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Re: Eagle U/V modes



Hi Les,

Same here - I used a 2x8 element crossed yagi for the AO-40 uplink, and a 
BBQ dish for down.  I was figuring on adding an L-band uplink, but don't 
have the radio or antenna yet.  If I can use the 8 element 2m yagi for 
Eagle, I'm all set.

Greg  KO6TH


----Original Message Follows----
From: sco@sco-inc.com
To: aMSAT-BB@amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Eagle U/V modes
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 00:35:38 -0400


I used my 8-9 ft U Band M2 crossed Yagi on AO-40 with my S Band dish
and downconverter with no problem. I plan to operate my 8-9 ft m2
crossed yagis on P3E and Eagle.

Les W4SCO

 >2.  What I thought I heard at the Symposium was that we wouldn't need such 
a
 >massive station to work Eagle's traditional UV transponder.  While I 
expect
 >there were many such "baseline" stations in existence around the planet, I
 >wonder how many are still operational after years of no HEO UV birds and 
all
 >the affects of weather?  Then there are those of us who cannot put such a
 >station on the air, lacking the space and/or neighborhood setting (cc&r) 
to
 >do so.  I managed a few contacts on AO-10 and one on AO-13 with my 8 
footer,
 >under unusually good conditions, but they were an ear strain.  I had 
planned
 >to need to go to LS on Echo until the Symposium convinced me that I'd be
 >fine on UV.  Do I need to re-think that?
 >
 >Thanks to all the presenters at the Symposium.  Great event!
 >
 >Greg  KO6TH



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