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Actually I goofed that one up great.  My radio is the 706mk2G  which 
does have the 70cm installed.  Sorry folks


John Geiger wrote:

>Could your problem be that the Icom 706MKII doesn't
>have 70cm, which is the AO51 downlink?  :)
>73s John NE0P
>--- "Timothy A. Holmes (W8TAH)"
><w8tah@zoominternet.net> wrote:
>>Hi Folks:
>>I am experiencing extreme frustration trying to hear
>>Let me describe my setup which, I realize is not
>>great for satellite 
>>work (which is why I'm only trying to hear the
>>blasted thing)
>>Radio - IC706MKII
>>Antenna 5/8 wave Bottom loaded groundplane at about
>>15 feet
>>the only pre-amp I have is the one in the radio, and
>>the COAX is basic 
>>RG -8 i think
>>I have been trying off and on to hear AO51 -- even
>>just a gradual slight 
>>silencing of the static would make me happy just to
>>know I can hear it.  
>>I mean guys are working the thing with HT's and
>>Rubber duckies without 
>>any trouble, and I used to use the same antenna to
>>listen to UO 14 on my 
>>Last Night about 9:30 or quarter to 10 -- I dont
>>have my numbers in 
>>front of me, I was listening from 435.290 to 435.310
>>during a 69 degree 
>>pass here in the cleveland area and I heard nothing.
>>My keps are only 
>>about 2 days old, I use nova and just had it do an
>>automatic download 
>>from whereever it defaults to to get them
>>(celestrack I think). I didnt 
>>see anything on the schedule page about the
>>spacecraft being off.
>>I really dont know where the problme is.  I had just
>>used the radio and 
>>antenna system earlier in the night for a net, so I
>>know that its all good.
>>Please throw some suggestions out here, I know I
>>really dont have a 
>>prayer of making it into the spacecraft without
>>el-az antennas and true 
>>full duplex, but I would think that I should be able
>>to at least here 
>>some of the downlink from it.
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