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Re: PCSAT2 PSK-31 test



For the three noonish East coast passes today I attached my pocket handheld
to a 5 element uhf beam and swung it around and was able to maintain 80% or
better quieting throughout pass (except for doppler changes)

My ears discerned only very occasional 1200 baud packets

I personally did notice that antenna polarity SEEMED to be better
horizontal. Any thoughts?

Roger
WA1KAT
FN42mp

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brent Taylor" <btaylor@nbnet.nb.ca>
To: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga@usna.edu>
Cc: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2005 12:18 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] PCSAT2 PSK-31 test


> The squelch tripped twice on my little VX-1R FM HT during a pass to my
> north but, of course, I was unable to discern any audio.  My next pass
> is 74-deg in a few minutes and I'll be listening again...
>
> Brent, VE1JH
> AMSAT Member #33576
> Doaktown, NB
> FN66wn
>
> Robert Bruninga wrote:
> > Did anyone hear the PSK-31 during the 1440z
> > or so pass over the USA?  I'm too busy over
> > on the command channel to listen with the
> > beam.  I heard just enough from across the room
> > on a vertical and 150' of coax with no
> > preamp, to know that it did come on and
> > there was at least one tone.
> >
> > I will try on the next two passes over USA
> > and then QRT.   Bob WB4APR
> >
> >
> >>>>"Robert Bruninga" <bruninga@usna.edu> 08/04/05 9:45 AM >>>
> >
> > For the next 3 USA passes we may turn on the
> > PSK-31 transponder briefly just to check it out.
> > We will need people transmitting PSK-31
> > between 29.400 and 29.404 MHz. Just
> > transmit continuously when the ISS is in view
> > and lets see what we hear on the 435.275
> > FM downlink.  (begin at 435.285 and work down
> > in 5 KHz increments)...
> >
> > No promises, but we need signals on the uplink
> > to know if it works.
> >
> > de WB4APR, Bob
> > USNA Satellite Lab
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