AO-85 A very respectful request

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AO-85 A very respectful request

Post by VK4WDM » Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:04 pm

I recently discovered the magic of working AO-85 but because I am so far north (Townsville) my window of opportunity for contacts further south is very limited.I have a very respectful request to make. Could all stations please leave a break between overs to see what other stations would like to join in the QSO before the window closes (some of course already do).

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Wayne VK4WDM :om: (but still trying new things in AR :D )

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Re: AO-85 A very respectful request

Post by VK2XTC » Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:47 pm

I found this on operating this satellite.
FoxOperatingGuide_May2015_Hi.pdf
AO-85 Operating Guide
(1.67 MiB) Downloaded 201 times
Thank you Mr Google :clap:


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Re: AO-85 A very respectful request

Post by VK4WDM » Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:15 pm

Hi Brian

Thank you for finding that info. My plea must have worked because two stations in contact last night checked for breakers every over :clap:

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Wayne VK4WDM

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Re: AO-85 A very respectful request

Post by VK2XTC » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:23 pm

Wayne,

I corrected the frequencies in the MacDoppler application I use (Uplink / Downlink where reversed, very odd) and so you may hear me on the bird now.



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Re: AO-85 A very respectful request

Post by VK4WDM » Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:13 pm

Hi Brian

It is certainly well heard. On a nth-sth pass a couple of days ago I first heard it over the Arafura sea and last heard it when two VK3s were in contact as it passed the coast of South Australia.

I will be looking out for you.

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Wayne VK4WDM

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