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Re: AO40 good CRC Monday



Art,

     I think you may have a problem somewhere else in your system.  I have
been copying good blocks here in South Dakota.  I believe I am at least as
far North as you.  I am at 45 degrees North.  I am using the TranSystem
feeding an FT-847 at 123 MHz.

73,
Joe
ka0yos@amsat.org

----- Original Message -----
From: "Art Goldman" <artg@home.com>
To: "amsat-bb" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2001 9:28 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO40 good CRC Monday


> I've been having a devil of a time even hearing AO-40. I think it's
perhaps
> we're too far North  and the MA doesn't even come close to 240 before it
> ducks down over the horizon.
>
> And unless I'm mistaken, I can't see any really good opportunities for at
> least a month (of course, as the ALAT continues to come down, this should
> change) but at the moment, things look kind of bleak.
>
> Am I wrong? Anyone else in the Northeast  having better luck?
>
> I have and FT-847, both Trans-Systems and DEM downconverters and a 24dbi
> grid antenna. One would think that is enough....
>
> Art, N3OY
> Columbia, MD, FM19
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <K5OE@aol.com>
> To: <maggie@voicenet.com>
> Cc: <k2iyq@vom.com>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> Sent: Monday, April 16, 2001 5:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO40 good CRC Monday
>
>
> > Hi Maggie.
> >
> > maggie@voicenet.com writes:
> > > You have a preamp on the helix too, don't you?  Or is that barefoot?
> >
> > Yes, I have a Conifer MMDS preamp, as I was too chicken to try the RF
amp
> > mod.  It is rated at 10 dB, but my testing indicates it is closer to 6
dB
> at
> > 2401 MHz.  But (and a big BUT), it has a much lower NF than the bare
Drake
> > (1.5 v. 5.6).  You can see both the Drake mods ("Drake 2880 Mods") and
the
> > helix installation ("16-Turn Helix") on my web page:
> > http://members.aol.com/k5oe
> >
> > I have not had the time to test it one-on-one with AO-40, but my
> TranSystem
> > downconverter appears to have roughly the same performance as the Drake
> > w/mods+preamp on local 2.4 GHz ATV and MMDS.
> > 73,
> > Jerry, K5OE
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