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Re: wkd AO-40 QRP !



Andreas M wrote:
> 
> I was able to work AO-40 today with real qrp conditions. Here is my setup:
> 
> Uplink 70cm
> FT 790 RII with 2 Watts (no PA !)
> 3 meters Aircell 7
> 9 element Yagi antenna with about 11dBi linear polarized
> that gives an eirp of about 25 Watts !
> 
> Downlink 13cm
> 35cm dish with coffee can feed linear polarized
> DB6NT preamp 35 dB NF < 1dB
> 5 meters Aircell 7
> AR-5000
> 
> With this setup I was able to hear my own signal very weak, but readable in
> SSB.
> 
> I worked two-way in SSB:
> F6GBQ, rpt 55/41 at MA 230 / Squint 6 degrees / 28k km range
> DL6DBN, rpt 55/43 at MA 235 / Squint 12 degrees / 24k km range
> 
> And the satellite had between 10 and 15 dB down (AGC level on the U-RX) all
> the time!

Way to go Andreas :)

Makes me wonder if most folks are hitting it too hard on the uplink ?

ok , back outside to get my S-dish going ......


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