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RE: 10m and RS-13 Infomercial



if you can find one the Radio Shack "super CB mag mount" works great.  I
don't know if they still sell it or not.

73/
Kevin, WB5RUE

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
> Behalf Of Bob Bruninga
> Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2000 1:24 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Special Interest Group; amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] 10m and RS-13 Infomercial
>
>
> Bought one of the $149 R.S. All mode rigs last week.  Am
> impressed with
> the rig, but have been not overly impressed with 10m while
> mobile.  BUT
> today, finally got around to checking VSWR of my CB antenna
> and found it
> was junk.  Couldn't tune to better than 8:1 even in the CB
> band, much less
> 10m!
>
> Built a 10m dipole out of two 8' whips and tried it on an 8
> foot mast by
> my car on the last RS-13 pass..  WOW!  Signals were at least
> 10 dB better,
> and I could hear everything there was on RS-13.  At least 3
> CW and 3 voice
> QSOs (during a workday lunch hour).  This is great news.
>
> We use the AMSATS in some of our Antenna and Satellite
> student labs, but
> all the interesting AMSATS come over only in the morning.
> THe afternoon
> students don't get anything except RS-13 and 15 and we have been
> hesitant to take our $2000 HF rig outdoors for these demos.  But, now,
> with the $149 RS all mode rig and a battery, we can now demo
> these analog
> birds as well.
>
> Neat band.  Neat radio.
> Bob
>
>
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