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Re: Great day on AO40



Hi, Joe:

First of all, congratulations on successfully assembling your earth station
and welcome to AO-40!

Rest assured that nothing happened to your equipment.  The time you noted in
your message was the beginning of the regularly scheduled RUDAK session when
the MB and the passband are shutdown.  This currently happens from MA 140 to
MA 156.

73,

Rick
KG6IAL

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe W2KJ" <w2kj@bellsouth.net>
To: "AMSAT" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2003 7:13 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Great day on AO40


> Howd Gang:
>
> I have a serious question at the end of this note..please
> read.
>
> My first day on AO40 was a great success!!  I worked XR6M
> twice, GW3XYW, CT1BOY (twice), plus some stateside stations.
>
> My set-up here is a 60CM dish with helix feed, 3731AA
> downconverter, M2 30 element CP yagi for the uplink and an
> IC-910 transceiver.  The antennas are on a tripod mount about
> 6 feet above the ground.
>
> I did notice that while listening for stations around 1930L
> (0030UTC) I lost the bird.   Nada, zilch....the bird just
> dropped of the air and I couldn't hear any stations or the MB.
>
> Was the bird supposed to shut down during that time frame or
> did something happen to my equipment set-up???
>
> Nova predicted a couple of hours more of operation with good
> squint angles.
>
> Any ideas????
>
>                                         73, Joe W2KJ
>                                         New AO40 op....I hope.
>
>
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