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Re: A little FO-29 DX & intersatellite communication and relay



Hi all,

I'm fascinated by the concept of intersatellite communication and relay.
This was, I believe, first tried with AO-6 OSCAR 6 (Phase-IIA) and AO-7
OSCAR 7 (Phase-IIB) but I wondered if the FO-29/VO-52 inter-sat
possibilities are by design or accident of up-/down-link frequencies
allocated to these birds.

As I write this the ISS packet downlink is coming in loud and clear here in
IO91ot, Buckinghamshire, UK. I really must get around to connecting the rig
to the PC and see what it's all about.

73 de

Félim M3HIM
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave hartzell" <hartzell@gmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, July 16, 2006 8:31 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] A little FO-29 DX


> I've been meaning to try some cross-satellite links with FO-29 and VO-52
to
> get some DX...
>
> 435.240 (up) --> VO-52 --> 145.910 (cross) --> FO-29 --> 435.890 (down)
>
> Probably have to do this with both sats in a reasonable proximity....I
> suspect that this would be a real challenge, but if it works, it offers a
> large footprint!  Doppler issues will be a challenge...
>
> Dave
> N0TGD
>
> On 7/16/06, Bruce Robertson <broberts@mta.ca> wrote:
> >
> > Gang:
> >
> > I8CVS and I (VE9QRP) just finished a QSO on FO-29, our second, I
believe.
> > Dom was down below 1 degree and I was around 6. Total distance was 6130
> > km,
> > my best so far on any bird.
> >
> > People in Eastern NA should keep an ear out on these weekend afternoon
> > trans-Atlantic passes via FO-29. The radio pops with EU DX! And folks
with
> > killer stations like I8CVS, don't wait for P3E to work some DX: give a
> > call
> > on the low passes and see if you can give a novice like me a thrill.
> >
> > In the same spirit, a question: has anyone worked trans-Atlantic on
VO-52?
> >
> > 73, Bruce
> > VE9QRP
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>
>
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