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RE: VO-52 Beacon



Hi Bruce,

I like that positive thinking!

Well, at least others have noted the situation. I've noticed it on
transponder signals when more than one QSO is occurring but not nearly as
pronounced as on the CW beacon note.

I can't recall now if the same characteristic was occurring using the Indian
CW beacon and transponder.

Oh well, I think Bruce has the right idea - it's a feature not a problem!!

Regards...Bill - N6GHz

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org]On
Behalf Of Bruce Robertson
Sent: Friday, November 25, 2005 2:00 PM
To: Bill Ress
Cc: amsat-bb@amsat.org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] VO-52 Beacon


Quoting Bill Ress <bill@hsmicrowave.com>:

> Hi Drew,
>
> It's be noted (see posts yesterday) that the CW beacon has been
> sounding
> "raspy". On the last pass for here in Northern CA last night there was
> no
> activity on the transponder and the CW beacon note sounded fine. So I
> would
> conclude that something is being yanked around in response to multiple
> or
> strong signals in the transponder.

I have the advantage of hearing south-bound passes as they come over the N.
Pole. I like to listen to the beacon, which is at first a pure tone, then
gets wobbly; at that point, I know others are transmitting on the bird.

It's a feature, not a bug! :-)

73, VE9QRP

Bruce
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