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Re: Re: was TS-2000X, now AO-40 lids

Since you took a private message back to the -bb, here's the rest of it. You've been on AO-40 for 2 weeks during periods of optimum squint. It also seems that you can't discuss this without getting personal. When you have been on a while, and been through some poor squints and maybe another cluster____ like the qso party, you will understand what everyone is telling you. 

The fact remains the procedure is 8-10 db down, and this applies to everyone, regardless of equipment. If you have a magical BBQ dish, then fine. 

And since when does an S unit equate to db? Do you really think your S-meter is linear?

73, Drew

Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-40 SUCCESS!! 
From: Jon Ogden <na9d-2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 15:57:30 -0600 
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Hey gang,

Success today on AO-40.  Not only can I copy the beacon at S8 or so, but I
made a couple of QSOs.  Haven't been this excited since I worked my first
RS-13 QSO.

I reported a couple of weeks ago that I couldn't copy the beacon.  Well, I
had a solder short in my AIDC down converter on the Murata filter board.
With that fixed, things work great.  I also got a new rotor, a Ham-M, that
replaced the AR-22.  Works much better now!

Good to be back on the air after nearly a year....Good to be on AO-40 for
the first time ever.  Thanks to N0YK for the first QSO.



-------Original Message-------
From: Jon Ogden <na9d-2@speakeasy.net>
Sent: 02/04/03 11:41 AM
To: Andrew Glasbrenner <glasbrenner@mindspring.com>, amsat-bb@amsat.org
Subject: Re: was TS-2000X, now AO-40 lids

> on 2/4/03 10:35 AM, Andrew Glasbrenner at glasbrenner@mindspring.com wrote:

> So you've gotten a BBQ dish and been on the air for 2 weeks...Come back
> you've been on for a year and maybe someone will listen/agree with you.
> then have fun beating your head against the wall. Once you've worked the
> beacon level guys a few dozen times each you'll wise up. Sheesh. 2 weeks 
> an expert.

You deny the facts.

Beacon level: S8
QSOs worked: S0 to S2

What part of facts don't you understand?

Obviously the guys I worked have not been at beacon level.  Or am I just
stupid to realize that a beacon level of S8 and an SSB voice level of S0
S1 are equivalent?

You are the one with the closed mind.


Jon Ogden
NA9D (ex: KE9NA)

Citizen of the People's Democratic Republik of Illinois

Life Member: ARRL, NRA
Member:  AMSAT, DXCC

http://www.qsl.net/na9d   <- Updated on 1/22/03!!!

"A life lived in fear is a life half lived."

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