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RE: Satellite FIeld Day!



> "Use the right gear.  A dual-band H-T and a J-Pole antenna may be
> adequate for normal FM satellite operating, but they won't cut the
> mustard on Field Day.  You'll need a beam antenna such as the
> Arrow II reviewed in "Short Takes" in this issue.  If you have
> electric power available, consider using a dual-band mobile rig
> with higher output (25-50 W), or add an outboard "brick" amp to
> boost your H-T."
> 
> Sad to say, but he's right.  When you have 100's of stations competing
> for one FM channel, the guy with the best combination of  power,
> antenna gain, and good aim wins.

Which is another way of encouraging poor operating practices, IMHO.
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