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Re: SUCESS!



Hear, hear!  Before my 'D7A went back to Kenwood for repairs, it was not
uncommon to receive UO-14 on voice at an S7 or better.  SO35 APRS comes in
at about an S6 - S7.  If you cannot hear the bird with an Arrow antenna, I'd
consider coax problems, connector problems, or, as Peter stated, trash the
receiver.  The Arrow is an excellent antenna.  I've even worked UO14 with my
IC-Z1A and Pryme high-gain "duck" antenna.  You must be a bit of a
contortionist to keep the polarity right when using a whip however.  ;-)

Could it be that the stations that are not hearing the FM birds are not
listening on full duplex?  I know that my 'D7A *will* work full-dup, but my
Icom IC-Z1A doesn't (at least I never found a way to do it).

To the new guys out there, please make sure you can hear the birds first.
If you're unsure, find an Elmer to help you.

GL es 73,
Joel, K2SAT

----- Original Message -----
From: <nh6vb@juno.com>
To: <na9d@mindspring.com>
Cc: <k6yk@juno.com>; <tiptond@psi.com>; <denmorr@bellsouth.net>;
<molou@big-river.net>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, August 14, 2000 3:15 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] SUCESS!


> Jon,
> 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>
> writes:
> >
> > > 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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