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RE: Echo Antenna Polarity


I tried both settings on a pass yesterday.  Leaving the R/L relay 
unenergized (I believe that's the RHCP position) was consistently stronger.  
My antenna is a 2x8 element, of unknown pedigree and vintage.  With the 
preamp, and RHCP, I had signals peaking at S7 - S9, an amazingly strong 
signal here.  QSB took it down to S2 or less, presumably due to the 
spacecraft tumbling.

Greg  KO6TH

What's the consensus of opinion now regarding the best receive antenna
polarity? Echo info stated the 435 Mhz downlink would be RHCP. Has RHCP
provided the best signals?

Regards...Bill N6GHz

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