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Re: UO-14 and FM Birds.



I have two control operators in YV - they are part of AMSAT-YV there.

Don Woodward
KD4APP
SO-50 Control Operator Coordinator

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jose M. Valdes R." <yv5lix@yv5lix.org.ve>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Cc: <sat-fm@yahoogrupos.com.br>
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2003 2:44 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] UO-14 and FM Birds.


> Hello all.
> 
> With the resent problem with UO-14 the sat activity in South America and
> other parts of the world has been greatly diminished; UO-14 was popular
> because it was very economical and easy to work, a simple FM dual-bander
> or a pair of inexpensive VHF/UHF radios were enough to work it, so now
> it seems that the only FM option left is SO-50, but this bird has been
> very elusive, it has been reported as active when over the US/Canada and
> out of range of the vast majority of South America operators specially
> those south of the equator or, as my self, with some limitation to the
> north.
> 
> Now to my question.
> 
> As I understand SO-50 is activated by designated ground stations located
> at various locations and an onboard timer turns it off after a fix
> period of time, so any one knows if or how can operators in South
> America and other parts of the world were there is not a designated
> ground operator can work this bird?
> 
> It has been sad for me to read at local forums that some hams in South
> American are dismantling their FM sat stations because the UO-14's
> problem and the inability to work SO-50.
> 
> Have a nice afternoon.
> 
> 73/DX Jose M. Valdes R. (Joe) YV5LIX
> http://www.yv5lix.org.ve
> 
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