Monday, October 05, 2009
VO-52 Satellite Video
Check out the latest 2E0HTS Satellite video filmed by my YL Louise-M3TLL.
This video is aimed at newcomers to the SSB Satellites and shows me using a home made IOIo antenna and a Yaesu FT-847 making Contact with IK3VZS-Italy and LY3L-Lithuania. Both contacts are made on SSB via Earth Orbiting Amateur Satellite - VO-52 and are worked from my home location in N.England. VO-52 was launched on the 5th of May 2005 from Sirharkota (India) and is still performing very well.
posted by Simon Davison @ 11:16 pm
Hello Simon, this is Nash.
I did watch and hear Satellite QSO, it was the first time for me. It seems that is very delicate and technical QSO with many environements and real time informations. And so it is also very very interesting activities maybe I image like that watching your video. So I would like to say again thank you for your Youtube videos. De JN4VWH Japan.
Hi Nash, I am glad you enjoyed this video and are interested in having a go yourself sometime old friend. there is a lot going on at the same time but is great fun working into Space.
The Propagation is slowly getting much better and I keep working JA stations on 20M. I hope that 17M will be open when I am on the radio and I hear you soon. Sayonara and 73 Simon
I bought this rig for the purpose of 70MHz only and like G7VGG says, the power out is sorted by a PA1O mod, removing a cap form the bottom of the PA board and snipping an alc wire does the job. However, the receiver on 4M is poor. pre-amps will help but the real problem is the BPF. PA1O again has a fix for this, 10 components bring the receiver up form only receiving 1MV signals to 0.4MV. adding a pre-amp now will give 0.1MV signals on 4M. One other good mos is changing all pin diode to high quality types, this reduces receive noise.
Hello Simon, You have drafted nice analysis on
ham radio, We need more post from you.