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Re: AO-51 mode L/S QSB



On 5 May 2008 at 22:03, Piero Baudino wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> just worked AO-51 in mode L/S over EU starting at about 19.45 UTC.
> I can notice a very deep qsb from about S3 (converter noise) to S9+20.
> I can't remember a so deep qsb in the past, 1-2 years ago the sat in 
> this mode was with very "stable" signals.
> Is AO-51 not well stabilized ? Any info from command stations ?
> 
> My working setup is:
> RTX: Icom IC-910
> converter: DB6NT 2,4 Ghz to 144 Mhz, 0.43 dB NF
> antenna: grid 70x70 cm. oriz. pol.
> 
> Best '73 de Piero IZ1ERR
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I got the same results here with a BBQ grid very huge fades i switch to a simple patch element and the fades deepness has been reduced by 
about 70% but overall signal has been reduced too.


Will try an helix and it will be interresting to know what kind of antenna the 2.4ghers are using

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