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Re: New Antenna Results

At 11:17 AM 2000-09-10 -0500, David M. Tipton, PhD wrote:

>Wow..  AO-27 was 60 over.  Granted, it was a near overhead pass, but 
>Midway through, I lost the signal and couldn't find it again.  Probably me 
>being over zealous with the rotators.

Sometimes, due to the sat's antenna pointing, the signal will drop directly 
overheard.... or you could have a minor problem with keps or alignment, 
which are most critical directly overhead...

>I've never heard one of the birds with such a loud signal, and more 
>specifically, with NO fading.   I'm sold.. I like my CP Yagis far better 
>than the egg beaters.
>In addition to the hearing it better with no fading, I also was able to 
>get into the bird with a watt... :)

It's called GAIN !!!!!!  ...pure and simple....  like a Porsche... there's 
no substitute!!
I've been following your misplaced love of the eggbeaters on here for a 
while.... I thought you'd figure it out eventually :-)

Sure, you CAN do it with low gain antennas, but like every compromise, 
there are losses that can't be avoided.

  Stacey E. Mills, W4SM    WWW:    http://www.cstone.net/~w4sm/ham1.html
   Charlottesville, VA     PGP key: http://www.cstone.net/~w4sm/key

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