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AO-40 Mode U/S Report of this morning.



Hello all. This is Yoshi JF6BCC.

  I tried to QRV on AO-40's Mode-U/S during 2050-2120z on orbit#237 this
morning.

loop: 2050z 319 on 2401.232MHz
wkd : JA1BLC (2103-2108z. His539-My539 2401.357MHz)
hrd : JA1VDJ (539 2401.357MHz)
      VK2DAG (539 2401.357MHz)
      JA0BBW (539 2401.357MHz)

  U   - Uplink : IC-821 20W and 6ele YAGI (around 10dBi?) for FM sat. This
                 antenna is fixed at elevation 25 degrees. AO-40 was at
                 elevation 50 degrees so the gain will be -3dB of front.
                 So my EIRP will be 100W or less.
  S2 -Downlink : MAKI 29ele LOOP YAGI (21dBi)
                 -> NE34S01 LNA (NF 0.3dB, Gain 15dB)
                 -> Basic modified Drake2880
                 -> 75ohm TV coax 5C-FV 7m
                 -> ATT 15dB within IC-821 (2m)

  I had 2 systems of S2 hearing, but this morning I could only 1 of them
due to the bad direction of Sat. So I could not hear both beacon and QSO
signals at the same time.
  So I watched S2-MB during 2030-2217z (except 2050-2120z) and checked
the U-Rx AGC value. It was 0.8dB at before and 6.6dB at after. That means
the uplink band was quiet enough.

  During this time, I also made CQ by CW with 50W EIRP but could not contact
any. My signal was 419 and beacon was S5. Maybe my signal was -15dB or less
than S2-MB :-)

  I do not have any equipments for L-Uplink so I could not try Mode-L/S.

  Due to the bad direction of Sat, and of my weekly time schedule, I could
not QRV enough. We Japanese also have a chance tonight again so I will QRV
again.

  See you soon! de Yoshi JF6BCC.

JST  MA  U-AGC(dB)  * JST = UTC + 9hours
---- --- ---------
 :
5:30 141   1.5
5:31 142   2.8
5:31 142   1.0
5:32 142  -1.7
5:32 142  -0.4
5:33 142  -0.8
5:33 142  -1.3
5:34 142   4.7
5:35 142  -1.7
5:36 143  -1.3
5:36 143  -1.7
5:37 143   1.9
5:38 143   0.1
5:39 143  -0.4
5:43 144   5.6
5:44 145  -1.3
5:45 145   0.1
5:45 145   0.1
5:46 145   0.5
5:47 145   5.1
5:50 146   4.7
5:50 146   0.5
 :    :     :   <- My QRV Time. I could not copy telem. :-p
6:20 153   3.3
6:21 153   4.7
6:22 153   5.1
6:22 153   3.7
6:23 153   7.4
6:24 154   5.6
6:25 154   4.2
6:26 154   5.6
6:27 154   6.0
6:29 155   6.5
6:29 155   8.3
6:31 155   5.1
6:31 155   6.0
6:32 155   8.8
6:32 155   7.9
6:33 156  10.1
6:34 156   7.4
6:36 156   8.3
6:37 157   7.9
6:39 157   6.0
6:42 158   5.6
6:43 158   6.0
6:43 158   8.3
6:44 158   5.1
6:47 159   5.1
6:48 159   7.4
6:51 160  11.5
6:51 160   6.5
 :
----------------
Avarage - 5:14-5:50 : 0.8dB
Avarage - 6:20-6:51 : 6.6dB


Yoshihiro Imaishi JF6BCC/KH2GR
GL:PM53JV, ex KC6IY(T88IY),V63BP
mailto:jf6bcc@jarl.com or jf6bcc@jamsat.or.jp
<http://plaza16.mbn.or.jp/~palau/> Sorry, Japanese only now.
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