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Re: AO40 downlink signal strength



How about 60 deg North ?

 I do better than hear the beacon. Just today I worked JA0BBW at MA 147.2
that's a range of 61,000km from Alaska.  That's with a modified Drake and a
Meyers dish.....20 watts (42 el 70cm)got me a 5X9...Cut the power back to 10
watts PEP and finished the QSO...I need a better antenna at 1.2GHz.....

Are you sure where your antenna is pointed????  Are you sure of the IF
freq???? Mine wasn't where I figured it would be.....If you used a 20pf
X-tal, try around 145.040 to 145.070 MHz.  You may have to build a signal
source.

Sorry, Doug, I'm fishing.......Anyway you can get with someone that can hear
AO-40?   Maybe try your gear at their shack.....AO-40 is one strong sounding
bird.....

de mike



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