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Re: AO-40 Update 2001-07-20




A dish might be the way to go then. I was hoping for something small that 
would be easy to mount beside the other antennas on the boom.

Your Drake doesn't have a pre-amp in it does it?

KB7ADL

At 04:48 PM 7/24/01 -0400, Margaret Leber <maggie@voicenet.com> wrote:
>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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