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Re: AO-40 Schedule Update

Hope you enjoyed Montana & Glacier Hamfest Rick.  I'm going to be using an 
8X8 rhcp Cushcraft yagi on 70cm.  It worked pretty well on AO-13.  I hope 
it does just as well on AO-40. Once I get the downlink going, if I can get 
the MB at S9 I'll be tickled silly.  How strong do you receive the MB?

73 de KB7ADL

At 11:13 AM 7/30/02 -0700, "Rick Fletcher" <rfletcher@plumdragon.com> wrote:
>Hi, Vince:
>My TS-2000X also puts out 10W on L-band and, driving a 35-element M2 through
>75 ft. of LMR-600, was only useable on CW.  With 50W at the antenna now,
>thanks to a DEMI brick, it is useable on SSB, but primarily on the L1 uplink
>and at squints of no more than 15 degrees or so when the bird's at apogee.
>L2 really sucks by comparison.  I'm looking at stacking a second antenna but
>that should add only about 2.2 dB of real gain.  My U-band uplink is still
>much stronger, even with the AGC suppression at the bird.  Been interesting
>but disappointing...
>73 de Rick, KG6IAL

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