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Re: VO 52 Newbie Help Request

>Hello all. I have just started out in SSB 
>satellites and I have been unable to have a 
>QSOÂ  through any yet. I can always find the 
>downlink frequency but I can never find the 
>uplink frequency. Is there any particular or 
>easy way of tuning in the uplink frequency quick 
>enough before the Doppler moves off frequency on 
>the downlink. I'm using a Yaesu FT847 with a 
>collinear antenna. Ive been searching everywhere 
>but have not found out any answers yet.....any help would be appreciated.!

Hi Callum,

The following may help you out...It pertains to 
FO-29, so you can practice there...

I devised this in 1986 to work FO-12  when we 
only had separate radios....But the frequencies 
are identical to FO-29...it can be worked with 
very low power, and it has lots of bandwidth...

I call them my "no ditters"...

Go to:


and take a look at noditter.zip

It is possible to duplicate it from the pics, but 
if you send me an sase, 9" x 12" for one ounce of 
postage, I'll send you one printed, and simply a 
matter of cutting it out.  I'll include the 
correct size sewing snap for assembly, they are hard to find...

I had a bunch of them printed, but can only find one at this time..

And you could devise one for VO52 with a little effort..

Let me know and I'll send you my address...

            73, Dave, WB6LLO

                    Disagree: I learn....

               Pulling for P3E... 

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