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

B J va6bmj at gmail.com
Sun May 29 14:40:10 UTC 2016


> I once was told that on linear birds one should not have a downlink
> signal that is stronger than the beacon of the bird.
> Beware I'm new to birds, only been listening so far to both fm and ssb
> birds.
> I need to either invest in another ft-817 or drag my ft-857 out side
> to use with my elk antenna.
> I'm currently waiting on a pair of heil pro7, after that I should not
> have to many excuses for not trying to tx (8
> Hope to hear you catching some waves.


For me, there were 2 things to consider.  One is that more than 5 W
isn't recommended for safety reasons since I'm holding my antenna.
The other one is that my IC-910 can't go lower than 5 W.


Bernhard VA6BMJ @ DO33FL

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