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Re: Re: Tried but 5 watts and an Arrow



Hello Dave,

You should have no problem hearing  AO-51 in analog mode using your Arrow. 
AO-51 generally uses only 400-500 mW on the downlink Plus there is a 10 dB 
path loss difference between the 70 cm downlink and the uplink on 2M, so you 
can see that 1 Watt on the uplink should easily make it..  You just have a 
good bit of competition, most of North America.
The FM capture effect on the receiver is another factor working against you 
out as well as some people not using the correct tone on the uplink.

Keep trying, AO-51 works extremely well.

73,
Gould
WA4SXM




----- Original Message ----- 
From: <DOBarrows@aol.com>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2005 10:03 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Tried but 5 watts and an Arrow


> Hey, I have had problems getting into AO-51 with my VX-5R and Arrow.  When
> AO-51 first was available, I couldn't get into it at all.  I felt like I 
> had
> donated money for a satellite for other ham to use.
>
> Recently, I have had better luck when I have tried.  I use an IC-R10 on 
> the
> downlink, so it is still hard to hear, but I have made some contacts.  I 
> think
> propagation has more of a factor whether I get in or not more than we
> satellite operators are willing to admit.
>
> Gotta go.  FO-29 coming over!
>
> Dave W8IJ
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