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Re: PCsat at field Day



Murphy was on my rear all week too!
ARGH...  I didnt even bother with any satelites SUnday morning....
But my Kenwood F6 HT and AO40 portable dish kept everyone intertained...
(No uplink)...

Bob

On Sun, 23 Jun 2002, Joel Black wrote:

> Bob,
>
> Thanks for the confirmation on UO22.  I didn't know if I got out or not.
> Murphy bit really hard this year:
>
>     1.  1.2m Primestar dish is bent at some point - the focal point is off
> by about 6 inches.  I found this on Friday and took it down and put back up
> my BBQ grill dish.
>
>     2.  Tried to build another 2.4GHz dish on Saturday with an old 18" DSS
> dish.  It rained on and off all day and I never got the antenna on my tower.
>
>     3.  Due to the rain, all 6,435,987 Southern Yellow Pines in my yard were
> saturated and my signals on 70cm were severely attentuated.
>
>     4.  Something appears to be wrong with my xcvr on SSB on both 2m and
> 70cm in which I only get about 10W out on both.  HF seems fine on the same
> rig.
>
> This was not a good year for FD from EM62!
>
> Live and learn.  I now have a year to prepare...
>
> Better luck next year...
>
> 73,
>
> Joel Black, W4JBB
> w4jbb@amsat.org
> jbblack1@earthlink.net
>
> "Uvajed - The overwhelming
> feeling that I've never been
> here before."
> -- Unknown
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bob Bruninga" <bruninga@usna.edu>
> To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> Cc: "TAPR APRS SIG" <aprssig@lists.tapr.org>
> Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2002 11:21 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] PCsat at field Day
>
>
> > Sorry folks (about PCsat):
> >
> > About all you could hear from PCsat during the evening FD passes was faint
> > little BEEPshssss... as the batteries were so low that they could not even
> > get through a 1 second packet.  Even so, I did copy the following
> > successful users on the evening passses:
> >
> > PCsat Sat PM East USA: K5OE, WB4APR, N8DEU, KB0VBZ, VE5AA, N1FD, N9IDH
> > PCsat Sun AM West USA: KD7HGL   <= copied on pcsat.aprs.org
> > UO-22 Sat PM East USA: N9IDH, W4JBB
> > NO-45:  All you could hear were the two "OK" beeps.  Digieater was inop.
> >
> > PCsat should have worked... but.... At 2 AM friday night, I returned from
> > 1 week family trip and 17 hour drive and at 3AM and 5AM, we had PCsat in
> > the right mode and it was working fine.  But sometime in the next several
> > hours while conducting PCsat GPS operations from other command stations
> > around the world, the GPS got left on, and it ran the batteries down.
> >
> > Sorry about that...
> >
> > de WB4APR@amsat.org, Bob
> >
> > PCsat WEB  page     http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/pcsat.html
> >
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de WB4APR@amsat.org, Bob

PCsat WEB  page     http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/pcsat.html
ISS-APRS FAQ:       http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/iss-faq.html
CUBESAT Designs     http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/cubesat.html
APRS LIVE pages     http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/aprs.html
APRS SATELLITES     http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/astars.html
MIM/Mic-E/Mic-Lite  http://www.toad.net/~wclement/bruninga/mic-lite.html

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