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Re: partable thoughts



Hi Tony, N2UN

I see that your locator FN30AS is in range with me in JN70ES tomorrow
day 12 april via FO-29 orbit 52604 in a short window from 16:34 to
16:37 UTC near the apogee.

I will look for you and for any other station in USA and Canada around
435.840 MHz  on SSB and CW

73" de

i8CVS Domenico

----- Original Message -----
From: <tjjapha@earthlink.net>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 12:59 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] partable thoughts


> Steve VE3SAX--
> I use a 2 tripod portable setup for FO-29 (and a wee bit of AO7).  Also
> using 2 FT-817s and, for 2 mtrs, a 20 watt battery powered amp.  Antennas
> are the elements of an Arrow, split between two booms, one band on each
> tripod.  It's all carried in 2 hands (and a shoulder) to the operating
> site!  (Contrary to some reports, I've found that 5 watts isn't enough for
> AO7, and I'll probably add a 20 watt amp for 70cm. too.)
>
> I suggest using simple RG-8X.  The runs are only 6-10 feet long, and loss
> is easily manageable.  It's also way easier to handle, even in small
> lengths.  At those lengths, even RG58 is tolerable.  Preamps for both
> bands, mounted at the antennas,  are great to have, if not an absolute
> necessity.
>
> Have fun and see you on the birds.
> 73,
> Tony, N2UN
>
>
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