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Rick:

I took the liberty of forwarding this email to AMSAT-DC since it is 
noteworthy.

David W2LNX
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From: "Rick (W2GPS)" <w2gps@cnssys.com>
To: "'David Bern'" <DavidXBern@aol.com>
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Subject: RE: heard AO-51 on mode V/S twice this morning
Date: Sat, 21 May 2005 00:30:14 -0400
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Dave,

I made two contacts on AO-51 Mode V/S today from the Hamvention parking lot
using Drew's corner reflector for S-band and an HT with a long whip for the
uplink.  Amazing!

Rick
W2GPS
AMSAT LM 2232

-----Original Message-----
From: David Bern [mailto:DavidXBern@aol.com] 
Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2005 1:56 PM
To: w2gps@amsat.org
Cc: w3iwi@amsat.org; DavidBern@engineer.com
Subject: heard AO-51 on mode V/S twice this morning

Rick:

I gotta hear it to believe it!  I heard AO-51 on mode V/S this morning 
using my G3RUH patch antenna, the Khune down-converter and my TH-D7A 
HT.  The observed doppler is from about +50KHz to about -50KHz as 
advertised.

Two hours later, I tried it again but this time with the G3RUH dish.  I 
held the dish with one hand and the HT in the other hand... it's a 
little tiring but not bad for fifteen minutes.  As I expected, it wasn't 
hard to find AO-51 since it has a beamwidth of about 30 degrees.  The 
audio was much better.  Tell Tom thanks for his advice yesterday.

David
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