[amsat-bb] First linear sat

Clayton W5PFG w5pfg at amsat.org
Wed May 18 18:31:20 UTC 2016

While most of the activity in North America is on FO-29, there are also 
people working the morning and evening XW-2's, and weekend AO-73's 
regularly.  You might try listening to the evening XW-2A and XW-2C 
passes.  Don't expect much late at night on AO-73.  It's usually quiet 
on the weekdays.

I highly recommend listening for each satellite's beacon as you 
familiarize yourself with the linear birds.  It will be a fair indicator 
of how strong the signals should be.


On 5/18/2016 12:14, Philip Jenkins wrote:
> I know the first/easiest path to sat communications is on the FM birds
> (which I agree with), but when someone is ready to "graduate" to the linear
> sats, which would be the best/easiest one to start with?
> Philip N4HF
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