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Re: ao40 today

Early this morning (Sunday) I was getting a strong signal. (Oddly,
yesterday morning I could barely hear it, even right after AOS.)

I noticed a short-term random drift of about +/- 200 Hz, over a
period of roughly 10 seconds.  This made it hard to keep my demodulator
locked to the signal.  I know it wasn't Doppler-related, since my
tracking software tunes the radio in 1Hz increments every couple of
seconds.  It might have been due to drafts of cold air getting to my
converter's LO crystal. I will try insulating the crystal for next time.

Has anyone else noticed a random frequency drift like I described above?


At 02:00 PM 12/30/00 , you wrote:
>I copied the telm from ao40 but there were no good CRC blocks. I heard
>it S7-9
>from AOS of MA 16.5 thur MA 37.6. Signal freq seemed to drift up and
>down over
>the period. I could see diffinate spin modulation on the signal uing
>Freq started out at 2401.305 and ended at 2401.308. Signal showed heavy
>Using Myer's dish, Drake (moded with latest mod's), FT736R IF, Nova
>Bill WA2TQI  EM78qe

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