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Re: AO-40 for the first time



I'll have to echo that Barrie...without this reflector
I would not been able to hear AO-40.....was like being
a Novice again...like a first contact when I began
receiving valid CRC blocks...really a thrill.

Now to get something to move my Bar-b-que grill.

73 de Bill, N4DH
Charlotte, NC

At 21:14 4/24/01 -0400, barrie@perth.igs.net wrote:
>A thank you to everyone that has been posting information relevant to AO-40
>and to those I have contacted and received advise from directly.
>
>Today I was able to copy AO-40 for the first time and that included
>receiving many valid blocks. I am using a Drake with only the IF mods
>outputting to the PCR1000 on 123Mhz. Antenna is a BBQ grill witha dipole
>feed and of course that great AO-40rcv program.
>
>The Amsat bb has provided the source of all the info to get me started from
>scratch.
>
>Again many thanks for sharing all your good advice.
>
>73 Barrie VE3BSB
>
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