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Re: AO-10 ground station



Hi Ken

Should be OK with that setup (I don't know what your feeder losses are or
what preamp).

I take it you can _hear_ people on it.

I work AO-10 fairly regularly at less than 15000 km out with Arrow antennas
on an az-el rotator. About 50-75W at the antenna into the uplink, and I'm
one of the weaker sigs. I can't hear anything much over 20000km out.

Lots and lots of deep QSB, at about a minute or two's frequency.

When in eclipse you'll likely not hear anything after the first few minutes.
Batteries are almost completely dead.

Also as it's out of control, there's no telling what antennas are pointing
where, so it's rather hit and miss!

73 Howard G6LVB

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken Tentarelli" <ken@sugar-river.net>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Saturday, November 25, 2000 3:27 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-10 ground station


>
> Running 50 watts into 13 dB gain az-el mounted antennas
> I am not able to hear my signal via AO-10.   I cannot
> find any articles/info on what ground station capabilities
> are needed for AO-10.
>
> To those of you who do work AO-10,   what power/antennas
> are needed ?
>
>
> Thanx,   Ken   AC1H
>
> ac1h@arrl.net
>
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