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Re: ERP on V and L for AO-40??



Then your doing summat wrong

Charlie G3WDG was operational the first weekend using only a couple of watts and he could get a return on the downlink using milliwatts!

you do NOT need high power - make sure your rx system is up to scratch first.

Else you will be an alligator! 

Simon GM4PLM
----- Original Message -----
From: Douglas Braun & Nadia Papakonstantinou <doug@dougbraun.com>
To: "John Stephensen, KD6OZH" <kd6ozh@AMSAT.Org>, amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
Sent: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 13:49:43 +0100 (GMT+01:00)
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] ERP on V and L for AO-40??

> You must have dropped a zero on the 70 cm power!
> I tried with ~200 watts  (IC821 into Arrow) and it was not
> really enough for SSB voice.
> 
> Doug
> NA1DB
> 
> At 11:16 PM 6/11/01 , you wrote:
> >AMSAT-DL recently published 25W EIRP for 70 cm and 100W EIRP for 13 cm for
> >SSB (without LEILA). Information from AMSAT-NA a few years ago indicated
> >that digital uplinks will require 6 times more power. I decided to shoot for
> >200W EIRP on 70 cm and crank the power down for voice operation.
> 
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