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Re: AO-27 and MIR on an HT?



A027 is tough to receive.  I have a gain antenna on my car and can just
barely receive a noisy signal for only a small part of the pass.
I use an Arrow dual band beam when I want to really try to work AO27.   I
run 2 watts into the 2m uplink on the 2m side of the Arrow.  This is more
than enough during the week when the number of users is lower.


Mike
K4HN
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-----Original Message-----
From: Lavoie Daniel (NHQ-AC) <LavoieDM@CSC-SCC.GC.CA>
To: 'amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org' <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>; 'sarex@amsat.org'
<sarex@AMSAT.Org>
Date: Thursday, March 18, 1999 1:28 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-27 and MIR on an HT?


>Everyone,
>
>Last weekend I installed WinOrbit on my computer to track AO-27 and MIR,
and
>I can't seem to be able to hear them.  I compared the AOS for AO-27 with 2
>sites on the Internet that gives satellite positions and WinOrbit results
>were within a minute or less.
>
>What am I doing wrong?  I read multiple articles that a HT will do.  To
>listen to UHF frequencies, I'm using a FT-470 with a 10" dual band rubber
>ducky, the squelch wide open yet.  To listen to MIR, I'm using an IC260A
>multimode in FM mode with a 5/8 telescopic antenna.
>
>I hope someone can help me because this is getting very frustrating.  I
just
>want to hear something from one of them birds.
>
>Thanks you in advance.
>
>Daniel
>
>
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