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Re: Re: echo



I also heard it full quieting at a high elevation angle with a 6-inch
rubber duck on my HT.

73 Zach KE7EYQ

On 5/10/06, Joe Krepps <occupant@blazenet.net> wrote:
> > sure doesnt seem like high power!
> >
> > pat
>
> Oh, I disagree!
>
> This week, I heard it:
> - on a Yaesu FT-470
> - with the squelch turned ON because I had a 2m repeater freq. on the 2m
> side of the '470 (the Echo 435MHz downlink freq. was on "by chance")
> - with (I kid you not) a $15 2m/440 (unity/2.5db gain) magmount *inside*
> my Subaru Outback wagon! (Rainy day, didn't feel like fiddling with the
> magmount. Antenna stuck to the large metal plate under the rear seat,
> which was folded forward. Antenna at about 45 degree angle, behind
> driver's seat.)
> I only heard it for about 10 seconds but I could hardly have had a worse
> antenna setup. I was so surprised, it took me a moment to realize it was
> the 440 side of the '470 that was squawking. That was Monday, ~10:00am
> EST in FM10/FN19.
>
> Needless to say, that cheapo antenna is now back on top of the car, not
> inside....and I might finally get my first satellite QSO with that '470!
>
> 73s
> Joe <-will get Arrow and FT-817 (for full duplex w/'470) "real soon now"
> WB3CFN
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Zachary Schrempp, KE7EYQ
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