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Re: AO-40 Update 2001-07-20



On Tuesday 24 July 2001 14:42, Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL wrote:

> So how well will a 16 turn helix on S-band work? will I be happy?

I'm running one into a Drake/Millicom downconverter, 27dB gain, 3db NF. 
It works well enough to makes some QSOs just above the noise on a good 
pass, but I can't claim to be completely "happy", I suspect a preamp in 
front of that will put me in the "happy" zone. As soon as I'm 
"gainfully" (nyuk, nyuk) employed I'm going to add one.

On uplink I run an FT-847 into a 30 element 70cm CP yagi (Hygain 
7030SA) with 14dBdc gain. I get uniformly good signal reports with that.

 73 de Maggie K3XS   

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