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RE: Be prepared for the worse




Yes, add a K9EK tube amp and you can easily have strong 2.3 GHz off the 
moon.  Actually with the 7-12' dishes people are running, 1.2 and 2.3 GHz 
moonbounce is quite doable with about 100-200W at the feedpoint.  Less if 
you use the JT44 mode..

Fred W0FMS


>From: "Luc Leblanc (VE2DWE)" <luclebla@sorel-tracy.qc.ca>
>To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
>Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Be prepared for the worse
>Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 14:01:23 -0500
>
>On 4 Feb 2004 at 16:14, Frederick M. Spinner wrote:
>
> > Use the "AO-40" investments terrestrially.. VHF/UHF/Microwave weak 
>signal
> > work is quite fun.  I>
> > Fred W0FMS
>
>Thats for one. What about moon bounce?  With the famous so strong L-band 
>sigs...are they really so strong?
>can they be reflected on the moon? My transverter is supposed to work on RX 
>they was intended for ATV use but
>it is an all mode one. Too bad for the 10-4 sat cannot track them with my 
>7.5 footer too sharp and too fast.
>
>See you on the moon...
>
>BTW I still hope fiercefully on any BTO (back to operation on AO-40)
>
>
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