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Re: AO-51 V/S



According to the news bulletin that was sent out about mode V/S for Field 
Day, one can get by with a 3.5 turn helix or patch, no dish needed.  You can 
test your setup between May 19 and 24, when AO-51 will be in Mode V/S for 
just that purpose.  I plan on using my K5GNA barbecue grill dish & 
downconverter into my HT for the downlink, and my 910H and Gulf Alpha 5x5 2 
meter sat antenna for the uplink.  Now if only people would limit themselves 
to 1 or 2 FD contacts per pass on the FM birds.......

George, KA3HSW


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott Townley" <nx7u@arrl.net>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Saturday, May 07, 2005 12:14 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-51 V/S


> Thinking about V/S...using one of my old AO-40 d/c, what is a reasonable 
> downlink antenna to use on S?  Can it be as simple as 7-8 turn helix, or 
> will I be disappointed in that?
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