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Re: Satellite FIeld Day!



> From: "Michael McCarty" <mmccarty@zianet.com>
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Satellite FIeld Day!
> Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2000 22:54:38 -0600
> 	[...]
> Check out the June 2000 issue of QST.  In the Amateur Satellites
> department, QST Managing Editor Steve Ford, WB8IMY writes 
> about "The Field Day Satellite Bonus".  For the FM birds he writes:
> 
> "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.

And, this is a surprise to people?

-tjs
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