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Re: Mime-Version: 1.0


While we were in Costa Rica, TI5KD drove down from San Jose and spent a
night with us at Quepos.  He brought some PVC irrigation pipe, brass welding
rod, his tools, test gear and a couple of antenna articles.  In 2 hours we
built a set of crossed yagis and he made contacts on both UO-14 passes that
night.  The antenna worked great and he had zero dollars (well actually
colones) invested.  He also brought an ICOM 706 which we used on 6 meters
and a can of beans from Mexico which we ate with gusto along with local tuna
and vegetables..yum!

----- Original Message -----
From: Tony Langdon <tlangdon@atctraining.com.au>
To: <denmorr@bellsouth.net>; Tony Langdon <tlangdon@atctraining.com.au>;
'Jon Ogden' <na9d@mindspring.com>; <W8LKXXX@aol.com>; <gregh@onramp.net>
Cc: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2000 5:11 PM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Mime-Version: 1.0

> > I always run 5 watts with 2 HT's...and have been accused of
> > hogging the
> > satellites!
> Much like my situation.  I have to back off a bit, otherwise hogging is
> quite possible,. :)  The most common station configuration here is a dual
> band vertical, and a couple of watts into a small beam will almost always
> beat 50W into a terrestrial omni.
> I frequently work with power levels below 1 watt, as a demo of what's
> possible with $10 and a couple of hours of construction time, and still
> Q5 signals into the birds.

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