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Re: SUCESS!



I agree with Jon.  I'll take an Arrow with 7 elements on 70cm over an
Eggbeater and a preamp any day!  The Eggbeater is only a marginal antenna in
comparison.  It's a fixed omni antenna whereas the Arrow can be rotated in 3
planes. However, it wouldn't hurt to add a preamp to the Arrow.

73,
Dennis
WA4ZJJ
----- 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 4:15 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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