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Re: AO-27 doppler and airborne "ground" stations?



If you could just figure out a way to mount an Arrow Satellite antenna on
the aircraft and be able to control the az and el. What a trip! 

73

Gary


At 04:54 PM 1999-07-30 -0400, you wrote:
>"KF4FDJ (Mike in Ft. Myers, FL)" wrote:
>
>> I like to program my HT with these 5 pairs for working AO-27.  I start
>> with the first pair, using a non-standard split, and tune to the next
>> one as the pass progresses.
>
>The VX-5R has a "memory tune" mode that lets me play with the D/L freq
>independent of the U/L by twiddling a knob on the top. You do have to program
>"baby steps" on the VFO of course. :-)
>
>I was just wondering, being a licenced private pilot: Has anybody ever worked
>AO-27 or any of the other birds from an aircraft in-flight? It might be
fun to
>try...while 140kts won't let me chase the bird for very long, I bet a mile or
>two of altitude does wonders for lowering the horizon and getting you away
from
>electrical noise. Naturally I'd fly *my* bird while letting another ham
(prolly
>my sweetie KB3DVJ) point the antenna. Being inside an aluminum fusilage
probably
>presents unique challenges...a fabric or composite body would be an
advantage. 
>
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