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Re: SUCESS!



I consistently make 5 or more contacts every pass of UO-14 with 2 HT's and
an Arrow.  The amp isn't necessary.

Dennis C. Morris
WA4ZJJ
----- Original Message -----
From: David M. Tipton, PhD <tiptond@psi.com>
To: John Becker <molou@big-river.net>
Cc: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, August 13, 2000 10:51 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] SUCESS!


> Actually, you don't need an all mode at all to work the FM birds.  You
> could go as simple as an HT with a AMP.  Some contend that you can do it
> without the amp.  I personally am using a pair of egg beater (Slightly
> Modified) antennas.  For information on building those check out
> http://members.aol.com/k5oe/ and look at the Egg Beater and Egg Beater
> II's.  It's really simple.
>
> I added a mast mounted pre-amp to my downlink antenna.  (70cm)  It made a
> world of difference.  I picked up a Mirage/KLM KP-2/70cm for around $125
> brand new from a company called "Radio Dan" out of california.  He has a
> bunch of them sitting around evidently that he purchased from another
store
> that went out of business.  (In case you're wondering why I am giving such
> an explanation, you'll soon see that Preamps are *EXPENSIVE* and that 125
> is a steal (Especially when they work!).
>
> Anyway, any 2 Single band rigs work well.  If you want to get more exotic,
> you can go multimode single banders, and then there is the
> Multi-Band/Multi-Mode rigs that get outright pricey, but well worth
> it.  I'd try the KISS prinicipal initially.  That's what I did.  Simple to
> operate radios, simple, omni-directional antennas, 1-Pre-AMP and a web
> browser pointed to amsat's web site and another pointed to
> http://www.heavens-above.com/ .  Heavens-above gives most downlink freq's
> accurately, however, they usually don't publish the uplink.  (That's what
> the AMSAT Page is for.)
>
> Good Luck and Happy Hunting.  If you have anything else you'd like to ask,
> fire away.
>
> Dave, N8KXA
>
> At 09:29 8/13/00 -0500, you wrote:
> >Stupid question.
> >I have not worked a satellite as yet. Whats it take.
> >Not having one of the ALL MODES radios, can it be done?
> >I do have VHF and UHF rigs of all types.
> >
> >John, NØAJF
> >
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "David M. Tipton, PhD" <tiptond@psi.com>
> >To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> >Sent: Saturday, August 12, 2000 23:09
> >Subject: [amsat-bb] SUCESS!
> >
> >
> > > Ok, so my pass predictions were a little off.. I'll have to work on
> > > that...  Made my first two successful contacts tonight.  KK5DO and KF0
> > > Something. (Bernie, could use a fill here...)
> > >
> > > ANyway.. I retract my statement about not having working equipment..
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > Dave, N8KXA/5
> > > EM12
> > >
> > >
> > > Going to bounce off the walls now.....
> > >
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