Archive for date: April 16, 2010

The moon is quiet…

April 16, 2010 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Sigh. Not hearing anything from the Moon. Tuning into the live ustream.tv video/chat line it appears that lots of people with much larger/better setups than me are also having difficulty hearing anything, so I am not the only one. Given that under the best of circumstances, my unproven antenna would have barely enough gain, I […]

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Counting down to Arecibo…

April 16, 2010 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

So, my barely finished antenna got just one basic operational test last night. I monitored the pass of SEEDS II, which was squawking in Digitalker mode on 437.485, which is somewhat higher than the nominal frequency this thing is tuned for (it’s centered for operation around 432). I haven’t really tried SEEDS II in a […]

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