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Re: DO-64



I was able to copy the Beacon approx one week ago when DO 64 came out of eclipse at the exact time indicated by SAT32PC here in CN89.   A few weeks ago I heard some very weak SSB within the passband.
 
My attempts to upliink to DO64 with approx 200W eirp using SSB have not worked.    I have made numerous VO52 contacts so I am fairly sure my gear is working okay.
 
I'm going to wait untill I hear an actual VO52 QSO before I spend much more time on the TX side of things.    
 
Does any one know if the typical transponder signal levels are comparable to the Beacon ?   The beacon is weak but readable for me.   If the typical signal levels thru the transponder were say 10 db down from the beacon I'm not sure I could hear a QSO.
 
DO64 might prompt me to upgrade my station somewhat (:
 
Regards
Mark VE7AFZ

--- On Fri, 9/12/08, Sebastian <w4as@bellsouth.net> wrote:

From: Sebastian <w4as@bellsouth.net>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: DO-64
To: "AMSAT BB" <AMSAT-BB@amsat.org>
Received: Friday, September 12, 2008, 11:11 AM

I have never heard anything on DO-64 (but I've only had my satellite  
antennas up for a few months).  I was wondering if there was something  
wrong on my end.

73 de W4AS
Sebastian

On Sep 12, 2008, at 10:52 AM, WILLIAMS MICHAEL wrote:

> Anyone hear DO-64 lately? I hear a beacon but the transponder seems  
> to be off.
>
>
> Mike K9QHO
> AMSAT 33589
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