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Re: HELP!!!! - Major Frustration



Tim,

These sure don't match what I get out of Nova for a Cleveland observer. 
Nova say you have two passes today, Tuesday. One between 15:11 and 15:25 to 
the east with a max el of 29 degrees. And a second pass to the west at 
16:50 to 17:04 with a max el of 31 degrees. You should easily observe a 
signal between these times.

On a closer look, if your times are local, I see the second and third 
passes match closely to what I reported.

Jerry, W6IHG

At 12:20 AM 7/6/2004 -0400, Tim Holmes wrote:
>Hi all,
>
>Can somebody please help me.  I am experiencing extreme frustration with
>echo.  I am trying to just hear it, not even begin to decode the telm
>yet.  I know what 9600 baud data sounds like, and I know to just look
>for a rise in the s meter, but I am, getting nothing.  I have had
>several good passes, and nothing.
>
>I am not sure if my keps are off, or if there is a problem in the
>receive chain.
>
>Heres the setup:
>
>Icom 706MKIIG rig
>Rig blaster
>2m 5/8 antenna on a ground plane, also tunes nicely on 72 cm
>About 50 feet of RG8U mini coax (I know it's not the best, but I should
>be getting something
>
>I live in EN91cd, Just south of cleveland ohio, here are the pass
>predictions for tomorrow
>If someone that knows for sure could tell me if my keps are at least
>right, that would help
>
>I am using the ones that were posted on the amsat site this morning
>
>Created by Satscape written by Scott Hather - http://www.satscape.co.uk
>
>SATELLITE---------  DATE-------    TIME----    S-AZ    MAX EL-----
>DURATION    E-AZ        SUNLIT  VISIBLE
>AMSAT-ECHO          06 JUL 2004    00:44:31    222     10 (AZ 272)
>00:11:58    324         Yes     No
>AMSAT-ECHO          06 JUL 2004    11:11:14    023     29 (AZ 092)
>00:13:51    168         Yes     No
>AMSAT-ECHO          06 JUL 2004    12:50:06    003     31 (AZ 296)
>00:13:46    222         Yes     No
>AMSAT-ECHO          06 JUL 2004    14:31:22    337     02 (AZ 312)
>00:05:57    287         Yes     No
>AMSAT-ECHO          06 JUL 2004    20:49:57    089     05 (AZ 052)
>00:09:04    016         Yes     No
>AMSAT-ECHO          06 JUL 2004    22:24:26    146     43 (AZ 072)
>00:15:07    354         Yes     Yes
>
>Thanks
>
>
>Timothy A. Holmes
>W8TAH - Amateur Radio Extra Class Operator
>StormNet Chase 9
>Certified Advanced Skywarn Spotter
>Assistant Emergency Coordinator - Medina County
>Web page:  http://www.qsl.net/w8tah
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http://www.pixos.com/designs/RadioTuner/
jpixton@shentel.net
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