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Re: RS-12 Mode A now



This isn't directed at you Tony, but you really need very little for the
Mode A uplink. Last night I was as loud as the beacon with only 8 watts, 50
ft of RG8 (!!!! I know!!!!) and a very beat 4 element beam 10 ft over the
roof.  I was wishing that my Ringo was hooked up to the SSB rig so I could
even further lower my erp.

Drew, KO4MA

----- Original Message -----
From: Tony Langdon <tlangdon@atctraining.com.au>
To: <wb5rue@arrl.net>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2001 5:37 PM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] RS-12 Mode A now


> > I agree about the 2-meter downlink.  It would be nice if there was a
> > 10-meter uplink and a 2-meter downlink.
>
> We would have Asian QRM probs here from all those fishing boats north of
VK
> (but then again, with a 2m uplink, we cop that from those dodgy cordless
> phones!), but a "reverse Mode A" system would be easier for me, as I have
> more power on 10m (100W) to compensate for the poor antenna, and the 2m
> downlink of RS-12/13 rocks.  Also deals neatly with computer QRM on 10m -
> don't get it in Tx mode! :)
>
> I had a little fun when it was in Mode T, but the lack of a resonant
antenna
> on 15m limited success with the bird.
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