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Re: PCSAT2 PSK-31 test Saturday Morning! (USA)



Providing that I am transmitting when Bob has the bird in PSK mode, I should 
be uplinking pretty well.  I just put 5 transmissions out, at about 1 minute 
intervals from 1540Z to 1545Z. I am adjusting doppler on the uplink manually 
(my Alinco HF rig does not have CAT control)

The same 10M dipole always worked well in the past for the RS birds, so it 
should be good for UL to PCSAT-2, as well.  My 435 receive side is rather 
weak toward the east, though, because of antenna location (I am in an 
antenna-restricted subdivision, so have to go stealth for the moment).  Saw 
a couple of thin lines on the waterfall between my transmissions, but 
nothing decoded.  Hopefully someone is seeing me.........

One more shot at 1715Z.

George, KA3HSW



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jerry Weihrauch" <k0hzi@comcast.net>
To: "George Henry" <ka3hsw@earthlink.net>; "amsat bb" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Saturday, August 06, 2005 9:56 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] PCSAT2 PSK-31 test Saturday Morning! (USA)


> George,
>
> I was also near 29.402 transmitting.  But my antenna situation is not very 
> good.  All are inside near my bedroom window.
> I did not hear or see any signals on receive side.
>
> I may be Desensitizing my 435 receive antenna as it is not to far away 
> from the HF dipole in the same room.  I will listen only on the next pass 
> at ~1540 UTC to see if I can hear any signals.
> Jerry  -  K0HZI
>
> George Henry wrote:
>
>> Well, I put a few out there on the 1405Z pass, as close to 29.402 as I 
>> could, but the bird was below 10 degrees for me by then (Chicagoland 
>> area), and I wasn't hearing anything decode-able on the downlink, so, who 
>> knows? Will try again on the 1540Z pass if I can (Saturday = "honey-do" 
>> list...)
>>
>> George, KA3HSW
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