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Suitsat X band activation

X stands for cross band

I read that Bill was unable to hear Suitsat shortly after they reenter ISS but 
if stations on earth can hear even with very low signal i'm asking why they 
cannot copy the signal at a so close range???

This is making no sense as QRP signals makes their way to ISS very often. I 
don't know if the frequency drift as no doppler effect is present or could be 
the signal was so low at the beginning that it was nearly impossible to copy it 
even at close range.

Another technical interrogation the Kenwood HT as many other one are very 
dependant of the DC voltage for their output power. I don't know how they 
connect the suitsat batteries to the HT but is it possible the HT internal 
battery pack freeze draining or lowering the voltage from the suitsat 

With a 5 elem linear yagi i copy at TCA a very faint signal doppler affected on 
the 0900Z pass. Spectran recorded it too. It is time to test our VHF receiving 
equipment lets say it is a new week signal test session.


Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
AMSAT 33583
Skype VE2DWE
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