2014-08-03 Cable working but no success with the SO-50 amateur satellite
Another SO-50 amateur satellite pass early this afternoon so I had the FT-857 radio set up with the laptop. I added two ferrite cores to the CAT cable and locked them in place with tie-wraps. The cable kept working even when I transmitted a few times during the pass. Getting the radio tuned to the satellite downlink once and then having the software doing the rest of the doppler correction is quite nice. But, no luck in making a QSO on the satellite. I heard at least M0SAT loud and clear and responded to his CQ but no contact.