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Re: AO-51 PBBS OPEN !



The satellite is rotating just over 2 RPM
The L-Band antenn is on the -Z side of the satellite in the center, between 
the 70cm turnstiles

73,
Gould, WA4SXM
AO-51 Command Station
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bruce" <snyderb@cox.net>
To: "K7WIN - Jeff" <k7win@k7win.net>; "Andrew Glasbrenner" 
<glasbrenner@mindspring.com>; <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2007 1:46 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] 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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