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Re: Echo Higher power mode



A 2m quarter wave on the car works well too for passes above 30 degrees.

73 de Pat --- KA9SCF.

On 4/30/05, Bruce Robertson <broberts@mta.ca> wrote:
> Quoting McGrane <tmcgrane@suffolk.lib.ny.us>:
> 
> > Greetings
> >
> > Higher power output of Echo TX B (fm phone) is scheduled for May 12 to
> > may
> > 17.
> >
> > May I suggest we all tell a few friends to try the satellite and we can
> > stand-by and let some new operators into echo.
> >
> > Thank you for scheduleing this mode, 73, Patrick N2OEQ
> 
> I'm excited about this, too: I'm going to be in Banff at a conference and
> during this time, and will be able to bring a low-profile antenna.
> 
> I've seen  a number of web pages and articles in back issues of Amsat
> Journal that describe the  use of whip antennas like the MFJ 1717 under
> these circumstances. I was about to buy one when I got  thinking about
> homebrewing.
> 
> It seems to me  these are  1/2 w at 70cm, approximately 15.5". I think this
> would be a high impedance  point, possibly necessitating a matching network.
> 
> An alternative  would be to make  a dipole at 70cm.
> 
> Of course then there is  the issue  of getting  this to play on 2m,  too.
> 
> Anybody with apropos experiences from  the glory days of UO-14?
> 
> 73, VE9QRP
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