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Re: AO10 + FD = What a BLAST!



What about trees in your yard?  At last count, I have over 70 (30 - 40 y/o)
pines in my yard or in direct vicinity of my yard.  That's not to say that I
haven't worked AO-10 - I've worked it twice, but it was only 15 - 20k out
and the leaves were not quite in full force yet.  My AO-10 work will be done
again this winter...

Joel
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OM:  Joel B. Black, KS4AW     XYL:  Kristie H. Black, KF4CHN
Eutaw, AL...............EM62bv     kahblack@mindspring.com
AMSAT member #32589
jbblack@mindspring.com
ks4aw@amsat.org
AO-10, AO-27, FO-20, FO-29


----- Original Message -----
From: Tony Baldwin <ei2fsb@esatclear.ie>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 1999 3:10 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO10 + FD = What a BLAST!


>
> >
> >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.
> >
>
> A lot of people seem to think you need an EME station to work AO-10 !
> I have just checked my log, and I have had 206 QSO's on Oscar 10 in the
last
> 2 months. All using my humble FT-726 barefoot.
>
> For the uplink antenna I have an 11 element crossed Jaybeam, (it should be
a
> 12 ele but one of the directors has fallen off !) and a 9 ele crossed
Tonna
> for the downlink.
> Both antennas have a quoted gain of 12dB.
> That's it ........ no linear, no pre-amps, no polarity switches and just
10
> watts.
>
> You have to pick the best times of course, perigee out to 20,000 km or
> better still, low angle orbits when you get ground gain as well (and no
need
> for elevation rotors).
> What's more, it's great fun, and you get a great satisfaction receiving a
> 5/7 report from that rare DX station.
> So, what are you waiting for ?  Hook your radio up to whatever antennas
you
> have and give it a go. If you can hear your own downlink you can be fairly
> sure everyone else can as well.
> Good luck and hope to work you soon.
>
> Tony, EI2FSB.
>
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