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RE: RS-12 Mode A now



I'm more concerned about the downlink, as 10m is not one of my best bands.
:(

Tony Langdon. 
Systems Development and Support. 
ATC Training Australasia.  Level 2 321 Exhibition St Melbourne  3000. 
Phone:  1300 13 1983     WWW:  http://www.atctraining.com.au 



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Drew Glasbrenner [mailto:glasbrenner@mindspring.com]
> Sent: Thursday, 4 January 2001 10:31
> To: Tony Langdon; amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] 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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