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Re: RE AO-27

Hi Gerry:

Welcome to AMSAT!  I am glad to read that you were successful in hearing
AO-27 with an Arrow.  Note that AMSAT-Argentina and Arizona State
Univerisity plan to put up AO-27 type satellites within the next year or so.
Inasmuch, it looks like we ill have more to work with Arrow antennas!

I believe 5 kHz is the norm for hand-helds.  Given the Doppler shift at 440
it should be adequate for your efforts. My Kenwood TH-D7 has the same.

BTW, I will be operating AO-27 maritime mobile from Lake Powell, UT
05-11JUN99.  Hopefully we can work each other.  I will be a bit upstream
from you...hi.


Russ Tillman, K5NRK
Vicksburg, Mississippi

>I'm one of the new guys who watched the demo at Dayton. (Thanks KK5YY!)
>This weekend's objective was to simply hear AO-27 on the late morning pass.
>I guess something went right!  It was spotty which I attribute to operator
>difficulties, namely me.
>On the noon pass, the max elevation was 13 degrees so I didn't have much
>of hearing it but I did have some success including a call from Hawaii....
>think....lots of noise from being just outside of the Phoenix metro area.
>Question:  I am using a Yaesu VX-5 HT.  The smallest VFO synthesizer step
>that the radio will support is 5 khz.  How does this compare to other HT's?
>Gerry Elam, K1LRO

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