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Re: Sounds like Echo is a success.



Try SO-50 with that Arrow. Half the passes it only has 2-4 people on it. All
the "big guns" will be happy to answer if you call them.

73, Drew KO4MA

----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Greenaae" <greg@gregnet.net>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2004 3:19 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Sounds like Echo is a success.


> Kudos to the team that got the bird up and running as good as it is today.
> When 4 people don't key at the same time, the audio is really good.  I've
> tried to get on the last 6 passes now, to no avail.  I'm relatively new to
> amateur radio and I am really enjoying the openings that randomly happen
on
> 6 meters.  For satellites, I think I'm just going to bow out before I
start.
> I'm really not into 24 element yagis with 1500 watts of power to listen to
> my own voice for 7 minutes.  I have talked to Maine on 6 meters with 50
> watts from CN87, and had no problems what so ever.  It seems to me like I
> will never get on a bird with my Arrow ][ and THD-7A.  Every pass is the
> same thing, same big guns listening to their own voices.
>
>
>
> As a new person to satellite, it just seems like too much money to spend
to
> get what you can get with a 25 dollar CB. :-(
>
>
>
> Good luck to Echo and all that have worked so hard to get this satellite
up
> and running.
>
>
>
> 73,
>
> KE7AHY
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