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Re: AO-10




73 F.Costa, CT1EAT
http://www.qsl.net/ct1eat
----- Original Message -----
From: Don Woodward <dbwoodw@abraxis.com>
To: Amsat Bulletin Board <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2002 9:16 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-10


> I was able to hear the beacon so I tried to hear my own signal without
success.
> Any tips on operating AO-10? Has anyone worked it recently?
>
> I'm using 50 watts from my FT-847 into a RHCP antenna (same one I use for
> AO-40). Downlink antenna is a 4 element linear yagi.

Even with a good pre-amp, only 4 elem is very short.
I used to work it with 8 elem V pol (without pre-amp),
but only < 20.000km away from my QTH. And not crowed.
A simple "aligator" was enough to put me out of transponder :0(
I hope this helps!

73 F.Costa, CT1EAT
http://www.qsl.net/ct1eat

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