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Re: AO-51



I can get in with 5 watts with a 2 meter quarter wave on the car and
the whip antenna on the HT itself.  I can get in with 50 milliwatts
with a clear line of site shot to the sat.  Try a satellite that is
less busy, like SO-50 or AO-27.  I find these easier to work.

73 de Pat --- KA9SCF.


On Mon, 28 Feb 2005 12:02:05 -0600, John Becker <w0jab@big-river.net> wrote:
> Yes on all.
> Tone checked with service monitor.
> 
> 
> At 11:51 AM 2/28/05, jmeek@gaslightmedia.com wrote:
> >John,
> >
> >Is your Tx encoding a 67Hz PL tone with your signal? If your antenna system is
> >directional enough to hear Echo, you should be good on the uplink. Check
> >your PL
> >on a terrestrial repeater
> >
> >I do hope you're joking about the 1.5Kw. I can access AO-51 with 1/1000th
> >that power. Some folks get in with 50 milliwatts with an HT and an Arrow
> >handheld beam antenna.
> >
> >Best Luck and 73
> >John Meeks
> >KC8ZFN
> >
> > > I have been trying to get into this satellite for weeks now.
> > > Due to buildings and trees to my east that makes it hard.
> > > On the western U. S. passes I hear the same calls
> > > (breakfast club) pass after pass. Guess it's time to get
> > > the ol 1.5 Kw out.
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