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Re: AO-16 report



 Hi again

well, the satellite sounds just GREAT !  Very strong downlink indeed.

Unfortunatelly, I was lonely (it was 04.40 AM Local!) but  I tested that 
carefully
with my return-voice during the whole pass.

 1)The satellite is super sensitive, I had easily access above the horizon - 
just
a few seconds after the AOS.

 2) I used just a 3 VHF Element Yagi and a 7 El UHF, both  in Horizontal 
polarization
but with AZ & EL capabilities.

3) I observed a quick & heavy fading with period of about 15 sec (probably 
due to my Linear polarity).

4) It was enoung my 5 Watts in the most cases for Loud-Clear Downlink.
Just on the deep-fading I switched-ON to Hi-Power (25 W).

5) the super-duper Downlink it was the reason for ... Feedback between my 
MIC - SAT - Earphones !
Incredible ! I never had this experience with other Satellites.
The Downlink audio of AO-16 is really BOOOOMING !

 Well done!  Congrat's again to command team.

73, Mak SV1BSX





----- Original Message ----- 
From: "SV1BSX" <sv1bsx@yahoo.gr>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 3:28
Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-16 sked


> Hi all,
>
> excellent news !  Congratulations to command team
> for AO-16's recovery !!!
>
> Well, I am awake and I am waiting the next pass @ 02.35 Z !
>
> Anyone for the first QSO over Europe?  The footprint is
> over  East and Central Europe .
>
> 73, Mak SV1BSX
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "K7WIN - Jeff" <k7win@k7win.net>
> To: "'Amsat Buleitin Board'" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 2:43
> Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-16 Success
>
>
>> AO-16 just passed with a max elevation of 24 degrees. Was able to work 
>> the
>> following stations:
>>
>> WDOE
>> XE2AT
>> NN6T
>> W6CQZ
>> W7KKE
>> WD0EQP
>>
>> First contact when bird 1.8 degrees and last when bird was 2.8 degrees.
>> Could still copy downlink when at less than 1.0 degree. Using 10 watts.
>>
>> Very nice sounding bird. Thanks AO-16 Team for a job well done.
>>
>> 73,
>> Jeff - K7WIN
>> DM41
>>
>>
>>
>>
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