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Re: WB9L cross-satellite again



"But in my mind a 'QSO' did not happen." 

On 16 Oct. at 22:50 UTC, WB9L was in a public parking lot doing a satellite demo for some folks using an Icom W32A HT and an Arrow handheld antenna. The only mode he could transmit and receive in is FM. I was here at home, transmitting in FM through a Yaesu VX-7R HT into an eFactor dual-band omni antenna. I was receiving through an Elk dual-band log periodic, handheld, into a Yaesu FT-817ND that was set to receive in USB. No mic was connected to the 817.

As I already have done with Joe, directly, I'll be happy to provide anyone who's interested with an MP3 clip I recorded from the earphone jack on the FT-817 directly into my digital recorder. If what I recorded is not a QSO, I am again open to suggestions about what else to call an amateur radio contact involving two stations whose operators clearly are talking to each other across two separate and distinct satellites that shared a common uplink frequency at the time of this contact. If our contact is not cross-satellite, what is it?

73 to all,

Tim 
-------------- Original message from Joe <nss@mwt.net>: -------------- 


> This is indeed a strange situation. 
> 
> But in my mind a "QSO" did not happen. 
> 
> I don't know. 
> 
> This is making my Brain Hurt. 
> 
> Cross bird doesn't fit. Cross bird I would say were if the output from 
> one bird went into another and got relayed. 
> 
> Again My brain is hurting here. 
> 
> > >WB9L is intentionally working AO-51, which is thousands of km away from and pretty much opposite AO-16, which N3TL is intentionally working. Indeed, both satellites have the same FM/VHF uplink. WB9L copies N3TL on AO-51 at 435.300 +/-, in FM. N3TL copies WB9L on AO-16 at 437.026 +/-, in SSB. It seemed clear to me that a complete contact between these two stations occurred across both 
> satellites. 
> > >I'm open to any suggestions regarding a term more accurate than cross-satellite 
> for such contacts. 
> > 
> >73 to all, 
> > 
> >Tim - N3TL 
> >AMSAT Member No. 36820 
> >Athens, Ga. - EM84ha 
> > 
> > >-------------- Original message from Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF : 
> -------------- 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> >>Jeffrey Koehler wrote: > Wouldn't it have to be, for true cross-satellite 
> operation to occur, the 
> >>downlink of one satellite to be on the uplink of another? 
> >> 
> >>Yes 
> >> 
> >> 
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