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Re: AO40 dish



I am using a 12 feet dish with dual band patch feed (U/S).

The pros:
1. I can have the bird at the worst situation when my friend with 'ordinary'
4 feet dish and 6meter boom Yagi on UHF can not. Why Should I enter that
situation? Because the mutual window with the other station is very limited.
SO if you are award chaser, this situation is most likely to happen.
2. Since it is a dual band patch feed system, the tracking is very easy for
both Uplink & Downlink (I am using the TVRO Positioner with 150 channel
memory which is helpful to locate the Sat).

The cons:
For me, I dont see any, because the dish is already there (for TVRO), I just
replace the LNB/Feedhorn with Dual Band Patch Feed + Drake 2880, and Voila!
It is working very nice....

Reinhard - YB0KTQ
OI33lt

----- Original Message -----
From: "hartwell" <hartwell@hartwell.net>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 03, 2002 6:58 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] AO40 dish


> Can any one tell me the pros and con of using a 10 ft dish with a
> sterring arm for AO 40
> thank you
> Jim
> K7UDG
>
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