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RE: RS-10/11

> According to the AMSAT web site, RS-10/11 quit responding to 
> commands in May
> 1997, one month before it's tenth birthday.  Rest in peace.  
> I made my first
> satellite contacts on RS10 using a 2 meter ground plane in 
> the attic, R5 HF
> vertical, and a barefoot FT-726R (10 watts).

Not there's a dear old bird.  I have fond memories of working RS-10.  25W
into a vertical on 2m gave a downlink strong enough to be heard on a ratty
bit of wire.  That bird was a lot of fun. :)

RS-13 never seemed to be quite as sensitive.
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