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RE: Experimenter's Wednesday success



> AO-51 went into V SSB/ U FM voice repeat mode tonight for 
> Experimenter's Wednesday. Signals were awesome to say the 
> least. Stations heard or worked the first pass include 
> KE4AZN, VE3NPC, KB2M, KE4MVG, KA8HQL, N6ORS, KB2YCC, and 
> N5UXT. Sensitivity is great, with contacts possible on 5 
> watts to a medium sized beam from my QTH. One surprise is it 
> appears the SQRX receiver is actually DSB, meaning LSB or USB 
> -may- both work for the uplink. Your mileage may vary. If you 
> liked the mode, send a note to ao51-modes@amsat.org and let 
> the AO-51 Ops Group know...

This has inspired me to setup a portable SSB satellite station, using
whatever I can get my hands on, plus InstantTune and InstantTrack.  And I'm
more than happy to send AMSAT the money for the latter. :-)

Gonna miss the mode this time around, but there's always next time...
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