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Re: VO-52



yes, but we're only allowed ONE contact on an FM bird
for Field day.
Now that AO-29 is MIA, we're all kinda SOL for FD!
Jim  KQ6EA

--- Michael Hatzakis Jr MD <lists@hatzakis.net> wrote:

> Hi Art,
> 
> I always seem to be reading, rarely contributing on
> this list, so thought I
> would try to help...
> 
> I have used VO-52 for about a year and my gut sense
> is it is not a great
> satellite for FD, unless you're planning on using
> all the other Sat's too.
> The FM sats would be higher yield I think for making
> contacts, less
> dependent on beam gain and positioning and less
> "touchy".  I personally
> really like VO-52, but the FM sats will yield more
> contacts per hour.  
> 
> VO-52 info taken right out of SatPC32 is:
> 
> VO-52,145901.56,435248.02,USB,LSB,REV,0,0
> 
> It is in the form DLink, Uplink, DNMode, UPMode,
> Tuning Direction
> 
> Here are the reasons against depending too highly on
> this sat:
> 
> - Doppler is very tricky and often moves fast
> - Passes are generally short
> - Traffic is light and once you've worked the VO-52
> contingent, further
> yield per unit time is low
> - Beam heading is narrow
> 
> Overall VO-52 has good signals and is fun to work as
> the quality of the
> transponder is excellent and has a great crew of
> people working.  FO-29 is a
> little easier to work.  I would suggest a cross or
> circularly polarized
> antenna for both, but the bigger the gain the more
> attention you need to pay
> to AZI-ELE.
> 
> I hope this helps.  If someone has more experience
> than me to correct me on
> any of the above, please feel free to update my
> opinions
> 
> Michael K3MH
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org
> [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org] On
> Behalf Of kc6uqh
> Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2007 11:46 AM
> To: AMSAT-BB
> Subject: [amsat-bb] VO-52
> 
> I am considering using VO-52 for Field Day. Could
> anyone direct me to a site
> with operating  information, not bragg tapes on this
> satellite. I found the
> Indian site but I could not find any real technical
> information. The AMSAT
> frequency guide mentions both Indain and Dutch
> transponders shows only one
> set of  frequencies and no suggestion as to USB tX
> or RX does indicate U TX
> and V receive. Uses turnstile antennas, Rh or Lh
> Circular?
> 
> Thanks,
> Art, 
> KC6UQH
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