[amsat-bb] Recommended Power for FO-29?

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Sat May 28 16:17:27 UTC 2016

This is an "it depends" question.

At higher elevations, 5 watts is likely all you need into an Arrow,
maybe even less. I can work horizon to horizon with loud signals using
less than 30 watts into an Arrow, and have made QSOs in the 6,500 km+
range with just 5 watts into an Arrow.

Feedline losses, obstructions on the horizon (like trees), and overall
traffic on the satellite means your mileage may vary.


Paul, N8HM

On Sat, May 28, 2016 at 12:11 PM, Christopher Maness
<christopher.maness at gmail.com> wrote:
> It has been a while since I have been on FO-29, and I was also limited with power.  However, I now have my TS-2000X running, I am going to give the old bird a shot.  I have at my disposal 100W of uplink with my arrow antenna, I am going to assume this is too much.  Is 25W or 50W more appropriate?  Opinions?
> Thanks,
> Chris KQ6UP
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