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Re: AO-40 beginner having some probs!



Richard Mason wrote:

> However, finally got around to testing the setup properly last night (around
> 00:30 GMT) when the bird was around 130 degrees/16 degrees elevation (from
> JO01KU).

I'm confused...was 130/16 the az/el from *your* location? 16 degrees can 
be a little low if you have significant horizon clutter.

> So, I proceed to tune around 2m, only to find absolutely nothing.  I went
> outside to wiggle the dish about a little bit to see if it makes any
> difference - still nothing!  I then detached the downconverter from the
> feed, and the signal 3 remained on the meter.

Did the signal *sound* the same? Noise from my downconverter has a 
distinctly different quality when it's on; 2m noise sounds different from 
S-band noise. Probably due to several cordless phones in the neighborhood.

Is it possible your downconverter isn't getting power?

  73 de maggie K3XS

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