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Re: AO-51 PBBS OPEN !



All

   Using my 440 M2 oscar beam, SSB pre amp, 70 ft hardline to IC910 with AFC 
on and my PK96 TNC I've been having good results on the D/L with Wisp. Yes 
the U/L has been a challange but with using my stacked M2 L-band antennas, 
60W output and U/L freq set to 1268.698 I've had the best luck so far in 
getting into the BBS. Low elev seems to work best with high passes usually a 
no go.
   Question for the bb, how fast does the sat rotate and where is the L band 
located?

73 Bruce KG4YEV


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "K7WIN - Jeff" <k7win@k7win.net>
To: "Andrew Glasbrenner" <glasbrenner@mindspring.com>; <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2007 12:17 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 PBBS OPEN !


> Thanks Drew,
> I apprecaite your response.
>
> I could only copy a few lines of the directory at 45 degrees.No trees
> impeding the signal at that elevation or azimuth. Using 30 foot of LMR600 
> on
> the downlink UHF Yagi with SSB preamp. Using  30 foot of Andrews 1/2 
> Heliax
> on the L band 22 element M2 Uplink Yagi.
>
> GO-32 passes above 20-30 degrees pegs my s-meter.
>
> I will try again on future passes. I see an 82 degree pass coming up 
> tonight
> and will give that one a try.
>
> 73, Jeff - K7WIN
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Andrew Glasbrenner" <glasbrenner@mindspring.com>
> To: "K7WIN - Jeff" <k7win@k7win.net>; <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2007 8:34 AM
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 PBBS OPEN !
>
>
>> Hi Jeff,
>>
>> The 435.150 transmitter signal is indeed LHCP, and the .300 is RHCP. We
>> are running slightly less power on the .150 downlink, currently about 400
>> milliwatts on .150, and 500 milliwatts on .300. The L band digital uplink
>> is certainly a challenge, but it allows us to open the BBS up without
>> incurring some interference problems we have had when using the V band 
>> BBS
>> uplink via the SQRX receiver. I run a similar system on L, 10 watts
>> through 50 feet of LMR-400UF to a 24 element looper, with the added
>> problem of long needle pines HIHI. I could really use some time on the
>> chainsaw, and an L-band amplifier or more antenna.
>>
>> 73, Drew KO4MA
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "K7WIN - Jeff" <k7win@k7win.net>
>> To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
>> Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2007 11:02 AM
>> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 PBBS OPEN !
>>
>>
>>> AO-51 PBBS was on last evening; however, seemed to be hard to work. On a
>>> 45
>>> degree pass I was receiving about half of the signal level that I
>>> normally
>>> receive from AO-51 and I was unable to connect using L band and 10 watts
>>> (22
>>> element M2 yagi). Normally AO-51 is full scale on S-Meter when above
>>> 20-30
>>> degrees. I have polarity switching capability and seemed to be LHCP
>>> instead
>>> of the normal RHCP. Maybe one of my feedline cables got caught on
>>> something
>>> and my yagis are pointing in the wrong direction. This has happenned to
>>> me
>>> before :-)
>>>
>>> 73 de Jeff, K7WIN
>>>
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>> From: "Mineo Wakita" <ei7m-wkt@asahi-net.or.jp>
>>> To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
>>> Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2007 5:56 AM
>>> Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-51 PBBS OPEN !
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>> I confirmed that AO-51 PBBS ON now.
>>>>
>>>>> PACB-1>AMSATN-1 [10/11/07 21:00:47]:
>>>>> PBBS open with 1268.700 uplink only.
>>>>> 73 de AO-51 Command Team, 10 OCT 2007.
>>>>
>>>> de JE9PEL, Mineo Wakita
>>>>
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