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Re: SUCESS!



Greetings all,

   I think the main thing to remember is that you don't need a lot of power
on the uplink to hit the bird and get through.   I think there is a problem
today in that instead of timing our transmissions and getting in that way
many operators are putting more power to the bird which just slams everyone
else especially those working QRP with an HT.   I have personally worked
stations from Hawaii to the Bahamas and from Alaska to southern Mexico with
just an HT and 5 watts or less.
    If someone wants to have a preamp on their downlink that's fine -- go
for it --  but PLEASE keep your transmitter power down so you don't trounce
on the many of us working the birds with less power.

    Thanks and 73,

           Ken

kc7ppx@amsat.org



----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Ogden" <na9d@mindspring.com>
To: <nh6vb@juno.com>
Cc: <k6yk@juno.com>; <tiptond@psi.com>; <denmorr@bellsouth.net>;
<molou@big-river.net>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, August 14, 2000 4:55 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.
>
> I rest my case.
>
> Preamps aren't all that expensive.  The arrow is great, but you could buy
a
> preamp for what the arrow costs as well.  Better yet, buy both.
>
> Oh yeah, I forgot.  Can't spend money on satellite gear now can we.  After
> all that's the "FM" bird philosophy.
>
> 73,
>
> Jon
> NA9D
>
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