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RE: AO10 + FD = What a BLAST!



Christopher

I see you were using the Arrow Antenna, but how many watts and what rigs
were you using?  I never tried AO-10 because I always assumed it required
100 watts or more with huge antennas to get a large ERP.

Daniel

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Cox [mailto:cobox@netexp.net]
> Sent: Monday, June 28, 1999 11:35
> To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] AO10 + FD = What a BLAST!
> 
> 
> I want to thank everyone who was on AO10 990627! It was my 
> first attempt at
> this bird and never thought the downlink would be so strong. 
> I actually
> thought the beacon was being covered up by QRM because it was 
> so strong...
> It was the beacon! My little Arrow antenna on a tripod worked A010 for
> two(2) hours. All this while the guys down the block working 
> HF (80,40,20)
> where complaining about poor conditions. Thanks to DG3SAA, 
> OZ7SAT & OH2LMK,
> a couple of eyes have been opened. 
> 
> 
> What a blast!
> 
> Christopher Cox
> KC8FRJ
> 
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