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Re: Question on Operating RS-12



Kevin N2TO wrote:

>(snip...)
>I'd like to try RS-12 in Mode A. I was able to hear the
>SSB downlink on 10 Meters with my old IC-728 rig and a
>10 Meter inverted-v. Can I hit the bird with a 2 Meter
>vertical or do I need a directional antenna system?

Depends on how much output power you have available.
Twenty five to 50 watts into an omnidirectional antenna
is the usual goal. I've hit RS-12 with 5 watts in to a
rubber duck, but the results were hardly communications
quality.

Why not try it and see?

Laura Halliday VE7LDH     "Que les nuages soient notre
Grid: CN89mg                     pied a terre..."
ICBM: 49 15.042 N 122 59.053 W       - Hospital/Shafte
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