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Re: DX on LEO satellites



DX possibilities on a LEO are never as good as they appear from the screen 
on your tracking program. There are just too few potential contacts in the 
footprint.


At 05:09 PM 6/4/01 +0200, "Deon Erwin" <zr1dq@qsl.net> wrote:
>Same problem in Cape Town.  There is nothing to work on a LEO, except ZS and
>sometimes a lone operator in the countires around ZS.
>
>The only real contact of note was when we worked Chuck 3Y0C on Bouvet Island
>earlier this year.  We used the parrot repeater on SO-35, as Chuck only had
>a 2m handheld transceiver.  The whole operation was carefully calculated and
>co-ordinated and worked amasingly well.
>
>Most of the time one has the satellites to yourself to play with.  Too
>little activity in this part of the world for a LEO.
>
>Deon ZR1DQ
>www.qsl.net/zr1dq
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Tony Langdon <tlang@freeway.apana.org.au>
>To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
>Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2001 1:34 PM
>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] DX on LEO satellites
>
>
>|
>| Hello Vince!
>|
>| 02 Jun 01 09:49, you wrote to All:
>|
>|  VA> Wayne to work some of the countries you mention Bruce, we'd need a KW
>|  VA> ERP to get into the birds when they're on the horizon over central
>|  VA> America and that's not friendly to other operators.
>|  VA>
>|  VA> A LEO that's about twice as high as RS-15 might be acceptable to me.
>|
>| LEOs present a different problem here.  At 800 km, the only workable DX is
>ZL,
>| P29 and a handful of Pacific islands.  We can't access the Asian countries
>to
>| our north such as the Phillipines, China and the like on the 800km LEOs as
>the
>| footprint is too small.
>|
>| A higher satellite would lead to more interesting Asian destinations, as
>long
>| as the lowest uplink is 70cm (2m gets clobbered by pirates :( ).
>|
>| Tony, VK3JED
>| --
>| |Fidonet:  Tony Langdon 3:633/284.18
>| |Internet: tlang@freeway.apana.org.au
>| |
>| | Standard disclaimer: The views of this user are strictly his own.
>|
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