Please Consider Donating to AMSAT for the FOX Series of Satellites
Some have asked about the purpose of having these recordings on the web. There are many. Perhaps the most common use is for deciphering callsigns that may have been copied incorrectly. However, the major reason for doing it is to allow everyone to hear what they sound like on the birds. You can hear what you did right and what you did wrong so that you can make changes in the way you operate. Are you being called but not hearing? You may want to work on your receive antenna. Are you calling but can't hear yourself on the recording? Check your transmit antenna, frequency etc. Did you interrupt a qso in progress? Try to determine why that happened so you can avoid doing it again. Is your audio level high enough compared to others on the bird? Look for settings in the menu to adjust mic audio gain. These are just some of the benefits of having access to the recordings.There is also another bulletin board which caters to those who operate a lot and are interested in chasing grids. It's called the Starcom-BB. If you wish to subscribe, please contact Frank, K4FEG, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need assistance, look up an AMSAT coordinator in your area. They are there to help. Others that you hear on the birds are usually happy to help out with any questions you might have. Make sure your email address is correct on QRZ.com so others can contact you. It's better that you can be contacted easily if there is a problem. Lastly, make sure you check the AMSAT Website http://www.amsat.org for the current operating schedule of the birds. Read the AMSAT Bulletin Board. It can be accessed from the website by clicking on "Services" near the top of the main page. Then select "Mailing Lists & Services" on the drop down menu. Then select AMSAT-BB Archives. Or go directly to the page at: http://www.amsat.org/pipermail/amsat-bb/ Doing these things will make it easier for you to operate satellites. Enjoy this very unique facet of ham radio!
Also of interest is the starcommgroup.org website (not associated with the starcom bulletin board). The starcomm-group website is sponsered by WA4HFN and WA4NVM, both avid satellite operators.
NEW TO FM SATELLITES?
If you are new to satellites and want to make your first contact, the best thing to do is to listen to some of these recordings, especially the ones from the satellite you are going to use. Likely that will be SO-50 (since AO-27 is not operational at the moment). AO-51, which was the easiest bird to work, became a silent key at the end of 2011. Listen to the protocol, know your grid and the exchange and by all means, keep listening after you make your first contact. Someone else will likely call you immediately if your callsign is unfamiliar. Use a digital voice recorder if you have one so you don't have to write anything down. Or have someone log for you so you can work those who call you. A new callsign on the birds creates interest, especially when the new station is hearing well and responding to calls. Don't get excited; listen to the call and then respond accordingly. If it doesn't go very well for you the first time, regroup, determine how you could do better and then try again. Before you know it you'll be at ease with operating on the birds.
Most importantly, please do not transmit unless you are hearing stations well enough to copy their callsigns. Once you are hearing, call someone you can copy and make your contact. Most SO-50 daylight passes over the United States are very active. SO-50 is difficult to hear due to its 1/4 watt output and its propensity to polarity shifts. If you are not hearing anyone, you are likely not hearing the satellite. Don't call CQ. Don't announce your call and grid if you are not hearing others well enough to copy their callsigns. It is easy to transmit into a bird but much more difficult to hear it. Just because you can't hear a satellite doesn't mean that you are not getting in and possibly interfereing with those running less power. If you can't hear any satellites, ask for help.
Active Voice Satellites
There is only one FM bird operational at this time, SO-50. AO-27 failed in October, 2012, and attempts are still being made to restore it to operational status. AO-27 was only in the voice repeater mode for exactly 7 minutes during North American daylight passes. The repeater period was preceded by telemetry. Telemetry was also sent after the repeater period expired. This was not interference as some might think. AO-27 turned on around the Miami latitude and turned off around the Canadian border. No PL tone was required. SO-50 requires 67.0 Hz PL (CTCSS) tone. A PL tone of 74.4Hz transmitted for a few seconds will activate the bird if its timer has expired. The timer runs for about 11 minutes. Once activated, use 67.0Hz to make contacts. Keep in mind that SO-50 will likely fade in and out unless you have polarity swtiching or you are rotating (twisting) your handheld antenna for best signal. Adjust your operating accordingly.
One thing to keep in mind is that SO-50 is a "PL" access repeater. There is a finite time between pushing your transmit button and the satellite turning on and repeating your audio. If you start talking immediately after pressing the PTT button, the first word or two won't make it through. So if you are sending your callsign first, the first letter or two will likely not be repeated. Push the button and say "This is" or just wait a second before giving your callsign. That way others will hear KK4ABC instead of K4ABC or 4ABC.
The working linear birds are FO-29, VO-52, AO-73 and AO-7. AO-7 alternates between Mode A (2m up and 10m down) and Mode B (432up and 145 down) every 24 hours with the switch occuring at approximately 0500utc. The exception to this is when the satellite goes into darkness during it's orbit around the earth. When the bird comes out of darkness, the 24 hour timer re-starts and the bird is usually in Mode B when that happens. So at certain times of the year, the bird will be in Mode B continously. This is the case currently (May 2014), and it will likely continue for a few months. Use the minimum power necessary to hear yourself on par with others on the bird. If you transmit with high power, all of the satellite output power will be used to relay your signal and others running lower power will not get their share of the satellite power output. CW stations especially should use very low power because a CW tone is much stronger than a SSB signal that varies with speech. High power CW or SSB will cause a "chop" in other signals in the satellite passband. It may cause the satellite to "FM". This is different from FM satellites which run a constant power output regardless of how strong the input signal is. See the AMSAT website for more information on these birds.
AO-73 or FUNCUBE was activated in November 2013. Normally it transmits data when in sunlight and switches to a linear transponder (SSB & CW) when in darkness (eclipsed). Sometimes it will be in transponder mode on weekends for both day and night passes. If you have computer doppler control you will find that your computer will not be able to compensate correctly because AO-73 has a frequency reference that drifts. Computer dopppler control will help, but you will have to make manual corrections in order to hear yourself throughout the pass.
A Word about signing "PORTABLE"
You can say and do whatever you want regarding operating "portable" or "handheld" or "on the Arrow" etc., but it doesn't provide much useful information with one exception: When you stated you were operating "portable" under the FCC rules in the 1960's, it meant you were not at your home station location. It had nothing to do with operating with an HT or on emergency battery power. This was an FCC requirement back then but now it is not. When operating today, be sure to say you are /portable when you are not at home and especially when you are operating in a grid different from your home grid. Hearing someone signing "portable" should set off alarm bells that you might want to work this station and may want to give them airtime to work as many stations as they can. After all, they have gone to the trouble to operate away from their "home comfort zone" to possibly give someone a new grid. But if others sign "portable" when they are in their backyard on an HT, this indicator won't mean much. Consider using "portable" only when you are away from home. If the pass is not crowded, have at it. But if it is, you'll have the opportunity to work everyone again later, whereas the "portable" station may only be there for that pass. Give the portable station as much airtime as possible so that everyone can make a contact, possibly for a new grid. Common sense should prevail. Listen, figure out what is going on, and then operate appropriately. But above all, be courteous.
Time stamps on files are not exact on all birds, especially AO-27 which came into view before it is activated for voice operation. One minute loss of signal occurs when the antenna hits the south stop and must turn around 360 degrees.
Recordings are not made every day and may not be posted for some time after the pass if they are. For now they are posted as often as possible.
HOW TO WORK UT1FG/MM (revised 1Nov2012UT1FG/MM is on a cargo ship and he is the Captain of the vessel. He is an avid 6 meter buff and a few years ago began operating satellites from his ship. He has always suffered from compromise omni antennas but now he has constructed a CJU antenna which can be manually rotated and has a fixed elevation of 15 degrees. More recently he has installed an ELK Log Periodic antenna on a manually rotatable mast. Antennas are elevated at 15 degrees. Antenna Polarity can be manually adjusted. Yuri uses an IC706 and is not full duplex. Since he has seperate antennas for each band he must use a coax switch to go from transmit to receive. He is not computer controlled although he does have a satellite program running on his computer. He does a great job of staying on the callers frequency, switching the antenna and logging everyone he works. And he puts up with both good and bad operating procedure in stride. He doesn't complain about anything.
If you have thought about what I just wrote, you will understand that Yuri is very busy trying to work everyone that is calling. He has a great memory and once you work him a few times, he has your callsign and will likely recognize you even if he gets just a few letters. But he can't work people if everyone calls and there is no opportunity for him to reply to what he might have heard. Please do not keep calling. If you are full duplex and hear your call come through, stop calling and listen. If you are not full duplex call once and then listen until a contact is made. When the called station responds, be quiet until you hear Yuri come back and announce he is listening. Remember he has to throw a switch to recieve and that takes time considering he's logging your callsign as well. If you jump the gun, you will iikely not get through. It's ok if he doesn't get anyone's call because he will call again and you will get another chance. If you don't let others complete their qso, hardly anyone will get a contact and his effort will be wasted.
If you are working on the linear birds, try to stay on Yuri's frequency. If you are way off, he'll have to tune you in and then others might not hear you calling and start calling and wreck your contact. Remember that Yuri is doing everything manually as above, but now has the extra burden of tuning his tx and rx which he does an amazing job with. Once you work Yuri, consider giving him the transponder. If you must start calling CQ up the band, please reduce your power to the minimum so you don't rob power from the weaker stations trying to work Yuri and worse yet, rob power from Yuri's signal which may be weak to start with. If you see someone is going to go out of the footprint before you do, consider waiting a bit so they can make their contact. If you've already worked him in the grid he's in, hold off until no one is calling if you must work him again. Always let Yuri come back and confirm the contact. There is no use trying to tail end. Listen to how he works stations; he rarely changes his operating procedure. He responds to a calling station, listens for the response and then has the final reply before listening for other callers. He cannot hear you when he is transmitting.
Use PHONETICS! When conditions are poor and when English is not your first language, phonetics help get the callsign right the first time. If you have to repeat yourself it just wastes precious satellite time. Dont' race through your callsign; keep a medium cadence. You rush it and you have a busted callsign or no contact at all.
Do we all make mistakes? Yes we do. If we learn from them we become better operators. It is amazing how many contacts can be made if everyone cooperates. Without that cooperation, not many get through. It's really sobering to listen to some of the recordings. But it will help everyone understand the consequences of not listening. And it will help you fine tune your operating skills.Reload/Refresh to make sure you have the latest listings.SO-50_22Aug2014_210046z.mp3
SO-50_14Aug2014_222716z.mp3 KK4HEP-EL88 1st Satellite Contact
SO-50_11Aug2014_141555z.mp3 14 stations
SO-50_08Aug2014_143551z.mp3 20 stations heard
SO-50_31Jul2014_174345z.mp3 N9EBT- 1st satellite contact; KC5RFU-EM60; CO6CBF@0.5degrees working W5PFG
SO-50_26Jul2014_185023z.mp3 XE1SEW/p-EK29; N8M-EN82
SO-50_26Jul2014_171027z.mp3 XE1SEW/p-EK29; TG9AJR; N8RO/p-FN42; N8M-EN82
SO-50_25Jul2014_182320z.mp3 TG9AJR-EK44; KG5CCI-EM34; KC5SLQ-EM47; KD8TQT-EN63; KD8TYT-EN63 first satellite contact; W9A
SO-50_13Jul2014_212348z.mp3 KG5CCI-EM34, 1st satellite contact; KD8CAO/p-EN63; NX9B/p-EM65; FP/KV1J-GN17
SO-50_04Jun2014_162839z.mp3 lots of non-satellite qrm on input
SO-50_01Jun2014_182913z.mp3 NX9B/p-EM57/58; lots of non-satellite qrm on input
SO-50_27May2014_193533z.mp3 W1HQL-EL95; W1COZ
SO-50_27May2014_175506z.mp3 WB0VGI; KB1RVT; KB1PVH KD2CWA/P-FN23; N3KZX-FN10
SO-50_24May2014_195516z.mp3 K8OE, W0DHB; WN9Q; KK4UPI; WA3X-DE; N2HVR; KK4RGK; NX9B; N5UXT; KK4VAU; N1BRU; N0JY; W1HQL (1 minute outage due to antenna hitting the south stop
SO-50_24May2014_181500z.mp3 W1PA, N1XED, NR0T, WA3X, KB1SQZ, KK4RGK
SO-50_23May2014_210911z.mp3 W1AO/0-CO; AA4QE; W5IEM; KK4UPI; N5PV; KK4VAU; KK4RGK; VE3GNF; N8HM; KE3LB; CM2ESP
SO-50_23May2014_192819z.mp3 W1AW/2-NY; N8HM; AC9FX; WA3X-DE; W2SKI; KE3LB; K8OE
SO-50_22May2014_204142z.mp3 W1AO/0-CO; KK4VAU; KG8UL; KK4UPI; WA5KBH; K4SQC; WI9I; KK4RGK; K9SLQ
SO-50_11Apr2014_235451z.mp3 KD8WYS- First Satellite Contact
SO-50_27Dec2013_025549z.mp3 KD2DLS-FN13; KD2EXR-FN12
SO-50_22Dec2013_034740z.mp3 KK4VAU-EM75, 1st satellite contact
SO-50_24Nov2013_193746z.mp3 N6RFM-FN42, 1st satellite contact!
SO-50_27Sep2013_120654z.mp3 WB8RJY/p-EN63, 1st satellite contact, VO1ONE/VY2-FN86; KD5FBA/p-DN83 (SD)
SO-50_14Sep2013_161129z.mp3 K4BSK, 1st satellite contact
SO-50_06Sep2013_162915z.mp3 KG8UL-EN82, 1st satellite contact
SO-50_23Aug2013_210836z.mp3 AC0RA/p-EN32; N4HF-EM85, 1st satellite contact
SO-50_22Aug2013_222140z.mp3 VE3NKL/p-EN95; WA7ETH/m-CN98
SO-50_21Aug2013_132114z.mp3 WA4NVM/p-EM45; VE3NKL/p-EN95
SO-50_14Aug2013_150950z.mp3 XE1AO-demo: KB3ZTO-FN01, 1st satellite contact
SO-50_07Aug2013_165751z.mp3 WX8J-EM89; NM3B/VO1-GN26
FO-29_06Aug2013_172918z.mp3 W7LRD/p-CN77 (partial pass)
FO-29_06Aug2013_135705z.mp3 NM3B/VO1-GN36 (partial pass)
SO-50_03Aug2013_201128z.mp3 KF7SLV-DN06; KC0YBM/VE3-EN29
SO-50_03Aug2013_182819z.mp3 W5IU/p-EM10/Demo; KC9UQR/p-EN63; K2BR/p-FM29/Lighthouse Sp Evt; WN9Q/p-EN57; NM3B/VO1-GN38
SO-50_01Aug2013_191344z.mp3 KO4MA/p-EM82; KC9UQR/p-EN63; VE3LVW/p-EN94; K0KDO-EM38HG? in Tightwad MO
SO-50_01Aug2013_173350z.mp3 K4NYA-FM05, 1st satellite contact with CO6CBF; VE9BEL/p-FN57; VE3LVW/p-EN94; NM3B/VO1-GN37
SO-50_27Jul2013_201619z.mp3 KC9SBN-EN53, N8M-EN82 Detroit Maker Fair
FO-29_27Jul2013_142142z.mp3 WB2OQQ-FN31, Custer Observatory Sp Event
SO-50_22Jul2013_211904z.mp3 WN9Q/p-EN54; K0FCQ-EM17
SO-50_17Jul2013_011839z.mp3 W1AW/6-CM98, Teachers Institute
SO-50_12Jul2013_232432z.mp3 N3GKS-EN92, 1st satellite contact; FP/KV1J-GN17
SO-50_10Jul2013_012240z.mp3 KF4WGP-1st Sat QSO; KE4DNV-EM86; AC0RA/p=DN43
SO-50_07Jul2013_032224z.mp3 W7WBB/p-CM95; AC0RA/p-DN64; N7GOA-DN43
SO-50_06Jul2013_112516z.mp3 no polarity switching, unattended recording
SO-50_03Jul2013_031023z.mp3 WI9EMS-EN52; KD0RHD-EN71; N2HTL-FN03; K4YYL/K2L-EM84
FO-29_03Jul2013_022624z.mp3 HK5JY-FJ13; 13 colonies sp event
SO-50_03Jul2013_013034z.mp3 13 colonies sp event stations
SO-50_01Jul2013_035542z.mp3 KC5SLQ-EM12; WN9Q-EN64; WI9EMS/P
SO-50_26Jun2013_132930z.mp3 CO6CBF/p-EL82; K4VMT-EM61; 60 second dropout due to antenna flip
FO-29_24Jun2013_145719z.mp3 WB3CSY; AF5CC
SO-50_01Jun2013_202256z.mp3 WA0YSO-EN41, 1st satellite qso with KK5W, Sp Event - Battleship weekend
SO-50_04May2013_185953z.mp3 K1MDF-FN42, 1st satellite qso; KC9ROI-EN35, 1st satellite qso
SO-50_15Apr2013_233549z.mp3 VE1MAM-FN57, 1st satellite qso
w8upd_balloon_04132013.mp3 W8UPD Balloon; Delaware OH to maybe Cuyahoga Falls
SO-50_08Feb2013_170421z.mp3 CM2XN-FL11, 1st satellite contact!
SO-50_13Jan2013_232427z.mp3 KF4WBJ-FM06, 1st satellite contact
SO-50_30Dec2012_040810z.mp3 WA2EFU-FN30 1st Satellite Contact; KK4FWF-EM85 1st Satellite Contact
SO-50_12Dec2012_174123z.mp3 KK4GAF 1st sat qso
FO-29_09Dec2012_052627z.mp3 KB5TZN; N6RSX; K4FEG
FO-29_09Dec2012_033900z.mp3 KB5TZN 1st satellite contact with WA5KBH
FO-29_08Dec2012_155832z.mp3 PV8DX and others
FO-29_06Dec2012_173226z.mp3 W5PFG/p-EM03/04 KS
FO-29_04Dec2012_140930z.mp3 EA4CYQ qso CO6CBF, 1st transatlantic qso for Hector
SO-50_02Dec2012_212426z.mp3 KC4NBC, 1st Sat Contact; YS1MS
SO-50_02Dec2012_194330z.mp3 KF5IBK-FM18; KG4ULT/p-FM18
FO-29_02Dec2012_141359z.mp3 DG9BFJ-JO31, 1st stateside sat qso; ON5NY; G4DOL; F0DIH; F5MFO; CT3FM-IM12
SO-50_21Nov2012_142518z.mp3 K5DNA KB1PXX
SO-50_07Nov2012_015956z.mp3 partial; UT1FG/MM-GM43
AO-27_04Nov2012_191236z.wav Telemetry Only - 16k Wave File
FO-29_04Nov2012_170353z.mp3 UT1FG/MM-GL05 - 16q's
SO-50_01Nov2012_200842z.mp3 N4SMS-EM93 Schofield Middle School 1st Satellite Contact
AO-27_21Oct2012_173337z.wav Telemetry Only - 16k Wave File
AO-27_21Oct2012_075357z.wav Telemetry Only - 16k Wave File
AO-27_21Oct2012_061455z.wav Telemetry Only - 16k Wave File
FO-29_20Oct2012_183635z.wav NI6BB-DM03, Battleship USS Iowa
AO-27_20Oct2012_180129z.wav Telemetry Only - 16k Wave File
AO-27_18Oct2012_185830z.wav Telemetry Only - Wave File
AO-27_18Oct2012_172008z.wav Telemetry Only - Wave File
AO-27_17Oct2012_080841z.wav Telemetry Only - Wave File
AO-27_17Oct2012_062920z.wav Telemetry Only - Wave File
AO-27_16Oct2012_065741z.wav Telemetry Only - Wave File
AO-27_15Oct2012_184431z.wav Telemetry Only - Wave File
AO-27_15Oct2012_170652z.wav Telemetry Only - Wave File
AO-27_14Oct2012_191322z.wav Telemetry Only - Wave File
FO-29_14Oct2012_185241z.mp3 W1AW/6-CM97 demo
AO-27_14Oct2012_173420z.wav Telemetry Only - Wave File
FO-29_14Oct2012_170304z.mp3 voice and cw
AO-27_14Oct2012_075443z.wav Telemetry Only - Wave File
AO-27_13Oct2012_180221z.wav Telemetry Only - Wave File
AO-27_13Oct2012_064353z.wav Telemetry Only - Wave File
AO-27_12Oct2012_183036z.wav Telemetry Only - Wave File
FO-29_12Oct2012_041500z.mp3 cw w/ fm'ing
AO-27_08Oct2012_184514z.wav Telemetry Only - Wave File
AO-27_08Oct2012_170736z.wav Telemetry Only - Wave File
AO-27_07Oct2012_191408z.wav Telemetry Only - Wave File
AO-27_07Oct2012_173508z.wav Telemetry Only - Wave File
AO-27_06Oct2012_180301z.wav Telemetry Only - Wave File
AO-27_06Oct2012_162735z.wav Telemetry Only - Wave File
AO-27_05Oct2012_183123z (2).wav Wave File (large)
AO-27_05Oct2012_183123z.mp3 Entire Pass inc. data; after 50sec of data, continuous Mark tone whcih stayed on to my north horizon
AO-27_04Oct2012_190000z.wav Telemetry Only - Wave File
AO-27_03Oct2012_192902z.wav Telemetry Only - Wave File
AO-27_03Oct2012_174920z.wav Telemetry Only -Wave File
FO-29_03Oct2012_163735z.mp3 K8BL/VE3-EN77/78; UT1FG/MM-FH17
AO-27_26Sep2012_192952z.mp3 N8JAX-EL88, 1st satellite contact with N8RO
AO-27_24Sep2012_184645z.mp3 antenna flip during pass
AO-27_19Sep2012_193037z.mp3 NO4L-EM90,1st satellite contact
AO-27_08Sep2012_180549z.mp3KK4KOT; KC8YKI; N1N; KB3YUC; KQ2RA; NE5BO; KP4N et. al.
AO-27_05Sep2012_175213z.mp3 N8HM/p-EN75, 1st satellite contact!
AO-27_03Sep2012_203155z.mp3 KJ6STW-DM13,1st sat contact?; KE5NUG?-pedestrian mobile San Diego
AO-27_03Sep2012_184851z.mp3 K4CLC-1st sat contact?
AO-27_28Aug2012_200221z.mp3 KF5PHA-EL29 1st Satellite contact with N5AFV?
AO-27_28Aug2012_182101z.mp3 N5UXT-EM40, waiting for Isaac
AO-27_27Aug2012_184929z.mp3 antenna flip
SO-50_25Aug2012_154543z.mp3 KF7YDL-DM26, new ham, 1st Satellite contact??
SO-50_21Aug2012_171444z.mp3 fading due to polarity shifting
AO-27_05Aug2012_192020z.mp3 ~20 stations and civilized!
VO-52_05Aug2012_142317z.mp3 AC0RA/p CVARC Hamfest Demo
AO-27_27Jul2012_202015z.mp3 W6GMT-EN37 returns
FO-29_22Jul2012_183727z.mp3 K7SAO/WB6OLA trying
SO-50_21Jul2012_224443z.mp3 KK4FTS-EM95; AB1OD-FN31
AO-27_21Jul2012_195052z.mp3 N5HYP/p-EM12 "moon day"
AO-27_21Jul2012_181011z.mp3 N5HYP/p-EM12 "moon day"
FO-29_21Jul2012_174706z.mp3 13 different stations
FO-29_20Jul2012_203213z.mp3 KL7R/p-BP64 on cw
AO-27_13Jul2012_202127z.mp3 KB7SNQ/p-DM49 BSA; WD9EWK/p-DM23/24
SO-50_05Jul2012_124053z.mp3 VE5SAT/p-CP16; 13 colonies stations
AO-27_04Jul2012_175732z.mp3 13colonies stations
AO-27_03Jul2012_182545z.mp3 CO6CBF/p-EL93; 13colonies stations
FO-29_02Jul2012_192518z.mp3 WA0QJE-DM52, 1st sat contact in 20 years!
AO-27_02Jul2012_185418z.mp3 13colonies stations
FO-29_02Jul2012_173940z.mp3 GM4CFS-IO86; 13colonies stations
AO-27_02Jul2012_170609z.mp3 13colonies stations
FO-29_02Jul2012_155544z.mp3 13colonies stations
AO-27_01Jul2012_192313z.mp3 13colonies stations
AO-27_01Jul2012_174348z.mp3 extra data edited out; 13colonies stations
SO-50_24Jun2012_072012z.mp3 Middle of the night FD
SO-50_24Jun2012_054103z.mp3 Late night FD
AO-27_23Jun2012_181226z.mp3 First FD pass
AO-27_15Jun2012_202359z.mp3 Mexican Telephone Interference
AO-27_15Jun2012_184123z.mp3 1min dropout due to south stop
SO-50_15Jun2012_182019z.mp3 1min dropout due to south stop
AO-27_10Jun2012_192502z.mp3 KD8SEV-EN91; W7JE-CN97; KF5JIM-EL29; N0KYK - 1st satellite contact with NX9B. this recording has the end of SO-50 and most of AO-27 on it since they were both in the footprint.
SO-50_10Jun2012_191956z.mp3 KS0DR-EM28, 1st satellite qso
SO-50_09Jun2012_203236z.mp3 WB0QIR-EM37, 1st satellite qso; K5KTX-EM13, 1st satellite qso; K5P-EM13 Hamcom
AO-27_09Jun2012_195425z.mp3 KF5PDS-EM13, 1st ham radio contact and 1st satellite contact; K5P-EM13, Hamcom
AO-27_09Jun2012_181334z.mp3 K5P-EM13, Hamcom
SO-50_05Jun2012_202155z.mp3 KC8WZF-EN72, 1st satellite qso
AO-27_04Jun2012_171824z.mp3 KB2MN-FM29, 1st satellite qso
SO-50_03Jun2012_210335z.mp3 N8ALJ-EN82, 1st satellite qso; NJ2BB-Battleship NJ/VA3OR op.
SO-50_02Jun2012_203521z.mp3 KB3MIP-FM28(DE), Lightship Overfalls
SO-50_02Jun2012_181405z.mp3 KB3MIP-FM28(DE), Lightship Overfalls; NJ2BB-FM29 Battleship NJ/VA3OR op.
AO-27_24May2012_191148z.mp3 V31UB-EK56, WA4HFN/p-EM45, ND9M/p-EM76, W5PFG/p-EM12
AO-27_05May2012_195700z.mp3 partial pass K2BSA/5
AO-27_02May2012_180212z.mp3 UT1FG/MM-FL31; NM8W-EN81, 1st Satellite Contact with KD4EQA
AO-27_23Apr2012_185931z.mp3 UT1FG/MM-FK58; W1AW-FN31
AO-27_23Apr2012_172111z.mp3 UT1FG/MM-FK68; W3UTD-FN10, 1st satellite contact
AO-27_21Apr2012_195756z.mp3 WA4HFN/p-EM43/53; 1st 30 seconds missing
AO-27_21Apr2012_181658z.mp3 T40R?; WA4HFN/p-EM43
AO-27_19Apr2012_205950z.mp3 1 degree pass
AO-27_17Apr2012_183112z.mp3 UT1FG/MM-FL72; AC0ZA/p-EN03
SO-50_17Apr2012_010301z.mp3 UT1FG/MM; 6H6IARU
AO-27_09Apr2012_190014z.mp3 UT1FG/MM-FN25; ND9M/p-EM31
FO-29_07Apr2012_173712z.mp3 UT1FG/MM-EN82; PV8DX at end
FO-29_31Mar2012_203134z.mp3 W8/UT1FG/MM-EN77 Yuri worked 15 stations WOW!
FO-29_26Mar2012_084701z.mp3 AA5UK/KH6-BK29 partial recording by KD8CAO
FO-29_26Mar2012_084941z.mp3 AA5UK/KH6-BK29; max elevation 0.8 degrees!; worked at -0.5degrees! see recording above by KD8CAO
AO-27_20Mar2012_183248z.mp3 CM2ESP - partial pass
AO-27_20Mar2012_165544z.mp3 KB1WUO-FN31, 1st Satellite QSO
VO-52_20Mar2012_144200z.mp3 Beacon, then K8TL & KC7MG
FO-29_18Mar2012_200845z.mp3 Lots of Tuning
AO-27_18Mar2012_193025z.mp3 XF1AA-DL71; CM2ESP-EL83
SO-50_18Mar2012_185204z.mp3 AA5PK/p-DM90; XF1AA-DL71
FO-29_18Mar2012_182323z.mp3 HKMKE-FJ26; G4VWI
AO-27_14Mar2012_194513z.mp3 CQ Delaware
FO-29_14Mar2012_183233z.mp3 UT1FG/MM-FM63; HK4MKE-FJ26
SO-50_14Mar2012_165810z.mp3 UT1FG/MM-FM63; partial pass
SO-50_14Mar2012_101435z.mp3 UT1FG/MM-FM52; may be some of pass missing
FO-29_13Mar2012_030855z.mp3 UT1FG/MM-FL45; CT2GOY-IM58
SO-50_12Mar2012_210343z.mp3 UT1FG/MM-FL44; weak signal from satellite
SO-50_11Mar2012_203437z.mp3 UT1FG/MM-FL30 partial pass, antenna flip
FO-29_11Mar2012_175001z.mp3 UT1FG/MM-FK29 partial pass with a bit of AO-27
SO-50_11Mar2012_102145z.mp3 UT1FG/MM-FK28 partial pas
FO-29_11Mar2012_063829z.mp3 UT1FG/MM-FK27 partial pass
AO-27_10Mar2012_200018z.mp3 UT1FG/MM-FK15; KC7QR-DN22
SO-50_10Mar2012_113320z.mp3 UT1FG/MM-FK13; KB3WSW-1st satellilte contact
AO-27_05Mar2012_204610z.mp3 simplex interference
SO-50_05Mar2012_000043z.mp3 2 degree pass
SO-50_03Mar2012_214823z.mp3 KB7MGA/m-FM18 1st sat contact with W1MSG
SO-50_29Feb2012_151228z.mp3 K9TSU demo
FO-29_08Feb2012_190320z.mp3 UT1FG/MM-FK33; antenna flip in middle of pass
SO-50_08Feb2012_183859z.mp3 UT1FG/MM=FK33; single polarity
AO-27_07Feb2012_183434z.mp3 CHAOS! UT1FG/MM-FK46
FO-29_05Feb2012_200404z.mp3 unknown beacon
SO-50_04Feb2012_201439z.mp3 partial pass; UT1FG/MM-GL14
SO-50_04Feb2012_183549z.mp3 2 degree pass; UT1FG/MM-GL14
AO-27_04Feb2012_182028z.mp3 UT1FG/MM-GL14; crowded!
AO-27_03Feb2012_184856z.mp3 UT1FG/MM-GL37; antenna flip
FO-29_03Feb2012_053500z.mp3 UT1FG/MM-GL59- partial pass recording
AO-27_02Feb2012_173843z.mp3 UT1FG/MM-GM60 - partial recording
FO-29_02Feb2012_173500z.mp3 UT1FG/MM-GM60- partial pass recording
SO-50_01Feb2012_220117z.mp3 partial pass
AO-27_20Jan2012_184939z.mp3 K8BL/4-EL86; HI4/AJ5C-FK49
AO-27_19Jan2012_210444z.mp3 1 degree pass
AO-27_19Jan2012_191829z.mp3 K8BL/4-EL86; W5PFG/m-EM22
AO-27_17Jan2012_201733z.mp3 K8BL/5-EM51 KA6SIP/p-CM98
AO-27_16Jan2012_204825z.mp3 KA6SIP/p-CM98 3 degree pass
AO-27_16Jan2012_190406z.mp3 K8BL/5-EM50 HI4/AJ5C-FK-49 unruly pass? we report, you decide
AO-27_14Jan2012_182128z.mp3 K0FW-DM99 1st sat qso
AO-27_13Jan2012_184952z.mp3 HI4/AJ5C-FK49 K8YSE/p-EL97rx
AO-27_12Jan2012_191846z.mp3 K8BL/5-EM44 K8YSE/p-EL98
AO-27_08Jan2012_1931z.mp3 K2BSA/5 - Recording courtesy WA4NVM
RADIOSCAF-B_02Jan2012_231507z.mp3 FM; on /off
RADIOSCAF-B_02Jan2012_214244z.mp3 FM; on /off
RADIOSCAF-B_30Dec2011_175449z.mp3 FM SSTV;
RADIOSCAF-B_30Dec2011_162249z.mp3 FM SSTV;
RADIOSCAF-B_29Dec2011_194038z.mp3 FM SSTV; on continuously
RADIOSCAF-B_29Dec2011_180651z.mp3 FM; on /off
AO-27_26Dec2011_204908z K4FEG/p-EM46, AB0XR/p-DN81, 3 degree pass
AO-27_26Dec2011_190447z K4FEG/p-EM46, AB0XR/p-DN80
RADIOSCAF-B_25Dec2011_201036z.mp3 FM Voice
RADIOSCAF-B_25Dec2011_183749z.mp3 FM Voice
RADIOSCAF-B_24Dec2011_232341z.mp3 FM Voice - sat eclipse at end
RADIOSCAF-B_24Dec2011_214907z.mp3 FM Voice
RADIOSCAF-B_24Dec2011_201441z.mp3 FM Voice, CW and some SSTV signals
RADIOSCAF-B_23Dec2011_215257z.mp3 FM Voice
AO-07_15Dec2011_100356z UT1FG/MM-FL80, ON4GP, DG1EA, EI5EV
AO-27_14Dec2011_194852z partial pass; SO-50 overlap
SO-50_14Dec2011_193927z KL7XJ, UT1FG/MM
SO-50_12Dec2011_220542z left hand only
AO-27_12Dec2011_204932z 3 degree pass
SO-50_12Dec2011_202252z left hand only
AO-07_12Dec2011_091856z Mode A; IK8YSS & DL7UHF
AO-27_11Dec2011_175400z 1 minute of carrier at the end of pass
SO-50_10Dec2011_210621z KL7R at home?
AO-27_07Dec2011_194900z W5PFG/p-DM72/82; KA6SIP/p-CM98
SO-50_04Dec2011_231629z partial pass
HO-68_03Dec2011_163438z CW Telemetry, SatPC32 Doppler Correction tracking perfectly
SO-50_03Dec2011_155828z WD9EWK/p-DM43; N0NWS-EM37
SO-50_03Dec2011_141505z WD9EWK/p-DM43; N0NWS-EM37; WA4NVM/p-EM45
AO-27_02Dec2011_203402z WD9EWK/p-DM41, Santa Cruz County
AO-27_02Dec2011_185056z WD9EWK/p-DM41, Santa Cruz County
SO-50_02Dec2011_011429z 1degree pass
SO-50_01Dec2011_233052z KD0QAE-EM29, 1st Satellite QSO
AO-27_01Dec2011_191946z CM2ESP-EL83; HI8LAM
Archived Satellite Recordings