downconverter
brand.

John Wilcox  NS1Z
871 Route 120
Rumford, ME  04276-3836
207-364-2246
207-364-2505 (fax)
FN44RN


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Magnusson" <williamb@netc.net.au>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>; "Chris Hill" <CRH_Telnet@bigpond.com>
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2000 22:16 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-40 heard on 2.4GHz in VK


> >
> >I saw a bit of discussion as to whether AO-40 can be heard or not on
> >2.4GHz, and thought I'd drop a quick note to tell you I've just heard it.
> >
> Well done Chris,
> I also heard it loud and clear this morning.
> Signal was s9 at one stage and has been 4 - 6 's' units above my noise
floor
> since 7am (2 hours ago) and is still coming in loud and clear.
> Lots of Doppler making tuning and therefore decoding difficult.
> Managed to get several crcc OK blocks while the signal was loudest around
> 8am.  Due to home commitments I have been listening later in the day.
> Seems this is the right time.
> I'll plot the squint later and listen at the same (MA) time t'morra.
>
> Bill...vk3jt
> Milawa
> Australia.
>
>
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