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Re: AO-27/UO-14



I was fortunate to work Drew that weekend.  I was using 2 ADI HT's - 5 watts
uplink with an Arrow antenna - the same setup I used to make dozens of
contacts from Costa Rica.  Flawed ---I don't think so!

73,
Dennis
WA4ZJJ
----- Original Message -----
From: Drew Glasbrenner <glasbrenner@mindspring.com>
To: amsat-bb <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 6:17 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-27/UO-14


>
>
> > On Tuesday, 20 February 2001, Laura Halliday wrote:
> >
> > > There is no good way to work
> > > FM satellites, since they are a fundamentally flawed
> > > concept with inherently limited capabilities.
> >
> > Well, somebody forgot to tell that to N7SFI Laura.  He's accomplished
> > an extraordinary feat in the number if grids worked/confirmed on FM
> > sats.
>
>
> Ask the 22 hams who made a contact with me on one of 3 passes from North
> Dakota last weekend. 12 of these were in one pass. Five rare to extremely
> rare grids, three states, 13 passes, and 83 contacts. It would not have
> happened without an FM satellite that I could work with a single
inexpensive
> radio  and a 19" mag mount.
>
> Inherently limited, fundamentally flawed? Yes. Just like many people's
> ability for positive attitudes.
>
> Drew Glasbrenner
> KO4MA
>
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