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Re: FO-20 and Horizon Obstruction



Hi Michael... I suggest trying FO-29. FO-20 is only rarely, if ever, on due
to the state of it's batteries.

73, Drew KO4MA

----- Original Message -----
From: <mike@hatzakis.net>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Saturday, November 15, 2003 2:41 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] FO-20 and Horizon Obstruction


>
> I am fairly new to this satellite hobby and I am now just trying to hit
> FO-20.  I heard nothing and realized that in the azimuth heading of 60-90
> degrees or NE to East, I have a mild mountain behind me.  It starts at a
> elevation of zero to a max of 30 degrees or so here in the NW at this
time.
>
> At a distance of about 1/4 mile from here, there is a grade that peaks at
an
> elevation change of about 1000 feet or so compared to my QTH.  I am at 550
> and the top is about 1500.  Is it simple geometry to figure out the
minimum
> elevation to which I can hear a satellite?  Ideas?
>
> Michael, K3MH
>
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