[amsat-bb] Re: Sat on 437.380?

Graham Shirville g.shirville at btinternet.com
Thu Jan 18 06:58:59 PST 2007

Hi Bob,

I suspect you are hearing Oscar 56......


see the report at the bottom of the page.


Graham G3VZV

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2007 2:20 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Sat on 437.380?

> My receiver set for FCAL satellite on 437.380, also is hearing a
> dead carrier with doppler a few times a day when FCAL is no
> where around.  This sure sounds like a satellite to me.  But
> then it could be alocal birdie that sweeps slowly through my
> passband every day as temperatures oscillate.
> I just heard it today at 1450z over Washington DC apparently
> headed south?
> Anyway, I wonder if anyone else has heard it.  I hear it every
> day.  At first I just discounted it as terrestrial intermod, but
> this open squelch was so strong today, I went over and swung the
> beam and it definitely had a bearing and that bearing was
> definitely different than the only other time I looked at it a
> week ago...  Doppler and signal going down... And then it was
> gone..  I'll try to remember to pay attention again in 90
> minutes..
> Bob, WB4APR
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