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Re: Primestar 1m dish on 435 mhz



Dr. Tom Clark wrote:

>>I recently acquired a Primestar 1 meter dish and am considering it for a
>>helix feed on the 435 uplink. Has anyone tried this or have any comments?
>>
>
>Kent -- for a dish to work as a dish, it needs to have a diameter of at
>least 5 wavelengths and preferably more. Since 435 MHz = 70 cm, a suitable
>dish would be about 4 meters in size.
>
Despite the facts Tom mentioned a 1m dish can be used successfully on 
70cm AO-40 uplink. It was done by by Freddy, ON6UG. He uses 1m dish with 
a single loop element fed with 30 W. I could hear him well even with my 
mediocre listening performance.


73 de Claus


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