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Re: Re: Echo and SO-50



I have experienced foliage problems at 435 MHz.  Sycamore trees are the
worst (very large leaves).  At some of the microwave bands even pine needles
can be a real pain.  That was one of the many beauties of mode B.  There are
many inherent advantages to a 2 meter downlink.  The big disadvantage is no
one wants to build there.

On a mildly related subject has anyone ever done any gain measurements on an
Arrow antenna?

73,
Joe
ks5z
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David P. Goncalves" <dpg@coe.neu.edu>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, July 18, 2004 4:42 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: Echo and SO-50


> Thanks. Another question: Could my weak signal problem be due to foilage?
> I have to point the antenna through a tree (not the trunk) to where the
> satellite is in the sky.
>
> Dave
> W1EUJ
>
> On Sun, 18 Jul 2004, Emily Clarke wrote:
>
> > Hi Dave,
> >
> > Usually I get SO-50 with full quieting using an Arrow antenna.  I can
pick
> > it up pretty much as soon as it clears the hills (5 degree ele).  You
might
> > have to rotate it 90 degrees, but for the most part it is full quieting
by
> > 10 degrees of elevation.  Using a whip antenna (AL-800) on a W32A it's
> > usually full quieting by 20 degrees at the most, sometimes sooner.
> >
> > I have heard AO-51 anywhere from .3 to 3.3 watts, which is 1db to 15db
> > above SO-50.  Lately it has been transmitting TLM consistently at 1.1
> > watts, so that is about (I think) about 10db above SO-50.
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