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Re: When exactly was the mode chyange on AO-51?



In general the mode changes occur on the first pass in view of the east 
coast. Keep in mind high speed data sounds a lot like noise...you may only 
notice a subtle change in tone if you aren't watching the S meter.

73, Drew KO4MA

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael A. Tondee" <mat_62@netcommander.com>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2006 8:40 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] When exactly was the mode chyange on AO-51?


>I just got my K5GNA 123 Mhz IF downconverter / BBQ grill dish combo and 
>AA2TX
> mode V/S adapter all hooked up yesterday afternoon. I listened to a near
> overhead east coast pass of AO-51 at around 0200 UTC last night and heard
> nothing. I'm wondering if the changeover had already occured or if I have 
> a
> problem at some point in my receiving system. I had not tested it prior to
> this. The dish was pointing at clear sky for much of the pass so I don't 
> think
> foliage was an issue.
> Tnx and 73,
> Michael, W4HIJ
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