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Re: suitsat/half a watt!



Hi All,
Just do the calculations, 1/2 W = +27 dBm .3 uV = -120 dBm = 147 dB = 
approximatly 2000 miles. That is with Isotropic antennas. Add a 10 dBd Yagi 
and a 2.1 dB for a dipole on the satellite and why would you use more power?
In reading the signal reports I must assume that some how 20 dB is being 
lost in the Suit Sat antenna, possibilly located inside the suit, and 
attenuated by the suit materials. The antenna may have also fallen off or 
dammaged in the out the door operation. Who knows, just speculation.

Art,
KC6UQH
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeff/kc8gkf" <res0y3af1@verizon.net>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, February 06, 2006 7:02 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] suitsat/half a watt!


> hi, hams, would someone tell me why they are only using a half a watt on
> suitsat, a ht has five watts.  why so little?
> also, did they really think that would work? and they advertised (just a
> scanner will copy it). I dont understand.
> why chance it. KC8GKF
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