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Re: First QSO on AO-10



well Done Andre,
looks like you got it right, i am still planning my station and have only
just got rx on AO40
but maybe we will work soon.
Also it was nice to chat to you in the irc #amsat the other day.
Anyway well done and catch you soon
Mark

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andre" <andreth@iname.com>
To: "AMSAT" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2001 12:22 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] First QSO on AO-10


> Hi All,
>
> Tonight I made my first QSO on AO-10 with F1TDO. It was
> great fun! As I am still building my station and don't
> have my X-yagi's ready yet (still building...) I just
> wanted to try if I could get on the bird with my current
> setup.
> I use a FT847, discone antenna for uplink and 6 element
> yagi (horizontal) for downlink. Uplink power is 50 W.
> I managed my first QSO on 2257 utc with 52 report. The
> range of AO-10 to my qth was 15.549 km at that time.
> It just shows it is possible to use AO-10 with minimal
> equipment :-)
>
> AO-10 went into eclipse on 2327 utc and I heard my CW
> carrier die as the satellite entered the shadow of
> the earth. It sounded as if the batteries died (which
> was the case, ofcourse) as the tone became lower and
> lower and finally faded.
>
> I had great fun and can't wait till I finish my "real"
> antennas.
>
> Hope to work you on AO-10 soon.
>
> 73, Andre.
> --------------------------------
> PE1OIG, pe1oig@amsat.org, JO20WX
>
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