[amsat-bb] Re: Eagle U/V modes
ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 10 22:08:08 PDT 2006
Same here - I used a 2x8 element crossed yagi for the AO-40 uplink, and a
BBQ dish for down. I was figuring on adding an L-band uplink, but don't
have the radio or antenna yet. If I can use the 8 element 2m yagi for
Eagle, I'm all set.
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From: sco at sco-inc.com
To: aMSAT-BB at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Eagle U/V modes
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 00:35:38 -0400
I used my 8-9 ft U Band M2 crossed Yagi on AO-40 with my S Band dish
and downconverter with no problem. I plan to operate my 8-9 ft m2
crossed yagis on P3E and Eagle.
>2. What I thought I heard at the Symposium was that we wouldn't need such
>massive station to work Eagle's traditional UV transponder. While I
>there were many such "baseline" stations in existence around the planet, I
>wonder how many are still operational after years of no HEO UV birds and
>the affects of weather? Then there are those of us who cannot put such a
>station on the air, lacking the space and/or neighborhood setting (cc&r)
>do so. I managed a few contacts on AO-10 and one on AO-13 with my 8
>under unusually good conditions, but they were an ear strain. I had
>to need to go to LS on Echo until the Symposium convinced me that I'd be
>fine on UV. Do I need to re-think that?
>Thanks to all the presenters at the Symposium. Great event!
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