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Re: Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2003 22:57:50 -0700



Unless you are running a preamp that downconverter needs to be mounted
directly at the feed, with no coax between the feed and the downconverter.

73, Drew KO4MA

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rick" <richardw@mho.com>
To: "AMSAT-bb" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2003 12:57 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2003 22:57:50 -0700


> I am trying to get my satellite equipment working.  Using Unitrac 2000,
> Icom 910, N3IYR's dish, and a UEK-3000 S-band converter mounted on the
back
> of the dish.
>
> I have not been able to receive any signals (including the S band beacon)
at
> all.   Been trying all evening (Sun 9 Nov).  Unitrac showing the bird from
> 10 to 37 degrees above the horizon to the southeast of Denver).
>
> Tried varying the receive freq and manually adj the beams slightly with no
> luck either.
>
> My big question is; are others hearing the beacon or is the squint angle
to
> far off to hear the bird?
>
> Thanks
>
> Dick K8ZTT
> Franktown CO
>
>
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