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RE: AO-40 question



Touche Steve,

I saw someone use one of these a few weeks back, and it was on my todo list 
to track it down.  Thanks for the link - I'm making it today.

73,

Emily




At 07:34 PM 9/28/2003 -0400, Stephen Diggs wrote:
>Contrary to the method described in the AO-40 FAQ, I suggest you make
>yourself an "AO-40 Frequency Calculator" developed by Howard Long,
>G6LVB. It is quite simple to make, and you can find complete
>instructions at http://www.g6lvb.com/oldtech.htm. Once you have the
>calculator put together, note the frequency of the middle beacon, and
>set the "MB" hash mark on that frequency. From that point, you can
>either listen and pick out an unused downlink frequency, and transmit on
>the matching uplink frequency from the calculator and call CQ. If you
>hear a QSO in progress that you want to join, use a similar procedure.
>
>The reason I don't like the CW method of finding your signal is the
>added complexity of dealing with the difference in center frequency when
>you switch from CW back to SSB mode. Once you get comfortable with the
>calculator, you will hear your own downlink almost every time on the
>first try.
>
>You can then lock your FT-847 into SAT mode, and then only tweak your
>transmit frequency to adjust for Doppler.
>
>Regards,
>Steve Diggs, W4EPI
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org] On
>Behalf Of John Becker
>Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2003 8:42 PM
>To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
>Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-40 question
>
>For some reason I cant find my down link.
>the FT-847 and watt meter say there is output.
>I tune up and down with the sub tune control with no luck.
>All seems to work good on AO-7.
>
>I have no clue what to do next.
>
>using:
>FT 847
>instantrack with itune and KCT
>
>
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