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Re: Finally Got it together...



Hi Dave,

I've used my arrow antenna with great success all over the world (I'm in the
merchant marine), mostly for pacsat ops. Also, I frequently listen to UO-14
(an ex-pacsat) and AO-27. For these remote/portable/maritime mobile
operations I use an "Armstrong" rotator and a camera tripod. If I'm in the
clear, I can usually get horizon to horizon coverage if I twist the
orientation back and forth, as needed.

To answer your question, on average I find the best copy with the antenna in
an "X" position most of the time. It's rarely best at exactly at "+"
orientation either way for very long.

You don't need much transmit power with this antenna either. I usually run
my FT-847 at 10 watts to the Arrow and I have no trouble accessing the
pacsats...

Hope this helps,

--Bob, n0aot

----- Original Message -----
From: "David M. Tipton, PhD" <tiptond@psi.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: 03 April, 2000 11:30
Subject: [amsat-bb] Finally Got it together...


> Ok Campers...  I think I finally have everything I need working...
>
> I have a Kenwood TS-700A w/ a 170Watt Brick.  Worked a bunch of folks on
2m
> ssb ranging from 5 to 150 miles away last night...
>
> A Icom 471 All mode for 70cm...
>
> A brand new Arrow Antenna that arrived via UPS at lunch time today..
>
> If anything fails on the radios, I have a Yaesu 736 on loan right now w/2m
> and 70cm installed.
>
> 2 Questions:
>
> What sats can I really expect to work, and how should I situate the Arrow
> antenna on the mast?  With 2m horizontal and 70cm vertical or 2M Vertical
> and 70cm Horizontal?
>
> Dave (Getting so close I can Taste it...)
>
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