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Re: ao-27

On Tue, 22 Dec 1998 10:35:13 PST, "Christopher Maness" <kq6up@hotmail.com> wrote:

> I just aqcuired an Arrow antenna.  I hear downlink signals great, but I 
> was not able to hear myself on the bird.  I thought the uplink was the 
> easy part on this one.  Could someone please give me some sugestions?  
> (I was on 145.850 uplink 35 watts on a 5/8 wv.)

I wish I could help, Chris. I use a FT50R which is half duplex so I can't
hear myself, although on several passes Bill, W4NML in Idaho has told me
that I was quite strong into the bird, this is with only 5 watts whip a
gain, whip HT antenna. Were you able to make any contacts on the pass? Good

73 Jeff

    *=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Jeff Johns KF4KGQ  AMSAT# 32615 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=*
    |jeffj@scott.net kf4kgq@amsat.org |     Reserve Patrol Captain     |
    |  Satellite: Mir R0MIR-1, AO-27  | Jefferson County Sheriff's Dept|
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