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>Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2000 16:28:05 -0400
>To: nh6vb@juno.com
>From: "David M. Tipton, PhD" <tiptond@psi.com>
>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] SUCESS!
>Damn,  I can't believe I started this.
>Realistically, the arrow is a nice antenna.  I have one, however, it's 
>more apt to be used in a portable situation than a Fixed station 
>situation.  In building my station, I said to myself, I want the simplest, 
>but most functional situation I can have.  I don't have scads of money to 
>spend though.
>Therefore, I went with Omnidirectional antennas.  I wasn't sure if this 
>was some passing fad of mine, or if it was something I would stick with 
>for a while.  God knows, my HF Rig could use a good dusting off, but it's 
>also the old standby.
>The point is, many people have done this many different ways.  None of you 
>is right, and none of you are wrong.
>IT's up to the individual as to who they wish to accomplish the task.  In 
>my case, I spent a little more than I should to work an FM Sattelite, 
>however, as most folks can attest too from the last two nights, I put a 
>good signal into UO-14 and I have absolutely *NO* problems hearing the 
>downlink.  I'm new at this, so I gave myself the priveledge of using an 
>Amplifier for my uplink. I'm also using a preamp because I have an older 
>(But still good) radio and got a good deal.  I'm using Egg's cause their 
>dirt cheap to build and perform wonderfully for me.
>Not every single person wants to sit on the back porch and hold an HT in 
>one hand and an Arrow in the other.
>Come on guys, play a little nicer.
>Dave, N8KXA
>(In Atlanta this week with HT and Arrow Antenna)
>At 10:15 AM 8/14/2000 -1000, you wrote:
>>I cannot agree with you. Sure a pre amp is a wonderful but expensive
>>piece of equipment but, we are talking about the low flyers! An antenna
>>like the "ARROW" is more than sufficient and costs way less than a decent
>>pre amp. If that does not work than it is time to junk your receiver!
>>73, Peter, NH6VB. ALOHA.
>>On Mon, 14 Aug 2000 13:12:42 -0500 "Jon Ogden" <na9d@mindspring.com>
>> >
>> > > What helps more than anything is the PREAMP!!!!  Lots of stations
>> > out
>> > > there on
>> > > the FM birds are not hearing very well at all.  A lot of bang for
>> > the
>> > > buck with a little
>> > > preamp on the 435 Mhz side.
>> > >
>> >
>> > No, you see the whole purpose of the FM satellites, at least
>> > according to
>> > most FM bird users, is that you can work the birds with the most
>> > minimal
>> > equipment.  Their whole concept of satellite usage is that they
>> > shouldn't
>> > need to purchase special equipment.  After all, it's satellites for
>> > the
>> > masses.  It's easy and cheap.  It requires little work or effort.
>> >
>> > Note:  That's their philosophy on satellites, not mine!
>> >
>> > A preamp would go a long, long way for anyone having difficulty
>> > hearing.
>> >
>> > 73,
>> >
>> > Jon
>> > NA9D
>> >
>> >
>> >
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