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Re: AO-51 status



Hi Bill,

With a vertical, you are going to have a low angle of
radiation, so you will probably only hear the
satellite on the horizon.  Maybe others on the
reflector can say more about this.

73s John W5TD


--- Bill Goff <b-goff@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> I've been interested attempting to work thru this
> satellite for  
> several days beginning 1/31 without much luck.  One
> each occasion  
> I've not heard the beacon at all nor heard any other
> qso's.  I've  
> used the amsat path predictions and online tracking
> so I'm sure I'm  
> listening at the correct times.  I'm using a
> colinear vertical about  
> 20' up at the QTH, so I think I've got enough
> antenna to at least  
> hear the satellite.   Does anyone here know it the
> software update is  
> still in process?  Is the satellite not in operation
> now?
> 
> Bill
> KI6DJ
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