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Re: longest land distance on AO-40



Hi All

Just wondering what kind of station was needed for this kind of contact. My
best is 16 650km (KG33xx - DM03xq) to W6ZQ, using a 90cm offset dish on the
downlink and a 436CP30 with 50W on the uplink (70cm).

I have just seen the difference a bigger dish makes : both ZS6JON and myself
worked ZL2ALP and ZL2MN this morning; whereas Jon had no trouble in copying
Paul ZL2ALP, he was no better than S1 here. Jon has a 1.6m dish versus my
90cm.

I would be interested to know the greatest distance achieved with a dish of
less than 1m!!!!

73
Barry ZR6DXB


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave Guimont" <dguimon1@san.rr.com>
To: "Ian Ashley" <iana@kcbbs.gen.nz>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Cc: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 8:47 PM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] longest land distance on AO-40


> At 11:16 PM 7/31/2003 +1200, you wrote:
> >Hi Domenico, Dave and Scott.
> >
> >My old location was at RF73KC, and I believe yours is JN70ES, which gives
> >approx 18,263 Km. If I work you from my new QTH (RF72MV) it will be 22 Km
> >further.
> >73 de Ian ZL1AOX
> >
> > > Dave,
> > >
> > > > On AO40 the longest  was ZL1AOX  Ian in  New Zeeland
> > >
> > > On OSCAR-10  ZL was never in range with Italy for any best argument
> > > of perigee.
> > >
> > > 73" de i8CVS Domenico
>
> Hello Ian,
>
> Computing roughly it looks as tho you are one of the few who could claim
> the record if you worked someone in ~Spain....You can do the math for the
> exact location..
>
> I once claimed the SHORTEST distance working my wife, Leanore, ka6ucd when
> she was in my garden shack (50' from the inside one), then my neighbor,
> Brad, n6gr, got on AO40, and his antenna is 20' away from mine.  I'm sure
> someone at a special event or FD will beat that record some day, and that
> is what records are for!!
>
> That's like "DX" on any satellite?  I never really quite understood the
> term as applicable to satellite operation...Looks like one should take
into
> account PATH distance, and consider counting at apogee only?  Now "DXers"
> don't get your tail in a knot!  I've been enjoying DX on the birds for
many
> years, even if I don't really understnd it!
>
> It would sure make it interesting for whomever will have to do the
accounting!
>
>
>
>             73, Dave wb6llo@amsat.org
>                     Disagree: I learn....
>
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