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Re: Just hrd UO-14 for the 1st time!



Tony:

Hope you have had a chance to hear some audio of UO-14 from the US.  If not,
I'll see what I can do.  Sounds like a pileup on 20 meters.  K4QFF told me
when they were in Costa Rica, on low passes over the Pacific, they could
hear their own signal full quieting on the downlink, but nobody around to
work.  I guess even Hawaii is to far for you.

73,
Dennis C. Morris
WA4ZJJ
----- Original Message -----
From: Tony Langdon <tlangdon@atctraining.com.au>
To: <denmorr@bellsouth.net>; Jay, kf6rmg <kf6rmg@hotmail.com>;
<amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2000 5:45 PM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Just hrd UO-14 for the 1st time!


> > Just buy a battery for your HT, a good portable antenna (not
> > a whip) and
> > join the fun!  I use a pair of ADI HT's and the Arrow crossed
> > yagis and
> > compete quite well with 5 watts.  This station  is very
> > portable - I'll be
> > taking it to Costa Rica in a few weeks as well as Hawaii and
> > a few more
> > countries next year.
>
> Well, if you need a quieter pass, come down under! :-)  Here, fractions of
a
> watt into a good antenna, or a couple of watts into a rubber duck is
> possible on UO-14 - QRM is very low here, except for some Asian pirates to
> the north.  I pulled that trick at a satellite demo the other week, much
to
> the disbelief of the owner of the HT I used for the rubber duck test. :-)
>
> Oh, and working an overseas visitor would be a nice treat for us too. :-)
>

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