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Re: Failed attempt on FO-29.



Glad to hear an old school reply.

73

KB9BNY

On 4/19/05, Roger Kolakowski <rogerkola@aol.com> wrote:
> I don't want to start a war on the BB with this so I am replying
> personally...in the past, before doppler correction by computer was even a
> twinkle in someone's eye, qso's were held by hand tracking. As your
> contact's frequency changed during the pass...you did well to hold a
> frequency "range" and people never thought the worse of you for it.
> 
> Depending on the length of a transmission, it is going to drift down in
> frequency and you as the receiver are going to have to "track" it to
> understand what is said. If your contact does the same thing, you will both
> maintain contact throughout your qso. "Sliding" up frequency during a
> transmission to maintain a "relative" spot in the band has always been "good
> enuf."
> 
> Nobody is going to think worse of you if you do not doppler correct during
> your transmission...(unless you are a windbag.)
> 
> Your amateur "contact" will set his style of operating, to drift or to
> correct on an "over." Don't let technology prevent you from making OSO's.
> Call CQ and work it out and enjoy the hobby. There are not so many operators
> on the linear birds that you are going to run over others often. And if they
> are so "doppler anal," you will soon pass through their frequency and end up
> below.
> 
> Again, this is not technology speaking, this is do what you can with what
> you have and enjoy.
> 
> BST DX GUYS
> 
> Roger
> WA1KAT
> (First Satellite contact on RS-6)
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Erik Jacobsen" <mplsvrf@gmail.com>
> To: "AMSAT-BB" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 5:40 PM
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Failed attempt on FO-29.
> 
> > Please forgive me if I sound rather green(no pun intended), because I
> > am a novice to satellites.  I have orbitron installed on a computer.
> > Using the Rotor/Radio tab, we should be able to monitor the doppler
> > corrected receive and transmit frequencies.  Any pointers ir tips?  I
> > think the best approach is to get a serial cable to control the xcvr
> > from the computer.  The next best pass for ka9scf and me is 2009z pass
> > on 4/20.
> >
> > 73
> >
> >
> > Erik KB9BNY
> >
> > On 4/19/05, Patrick Green <pagreen@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi All,
> > >
> > >   Erik KB9BNY and myself were trying FO-29 this morning on the 1548Z
> > > pass.  We heard K7MT, W7JPI and others but since we were completely
> > > manual in operation. It was really confusing to calculate TX and RX
> > > frequencies and keep track of doppler as well.  We may try this again
> > > tomorrow morning if the weather is permitting.  We were running an
> > > Arrow with an FT-897 running 5 watts.  Sorry if we came across
> > > someone's QSO.  Better luck next time.
> > >
> > > Is there a table where someone has laid out the TX/RX conversions with
> doppler?
> > >
> > > 73 de Pat --- KA9SCF.
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