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Re: SUCESS!



This is why I said "Some will contend that you don't need the amp" in my 
email.  I believe in making things as easy as they can be.

Dave

At 17:26 8/13/00 -0400, denmorr@bellsouth.net wrote:
>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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