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Re: Listened to mode S on AO-40 first time



i thought the correct term for using ao-40 was armchair. not lawn chair :P.

Speak to you later.
Scott Elliott
Scott@pieh0.co.uk
2E1FJB / M1SJE
----- Original Message -----
From: "Frederick M. Spinner" <fspinner@hotmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2002 10:20 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Listened to mode S on AO-40 first time


>
> I should have patented the "lawn chair" dish mount!  It does work
remarkably
> well!  I did get my 15 minutes of fame this month in QST, though.
>
> Fred W0FMS
>
> >From: "Gene Harlan" <atvq@hampubs.com>
> >To: "amsat-bb" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> >Subject: [amsat-bb] Listened to mode S on AO-40 first time
> >Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 12:13:15 -0500
> >
> >Last night I connected the TransSystem downconverter that I got at Dayton
> >this year and tested using a 50 MHz oscillator that I built. All checked
> >out
> >OK. Then checking the AO-40 schedule, found that I had a little chance
this
> >morning before I went to work.
> >
> >Went outside at 7 AM and like others laid the dish in a lawn chair and
> >aimed
> >best I could at AO-30. With a 30 degree squint, I did not expect to hear
> >anything. I used by Kenwood F6 as a receiver.
> >
> >I surprised myself, as the beacon was there loud and clear. I also heard
a
> >little CW and a few people trying to find themselves as they tuned their
> >transmitters up and down the band.
> >
> >Almost ready for Field Day!
> >
> >Also checked out the 'unmodified' Drake 2880 to see if it was alive. I
> >expected, from what I read, to find the 50 MHz oscillator downlink to 120
> >MHz. I was convinced there was something wrong until I found it at 125
MHz.
> >Is it common to find the Drake at 125 MHz. It is OK with me, just had not
> >seen it documented as such.
> >
> >See you soon on AO-40.
> >
> >Gene Harlan - WB9MMM
> >Harlan Technologies - publisher of
> >OSCAR Satellite Report - OSR@hampubs.com
> >Amateur Television Quarterly - ATVQ@hampubs.com
> >http://www.hampubs.com
> >
> >
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