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Re: WiSP, AO10 & FM sats



on 9/28/00 9:15 AM, Mike73@aol.com at Mike73@aol.com wrote:

> It will be extremely difficult to work AO-10 with 5/8 wave antennas. (Not
> impossible, but very tough for even a seasoned veteran.) You really need some
> type of beam.

Lately, AO-10 has been passing of the USA at perigee.  At this altitude I
think it would be possible to hear the beacon with a 5/8 wave or similar
antenna.  However, at apogee forget it!

73,

Jon
NA9D

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Jon Ogden
NA9D (ex: KE9NA)

Member:  ARRL, AMSAT, DXCC, NRA

http://www.qsl.net/ke9na

"A life lived in fear is a life half lived."

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