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Re: NO-44 Question



Thanks Bob and all that responded.  That sounds like what it was doing 
during the Saturday AM pass.

Curt, KU8L
EN82hi




Bob Bruninga wrote:
>> How long does NO-44 need to be in sun 
>> before it begins to operate normally? 
>>     
>
> About 15 to 20 minutes, AND, all of that sun must fall on the +Z pannel.  Any other situation, and it is unuseable.  SO the only time it has a chance of getting that sun on that panel is above a latitude of about 40 degrees and in the winter and during a pass overhead about noon.
>
> So dont expect much from NO-44 until next fall has been our experience.  Often you can hear it trying to get out a packet, but it dies on heach one.
>
> Bob, WB4APR
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