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Re: CQ FD Satellite



Drew, and all who responded... Thanks for the info!  I may check back for
updated RS-12/13 info just before FD, as I believe its mode changes from
time-to-time... Frank

----- Original Message -----
From: Drew Glasbrenner <glasbrenner@mindspring.com>
To: Frank Grossman (WB2BXO) <flgrossman@earthlink.net>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, June 02, 2002 10:21 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] CQ FD Satellite


>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Frank Grossman (WB2BXO)" <flgrossman@earthlink.net>
> >
> > What LEO SSB/CW transponders should be available for FD this year?  What
> are
> > the uplinks and downlinks?
> >
> > A quick look at the AMSAT site seems to suggest that RS-12/13, RS-15 and
> > Fuji's 20 and 29 may be useful.
> >
> > Thanks and 73,
> > Frank
> > wb2bxo@AMSAT.org
> >
> >
>
> I'd suggest concentrating on FO20 and FO29, and AO40. RS13 is on in mode T
> and RS12 is on in mode K, both using 15m uplinks. It's been my experience
> that these will be tough with any activity on 15 at all. Try them during
> late passes when the band has folded, and be sure to indicate that you are
> trying through the satellite in your calls. While some have, I've never
been
> able to make a QSO through RS15 in the last 2 years. Remember also that
you
> can digipeat messages off several sats, including ISS and PCsat. It's
worth
> trying out your station before the contest, and having a good preamp on
> hand. Without a preamp you are sunk before you begin on the FOs.
>
> Good Luck
>
> Drew, KO4MA
>

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