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Re: Hamsat beacon power?



Hi
The 145.940 beacon power is 18dbm.
Transponder pwr is 1 watt.
Best 73
Pop
VU2POP
Secretary Amsat India regd


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Fletcher" <michael.fletcher@oh2aue.pp.fi>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 12:33 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Hamsat beacon power?


> >Hi
> 
>  >Does anyone please know the output power of the Hamsat VO-52 carrier
>  >beacon on 145.936? It was always weak but I haven't heard it on passes
>  >since Friday. I know the transponder is powerful at 1W but think the
>  >beacon may be less than 20 mW, and possibly decreasing....  any info
>  >to -bb or callsignATamsst-bb
> 
> Hi Andy,
> 
> I have also noted the apparently varying level of the beacon and I
> think that it is within the same ALC loop as the transponder, so if
> there is (and jolly well is) any overloading of the uplink, the power
> of the beacon will go down as well as the power levels of any other
> traffic using more sensible uplink powers. There unfortunately are
> quite a few stations that are hogging the transponder with way too
> much uplink EIRP - are these guys hard of hearing or what ???
> 
>  >many thanks
>  >es 73
> 
>  >andy G0SFJ
> 
> Michael, OH2AUE
> 
> P.S. been listening to HAMSAT successfully in my car whilst
> driving; copying SSB and CW is very easy when the satellite
> elevation is reasonable - using a 1/4 wave magmount whip and
> tuned 3SK121 homebrew preamp in front of my FRG-9600 scanner...
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