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Re: AO40 Noise Floor Question



On Saturday 30 August 2003 2:34 am, AA2AE wrote:
> Hello all...
>
> Is it possible to hear the transponders noise floor with a 3 foot, off-set
> dish ( N3IYR ) ? I've noticed that my S-meter rises approximately one
> S-unit above the cold sky noise when pointing at AO-40.  I was under the
> impression that you need a 4 or 5 foot dish to "see" the noise floor.
>
> 73, Tony - AA2AE
>

Hi Tony,
  A properly setup 3 foot dish will hear the noise floor under low squint and 
or short range conditions, congrats... you are now "hearing all of it"   

73
Kevin WA6FWF
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