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Re: SUCESS!



David:

You are definitely losing signal in your coax to a compromise antenna.
Changing to a low loss coax with good connectors would be a plus.  Check
with the vendors (such as the Wireman) the next hamfest.

73,
Dennis
WA4ZJJ
----- Original Message -----
From: David M. Tipton, PhD <tiptond@psi.com>
To: Mark West <M.West@iSecuritas.com>
Cc: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, August 14, 2000 11:12 PM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] SUCESS!


> True Confession here...  Both my Transmit and Receive antennas are fed
with
> El-Cheapo Radio Shack RG-8 with the connectors that came on it and a pair
> of N to SO-239 adapters for 70cm.  Works exceptionally well.  No problems
> at all..  When I feed the AO-10 Antennas, I plan to use 9914, but those
are
> a little more critical.
>
> Dave
>
>
> At 04:22 PM 8/14/2000 -0500, you wrote:
> >Think about what you are saying, you are making a very generalized
> >statement. Will the Arrow work horizon to horizon for every bird?
> >The answer of course is no. Will a mast preamp improve this? of
> >course it will. In addition a mast preamp lets you use very cheap
> >coax (if you want to) without increasing noise.
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: nh6vb@juno.com [mailto:nh6vb@juno.com]
> >Sent: Monday, August 14, 2000 3:16 PM
> >To: na9d@mindspring.com
> >Cc: k6yk@juno.com; tiptond@psi.com; denmorr@bellsouth.net;
> >molou@big-river.net; amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> >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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