[amsat-bb] Re: AO-16 Pass at 09:30z

Sebastian w4as at bellsouth.net
Wed Sep 24 09:23:29 PDT 2008

AO-16 is a very strong bird; it's one of my favorties.  There is some  
distortion on the downlink, being that it's FM up and sideband down,  
which makes for some interesting RIT work, but I enjoy it very much.   
Sad to see that it will probably be going away soon for just awhile we  

73 de W4AS

On Sep 24, 2008, at 5:53 AM, Eric Christensen wrote:

> Wow!  This was the first time I worked AO-16.  Of course I was the  
> only
> one on AO-16 at this early hour.
> Since I don't have any antennas up for satellites at my house (yet) I
> worked the satellite from my truck.  I hooked up my arrow antenna to  
> my
> FT-857 for receive and used a 5/8 wave vertical on my portable for the
> uplink.  I couldn't believe how clear my 5-watt signal was making it  
> to
> (and from) the bird!  On that little antenna and my HT I was full
> quieting into AO-16!
> I can't wait until the next pass!
> 73,
> Eric Christensen, W4OTN

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