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RE: Easy-0n 40

I agree Bruce. Initial tests used a bench clamp to hold the
aerial - just sat on the ground with the garage door open. Used
a roofing slope indicator to give elevation(38deg) and minds-eye
for az. I see the ease of pointing a big plus for AO-40.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce Paige [mailto:kk5do@arrl.net]
Sent: Friday, 8 June 2001 09:35 AM
To: TDCarrell
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Easy-0n 40

actually, if you are not using ao40 at perigee and using it more from about
percent out to apogee and then back in to about 50 percent, you should
almost be able to let the antenna sit and talk the whole time.

i remember times on ao13 that i had qso's with my antenna in one spot for
over an hour. to run outside and tweak after an hour is no big deal in

good luck on the compilation.


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