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Re: L on AO40



Hi

Wrong you should stay around 10db BELOW the beacon !!!

Check on the operator pratice documents for AO-40

Leila and the AGC circuit will love to see signals 10db below the beacon

73
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "L Clare Fowler" <lcfowler@magma.ca>
To: "AMSAT" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2001 5:47 PM
Subject: re: [amsat-bb] L on AO40


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> I have an array of four times 27 turn helix ants with a
> 70cm four way power divider.(1:1 SWR on third harmonic)
> Theoretical gain 25db. Probably several db less. 
> Feed line 30 ft hardline and 10 feet RG8.  
> Using FT-736R barefoot with 10 watts.
> Have had many solid QSO's with it.  However signal
> is about 6db below beacon. Really need another 
> 10 watts to hit bird at max allowable level. 
> 
> Clare VE3NPC
> 
> >  Just wondering what size and how many antennas people are using
> >  for the L uplink on AO40. How much power?  Just ordered the 1.2Ghz
> >  module for my 736 and wondered if it will useable barefoot on
> >  AO40 (with hardline up to the antenna and 2 ring yagis) or if
> >  I will need an amp.
> >
> >  -James
> >  ki0kn@amsat.org
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