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Re: Antenna for Mir SSTV RX



I'm using a dual band mag mount (2 & 70cm) on a cookie sheet on my back
deck. I get at least 3 good pix per pass. I have used both WinPix32 and
mostly Chromapix lately. Signals are mostly above S7 on my FT-847. Parts of
many passes are very poor, most of the pass is quite good, signals S9+.

The geometry of the pass is critical. For my setup, elevations of > 12 deg
but less than 60 deg are ideal. If your software permits it (and I think
most do), LOCK the receive mode to Robot 36 and you won't get the problem of
changing modes due to noise on the signal. 73,


hasan schiers, NØAN
schiers@netins.net

-----Original Message-----
From: James R. Gorr <n3toy@qsl.net>
To: SAREX Mailing List <sarex@AMSAT.Org>
Date: Monday, January 25, 1999 12:05 AM
Subject: [sarex] Antenna for Mir SSTV RX


>Just curious what antennas people are using to get SSTV pics?  I have a
>Comet GP-3 and am not having very good luck.  I always have noise w/ my
>signal and never can get a good pic.  Would a standard 1/4 wave work
>better, or do I need to go to something like an "egg-beater"?  I realize
>verticals are not the best choice for satellite work, but it's what I
>got.  Gee, I'd really hate to have to buy something new...  You never
>know where it might end!  I have used the Comet to connect with the MIR
>PMS before, but now it isn't working for SSTV.
>
>
>Jamie
>
>
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