Still having problems working the SATS?!

Discussion in 'Satellite and Space Communications' started by KJ4PSU, Feb 15, 2010.

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  1. KB2FCV

    KB2FCV Ham Member QRZ Page

    No worries. West coast to East coast is definitely possible, I worked W6YX on one of the birds a few weeks back. I think it was a 1 or 2 degree pass for them!
  2. W6ZKH

    W6ZKH Ham Member QRZ Page

    You bet on the Linears...:D...alot of activity.. from AO-7 Mode B, VO-52, FO-29, and HO-68.

    John W6ZKH
  3. K9KJM

    K9KJM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Congratulations on getting it to work!:)

    After the first few QSO's, It will only get easier.

    I maintain that using the little hand held antenna like the Arrow is the very best way to start out with working the birds. You learn a lot about tracking, Polarity, Doppler shift, etc. while out in a parking lot walking around with the little hand held antenna and radio.

    This is very valuable info to have if you ever decide to build up a base station for satellite work. (A decent set of yagi antennas along with an omni for each band will work fine. No real need for an elevation rotor when using a coax switch between antennas!)
  4. KX0Z

    KX0Z Ham Member QRZ Page

    The OP was saying cancel HIS whining. Reread the post closer...
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