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Re: Working the FM Satellites



On December 23, 2002 I received the following email on SO-41, SO-42 and
SO-50 ...

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Dear Mr. Don Woodward,
SaudiSat1-A is fine and has been used for some testing and will be put
back into the service soon. SaudiSat1-B is fine but we still need it for
some experiments, we hope to release it in the future. SaudiSat1-c has
been deployed and is working fine but will remain experimental. With
best regards.
Turki
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I just sent a follow-up to see if there are any updates.

73's

Don Woodward
KD4APP
AMSAT 33535
kd4app@amsat.org
http://kd4app.webhop.org


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Emily Clarke" <emily@emilyshouse.com>
To: "Ronald Nutter" <rnutter@networkref.com>
Cc: "AMSAT" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Saturday, July 26, 2003 16:45
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Working the FM Satellites



Hi Ron,

Congratulations on joining the sat crowd.  I started out with exactly the
same configuration as you are using.

-  AO-27 is rarely on for voice.  The exceptions are supposed to be
Saturday and Sunday mornings, but even then those are iffy.

-  SO-50 has much less transmitter power than UO-14, so it's harder to
hear.  Also, if you transmit to it, you need to have a 67Hz PL tone in
order to activate it. And SO-50 requires a control operator to turn it
on.  It was on at 19:30Z today over the western US/southern Canada pass.

-  AO-41 - I assume you mean SO-41.  It's dying or dead so far as I
know.  Maybe someone here can post more info.

The best (though not always the most recent) news is at the AMSAT weekly
satellite report:
http://www.amsat.org/amsat/news/wsr.html

73,

Emily



At 04:16 PM 7/26/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>Just got into satellites recently.  Using an ICOM ICW32 and an arrow
2m/440
>cross yagi.  I have been able to work
>UO-14 on just about every pass I try.  This tells me my equipment and Nova
>are working correctly.  Have yet to be
>able to hear AO-27, AO-41 or 50.  I am a little confused about when AO-27
is
>available.  Listened on an afternoon pass
>today and didnt hear a peep.  I understand that AO-50 isnt always on.
>
>Am I doing something wrong to get to these other birds ?  Any suggestions
>will be appreciated.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Ron
>Ka4kyi
>
>
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