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Re: AO-51 31 July, orbit #437



Very nice contact! I was using my old FT-2400 with a 1/4 VHF mobile whip for
the uplink and a Kenwood TH-F7E with its original rubber duck for the
downlink. Max elevation for IM78 was 5 degrees.

Pedro EB4DKA
www.eb4dka.tk
www.qsl.net/eb4dka

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stan" <stan@capecod.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2004 2:57 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-51 31 July, orbit #437


> Hello the Net:
>
> More success this pass.
>
> Worked
>      EB4DKA /M in IM78cx,
>     CT1EAT,
>     MW0CXH in IO71vq, and
>     VO1ZM in GN28ew.
>
> For this low elevation pass,  I used the 2M 17B2 (fixed H pol) at 78'
> and the FT-847 on TX.
> For RX was the IC-910H and a 38 el cross pol at 40' with Landwehr mast
> mounted preamplifier.
> LabJack/NOVA/G5400B tracking control.
>
> Yes,  there is a delay in activating the satellite, after you first key
> up your carrier with PL tone.
> was able to hear myself with 5 W TX power.
>
> I enjoy the low elevation passes looking east to Europe and N Africa as
> well as the westerly passes
> to Alaska, less congestion and greater potential for a new grid and DXCC
> entities.
>
> At this moment, AO51 has a height of 772.5 Km and SO50 has a height of
> only 604.2 Km.
> The greater height will give a bigger footprint and a greater range at
> low elevations.
>
> Stan, WA1ECF
>
>
>
>
> zzzzz
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