Yolo ARES meeting

January 16, 2007

Contacting AMSAT Satellite AO-51

Bill K6KN demonstrated contacts over amateur earth satellite AO-51 using the simplest of equipment: a Yaesu VX-5R HT and a hand-held Arrow II antenna on 2 meters (up) and 70 cm (down). With just 5 watts up and 1 watt down reliable contacts can be made from Arkansas to Hawaii, Mexico to Canada. Path lengths are often 1,500 miles. Visit http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/echo/ for more information.

KG6SJT has uploaded an Excel Spreadsheet to convert the UTC satellite time predictions to PST




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