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Re: AO-40 Mode?



Al, Ken
Found my problem, I think.  Started tracing the signal with an SWR meter.
Had about a 10% loss in the cable out to the antenna where I had a splitter
(2M & 70cm).  Signal ok on the other side of the splitter where I had two
runs of RG8X going to the 70cm and 2M antennas.  Had zero signal at the
output of the cable to the 70cm.  Ohm'd it out and found a dead short!
Funny that the SWR back in the shack was only about 2.  Guess that's due to
the loss in the cable run to the antenna.  Will try again this weekend.  Be
looking for you guys.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Al Lawler" <alawler@us.oracle.com>
To: "Ken Wendel" <kenwendel@home.com>
Cc: "ken durham" <kendurham@home.com>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2001 7:07 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-40 Mode?


>
>   I couldn't hear myself either with 25w to
> a cushcraft 2x9  yagi via 70 feet of belden 9913.
>
>   ON the recieve side, the beacon was booming
> in, and many qso's easilly copyable.
>
>
>
>  -al
>   WB1BQE
>
>
>
> Ken Wendel wrote:
> >
> > Ken, I was on between MA40 to MA50 last evening.  Could here several
> > stations and the beacon easily.  But not myself with a 70cm uplink at 50
> > watts.
>
> > > I'm hearing the beacon and several stations on S band from AO-40, but
> > > can't hear myself using a U uplink.
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